The CIO is responsible for information technology planning, operations and for developing and implementing strategic technology initiatives. As the head of ITS s/he is responsible for all aspects of information technology management and control; budget preparation and management; planning and recommendations for capital technology improvements and technical acquisitions; the development of policies, guidelines, standards and procedures; and the supervision and development of ITS staff. To be successful, this position must be an active and contributing member of the College leadership team.
The new CIO will have the opportunity to lead the transformation of GTCC's IT environment from one that is already functional and meeting many of the college's needs to one that is robust and will allow the college to realize the full potential of technology in fulfilling the educational and teaching missions of GTCC. The overarching challenge for the new CIO in executing and delivering the vision will be to lead the college and department through a shift in culture, expectations and opportunity as they relate to IT broadly and the ITS Department specifically.
Finally, the position will provide leadership with regards to IT and IT implementations evangelizing the mission of IT while interacting with College leadership, management and staff at all levels throughout the institution.
An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution is required, ideally in a technical area.
An advanced degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution is strongly preferred, ideally in a technical area.
At least 7-10 years' experience in information technology management reflecting increasing complexity and responsibility. Experience should include roles responsible for IT strategic planning, technical project management and IT operations processes built on best practices.
Experience with higher education, ideally spanning instructional and administrative computing is desired, however, qualified candidates that can bring innovations to GTCC from other industries will be considered.
Guilford Technical Community College offers more than 80 programs of study and continues to support success through innovative education, training and partnerships. The college offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates as well as noncredit courses in professional development, personal enrichment, job training, career development and basic education. As the third largest of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System, GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from its Jamestown, Greensboro, High Point, Aviation and Donald W. Cameron campuses as well as its Small Business Center in Greensboro and High Point.