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Santa Clara University is committed to providing the best user experience for individuals applying to our open job postings.As part of this commitment, we are rolling out a new Online Recruitment System, where you will be able to better research open jobs and apply to them online.The new system will be available on or about March 24, 2014.
If you have already submitted an application to an open job posting, your application will remain active until the position is filled.After March 24, 2014, if you would like to apply to another job posting or multiple postings, you may do so using the Online Recruitment System.Here, you will create an account.Please note that, by creating an account and filling out your first application on the Online Recruitment System, your personal and professional information will be stored for future applications.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to bring your profile current.Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Santa Clara University, at 408-554-4392 or send your questions to Department of Human Resources.
Chief Information Officer
Requisition Number (please reference): 1001400
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University seeks an experienced leader to serve as the Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost for Technology and Information Services. The CIO and Vice Provost reports to the Provost, has full access to the senior leadership of the University, serves as a member of the University Planning Action Council, and actively works with the Trustee Technology Committee. The CIO and Vice Provost will join California's oldest institution of higher education at a time of great energy and excitement as the University sets its sight on building on its academic programs and linkages within Silicon Valley to become one of the top educational institutions advancing technological innovation and entrepreneurship in service of humanity. The University is poised to launch a major fundraising campaign to support strategic initiatives focused on creative learning environments, innovative pedagogies, and enhanced facilities to advance its national reputation as an outstanding university with distinctive programs of excellence inspired by Jesuit educational values.
Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost For Technology and Information Services
The successful candidate will have excellent leadership, management, collaboration and persuasive communications skills. Five years experience working as a CIO in a comparable sized organization with responsibility for diverse units supporting innovation, technology infrastructure and information access, or the equivalent experience as a deputy in a larger organization, is required. Additional required qualifications include:
- A track record of success leading an organization from the development of strategy through implementation and continual improvement
- Experience setting technology strategy, improving information services, and deploying complex technologies
- Knowledge of best practices in technology management
- Experience leading organizations in new directions and developing a culture of service in a technology and information services organization
- Extensive track record forming effective internal and external collaborations
- Adept at efficient resource deployment
- Working knowledge of culture, structure, and decision-making processes of higher education
- Master's degree
It is preferable that candidates have many of the following experiences:
- Building a case for investment in technology to meet strategic organizational goals and facilitating technology governance processes to identify and prioritize initiatives and assign project resources strategically and transparently
- Engaging diverse constituents in technology decision-making and effectively managing expectations
- Structuring consultative decision-making processes that appropriately balance the desire for input with the need to implement decisions within required timelines
- Facilitating efforts to engage faculty to support increased adoption of technology to improve learning
- Forging a strong working relationship with the library to enhance the delivery of information services
- Building knowledge of the information security and privacy concerns of higher education and an understanding of the complexity of the need to maintain open access to information
- Developing strategies or solutions that reflect insights into how students use technology
- Acquiring a strong foundational knowledge of diverse areas of technology including infrastructure, enterprise services, and support as well as knowledge of leading edge trends in information technology that impact higher education including mobile, social networking, identity and access management, networking, and analytics
- Leading the development and implementation of technology architecture and standards
- Implementing diverse sourcing strategies including cloud, open source, and third party outsourcing
- Deploying effective staff recruitment and retention strategies in a competitive marketplace
Additional preferred qualifications include visible engagement in the national dialogue about the potential of technology to support pedagogical innovation and transform education, a demonstrated curiosity and aptitude to understand the under-20-year-old mindset and students' use of technology and information, the ability to articulate a vision and strategy for the role of technology in a university setting, and a doctoral degree.
Technology and Information Services at Santa Clara The CIO and Vice Provost is the principal member of the University's executive leadership team responsible for devising the University's strategy to position Santa Clara in a leadership role in higher education through innovative uses of technology to educate students who can transform the world. Working in collaboration with faculty, key administrators, and Information Services staff, the CIO and Vice Provost will develop a vision and road map for technology and information services that includes:
- Contributing to academic strategic planning by partnering with deans and faculty in identifying effective uses of technology to advance face-to-face, online, and blended instruction appropriate for individual educational programs
- Providing innovative technology strategies to support STEM-related programs and capital construction projects
- Facilitating broader adoption of technology solutions in support of student learning and student services
- Supporting the University Library as it tailors collections to meet the changing academic environment of greater collaboration, rapid rate of information generation, and the migration to online scholarship
- Setting direction for how existing or new administrative technologies and applications will be leveraged to support business operations at the University
- Identifying ways in which SCU can expand its global footprint through effective uses of technology
It is expected that the CIO and Vice Provost will also assess the delivery of technology and information services across campus and optimize resources to support the technology vision and roadmap, enhance the integration and delivery of proactive service and cultivate an organizational capacity supportive of change and which enables faster, more extensive adoption of technology. The CIO and Vice Provost will lead efforts to leverage ties to Silicon Valley to bring appropriate technologies to SCU to improve the student experience and will work collaboratively with the Provost, Deans, Career Center, and University Relations to develop multi-dimensional partnerships with technology companies to create education, research, and employment opportunities for students and faculty. The CIO and Vice Provost will provide leadership for the Information Services organization (i.e., Information Technology, Media Services, and the University Library) and oversee an annual operating budget of $20 million, the technology capital budget, and a staff of more than 100 employees.
Inquiries, applications, and nominations may be directed in confidence to Mary Beth Baker, Managing Partner, Next Generation: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Phil Goldstein, Managing Partner, Next Generation: email@example.com. Please email cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified.
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Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
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