Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology

Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology

Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, seeks a Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology (VP) who will be a dynamic and thoughtful leader and will provide strategic and operational guidance to Hamilton leadership and constituents on all aspects of information technology and library planning, program, and resources. Reporting directly to President Dave Wippman, the VP will serve as the Chief Information Officer and collaborate with key leaders across the campus in the development of shared goals and the delivery of client-focused information and technology solutions and services that support the work of faculty, students, and staff. As a member of senior staff, the VP will actively participate in all its discussions, advising on matters related to college operations, initiatives, and strategic directions.

The Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology will have the following experiences, capabilities, and attributes:

  • Proven experience as a skilled leader and manager, with demonstrated capacity to, assess and develop the talents and expertise of staff; recruit and retain highly qualified professionals; and build positive, service-oriented organizational culture with teams committed to collaboration and high-quality results;
  • Broad knowledge of current library and technology issues, directions, and strategies;
  • A minimum of 10 years in library services and/or information technology including significant experience in a leadership role;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with higher education leaders in defining and supporting institutional policies, operations and strategic directions;
  • Ability to articulate and implement a strategy for library services and IT that supports teaching, learning, and scholarship in a liberal arts college setting;
  • Ability to prioritize projects, make decisions and move work forward effectively in areas of highest need using organizational leverage;
  • Deep understanding of and passion for the role of library services and technology in teaching and learning, especially in a liberal arts environment. Familiarity with the latest developments in advanced technologies and information systems in higher education and in the rapidly evolving role of the library as a center for learning;
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies in an intimate and committed community, forming relationships of trust and confidence and communicating effectively with all constituents;
  • Ability to translate highly technical issues and terminology into language understood by the broader college community;
  • Ability to envision and coordinate complementary priorities for relevant college units and projects whenever possible;
  • Broad knowledge of legal issues and risks relating to cyber security, privacy, data stewardship, intellectual property, and copyright;
  • Current knowledge of computing and communications-related technology such as digital networks, telephony, multimedia applications, distributed computing, hardware and software infrastructure, and cloud-based services as well as of best practices and emerging solutions in the management of library resources;
  • Ability to plan and manage significant library and information technology initiatives;
  • Significant fiscal/budgetary experience;
  • Ability to implement changes, assess the impact of changes, and make mid course corrections where appropriate;
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion; and
  • Bachelor's degree is required, advanced degree preferred.

Applicants should submit a resume and letter discussing their interest in the position as well as their accomplishments in relationship to the listed responsibilities and qualifications. Background checks will be performed on all final candidates. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Andy Evans, Principal and Mo Lashendock, Vice President
Neumann Executive Search Partners
Boston, MA

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in all areas of the campus community.