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Vice President & Chief Information Officer
University of Maryland
The University of Maryland (UMD) is seeking a strategic, forward-thinking, collaborative leader for the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO). Located on 1,250 acres in College Park, Maryland, and serving approximately 37,500 students and 13,000 faculty and staff, UMD is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. UMD is a nationally and internationally ranked public research institution with a well-developed enterprise IT infrastructure, a wide range of IT based academic and administrative services, strong efforts in IT assisted instruction, and a growing, externally-funded research program of over $500 million annually that is heavily dependent on IT resources.
The VPCIO reports to the President and is a member of the President’s Cabinet. S/he serves as the chief executive officer for the University’s Division of Information Technology, which currently comprises a staff of 250 full-time employees, and more than 100 part-time student employees, with an annual operating budget of $43 million.
The VPCIO provides executive level oversight of information technology infrastructure and support, computation and communication infrastructure and services, and administrative information systems across the university. S/he has responsibility for UMD’s overall technology environment, including critical IT enablement for research and teaching activities of faculty and students, oversight of all information applications and infrastructure related to administrative information technology, information security and the integrity of all components of the environment and its data, and broad support for those who use technology in all facets of 21st century university life.
The VPCIO also has oversight for the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads – the MAX – the regional optical connection point (gigaPoP) that serves education and government agency needs for highly advanced network interconnections and services in the DC/MD/VA area and which is fast becoming a leading research enablement for UMD.
Applicants must have appropriate technical expertise and a proven record of achievement in leadership and planning in the IT field, with at least ten years of successful experience managing complex organizations, including strategic planning, consensus building, organizational leadership, and technical performance. The successful candidate will have the vision to anticipate future advances in IT as they relate to issues in higher education; the leadership skills to stay abreast of IT trends; and the foresight to plan for appropriate responses to changing campus needs. Prior experience in a research university setting, including understanding the roles and relationships of faculty, staff, and students, is highly desirable. Strong administrative, interpersonal, and leadership skills are required, as is a strong commitment to the highest ethical standards in IT use. A proven ability to foster collaborative efforts, to build and lead partnerships with academic, corporate, and government entities, and to develop funding opportunities is also needed.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae or resume with a letter of application. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University’s consultants, Linda Hodges and Nick Giannas at UMDVPCIO@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone through Ramona Kochis at (630) 575-6124.
For best consideration, all materials should be received by March 17, 2014. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: n10242
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