Chief Information Officer

IT Management | Security | Customer Service | Information Technology Role

The Chief Information Officer is the leader and decision maker for Briar Cliff University’s IT Department.  This position will implement strategies and select technologies that will improve the University. This individual will be responsible for maintaining technology, IT staff and infrastructure.  The CIO will advise on new purchases and technology, monitor budgets, delivers optimal return on investment, and maintains utmost security.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Oversees projects and assignments within the Information Technology (IT) department.
  • Leads efficient operation of the team so that prompt modernization and upgrades of It are performed as needed.
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  • Collaborates with members of the executive team to identify ways IT can assist the company in achieving business and financial goals.
  • Identifies new IT developments and technologies; anticipates resulting organizational modifications.
  • Ensures that IT and network infrastructure adequately support the company’s computing, data processing, and communications needs.
  • Develops and implements the IT budget.
  • Communicates goals, projects, and timelines of the company to the department; plans ways to execute those goals within the department.
  • Establishes long-term IT needs and plans and develops strategies for developing systems and acquiring software and hardware necessary to meet those needs.
  • Assists as top-level contact for end users in determining IT requirements and/or solutions.
  • Ensures compliance with government regulations that apply to systems operations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, management information systems or related field
  • Master's degree in information technology or a technology-related discipline preferred
  • Eight to ten years' experience in information technology role, or related field; five years in management or leadership role
  • Strict adherence to company philosophy/mission statement/sales goals
  • Excellent analytical and time-management skills

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Able to build strong interpersonal relationships with other senior management throughout the company
  • Able to be big picture thinker
  • Excellent leadership, team building, and management skills
  • Encouraging to team and staff; able to mentor and lead
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • In-depth understanding of the industry
  • Takes ownership of IT voice and vision
  • Creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge
  • Able to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Goal-oriented and organized leadership 

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

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