Assistant Vice Chancellor, Deputy University CIO & Medical School CIO
Washington University in St. Louis
August 28, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri
Full Time - Experienced
Executive Level Management
4 Year Degree
Washington University in St. Louis, a leading national research university, invites nominations and applications for the newly created position of Assistant Vice Chancellor, Deputy University Chief Information Officer & Medical School Chief Information Officer (“Deputy CIO”). The Deputy CIO will have primary responsibility and accountability for major IT functions at Washington University’s School of Medicine (WUSM), including clinical applications, end-user services, and IT collaborations with BJC HealthCare.
The University has created the Deputy CIO role to ensure that there is appropriate leadership positioned to address the distinctive IT needs of the School of Medicine, particularly those related to the School’s clinical activities. The Deputy CIO will report to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs and CEO of Washington University Physicians, the faculty practice organization. The Deputy CIO will have secondary reporting responsibility within Washington University Information Technology (WashU IT) to the University CIO, as enterprise-wide IT functions and initiatives will be managed through WashU IT; the Deputy CIO will be an important partner and advocate to ensure that WUSM’s needs are met in enterprise-wide IT initiatives, including the implementation of Workday through the MyDay project (https://myday.wustl.edu/).
In partnership with the University CIO, the Deputy CIO will plan, develop, and implement a cohesive, collaborative, secure, and cost-effective information technology vision with an actionable roadmap for the School of Medicine and will contribute to the overall plan for information technology and IT services across the entire University. The Deputy CIO will ensure the School of Medicine’s project portfolio and service catalog are integrated with the University’s strategic planning process and the resulting business strategies and plans, as well as with the relevant components of the IT roadmap at BJC HealthCare.
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine is one of the premier medical schools in the country. WUSM (https://medicine.wustl.edu) ranks 8th in comprehensive medical schools as rated by US News and World Report. It has 2,000 faculty members and 7,000 staff and is home to a large and exceptionally strong student body of over 1,400 students. Known for its eminence in research, the School of Medicine expended $554 million in sponsored research grants and contracts in 2017. The School has an annual budget of $2.1 billion, and the practice plan, Washington University Physicians, is one of the five largest academic clinical practices in the nation. In fiscal year 2017, Washington University Physicians generated 1.1 million outpatient visits. Their care generated net-patient-care revenue of $1.1 billion. The School has an enduring, tested, and mature affiliation with BJC Healthcare, a large integrated hospital system.
The University is seeking an outstanding IT executive to lead efforts to deliver efficient, effective, and innovative technology solutions that enable the School of Medicine to achieve its strategic and tactical goals and objectives. The Deputy CIO will bring experience working in a large medical school, teaching hospital or academic health system, as well as experience leading a large, complex workforce of technology professionals across many skill sets while fostering a customer-focused service culture. S/he will bring outstanding skills in relationship-building, negotiations, and communications, and the ability to lead by influence in a matrix structure. Successful candidates will have strong leadership skills with 10 years of senior management experience in a large IT organization. Recent experience in change management is preferred. A degree in Information Technology, Business, or a closely related field is required.
Washington University in St. Louis has retained Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. Craig Smith, Partner; and Laura Jenks, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should go to the same address.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.
About Washington University in St. Louis
Founded in 1853, Washington University is nationally and internationally renowned for teaching, learning, research, service to society, and patient care. The University is comprised of seven schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Design & Visual Arts, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law, Medicine, and Social Work. All schools except for Medicine are located at the Danforth Campus. Work for the program will encompass the entire University impacting systems and processes for the Danforth Campus, Medical School, and the Central Financial Units. The Project is expected to last four to five years; current analyses suggest the total project cost will approach $80M.