The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) 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.
THE ROLE OF THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
The CIO plays an integral role in ensuring the delivery of technological programs and solutions to the institution that will enable the strategic objectives of the institution as a whole. Reporting directly to both the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration for the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Vice President for Information Technology for the University of Missouri System, the CIO will be asked to 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.
The staff, faculty, and students at UMSL all seek a collaborative Chief Information Officer, who can work with each constituent group to understand the strategic, programmatic, and user-specific technology needs. The CIO will need to work to balance these needs, while providing institutional delivery of reliable technological services that scales to the University of Missouri System enterprise.
The CIO must also be a strong leader. The CIO will provide overall direction and oversight for the IT departments, including Campus Technology Support, Research Support Services, IT Business Services and Enterprise Services and Infrastructure. As a senior leader, we seek an experienced manager, one who can foster a culture of professional development through mentoring throughout the information technology organization, as well as build and nurture 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. These responsibilities are categorized to illustrate the broad impact of the role.
For the campus, the CIO must:
Coordinate (in an Ex-Officio capacity) 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.
Develop and oversee the Information Technology budget. The CIO must serve as a responsible steward of the resources provided, working constantly to ensure that the resources make positive impacts in and out of the classroom.
Evaluate the information technology organization and staffing and modify as required to ensure the support of campus-wide needs and demands. (The CIO must work to ensure that services offered and supported by the department provide positive impact and value to the constituents and stakeholders they support. Measures of effectiveness of programs would be expected.)
Provide IT service management and support for academic, administrative, studen t, research and other related services.
Set and implement IT policies, standards and procedures, in consultation with campus stakeholders.
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.
Communicate effectively with the UMSL Vice Chancellor of 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 UMSL 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.
Establish priorities for the technical direction, information technology requirements, information security, and IT related initiatives throughout the enterprise
Maintain compliance with campus and UM System policies and accrediting bodies' regulations by monitoring operations and implementing corrective measures as needed.
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.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant area and 10 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Candidates with the following demonstrated experience will be given priority consideration:
Master's degree in a relevant area and 8 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired
Ability to define user needs, develop and implement information systems and ability to develop and mentor talent among the IT staff.
Ability to manage, communicate, and succeed in a nationally-ranked academic environment.
Experience with institutions of higher education is preferred including shared governance.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated leadership abilities and team-building skills.
Skill in analysis, personnel and financial management and communications is required.
Experience with vendor management and negotiation skills.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by Friday, February 21, 2020. Applications should include a current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above. Nominations and expressions of interest will continue to be reviewed until a list of candidates is put forward for final consideration.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
For questions about how applicants apply, please call (314) 516-5805, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our Mission: We transform lives.
Established in 1963 in suburban St. Louis, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is the largest public university in eastern Missouri and comes with a storied history. Spread across 470 acres in suburban St. Louis, UMSL is a classically built campus complete with a physical infrastructure to support student needs, modern teaching and learning, and cutting-edge research. It is a metropolitan research and teaching institution that is consistently recognized for its strong programs across disciplines, and is considered a primary driver of the St. Louis economy, providing industries with educated and capable employees and leaders. UMSL is committed to meeting the diverse needs in the state's largest metropolitan community.
While more than 100,000 graduates can be found in all 50 states and throughout Missouri, their greatest impact is felt in St. Louis, which is home to more than 75,000 UMSL graduates powering the region's economy and contributing to its social fabric. At UMSL, there are rich partnerships with civic, business, and other regional and national organizations that provide tremendous revenue, research and knowledge creation. The UMSL campus is also home to ExpressScripts(Cigna), one of the nation's leading companies, and it maintains strong ties to other significant manufacturers and industry leaders in the St. Louis region, such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, Boeing, Ameren, Edward Jones Investments, Enterprise, Emerson, and Wells Fargo Advisors, just to name a few.
Supported by nearly 800 faculty across 10 schools and colleges, UMSL offers an array of degree options for traditional and non-traditional students, including 15 doctoral and 33 graduate degree programs, numerous bachelor and certificate programs, and the only professional optometry degree in Missouri. Currently, yearly research expenditures at UMSL are over $27 million with total operations expenditures and matching revenues of over $200 million.
The University of Missouri, St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including; health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation & sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee & dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefit, please visit http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits .
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At UMSL our entire campus community benefits from a climate that respects individual needs, abilities and potential, does not tolerate discrimination or harassment, and is characterized by equal access for all regardless of cultural differences. We expect every member of our academic family to support the underlying values of this covenant and to demonstrate a strong commitment to attracting, retaining and supporting students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of our larger society.
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The University of Missouri?St. Louis (UMSL, commonly pronounced ""uhm-suhl"") is one of four universities in the University of Missouri System. Established in 1963, it is the newest university in the UM System, it is the largest university by enrollment in the St. Louis area with 16,809 students. UMSL's campus is located on the former grounds of the Bellerive Country Club in Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, within the municipalities of Bellerive, Bel-Nor and Normandy. Additional facilities are located at the former site of Marillac College. UMSL is proud of its motivated, active student body, which consists of over 13,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate and professional degree seeing students. UMSL is home to 1,447 faculty members who deliver 54 bachelor's degree programs, 37 master's degree programs, 15 doctoral degree programs and the only professional degree in optometry in Missouri. UMSL provides 24 graduate certificate programs and two education specialist programs. Express Scripts, is the largest corporation in the country, has its headquarters located on a college campus. Express Scripts has 2,500 employees working on the UMSL campus.