Assistant Vice President for Administrative Technology

Smith College, the largest independent women’s college and one of the top 20 liberal-arts colleges in the country, seeks a visionary and accomplished leader to serve as its Assistant Vice President for Administrative Technology.  The AVP reports to the new Vice President for IT & Chief Information Officer of the College, who is a member of the President’s Cabinet, and joins the leadership team of a new CIO charged with an ambitious mandate to ensure that the College’s investment in information technology advances its mission and enhances its operation strategically and sustainably.


The AVP will join the College as President Kathleen McCartney begins to implement the strategic plan that will define her tenure. Many elements of this plan depend upon innovative technology services and new capabilities in data analytics. The AVP is responsible for a broad set of administrative IT services; for shaping and satisfying institutional needs for robust, contemporary administrative systems; for successful management of IT projects and their effective transition to ongoing support; and for contributing to cross-functional initiatives that address strategic institutional priorities such as data warehousing and analytics.  The AVP will lead the implementation of a suite of next-generation administrative systems that will enable College leadership to pursue its future.


A Bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced degree preferred. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible management experience in IT including substantial involvement in the implementation and support of vendor-purchased enterprise software, database administration, and support is also required. The successful candidate will establish a focus on the user experience and effective service outcomes. Demonstrated success managing organizational change with the inclusivity and transparency needed to build trust and partnership within and across units is essential, as are excellent oral, written, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Appreciation for the culture and mission of a residential liberal arts college will be evident as the AVP works with faculty, students, staff, and senior College administrators in a distinctive culture that values integrity and collegiality.




Smith College has engaged Opus Partners ( to support this search. For more information or to apply, please contact Craig Smith, PhD, Partner ( or Neeta Mehta, Principal (


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