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Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014

Reporting to the President, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the University's senior-most technology position. The CIO oversees all academic and administrative technology serving the Burbank and San Diego campuses. The CIO has a very strong customer service orientation while being responsible for ensuring that information technology services meet the curricular and administrative requirements of the University. These are determined from institutional goals and the new strategic plan which is guiding Woodbury through capacity building in support of ambitious expansion and growth.

• Provides technological vision, long-range planning, and advice for all functions of the University in support of the University’s strategic plan and both institutional and organizational/school goals.
• Consults with and provides solutions for University organizations, schools, and departments in the use of technology to improve both processes and services.
• Ensures Information Technology (IT) resources and data are secured against unauthorized access and are thoroughly protected against loss. Maintains an IT Disaster Recovery Plan and the IT related components of the University’s Business Continuity Plan.
• Directs staff and overall operations of the IT organization ensuring that its services meet and exceed the expectations of faculty, staff, students and campus visitors.
• Manages the selection, purchase, installation, integration, maintenance and ongoing support of the full spectrum of the University’s technology systems and resources including:
o Enterprise and department-wide applications and associated computer hardware;
o Networking infrastructure including all WANs, LANs (both wired and wireless), and telephone systems;
o Computer workstations including both PCs and Macs;
o Academic computer lab hardware and software;
o Classroom based computer technology (workstations, projectors…)
• Coordinates University-wide specification of all voice and data installations for new building construction and building remodeling projects.
• Prepares and manages IT budgets.
• Identifies, develops, implements and maintains all IT related policies.
• Builds and manages IT vendor relationships for the benefit of the University. Consults with and negotiates purchase terms and contracts with software, hardware, and telecommunications vendors.
• Supports the University Relations department in fund-raising and procuring donations to offset overall technology costs.
• Additional duties as required.

• A bachelor's degree in a technology related field or business is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.
• At least five years highly successful experience as a CIO for an institution of similar size or larger (2,000+ computer users, $50M+ budget). At least 8-10 years working in the IT field.
• Planning for and managing technological change. Prepared and implemented IT strategic plan(s).
• Establishing and managing diverse application delivery approaches from traditional in-house hosting to cloud hosting to mobile apps.
• Managing both business systems and technical applications is a plus. Technical applications at Woodbury are associated with, for example, the architecture, game design, animation and film programs.
• Proven leadership and personnel management skills and the ability to effectively work with a diverse population of IT customers each having unique needs.
• Detail oriented with strong project planning, execution, and management expertise. Hands on when necessary.

• Commensurate with experience, including a comprehensive benefits package.

Interested persons should send a cover letter; resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA  91504-1052
Email: HR@woodbury.edu Fax:  818-767-7567

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