Associate Dean and Chief Information Officer (CIO)
February 14, 2018
The CIO position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Dean of the Graduate School of Business.
One of the CIO's primary responsibilities will be to develop and implement a strategic vision for the future of information technology for the Graduate School of Business. To do so, the CIO must work closely with the Senior Associate Dean, faculty and their various constituencies to create a realistic agenda that will help guide the Graduate School of Business in making solid IT decisions. Through collaborative teamwork and collegial relationships, the CIO must ensure flawless operational execution and customer service in support of the Business School. Additionally, the CIO will coordinate the strategic integration of traditional, new and emerging information resources/systems to meet the future needs of the Business School. It will be the responsibility of the new CIO to successfully manage the transition from legacy systems to more innovative and current IT systems. To this end, he/she will actively participate in senior staff meetings at the Business School, collaborate with the Senior Associate Dean, existing faculty, student and administrative committees and work closely with Stanford University's IT organization in order to ensure the Business School's technology efforts are consistent with the University's overall mission. In addition, the CIO will work collaboratively with the Teaching & Learning organization which enables online and blended course delivery.
Consistent with an agreed upon strategic plan, the new CIO will investigate and ultimately lead the selection and implementation and enhancement of new IT investments in support of the school. In addition, the new CIO will assess and execute the Business School's information security measures to include appropriate controls of information and physical computing assets and develop a comprehensive program for faculty, staff, and students.
The CIO will work closely with the Senior Associate Dean to establish budget allocations and project priorities. In addition, standards and processes need to be put in place for tracking costs and measuring success. The ability to effectively create consensus is a critical component to the position.
It is important that the new CIO build partnering relationships with the Dean, Senior Associate Dean, faculty, staff, students and the Stanford University Information Technology organization. The successful candidate must articulate the value that the Business School information systems provide to these constituencies and demonstrate that the organization is achieving goals set forth in the strategic plan. This role will also be responsible for building relationships with key technology vendors to leverage the Graduate School of Business platform for mutual benefit.
Responsible for overseeing the overall information systems function for the Graduate School of Business. Collaborate with senior management and/or faculty and others in order to develop, communicate and manage a central strategic plan for computing and information technology that is consistent with the University's overall mission.
Ensure technology infrastructure serves the needs of the institution and priorities align with the vision and mission of the university.
Coordinate the strategic integration of traditional, new and emerging information resources/systems to meet the needs of the school.
Provide an institutional perspective on technology requirements for new and existing initiatives, programs, buildings and processes to align required staff, hardware and software resources appropriately.
Develop and establish operating policies and approaches for computing and information technology consistent with University policies and objectives and ensure appropriate execution; appraise and evaluate the results of overall operations of computing and information technology functions. Establish budget allocations and project priorities. Achieve a high return on investment of the IT spend.
Ensure IT systems are compliant and secure within university standards.
Build partnering relationships with the administration, students, Stanford University Information Technology organization and/or faculty. Direct and manage strategic relationships both inside and outside of Stanford University; negotiate and influence university leaders on issues that have university-wide impact; maintain a high level of interaction and collaboration with clients and peers across the university. Build relationships with key technology vendors.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Internal Number: 292511
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