The CIO will work in close partnership with the SVP/COO to provide a strategic technology vision that complements the financial and operational plans for the campus, while ensuring a high level of innovation, transparency, collaboration, and accountability. The CIO serves as the principal technology leader for the institution providing the vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology strategies and initiatives university-wide. The CIO will ensure that technology goals and processes are clearly established and communicated to the University community and are in support of the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission. S/he will have primary responsibility for Marquette’s technology policies and programs including academic and administrative computing, networking, support services, classroom and instructional technology, programming services, and telecommunications.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Developing and supporting an integrated long-range technology plan and integrating this plan into academic, financial, operational, and capital plans.
Selecting and implementing suitable technology to streamline internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits.
Leading IT strategic and tactical planning to address university-wide goals designed to foster innovation, prioritize initiatives, and manages current and future IT systems and resources that assure continued high-quality services.
Managing execution of architecture plans, principles, policies, and standards and ensuring architecture guidelines, legal and security policies, and standards are followed when developing solution/service architectures.
Maintaining the integrity and strategic development of the University’s information and communications infrastructure, and the systems infrastructure for mission critical functions ensuring optimal performance of the networks and computer systems.
Developing and maintaining an IT organizational structure designed to meet institutional needs and demands, assessing and identifying the most cost-effective investment of financial resources toward IT systems, staffing, daily operations, project implementation, product purchases and/or contract negotiation.
Responsibility for the annual budget process for institutional technology needs, develops annual IT operational and capital budgets, develops and maintains the institution’s IT plan.
Ensuring IT data security, risk management, disaster recovery and business continuity planning processes are in place and receives regular review for currency and adequacy.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in information technology, business, computer science or a related field, as well as a minimum fifteen years increasingly responsible experience in information technology including demonstrated success as a department head or other senior management level and five years direct experience managing large scale budgets and funding models. Candidates should embrace the mission and values of Catholic, Jesuit higher education, and people from all religious backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will also bring most, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, skills, experiences, and personal qualities:
Strategic and forward-thinking leader of IT with demonstrated experience in a complex organization;
Demonstrated ability to integrate vision, strategy and tactics to achieve results;
Strong collaborator with the ability to build consensus among leadership and stakeholders;
Demonstrated success in building partnerships and negotiating with vendors to maximize resources;
Proven team builder with an ability to inspire change and develop, motivate and lead employees in a collaborative environment that fosters teamwork and excitement;
Skills and Knowledge
Critical understanding of IT systems and infrastructure;
Strong knowledge of industry trends, emerging technologies and challenges facing higher education, such as cloud/hybrid architecture, infrastructure of smart campuses, technologies and tools for online asynchronous teaching and adaptive learning
Proven experience in making data-driven decisions towards achieving an organization’s goals
Strong assessment and analytical skills; proven problem solver; makes sound recommendations and decisions
Excellent listening and communication skills with the ability to translate technical information and concepts in accessible terms, both orally and in writing;
A confident decision maker, one who makes the best decision, not the predetermined one;
Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations;
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students;
The humility and emotional intelligence necessary to build collaborative relationships and in inherent drive to succeed in fulfilling the mission, goals and objectives of the University without the need for individual promotion;
Measures the success of his/her efforts through the success of the entire team and the University as a whole;
Commitment to equity and an inclusive workplace; and
Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Master’s degree and experience in higher education preferred.
It is the policy of Marquette University to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.
For additional information about the position, please see the complete Opportunity and Challenge Profile at: https://www.marquette.edu/chief-information-officer-search/