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Chief Information Officer
University of Idaho

  • Sep. 7, 2017
  • Chief Information Officer
  • ITS-Administrative Technologies
  • University of Idaho
    Moscow, ID
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
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University of Idaho

Chief Information Officer

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Infrastructure

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $159,669 annually or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The University of Idaho Chief Information Officer serves as the institution's senior IT leader and provides vision, leadership and direction for developing and implementing information technology initiatives in accordance with the mission, core values, goals and strategic plan of the university and designed to enhance the performance and growth of the University of Idaho.

This is accomplished by:

  • determining, through collaboration, experience and study, and articulating a vision of the technology assets needed to accomplish UI's strategic plan goals;
  • developing and maintaining positive relationships across UI and working collaboratively with key university leaders and technology professionals to provide innovative IT solutions that address the complex needs of customers;
  • promoting the value and importance of current and emerging technologies while making informed decisions through discussions of cost, risk and outcomes;
  • developing strategy, budget and governance for integrating traditional, new, and emerging information resources and technology into the teaching, research, and extension missions of the University,
  • assuring responsive, reliable, and secure institutional IT processes and support services;
  • leading and managing the professionals in Information Technology Services (ITS) in accomplishing their scope of services including enterprise applications, system integration, database support, application management, multi-tiered end user support, classroom technologies, media center, records management, ID card operations, electronic commerce, student computer labs, software support, information security, portfolio and project management, telecommunications, networks, servers and storage;
  • stewarding a positive culture in ITS built around partnership, transparency, collaboration and continuous improvement;
  • ensuring UI constituents understand what ITS can do to help them achieve their goals;
  • providing leadership in setting policy for technology and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws and UI policy;
  • providing active, integrative leadership for the university's statewide information technologies and information resources through collaboration with IT leaders throughout Idaho in educational technologies and related information services, telecommunications and connective networks, computing, including collaborative planning, and policy development;
  • working closely with regional and national IT organizations for the purpose of developing, delivering, and enhancing UI programs efficiently and in improving and implementing technology-enabled strategic solutions.

The position reports to the Vice President for the Division of Infrastructure (which includes ITS, Facilities Services, Events and Support Services, Real Estate and Public Safety and Security) and actively participates in senior leadership teams including the President's Roundtable and Provost's Council.

The University of Idaho is surrounded by the rolling Palouse hills, an area so beautiful it was featured in National Geographic magazine. Just minutes away from the forests, rivers and lakes of northern Idaho, Moscow is home to more than 24,000 residents and a wide range of student-minded businesses, such as you would only find in a university town.

Minimum Qualifications:

Advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education
10 or more years of leadership in enterprise IT operations including budgetary and personnel responsibilities
Demonstrated commitment to customer service
Ability to portray a leadership presence to internal and external audiences
Strong communication skills with the ability to present complex information to multiple audiences
Demonstrated experience in strategic and operational planning
Experience in a highly collaborative, distributed decision-making model

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree in the field of computer science, management information systems, business or related field
Technology organization leadership experience in a higher education environment

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP001543P

Posting Date: 09/01/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Open until filled by qualified candidate.

Applications received before October 1, 2017 will receive first consideration.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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    University of Idaho


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