Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Information Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO leads the university's IT division in its delivery of technology solutions for the university's faculty, staff and students.
Missouri S&T is at a critical point in its evolution and is seeking a hand-on innovative technology leader to provide leadership and vision for the strategic development and management of information, information resources and technology to support achievement of Missouri S&T's mission, strategic goals, and program priorities; specifically to drive externally funded research, innovation, and enhanced student engagement and success.
About Missouri S&T
Founded in 1870, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is one of the nation's top technological research universities and one of four universities of the University of Missouri (UM) System. The university offers over 90 degree programs in engineering, science, computing and technology, business, social sciences, and humanities, including 21 Ph.D. programs.
Missouri S&T enrolls nearly 9,000 students who come from all 50 states and more than 50 countries. More than 500 faculty, supported by over 1,000 staff, educate these outstanding students at one of the state's only universities that is classified as highly selective. Over 80% of the degrees granted by Missouri S&T are in the STEM disciplines. Its annual research expenditures, currently almost $35 million, are climbing, and the university itself has an annual total budget of nearly $227 million.
HISTORY OF MISSOURI S&T
Founded nearly 150 years ago as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, the school took advantage of the land-grant opportunities offered by the federal government through the Morrill Act. In 1963, following the establishment of the UM System, the school became known as the University of Missouri-Rolla. In 2008, the university changed its name to Missouri University of Science and Technology to broadcast more clearly its position as a leading STEM-focused university dedicated to discovery, creativity, and innovation to benefit the citizens of Missouri, the nation, and the world. As one of the original land-grant universities in the state, Missouri S&T is poised to capitalize in the coming years on the growing importance of STEM education throughout the state and the nation.
MISSOURI S&T TODAY
On September 20, 2018, the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved a new, comprehensive strategic plan for Missouri S&T. Drawing upon the broader University of Missouri System Missouri Compacts, Missouri S&T has developed a transformative, collaborative, and transparent plan for excellence: "Elevating Missouri through Research and Education".
Missouri S&T integrates education, research and application to create and convey knowledge that serves our state and helps solve the world's great challenges.
Missouri S&T will be the leading public technological research university for discovery, creativity and innovation. We will cultivate curiosity, creativity and confidence in our graduates. We will be the institution of choice for partners around the world seeking a highly qualified, talented and entrepreneurial workforce; innovative research; relevant educational programs, products and services; and technology and ideas to solve the great challenges of our time.
To achieve this vision, the Missouri S&T community embraces a shared set of values: Lifelong Success, Creativity, Integrity, Sustainability, Partnerships, and Inclusion. These values can be seen in action from the laboratories and classrooms through start-up companies leveraging technology and skilled employees selected from S&T to top industry leaders.
Salary commensurate with education and experience
THE ROLE OF THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
The CIO provides overall leadership, stability, direction and oversight for all of the campus IT functional areas, including Campus Technology Support, Research Support Services, IT Business Services, Information Security, and Enterprise Services and Infrastructure. This position is a member of the S&T Chancellor's Leadership team, and reports operationally to the Missouri S&T Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations, and the UM System Vice President for Information Technology, and communicates with both supervisors regarding all department enterprises, operations, and initiatives.
The CIO must ensure the delivery of technological infrastructure, programs and solutions to the institution that will enable the institution to strive toward its strategic objectives of increased research, improved student engagement and success, and administrative efficiencies. In this regard, the CIO will, in collaboration with both institutional executive, academic and student leadership, and University of Missouri System IT leadership, develop and implement a comprehensive information technology strategic plan.
As a senior leader, the CIO is expected to foster an innovative and professional culture including professional development, mentoring, and individual growth throughout the information technology organization, and to build an environment that rewards learning, creativity, discovery, ownership and innovation.
In addition to the above, the CIO must be able to perform the following primary responsibilities.
For the campus, the CIO:
Be a hands-on visionary leader who can deliver advanced research support to enable accelerated research production in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor Research and the Deans.
Provide IT service management and support for academic, administrative, student, research and other related services with particular emphasis on improving the student experience and facilitating increased research production.
Set and implement IT policies, standards and procedures, in consultation with campus stakeholders.
Develop and oversee the Information Technology budget including the Information Technology Fee.
