Winston-Salem State University invites applications for a dynamic leader for the position of Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer in the Division of Information Technology. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and serves as the senior executive officer responsible for providing leadership and management to the units of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) division. The CIO is responsible for institutional planning, management, security, and coordination of the technology resources of Winston-Salem State University. Additionally, the CIO represents the university in information technology-related matters with federal agencies, the University of NC System, corporate and business partners, and other institutions of higher education. The CIO manages the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, learning management system, file server and networking infrastructure, application software development, information security, instructional technologies, technical training, micro-computer installation and maintenance, user support services, the University’s open-access computer labs, Rams Card Office operations, and policy development regarding information services for students, faculty, and staff. The CIO provides leadership and supervision of staff, budget oversight and development, administrative and academic support, and strategic planning and implementation for the Office of Information Technology.
Serves on the Chancellor’s Executive Staff and the Provost’s Senior Staff as a critical thought leader with respect to the institution’s information technology enterprise.
Ensures that units within the Office of Information Technology (OIT) support the information technology needs of the University by preparing long- and short-range goals and objectives related to the institution’s strategic plan.
Manages a staff of approximately 60 employees as well as manage budgetary and technology resources for the delivery of effective information technology and networking services.
Ensures fiscal responsibility and accountability through coordination and preparation of the annual budget, authorizing the expenditure of funds, and maintaining overall budget control of the Office of Information Technology.
Maintains a quality Information Technology operation by maximizing financial resources to oversee the preparation of bid specifications for technology purchases, obtaining optimal pricing and ensuring proper integration with the University’s enterprise architecture.
Establishes and executes a continuous improvement system where the unit engages in ongoing assessment and evaluation based on performance outcomes consistent with the institution’s strategic goals and annual strategic priorities.
Collaborates with WSSU’s academic and administrative units to provide vision, leadership, coordination, and strategic planning for administrative and academic computing and other information technologies while coordinating the broad range application of technologies across the University campuses.
Oversees the planning, analysis, design, and implementation of selected campus-wide software applications by working with faculty, staff, and students to determine requirements, achieve milestones, and deploy successful Information Services projects.
Contributes to the development of policies and procedures on a broad range of University issues by serving as Chair of the University Technology Advisory Council, providing technical recommendations and assisting in the coordination of the student educational and technology fee.
Provides leadership and develops a competent, productive, and effective staff by delegating duties, hiring, training, and evaluating employee performance, managing employee workload and conflict, and supervising employees in the Office of Information Technology.
Establishes or enhances working relationships with local, state, and national organizations and institutions of higher education by serving as the University’s information technology representative and maintains dialogue with recognized leaders within the industry.
Bolsters professional knowledge and skills by remaining competent and current within the profession by participating in professional development training, attending professional meetings and conferences, engaging and leading professional reading or training with the OIT staff, and expanding professional contacts with colleagues.
Contributes to the overall success of the Office of Information Technology by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Chancellor or Provost.
Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Desired Qualifications: Doctoral degree and at least one degree in information technology related fields preferred.
Requirements: Education, Experience, Training, and Skills (New Revised)
Demonstrable senior-level management experience in Information Technology (IT) at the level of IT Director or above, including at least 5 years of IT leadership responsibility in higher education.
Demonstrated evidence of generating, managing, and reconciling budgets and presenting budgetary decisions to key constituent groups such as the Board of Trustees, Chancellor’s Executive Board, the general faculty, and the student body.
Evidence of a strong technical background that includes implementation of higher education integrated administrative/ERPsystems (e.g. Banner and its related 3rd Party Applications).
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in a broad range of IT administrative and academic applications, infrastructure technologies, high performance computing, network and multi-media technologies and IT best practices.
Evidence of using higher education industry trends to make well-reasoned data-informed decisions.
Evidence of strategic thinking skills and relationship building to establish new relationships or enhance existing relationships to benefit the institution.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Organizational skills, ability to work with students, staff and faculty at all skill and management levels
A full position description should be reviewed prior to applying. For consideration, please complete the electronic application process (https://jobs.wssu.edu), including a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references by July 16, 2020. Please direct nominations and questions or concerns regarding the search and/or application process to Ms. Letitia Wall, Associate Provost for Planning and Administration, email@example.com. No paper applications will be accepted for this position.