Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology/CIO
University of Arkansas
August 7, 2018
Commensurate with experience
Full Time - Experienced
The University of Arkansas invites nominations, expressions of interest and applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer (CIO). The successful candidate will play a principal role in providing strategic vision and leadership for all facets of university IT and overall operational management of the IT Services department. The individual will collaborate with both academic and administrative leaders to facilitate institutional change and create a positive organizational culture for information technology services across campus. They will work with stakeholders across campus, leveraging emerging trends in technology to support traditional and online education, administrative processes, research, outreach and public service. This position will report jointly to the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration and will directly manage a staff of 150 full time employees and 120 part-time/student workers with a direct responsibility for budget of $23 million and indirect for $10-15 million.
The University of Arkansas is seeking candidates that have had success in leading a complex, collaborative IT organization with the ability to unify various IT stakeholders around a common vision for technology.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
At least ten years of experience in IT that demonstrates progressive responsibilities and senior-level management experience.
At least 3 years of experience leading a multifaceted change management project/initiative.
Demonstrable experience in the successful delivery of complex IT projects along with evidence of direct responsibility for strategic planning, organizational development, client and infrastructure support, and fiscal and personnel management.
Master’s degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics or a related field.
Experience in a university academic environment.
Deep technical knowledge of IT systems and processes.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Exceptional interpersonal and team building skills and the ability to develop collaborative relationships.
Ability to articulate a vision for technology across campus
Ability to unify academic and administrative leaders to define the role of IT in facilitating institutional change.
Internal Number: 28975
About University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas, the state's flagship university, with a student population of over 26,000 students, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas and recently has moved to the center of higher education in the nation. Through the integration of teaching, research and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation's great comprehensive colleges and universities.
Fayetteville is a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community located in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas a metropolitan-area with a population of 500,000 residents. Northwest Arkansas is a rapidly-expanding, economically healthy and technologically advanced region driven by the presence and cutting-edge use of technology by three Fortune 500 companies including Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt. The city and area have been featured in numerous publications as a very desirable and economical place to live and most recently was listed by Money magazine as one of the "100 Best Places to Live."
As an employer, the University of Arkansas off...ers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a balance between the needs of the workplace and the life needs of all employees. The benefits package includes University contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual and a choice of retirement programs with University contributions ranging from 5% - 14% of employee salary.
IT Services provides central information technology support for the University of Arkansas, supporting a user base of over 30,000 faculty, staff and student users. With over one hundred-fifty fulltime employees and a budget that exceeds $23 million, IT Services provides technical resources and services to support university users in teaching, learning and working smarter, faster, and safer. IT Services is platform diagnostic, supporting Mac and Windows on the desktop, Windows and Linux server environments, and both enterprise and opensource systems and software.
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.