The University of Notre Dame invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Information Technology & CIO. The CIO reports directly to the Executive Vice President and serves as a member of the President’s Leadership Council. S/he is Notre Dame’s senior technology executive, leading the technology support of the teaching and research mission of the university. The CIO oversees a staff of 255, providing the strategic leadership, development of vision, oversight and management of the Office of Information Technologies (OIT).
Notre Dame’s OIT is a highly-valued and respected campus partner. OIT is healthy financially and organizationally, having benefited from particularly strong leadership over the past eight years. OIT has focused on initiatives that deliver value, drive innovation and develop talent – striving to be exemplary stewards of university resources. OIT has embraced continuous improvement in service, applications, infrastructure and support. Notre Dame has been on the leading edge among institutions of higher learning in the U.S. The university has been recognized for its leadership in cloud-based IT services and, in particular, for its use of the cloud for backup and disaster recovery.
As its next CIO, Notre Dame seeks an outstanding, seasoned leader to lead an OIT team that is energized and inspired, with a strong sense of purpose and value. The CIO is a senior leader at a university embodied by a sense of boundless aspiration and a palpable momentum. The next CIO must be an astute, skilled and genuine bridgebuilder, and must truly relish opportunities to collaborate with colleagues. The CIO will need to possess interpersonal skills that enable both delegative leadership and accountability within a large, complex organization. The culture of OIT is genuinely collegial, and the university is a community in the truest sense of the word. To be effective, the CIO must have a collaborative, collegial leadership style.
The CIO works very closely with the academic enterprise on strategy for learning/teaching/research initiatives and has a sense of ownership in the university’s academic mission. Candidates must intuitively understand the complexities of the academic mission of a research university with an unassailable commitment to undergraduate education. They must genuinely care about the needs and goals of faculty. Candidates should be meaningfully engaged with higher education CIO colleagues nationally. They should have a robust existing network of highlevel, substantive relationships. Candidates should also have a track-record of successful and skillful administrative leadership that is characterized by an underlying humanity – the next CIO must genuinely value leading a team of people who believe strongly in being good human beings as well as superb professionals.
Ranked among the nation’s top 20 institutions of higher learning, the University of Notre Dame provides a distinctive voice in the top echelons of higher education – one that is at once rigorously intellectual, steadfastly moral in orientation, and firmly embraces a service ethos. Founded in 1842 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame is a private Catholic research university located on 1,261 acres adjacent to the city of South Bend, Indiana, approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. The size of the university’s endowment ranks among the top 15 of all American colleges and universities. The university’s current capital campaign, “Boldly Notre Dame,” is a seven-year, multi-billion-dollar effort that will conclude in 2020. For further information on the University of Notre Dame, please visit: http://www.nd.edu/.
Applications and nominations will be held in confidence. The review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply or to express interest, please send a cover letter and vita in PDF format via email (only email submissions will be accepted) to:
Lisa Prigohzy-Milius Managing Director PRESIDIO EXECUTIVE SEARCH firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Notre Dame does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, age or disability and strongly encourages applications from minority and women candidates.