Chief Information Officer

The University of Maine System offers an exceptional opportunity for an information technology leader to work closely with talented, committed colleagues to lead the information technology strategy and operations for the University of Maine System through collaboration, innovation, technologies, and use of data to improve student success and academic programs, including online course/program delivery.


The Chief Information Officer assists the entire UMS leadership team in coordinating an array of strategies and technologies in analysis, planning, and implementation of strategic, academic technology systems and services across the seven UMS universities. The CIO reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Financial Affairs.


The CIO leads a unified team of 180+ technology staff in the delivery of technology services and systems to support all facets of the University environment. The UMS is now investing in its infrastructure, especially its wireless and classroom technologies to create high quality face to face, hybrid, distance and on-line experiences.


The successful candidate will have significant education and experience in  a relevant field including a combination of 12 years of education and experience in senior leadership within a large IT organization. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to customer service, quality performance and budget management.


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Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites seven distinctive public universities, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, in the common purposes of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. Maine’s largest educational enterprise, the University extends its mission as a major resource for the state, linking economic growth, the education of its people, and the application of research and scholarship.


A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves nearly 40,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 full-time and part-time faculty, more than 3,000 regular full-time and part-time staff.  Reaching more than 500,000 people annually through educational and cultural offerings, the University of Maine System also benefits from more than two-thirds of its alumni population residing within the state; more than 123,000 individuals.


The position is located in Augusta or Orono, Maine.


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The salary range is competitive, based on qualifications and experience. UMS offers a robust benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents.  In addition, the UMS retirement program provides a 10% employer contribution. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé and contact information for five professional references by clicking “Apply For Position.” below.   Applications will be confidential until finalists are identified.  For further information or to discuss your interest, you may contact The position is open until filled. However, applications received after the first screening date on March 31, 2017 will be considered at the discretion of the university.  Incomplete application materials cannot be considered.  The successful applicant is subject to background screening.



The successful applicant is subject to background screening.


All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.


The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.