Vice President, Information Systems and Technology (IS&T)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT invites applications for its Vice President of Information Systems and Technology. The Vice President reports to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer and serves on the President’s Academic Council as the Institute’s senior information technology executive.
MIT IS&T focuses on both emerging solutions and enabling services for MIT’s computing environment. The Emerging Solutions group collaborates with teams across MIT to develop solutions that are responsive to community needs and will enhance MIT’s capacity for innovation in research, education, and internal management. The Enabling Services group is responsible for ongoing operations, support, and security of all IS&T systems and services.
MIT has shifted to wider use of cloud environments (private/hybrid/public). Consequently, IS&T and the MIT community and adjusting to operating within vendor supplied/delivered advancements while simultaneously consolidating our gains and adjusting our processes and staff accordingly.
Will provide strategic leadership, vision, and management for MIT’s IS&T organization. The VP will lead an organization of 250 staff and oversee a budget of $90M. Will be charged with computing infrastructure, cloud-based services, and expert consultation on the use of innovative technologies and services across MIT; and serve as a member of the president’s Academic Council, which consists of the Institute’s senior leadership and the Information Technology Governance Committee, a decision-making body reporting to the provost and executive vice president and treasurer. It will be critical for the VP to build strong relationships with MIT’s leaders, acting as a true partner in making IT an enabler that supports research, administration, and academic/student services.
Requirements: a master’s degree in computer or information science or related field; at least fifteen years of progressive IT experience in a collaborative, decentralized, and service-oriented IT operation; a minimum of five years leading decision-making in a large scale, cloud-based computing environment; experience with SAAS, data management, storage and access, cloud computing services, API-development, and integration service capabilities (with deep expertise in one); and an understanding of the academic environment, including consensus decision-making, faculty governance, and working with student experts. Must be able to position IS&T to operate in a changing IT products and services marketplace; motivate staff, offer transparent leadership through change, and sustain a culture of teamwork; and partner and communicate effectively with IT directors throughout the Institute.
Interested candidates may apply on-line at http://web.mit.edu/jobs. Please reference job number 16683 and indicate where you saw this posting.
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.