Chief Information Officer (CIO)
OPENING DATE: March 1, 2013
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Full time, 12 months
START DATE: As soon as possible
With primary responsibility for the technology leadership, vision and strategic planning for the university, the CIO oversees the administration of a complex, multi-platform computing, telecommunications, networking and IT system used by students, faculty and staff. Able to work effectively with constituents at all levels of the institution, the successful candidate will lead a strong existing IT organization, highly dedicated to compliance and security in the delivery of exceptional IT services that support teaching, learning, research, operations, administration and other services. The CIO will partner with the academic team to create a vision for Educational Technology. Currently, IT employs 20 full-time staff members along with dozens of student workers. The CIO reports to the Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations, has four direct reports and is a member of the President’s Executive Leadership Team.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, management information systems, educational technology, business administration or a related field, and a Master's degree is preferred. Also required is a minimum of 7-10 years of progressively responsible IT management experience, preferably with at least 2 years of experience in a higher education environment, including budgeting, planning, staff/personnel development and evaluation, and crisis management.
Knowledge of network administration, computer support, Help Desk administration, database administration, administrative software, web design, compliance, information security management and server management are additional desired areas of experience. Knowledge and experience integrating the use of technology in pedagogical design, curriculum development and online instruction are strongly preferred. Experience with managing an ERP system like Oracle/PeopleSoft is also strongly preferred.
The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader able to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies across the organization to sustain first-rate IT services. The candidate will have demonstrated the following attributes /roles in his or her career: Christian character, consultative, strong mentor, visionary, leader and strategic decision maker, advocate for the IT team and effective budget manager. The CIO must be fully versed and remain current in the field of higher education technology.
An Evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the university’s mission as described on our website will also be required, and the candidate will demonstrate respect and appreciation for diversity of culture as well as a willingness contribute to the university’s continuing commitment to ethnic and gender diversity.
COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience
Competitive benefits: Vacation; sick leave; holidays; medical, dental, life, disability insurance; retirement plan; and tuition remission.
Submit application, resume, and letter of interest to: Office of Human Resources, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian, No. 6108, Newberg, OR, 97132. You may also fax your application materials to 503 554 2186 or scan & send to firstname.lastname@example.org. The University reserves the right to fill the position as circumstances warrant.