Central State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director and Chief Information Officer (DCIO). The University seeks a highly skilled, creative, visionary and energetic professional who can develop and implement a comprehensive program that supports the strategic priorities of Central State University.
The successful candidate will serve as the Chief Information Officer for the University for the oversight of the Information Technology division of the University through management, direction, control and coordination for all implementation, network and systems support. The DCIO will be a member of the President’s Executive Administrative Cabinet.
Key Activities Include:
Responsible for the leadership of information technology strategies and programs that are integrated throughout the University.
Direct and manage a large-scale server farm and computer operations center that contains numerous operating systems supporting server-based administrative, instructional, and research hardware and software facilities. Includes SCT Banner applications, One-card, Web CT, and a robust network.
Plan and implement “best practices” in the areas of hardware and software updates, appropriate levels of training for SCT applications, assist faculty and students in the use of technology resources for teaching and learning applications and incorporate telephonic operations into the larger technology environment.
Direct and serve on various planning and policy-making committees.
Serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
Plan and execute institutional prioritized technology projects as directed by the President.
Must have an in-depth knowledge of IT systems and operations, project management, and information security and will have demonstrated a strong customer service orientation.
Must have led one or more successful IT organizations, to include multiple customer functions and user types.
Must be a strategist and have experience working with educational technologies.
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively across academic and administrative departments in networking and systems management to integrate computing in every classroom;
Experience leading a technology management team that cooperatively advises and recommends in all areas of information technology.
Demonstrated success in designing and executing transitions to new IT systems in educational systems.
A verifiable record of service oriented leadership, cluster computing activities, large-scale local and wide area networks, data warehousing.
Demonstrated experience in coordinating the development, support and implementation of student, administrative, financial, and budgeting systems.
Masters degree; earned doctorate preferred.
Preference given to educational experiences and degrees in computer information systems, computer science, computer engineering or a related field.
Strong communication skills in order to articulate confidently and competently across various audiences.
At least five years of progressively increasing responsibility managing in a university or similar computer environment, which includes experience in a complex or multidiscipline environment, directing and supervising staff, reviewing and evaluating outcomes, and ensuring accountability for overall implementation.
Applications should consist of a letter of interest specifically addressing the qualifications and expectations outlined in the position description; a curriculum vitae, and a list of four professional references with full contact information. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority review will be given to applications received by March 24, 2017.
Central State University is a regionally accredited 1890 Land-Grant University located in Wilberforce, OH, with a 130-year tradition of academic excellence. The University prepares students with diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service and fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment by providing a strong liberal arts foundation leading to professional... careers and advanced studies.
In 2016, Central State University was ranked among the top universities in the country, according to national polls College Choice, Affordable Schools.net and GoodCall 2016 Best Schools.
U.S. News and World Report ranked Central State fifth in the nation for providing the most affordable out-of-state tuition resulting from the University’s reduction in surcharge for out-of-state incoming and continuing students by more than 70 percent.
Central State University offers 33 degree programs across four Colleges: Education (COE), Science and Engineering (CSE), Business (COB), and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHAS). In 2016, the School of Agricultural Education and Food Science, the Department of Agricultural Sciences, and a degree program in Sustainable Agriculture were added to CSU’s dynamic academic composition, boasting the only undergraduate Water Resources Management degree program in the region. For more comprehensive information about Central State University, please visit www.centralstate.edu.
Central State University seeks candidates who are committed to working in a diverse enriched environment. Diverse candidates including Veterans are encouraged to apply.