Chief Information Officer

Chief Information Officer

Full-time, Regular, Exempt Position


The University of Maine System (UMS) is seeking to hire an experienced senior administrator responsible for Information Technology (IT) at UMS and its seven Universities. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) provides leadership to maintain and operate an integrated, efficient, sustainable, and responsive program of information systems, technologies, and services for the University of Maine System at all locations. This includes technology and infrastructure support services for academic, research and administrative computing, distance education, all datacenters, intercampus communication services, telecommunications, internet services, network and systems services, and security. The responsibilities include functional implementation of the Chief Information Security Officer’s IT Security policy and standards across the UMS. The CIO will anticipate advances in IT in higher education, understand the needs of a broad community of scholars and learners, and lead the system in information technology strategy, budgeting and establishing appropriate IT responses to constantly changing needs.


We offer the flexibility to work remotely, with the expectation that the successful candidate can engage in virtual meetings, manage phone communications effectively, facilitate workshops and training sessions, and attend in-person meetings as required. This position combines the convenience of remote work with the collaborative benefits of occasional face-to-face interactions to ensure a cohesive team dynamic.


Competitive annual salary and exceptional benefits, including a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.


We are unable to offer Visa sponsorship at this time.


Review of applications begins immediately. Completed materials must be submitted by March 7, 2024.


Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites six distinctive public universities, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, with the common purpose of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves more than 30,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 faculty, more than 3,000 staff, and a complement of adjunct faculty. 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 System consists of six universities: The University of Maine (UMaine), including its regional campus the University of Maine at Machias (UMM); the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA); the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF); the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI); and the University of Southern Maine (USM). The System also includes the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center.



 Minimum 12 years of education and progressively responsible experience that includes strategic planning, management of a complex IT environment, and supervision of senior-level IT staff.



  • Experience within post-secondary education, broadband networks and/or change management.
  • An advanced degree in a relevant area.


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The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.


In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System). GADVID:652289