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Chief Information Officer
Kansas State University

  • Jun. 6, 2017
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Kansas State University
    Manhattan, KS
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Other Executive Categories
  • Administration - General
    Computing/Informational Services
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The Chief Information Officer (CIO), serves as the university’s senior information technology executive and leads and manages Information Technology Services, or ITS, the university’s enterprise IT organization. The CIO is in a new reporting structure directly to the president of Kansas State University and serves on the president’s cabinet and the president’s advisory council. The CIO also has a dotted-line reporting responsibility to the provost and senior vice president to facilitate a close working relationship with the university’s academic community.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
A master’s degree from an accredited institution. The successful candidate must also have a record of experience as a strategic leader who is customer- and business-driven with a demonstrated commitment to customer service and the ability to integrate business and technology strategies to improve an institution’s overall programs and services.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate:

Success as a collaborator and relationship builder and change agent, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and ability to build coalitions and collaborative working relationships with a broad range of diverse individuals and groups, including senior executives, to achieve results.
A proven record of success in an administrative leadership position with responsibility for guiding strategy, budget planning and financial management, staffing and personnel management, policy formulation, business planning and operations, continuous service improvement, and risk management.
Seasoned competence in at least six of following areas:
1) IT governance processes; 2) capital planning, Return On Investment, and cost analysis; 3) process metrics and reporting; 4) enterprise architecture; 5) infrastructure and information security, privacy and business continuity; 6) business process analysis; 7) information architecture and management; 8) systems acquisition and development; 9) operations (infrastructure and applications); 10) outsourcing; and 11) higher education practices.
The ability to effectively delegate as well as to supervise, lead, manage and develop high-performing personnel and teams, and foster a unified IT culture that values diversity.
The ability to think and plan strategically consistent with institutional goals and customer needs.
Innovative with the ability to effectively execute complex technology plans and strategies.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with technical and nontechnical audiences.
Must be able to acquire and maintain a security clearance.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

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