Associate Vice President - Chief Technology Officer
University of Alabama at Birmingham - UAB Information Technology
January 12, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Executive Level Management
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. UAB is the only public, four-year degree granting university in the state's largest metropolitan area. It is the largest research institution in the state of Alabama and the largest employer in the city of Birmingham. Technology is a key component to achieving UAB's core mission. Technology advances Healthcare, empowers Research & Scholarship, and supports Operations & Administration. While our colleagues and partners may be many and varied, our commitment to a robust and secure technology framework is singular and strong. A framework that maximizes the utilization and effectiveness of technology, that provides innovative resources that meet UAB’s technology needs in a cost effective, coordinated and efficient manner, and that protect and secure information and systems.
UAB IT is currently seeking an AVP/Chief Technology Officer to be responsible for innovation and operation of technical infrastructures and applications across the enterprise as well as for the management of the department supporting infrastructure delivery, voice and data communications, and academic and administrative information systems. The AVP/CTO will be a seasoned leader with knowledge of best practices in managing large enterprise IT environments and the ability to lead and support change across a large, distributed IT organization. This position is a senior member of the IT management team and uses deep technical knowledge to inform and collaboratively build consensus concerning technology direction and implementation for the enterprise; it will also commit to fostering an environment of heightened security following Information Technology Security Policies and participating in security training.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field and ten (10) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. A Master’s degree or higher at least fifteen (15) years of experience with ten (10) of those years in an IT leadership role is strongly preferred.
The successful CTO should have an understanding of the decision-making process and structure of a large, complex educational institution, like UAB, and be able to collaboratively build a community with key stakeholders and business unit leaders across the enterprise to reach consensus and positively increase IT’s impact to the academic, research, medical, and economic development mission of the university. Additionally, the successful candidate should have deep technical skills in one or more of the technical domains supervised while also possessing the leadership, communication, and planning skills that allows him/her to develop strong interpersonal relationships across the university. An understanding of the concepts of IT service management, ITIL, COBIT, or similar IT frameworks is preferred.
Other Preferred Qualifications:
15 years of related experience with 10 of those years in an IT leadership role
Experience directly managing budgets of over $10M
Experience leading an organization of 75 or more people
Strong data analysis skills and ability to identify process problems and correct them through policy, procedures and software checking.
Master’s degree in business/management, computer science, or engineering.
Strong program-development skills in order to develop innovative services and tools.
An established record of accomplishments demonstrated by collaborative engagement with campus constituents in an academic medical environment.
Highly developed written, oral, listening and presentation skills.
Excellent customer service skills as demonstrated by the ability to work directly with constituents and vendors to understand and resolve function and/or technical issues to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
Experience leading complex discussions by seeking input, identifying obstacles, being transparent, and driving to results.
Demonstrated implementation and execution of a cloud strategy for infrastructure
To ensure a thorough expression of your qualifications, please upload a complete application packet that includes a cover letter, resume/CV, and fully completed application profile.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.