The Associate CIO of Infrastructure and Enterprise Systems serves as a member of the CIO leadership team and reports directly to the CIO. The duties for this position include the following: develops and coordinates comprehensive technical and operational plans which incorporates the goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the university and IT; oversees the design, development, deployment and management of technology solutions and services; ensures consistent and reliable applications, infrastructure, systems and services; ensures that systems are scalable to meet the growing needs of the university; identifies and implements new solutions; contributes to the overall IT architecture; in collaboration with the CIO and IT management, oversees the prioritization and management of a portfolio of complex programs and projects spanning the entire campus using best practices and maintaining effective communication with project sponsors and key stakeholders as needed; evaluates and assesses current technology and operations to guide future decisions with a focus on continuous improvement, quality of service and emerging and innovative technologies for a higher education environment; assists the CIO with facilitating an IT governance strategy that ensures communications and transparency of IT project initiatives and university resources; leads, influences, and manages a staff of IT professionals in maintaining systems and related infrastructures, and coordinates the design, build, and integration of new application solutions; ensures efficiency and best-in-class service delivery in managing day-to-day operations. Areas of responsibility for this position include Network Services, Systems Administration, Enterprise Applications teams, and associated teams.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
At least 10 years of IT experience with progressive levels of responsibility
At least five years of IT leadership/management experience
Demonstrated IT budget management responsibilities
Proven experience in the successful delivery of complex IT projects along with evidence of direct responsibility for strategic planning, organizational development, client and infrastructure support and fiscal and personnel management
Internal Number: NC1353P
About University of Arkansas
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for em...ployees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.