Associate VP for Digital Instruction and Information Services and Chief Information Officer

Ithaca College (IC) in Ithaca, New York, seeks a goal-oriented, flexible, strategic leader to be its next Associate Vice President (AVP) for Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). The AVP will join IC at a critical time as DIIS has made seismic shifts in the past several years and is transforming from a reactionary unit focused on tactical, one-size fits all, technical service delivery to a proactive unit focused on strategic, flexible, and value added brokering of IT services. DIIS finished a strategic planning process in 2015 and as a result of this planning process, a reorganization of DIIS, and significant improvements in infrastructure, the unit has been infused with energy, is focused on a clear mission, and is actively engaged on current and future initiatives of vital importance to the College’s mission.

The AVP/CIO will lead a dynamic and cohesive leadership team composed of four Directors: the Director of Engagement and Implementation; the Director of Architecture and Infrastructure; the Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology; and the Director of Information Security/Information Security Officer. The AVP/CIO is the principal advisor to the President, the Provost (sits on the Provost’s Council), and the College’s senior leadership team on academic and administrative information technology strategy and initiatives. He/she reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

The AVP/CIO will manage a $9 million dollar operations budget and a professional staff of about 60. He/she will have the opportunity to make a significant impact and share in the success of meeting many strategic objectives including, but not limited to: Partnering with the Chief Analytics Officer on a Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing strategy and developing a Data Governance structure; Maintaining division focus on, and continuous advocacy for, a flexible, modern IT infrastructure; Consulting and collaborating with campus administrative stakeholders to provide information technology solutions that enhance and secure future/current student, faculty, and administrative information access and the strategic use of data to further institutional goals. Partnering with Admissions, Marketing and Communications, and Development on a CRM implementation; Enhancing departmental capability in the area of teaching and learning with technology; Supporting and advocating for the adoption and implementation of the Information Security Strategic Plan.

The successful candidate will need to combine his/her expertise and knowledge of technology with proven leadership, interpersonal, and change management skills. Candidates should also have at least 10 years of experience leading an information technology department, preferably at an institution of higher education. A Bachelor’s degree is required and a graduate degree university is preferred.

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