Chief Information Officer

University Of Montevallo Montevallo , AL 35115

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Information

Posting Number S1500425 Job Title Chief Information Officer Position Number A03682 Division Administrative Affairs - ADA Department Information Services & Technology-Dept FLSA Exempt Salary Grade 218 Salary Classification Admin/Professional Annual Salary Range $96,069 - $131,601 Hourly Salary Range Employment Status Full Time 12 Mos Regular General Description

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and management of information technology resources and services for the University; oversee contractual relationships with third-party vendors providing technological services; ensure information security and mitigate cyber risks; provide vision and build support for strategic technology initiatives. Work involves close collaboration with department management providing vision and leadership on technology elements to ensure tactical endeavors are aligned with overall University strategic goals. Develop and implement a long range IT operations plan for the University that addresses all campus consumers: Faculty and Staff, Students and contractors / service providers.

Essential Job Duties

1.Manage the centralized aspects of information technology needed to support the academic mission and administrative services of the University including academic and administrative computing, telecommunications, and campus-wide network planning.

2.Seek opportunities to encourage and support the efforts of faculty in integrating uses of technology in education and to support instruction.

3.Conduct information security risk assessments and recommend appropriate action; implement effective security monitoring protocols; respond to information security threats; maintain and update disaster recovery plans and emergency procedures for handling security breaches.

4.Analyze business needs; evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of current programs and status of key delivery infrastructure; recommend technical solutions.

5.Responsible for negotiation and administration of all vendor, consultant, and service contracts related to IT.

6.Coordinate the research, selection, deployment, and maintenance of technology solutions; prepare cost justifications and develop/manage budgets for IT initiatives.

7.Ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations regarding data security and electronic recordkeeping requirements. Consistently recommend and implement best practices to ensure data security.

8.Oversee the management of technology resources and maintain an accurate inventory of all resources.

9.In coordination with appropriate constituents, establish and maintain enterprise-wide IT policies standards and procedures to ensure the integrity, security, privacy, availability, and the protection of the assets entrusted to or maintained by the University; effectively communicate policies and procedures to the appropriate user groups.



  1. Maintain awareness of changing IT trends and regulations which might impact the University and take action as required.

  2. Develop and monitor the approved annual operating and capital budgets for all information and technology systems; identify opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources. Prepare cost-benefit analysis for consideration of IT purchases.

  3. Collaborate with appropriate campus constituents to ensure the continued growth of distance education at the University.

  4. Execute strategic technology initiatives as they relate to the institutional strategic plan and document continuous improvement.

  5. Supervise IT directors and managers/IT contractors to ensure the highest level of service to the UM campus community.

  6. Conduct regular assessment of outcomes and key metrics related to all Technology services.

  7. Ensure training is made available to all faculty and staff to utilize technology in the most effective, and efficient manner.

  8. Coordinate the installation of hardware and network infrastructure across campus.


Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all-inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned. The individual holding this position will serve as a representative of the University and, as such, shall promote a positive impression by demonstrating a collegial and professional customer-service approach at all times.

Additional Duties

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Extensive technical knowledge in the use and application of current technologies and products in the industry.

Strong understanding of higher education solutions including Banner;

Experience managing IT employees and third-party vendors;

Advanced knowledge of information security best practices;

Knowledge of University organization, policies, and procedures;

Knowledge of Federal and State regulations;

Ability to think critically and solve problems;

Ability to handle multiple projects and balance priorities;

Strong leadership abilities;

Strong interpersonal skills including excellent oral and written communication skills;

Excellent strategic planning and project management skills.

Education and Experience

The educational requirement for this position is: Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems Management or a related field from an accredited institution.

Education substituted for experience? No

This position requires: Ten years as manager/director of information technology which includes supervising the delivery of IT Services and Solutions including networking, technology infrastructure and telecommunications management.; seven years of direct supervisory experience managing other professionals in the delivery of technology services, solutions, and projects; significant experience in a higher education setting preferred, specifically in technology and information systems planning to support University goals.

Experience substituted for education? No

Licenses, Certification or Registrations

Certifications, licenses, professional designations, or other qualifications required for this position include:

  • None

Certifications, licenses, professional designations, or other qualifications preferred for this position include:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or other similar certification.

Environmental Working Conditions Indoor Travel Requirements Light Travel Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date Physical Requirements

Standing: Under 1/3 of the time; walking: Under 1/3 of the time; sitting: Over 2/3 of the time; using hands: Over 2/3 of the time; reaching with hands and arms: Over 2/3 of the time; climbing or balancing: None of the time; talking or hearing: Over 2/3 of the time.

This position requires lifting:

Up to 10 pounds: Over 2/3 of the time.

This position has the following special vision requirements:

  • Ability to view information electronically

Open Date 03/16/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Statement

The University of Montevallo does not discriminate against job applicants based on their national origin or citizenship or immigration status. Because of the costs associated with visa sponsorship/transfer, the University typically will not sponsor applicants for a work visa or transfer of an existing visa. No commitment for visa assistance and/or sponsorship can be made until a thorough search is conducted, including a proper and methodical review of all applicants.

Diversity Statement

In keeping with the charge of the President's Diversity Task Force, which is "to implement practices that help the University recruit and retain a diverse workforce and to foster initiatives that promote an inclusive campus environment," UM is actively seeking applicants who fully represent racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.

EEO Statement

UM is an AA/EO/Veterans/Disability Institution

Quick Link https://jobs.montevallo.edu/postings/6582

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Public Job Posting

  • Internal Job Posting

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education

  • HigherEdJobs.com

  • HigherEdJobs/Affirmative Action Email List

  • The Academic Network, Inc. MFAD (Minority Faculty Application Database)

  • SREB (Southern Regional Education Board)

  • Birmingham News

  • Shelby County Reporter

  • Birmingham Times

  • Advertisement/Publication

  • Indeed

  • LinkedIn

  • Personal Referral

  • UM Website

  • Agency Referral

  • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

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