Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) announces the search for its next Chief Information Officer (CIO) and invites expressions of interest, nominations, and applications. Reporting to the University President, the CIO will provide leadership, vision, oversight, planning and management of all aspects of information technology, including academic and administrative computing, the data center, telecommunications, data and voice networking, user support services, regulatory and legal compliance, security, and technical aspects of e-learning and online education, both on- and off-campus. The CIO will supervise four departments: Administrative Technology Services, Client Support Services, Enterprise Resource Planning & Project Management, and Technical Services.
Qualifications: The successful candidate is expected to have strong leadership abilities with experience as an information technology manager, adept at evolving technologies and decision-making. The new CIO must possess the skills necessary to build a collaborative team that will embrace the University’s student-centered philosophy.
Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution;
Ten years of progressively responsible professional experience supervising personnel and managing multiple information technology units in an organization that is similar in scale to CCSU;
Experience managing a team of 15 or more full-time employees;
Broad range of relevant information technology experience to facilitate providing leadership in technical areas such as hardware, software, applications, data and system security, cloud computing, multi-media applications, e-learning tools, as well as experience working with industry best practices;
Demonstrated success in collaborating and communicating with all levels of the institution;
Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage a diverse staff in an environment that values team work and professional development;
Demonstrated ability to understand, effectively address and communicate about the diverse technology needs and strategies of a diverse organization of similar size and scope as CCSU;
Demonstrated practical knowledge of software and other technologies used to effectively deliver and manage information technology Commitment to quality and client-oriented service; and
Committed to supporting diversity and equity.
PhD in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field;
Fifteen or more years of relevant information technology professional experience managing multiple information technology units in an organization that is similar in scale to CCSU;
Three years of experience at the director or CIO level;
Experience managing a team of 25 or more full-time employees;
Relevant professional experience working in higher education, preferably in a public institution of higher education;
Experience with strategic planning, budgeting, and fiscal management in a complex environment;
Experience supervising unionized employees; and
Experience developing external sources of support and implementing entrepreneurial projects.
Substantially comparable experience and/or credentials may also be considered.
Application & Appointment:
For consideration, applications must be received by February 28, 2019. Salary is commensurate with education and experience; salary range is $139,800 to $181,800. Applications sent through the mail or email in addition to incomplete applications will not be accepted. To begin the application process, applicants must go to www.ccsu.edu/jobs.
Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and educator.
Internal Number: C19-065
About Central Connecticut State University
Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) is the oldest public institution of higher education in Connecticut and the largest of its regional comprehensive universities, CCSU is in a very strong financial position and enjoys stable enrollments. It has a strong commitment to serve its students and the increasingly diverse region of which it is a part. Under President Zulma R. Toro’s leadership, it is poised to grow both in size and in the effectiveness with which it fulfills its mission.Founded in 1849 as New Britain Normal School, CCSU has evolved into a modern comprehensive university with undergraduate and graduate programs built on a robust foundation of liberal learning. One of the four regional comprehensive universities in Connecticut, it is part of the 17-member Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System created in 2012. It is also part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents and is centrally located in the state, within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several of the major metropolitan areas in the region.CCSU’s five schools – the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the School of Business (AACSB-accredited), the School of... Education and Professional Studies, the School of Engineering, Science, and Technology, and the School of Graduate Studies – offer 100 major programs in over 80 fields of study, including bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as several sixth-year professional diplomas and doctoral degrees in educational leadership and nurse anesthesia practice. In recent years, Central has added master’s programs in accounting, exercise science, STEM education, and an MBA. In addition, several new academic initiatives designed to support the University’s enrollment goals are underway.CCSU’s nearly 12,000 diverse students are taught and mentored by approximately 450 talented full-time and nearly 500 part-time faculty members and are supported by a devoted full-time staff numbering just over 500 and a part-time staff of almost 140 people, all of whom are true partners in the educational enterprise. CCSU’s faculty and staff are committed to shared governance in a collective bargaining environment.CCSU’s faculty and staff provide a rich educational experience in addition to classroom instruction. Its international study/travel program is often ranked by Open Doors as one of the top 40 in the nation among regional comprehensive universities. Twenty-one percent of CCSU’s graduates have had a research experience. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement for Teaching has recognized CCSU for its high level of community engagement. In 2016, CCSU’s Community Engagement Committee was awarded the first Connecticut Campus Compact Leadership Award in recognition of its efforts to foster more community engagement activity by CCSU faculty and students.