The CIO must serve as a responsible steward of the resources provided and ensure that the resources make positive impacts in and out of the classroom.
Coordinate with the Information Technology/Computing Committee for information technology related issues and initiatives and inform the ITCC about the overall status of the IT budget.
Evaluate the campus information technology organization and associated staffing; as needed the CIO will enact modifications to ensure the support of campus-wide needs and demands.
Gain returns on multi-million dollar IT investments in terms of productivity and bottom line results through various means such as vendor management, IT financial impact analysis and an overall technology/financial acumen and practices.
Develop and implement a comprehensive information technology strategic plan, in collaboration with both institutional executive, academic and student leadership, and University of Missouri System IT leadership. The strategic plan should analyze and integrate existing and future technology solutions and IT delivered services. The plan should be coordinated with, and enhance the enterprise strategic plan consistent with service, financial, operational, educational, and research goals and objectives.
Communicate effectively with the Missouri S&T Chancellor, S&T Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, and the UM System Vice President for Information Technology regarding all enterprise operations and initiatives.
For the UM System, the CIO must:
Lead the Missouri S&T Information Technology collaboration with the UM System to optimize use of resources, reduce duplicative efforts and inefficiencies, and participate in UM IT management and governance.
Maintain compliance with campus and UM System policies and accrediting bodies' regulations by monitoring operations and implementing corrective measures as needed.
Establish priorities for the technical direction, information technology requirements, information security, and IT related initiatives throughout the enterprise
Collaborate and work effectively with Chief Information Officers from the other University of Missouri System campuses and the UM System Vice President for Information Technology.
THE PEOPLE OF MISSOURI S&T
With its nearly 9,000 students, Missouri S&T's undergraduate and graduate enrollments have nearly doubled since 2000. Admissions have remained highly selective with an average incoming freshmen ACT score of 28.3 and an average high school GPA of 3.83/4.00. The student-to-faculty ratio at Missouri S&T is currently 18:1. The average class size is 29 students, and 25 percent of classes have fewer than 20 students. The first-year retention rate is 83.3 percent six-year graduation rate is 64 percent.
Missouri S&T's graduates are well prepared for career success through the university's emphasis on leadership, undergraduate research, and experience-based learning. Experiential learning is an essential aspect of Missouri S&T's unique education environment and is now required for all undergraduates.
Missouri S&T boasts a 93% career outcome rate across all majors, and a more than 90% acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools such as medical and law. Many of our graduates receive multiple job offers. Missouri S&T hosts two annual Career Fairs, which are among the largest in the Midwest with over 300 companies attending each fall.
More than 500 faculty members form the educational backbone of Missouri S&T and reflect a breadth of academic expertise and a long history of collaborative engagement. The faculty members make up a tight-knit community whose varied experiences allow for research opportunities and creative works that are distinctive to the university. The results of these and other works feed into the curriculum to enrich the students, who in turn contribute to faculty research to add a fresh perspective.
In addition to first-rate faculty and students, S&T is proud of its dedicated and dynamic staff who support the University's mission and desire to make a difference. Missouri S&T directly supported over 3,000 full-time and part-time jobs throughout the state in fiscal year 2018, with approximately 1,100 of those being staff positions. In addition to their daily duties, many staff members volunteer in activities to make the university experience richer for all involved. S&T is one of the largest, most versatile employers in south-central Missouri, with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
A master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, business, or a related field, and over 10 years of professional experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and ablilities can be acquired).
We are a first class University looking for dynamic faculty and staff to join us as we continue to achieve our mission of excellence.You've come to the right place to find your new career or to make the leap to the next level. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned professional in your field, chances are we have the right opportunity for you.Why? Because Missouri S&T is not just a world-renowned educational and research institution; it is one of the biggest, most versatile employers in south central Missouri. We don't just have first-rate faculty and students; we have first-rate staff, too! Whether you are a financial professional, a plumber, a research scientist, a custodian, a graphic designer, or a coach, working at S&T means you are part of something big — you're making a difference in the world.We have it all: challenging and engaging work, a wide variety of jobs to fit your career goals, great benefits, career development and training, work-life balance, beautiful surroundings, a rich tradition and history, a sense of community and belonging, and a proven commitment to diversity in the workplace.