The CIO will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and will provide the dynamic leadership required to support the UT System mission and to further the strategies needed to achieve goals outlined in the strategic framework. Leading collaborative efforts among staff members, other UT System staff, and UT campuses is essential to success. The CIO is expected to create an environment that promotes teamwork, and to work effectively and persuasively with key leaders at all UT institutions, members of the Board of Trustees, and senior leaders in the UT System. The CIO will provide University leaders and the Board of Trustees with strategic thinking, guidance, and general information on all areas of UT System information technology and security activities. This includes developing and presenting reports and information to the board and senior leadership as necessary.
The CIO will be responsible for the following:
Leading the development and implementation of system wide digital strategies based on a solid understanding of academic and administrative requirements.
Leading the collaboration and standardization of University IT management.
Ensuring the effective planning and implementation of information technology projects.
Partnering in the leadership and implementation of the new ERP platform.
Managing the ongoing support of statewide IT services and systems.
Leading information security best practices along with the chief information security officer, including security policy management.
Communicating effectively with a broad range of constituents.
Leadership of approximately nearly 60 staff in the areas of Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Systems and Applications, Project Management, Information Security, and a Business Office. Oversight of budgets of almost 6 million.
The CIO will also work with institutional CIOs, Chief Business Officers, and other stakeholders to assess the current model of providing information technology services and will play a key role in the development of a cloud strategy, improving business process standardization, establishing a data management program, and exploring new ways to collaborate, consolidate, and streamline non-instructional activities. As a key leader in the UT System, the CIO will serve as a partner, trusted colleague, collaborator, and facilitator who can advance the effective and efficient use of information technology across the UT System. The CIO will demonstrate the nimbleness and flexibility necessary to lead in a complex, multi- institution environment while advancing operational goals that include process standardization, data management, and consolidation or centralization of services where warranted. The CIO will be an active partner in leading information technology activities in the UT System with the President of the UT System, the vice presidents for Administration, Finance, Academic and Student Affairs, and University Relations. As an ambassador and communicator, the CIO will possess the creativity and listening skills to build relationships at all levels, within the UT system, the Board of Trustees, and individual campuses, as well as externally with state legislators and organizations.
Internal Number: 200146
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