CIO/Associate Vice President for Information Technologies

Rider University in Lawrenceville and Princeton New Jersey, seeks an experienced, strategic, entrepreneurial and collaborative information technology leader to assume the role of CIO/Associate Vice President for Information Technologies to provide vision and leadership in developing and implementing efficient, innovative and cost-effective technology across the University. Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer and serving on the president’s cabinet, the CIO is responsible for aligning technology to academic and administrative strategic objectives. This CIO will collaborate with leaders across the university and lead a team of professionals in providing high-level technology services at the University. The new CIO will be expected to assume responsibilities in summer 2019.


The CIO will work collaboratively with the members of the University’s leadership team, and with faculty, staff, and students to provide forward-looking leadership to a complex portfolio of information technology services on both campuses including leading, administering, planning, and budgeting areas of administrative computing, academic computing, enterprise systems, classroom and conference technologies, computer labs, instructional technologies, information and support services, campus telecommunications, campus networks (LAN, WAN), media services, and emerging technologies. The new CIO will possess the ability to lead a strong and dedicated staff and to engage them in thoughtful consideration of best practices in technology services with a focus on customer service and continuous improvement. The CIO will also be an active supporter of the University’s ongoing strategic plan, especially as it relates to information technology across the campus. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline is required and a master’s degree or equivalent experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have ten years of progressively responsible experience in program and project planning, management and administration in complex information management environments. Higher education experience is preferred.  


A long-established institution in New Jersey, Rider University is composed of two campuses, in Lawrenceville and Princeton with a total enrollment of 4,825. Ideally situated between Philadelphia and New York City, and under the leadership of its current president, Gregory Dell’Omo, Rider has met the ambitious goals it has set over the last decade. Rider continues to gain prominence and is currently ranked by The Princeton Review in its flagship college guide, “The Best 384 Colleges,” and by U.S. News & World Report in the top tier of northern regional universities (now 35th). Building on its strong faculty — more than 97 percent of whom hold a doctorate or the highest credential in their field — and a student/faculty ratio of 10:1, the University prides itself on its reputation as a teaching institution.


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Application and Nomination Process

The CIO/Associate Vice President for Information Technologies search committee will begin reviewing applications in early April and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, however, applicant materials should be received by May 24, 2019. Candidates should provide a letter of interest, résumé, and five professional references with e-mail and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant). Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to


The search is being supported by:


Karen L. Goldstein, Ph.D.

Executive Search Consultant                         

AGB Search                                                                               



Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.