Oregon Tech, the premier polytechnic university in the Pacific Northwest with programs spanning engineering, allied health, management, and applied social sciences, is searching for an innovative and forward-looking Chief Information Officer. The Associate Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (AVP/CIO) is responsible for providing vision, leadership, integrative management, and direction for the University's shared and secured information systems, as well as institution-wide strategic planning, budgeting for information technologies, and coordination and integration of all University IT matters across a growing institution with locations in Klamath Falls, the Portland metro area, Salem, and Seattle.
This position designs, recommends and implements IT policy at the highest level and serves as the University's senior spokesperson on issues related to administrative, student support, clinical, and academic information systems.
This position’s primary responsibilities include;
Establishing overall leadership, strategic direction, and operational management of Oregon Tech’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department. Providing a focus on change management and cultivating a service-oriented ITS culture.
Collaborating with academic and administrative units to create a technological environment that provides the institution with a sustainable, competitive advantage.
Reviewing and improving current practices and performance standards, such as IT service response time, departmental efficiency, and management of technologies across all campuses.
Identifying, spearheading and negotiating opportunities for investment in all IT related areas that leverage technology and expand institutional capabilities while reducing expenses. This includes managing capital and operating investments in close coordination with academic and administrative leadership.
Expanding IT expertise throughout the university to support the institution's unique mix of engineering, healthcare and applied management and social science programs.
Implementing and overseeing the institution’s IT security policies, practices and training in a decentralized yet highly regulated environment including the securing of confidential financial, FERPA and HIPPA protected data.
Oregon Tech is an AA/EEO/Vets/ADA.
Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration with an emphasis on information systems or other related field is required. Advanced degree strongly preferred.
At least ten (10) years professional experience and a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in IT leadership and management (people, projects, processes, technology, data and finance) along with experience scoping, identifying and implementing new information technologies, work plans or projects in the IT field.
Experience in higher education institutions, healthcare or private firms with multiple campuses, locations or diverse user needs.
Ability to develop and promote collaboration around a shared vision for the use of information, and educational technology within the university.
Ability to develop and successfully execute operational and strategic IT plans that promote the university’s overall strategic directions and effectively manage operational, capital, and other financial resources.
Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, both logical and interpersonal, conduct and communicate cost-benefit and return-on-investment analyses.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, which includes being able to define and articulate the impact of projects on resources (including human resources) and workload. Capacity to develop technical teams through coaching, mentoring, skill building and continual performance feedback.
Ability to translate IT plans, business processes and information needs between IT professionals and users and decision makers.
Client-centered orientation and strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate highly complex technical information to a wide range of audiences.
Ability to successfully manage IT services vendors, software providers and contractors.
Thorough understanding of technology trends, applications, current developments and best practices, particularly in areas of educational technology and how to apply them in a growing multi-site mid-sized institution.
Possess a clear vision of the role technology will play in higher education in the future.
Ability to prioritize competing IT needs related in a highly dynamic and rapidly changing environment.
Strong understanding of and experience leading the implementation and adoption of administrative/ERP systems, with a preference for experience managing Ellucian’s Banner system.
Strong knowledge of data center operations, servers, storage devices, networking systems and cloud computing.
Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint content management system.
Working knowledge of software development processes, programming languages, and change management.
Thorough understanding of network and data security practices and policies in a complex, multi-site organization. Ability to establish and maintain suitable network defensive measures and controls.
Thorough understanding of confidentiality and privacy protection practices including but not limited to FERPA, HIPAA, the Oregon ID Theft Protection Act, and other state and federal regulations.
Familiarity with IT governance, risk, and compliance standards commonly employed within higher education.