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 Chief Information Officer - Grayslake, Illinois, United States

Job information
Posted by: College of Lake County 
Hiring entity type: Educational Svcs. 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Management - Director
Computers - IT Management
Travel: Minimal 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: Bachelor Degree 
Minimum years experience:
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: / Latpro-3601018 
Date posted: Mar-13-2018
State, Zip: Illinois, 60030


The Chief Information Officer is responsible for providing strategic technology leadership while providing leadership over ITS staff in the planning, management, implementation and direction of all technology initiatives in support of both student, academic and administrative operations. Duties and responsibilities include providing leadership for the Information Technology Services Department, fostering an environment in support of student success, managing strategic and tactical planning, operations, security, service, budgeting and staff development for the information technology function. The Chief Information Officer reports to the Vice President, Administrative Affairs.


1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university.

2. Seven years of information technology experience with four years of progressively responsible management experience in a large complex organization with administrative, telecommunication, and information technology responsibilities.

3. Highly developed public presentation, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

4. System design and implementation experience in the application of information and communications technologies to effectively achieve strategic plans and goals.

5. Strategic planning skills, and demonstrated leadership and ability to create and execute IT vision and strategy for a complex academic organization.

6. Demonstrated commitment and ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse staff and student populations.

7. Collaborative approach to leadership and understanding of the integrated nature of development with alumni relations and all internal stakeholders.

8. Knowledge of current IT trends and developments in technology.

9. Experience in performing and administering a functional area budget.

10. Strong critical and creative thinking abilities.

11. Strong project management and decision making skills.

12. Strong working knowledge of quantitative/data-driven analysis.

Characteristics of a Successful Candidate:
Commitment to a team approach combined with an ability to self-direct workload.
Pro-active, results-oriented, problem-solver.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and political acumen skills. Ability to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.
Ability to work well with employees at all levels of the institution with proven experience in managing and directing a diversified work staff.
Supporting values of diversity and inclusion, sustainability and wellness.
Supportive of a climate that promotes innovation, improved services, and student success through initiatives within the Finance Department.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master's in Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Management or related field.

2. Nine years of experience directly related to information technology with five years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a community college, four-year college and/or university with administrative, telecommunications, and information technology responsibilities.

3. Knowledge and understanding of the current and developing strategic information and technology requirements of a large, multi-campus community college.


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