Transylvania University seeks an accomplished and dynamic individual to provide leadership on a strategic and tactical level for the use of technology on campus, including any and all information management systems and software, the campus computer network, campus labs and instructional spaces and systems, and all other data and telecommunication systems. The individual selected will report to the president and serve as a member of the institution’s senior leadership team.
Serving as the chief technology officer, the responsibilities for this position include the following:
Provides strategic guidance and a vision for current and future technology needs and recommends initiatives to best achieve the university’s strategic goals and objectives, making informed decisions through discussions of cost, risk and outcomes;
Maintains currency with emerging technology, higher education IT best practices and regulations and advocates for needed changes as required, tailoring usage and outcomes to the needs of the university;
Serves as a leader and advocate for forward-thinking and efficient solutions for academic and administrative areas;
Proactively participates in campus planning related to information technology;
Maintains, audits, and continuously improves security management for the university’s computer systems, networks and data;
Develops and maintains a disaster recovery plan for all IT systems;
Develops and administers university IT policies and procedures, including cyber-security procedures, and monitors compliance;
Provides and maintains robust and reliable computing infrastructure to meet university needs;
Develops the information technology budget and makes recommendations concerning all technology purchasing, licensing, the use of outside contractors and vendors, staffing and infrastructure investments;
Negotiates with vendors to ensure cost-effective purchasing decisions;
Researches and evaluates new hardware and software continuously, recommends purchases and upgrades systems based on administrative and academic necessity;
Communicates effectively with staff, faculty and students to analyze technology needs and identify solutions;
Collaborates with Academic Affairs to develop strategy and provide support for instructional technology.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Information Management, Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field;
Minimum of five years of experience in more than one of the following; information management systems, local area computer networks, network telephone systems, voice, video, and data telecommunications systems, internet and intranet systems and information systems support or equivalent;
Minimum of three years of experience supervising IT staff;
Ability to work some late hours, some designated holidays, and be available on an on-call basis.
Master’s degree in a related field;
Prior related higher education experience;
Experience with Ellucian Colleague or similar ERP systems;
Experience with outsourced computing solutions including migration of data with ERP system.
Please apply by December 21; however, resumes will be accepted until interviews begin. Qualified candidates may submit their cover letter and resume by following the staff job openings link at www.transy.edu/jobs. Please write your cover letter to the attention of Jeff Mudrak, Director of Human Resources.