Chief Information Officer

  • Dallas College
  • 1601 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215, USA
  • May 02, 2024
Full time Computer & Web Services, Info Technology Other Executive

Job Description

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United States of America (Exempt)


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Position Summary

The Chief Information Officer will be responsible for the management, operation and strategic direction of Dallas College information technology.  Position will be responsible for leading and supporting initiatives that contribute to the vibrancy, growth, and economic stability of Dallas County for future generations through a demonstrated understanding of the current systemic challenges to support desired outcome.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Able to determine how an integrated network will impact instructional and other activities across all aspects/areas of the district. 

  • Ability to make informed decisions that are strategically and ethnically sound for both short and long-term initiatives.

  • Understands how current processes and operations affect the business and articulates strategies that support the vision and mission of the district and aligns resources toward the successful achievement of those goals.

  • Ability to partner and build relationships among colleagues, staff, faculty, vendors, business and industry leaders, etc., in order to facilitate/implement workable solutions in attaining technological, educational and economic goals.

  • Ability to apply strategic risk-taking and management skills to identify and eliminate barriers that hinder delivery results. 

  • Skilled in recognizing transformational opportunities and applying them in real world settings.

  • Able to effectively communicate or collaborate information with a willingness to work as an active team member inside and outside the organization to facilitate positive results.

  • Demonstrated success working with diverse communities.

  • Futurist in developing technology models that are conceptually sound, financially feasible and organizationally sustainable. 

  • Ability to evaluate progress of innovation and adjust pace or direction accordingly.

  • Training and/or certification in Cyber Security methods, including but not limited to intrusion protection, forensics, systems\network preparation, recovery, identity management and governmental requirements.


Physical Requirements

Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher plus ten (10) of demonstrated leadership experience managing a complex, multi-million dollar organization including three (3) years of upper level administrative experience supervising individuals with varying responsibilities.

  • Training and/or certification in Cyber Security methods, including but not limited to intrusion protection, forensics, systems\network preparation, recovery, identity management and governmental requirements.

  • Official transcript will be required.

  • Bilingual preferred. 

*** Will be subject to a criminal background check.  Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***


Key Responsibilities

  • Determines long range organizational information technology needs and develops overall strategy for systems development, software and hardware acquisition, and integration of cloud, remote Data Center, mainframe, mini, and micro computing applications.

  • Applies administrative and technical knowledge and skills to business situations that arise. 

  • Understands and/or questions current processes or operations and uses information to reimage/realign the district and its colleges to meet business goals or expectations.

  • Utilizes strategic influencing capability to achieve highly effective engagement in order to help align current and future activities in terms of relationship between technical and business outcomes. 

  • Leads and facilitates the pursuit of continuous improvement across the entire district.

  • Analyzes the needs and requirements of internal and external clients through the development of relationships, alliances and partnerships. 

  • Maximizes the capabilities of staff as fundamental in order to deliver business excellence.

  • Identifies and proposes areas where technology, organization structure and day-to-day practices can be combined and refined to drive Dallas College toward its business goals. 

  • Manages resources effectively to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail. 

  • Articulates the mission and goals of the Dallas College both within and outside the organization.

  • Creates an environment that values, allows and enables innovators to contribute ideas for improving existing products and services or developing new ones. 

  • Makes innovative changes that bring about significant improvements in terms of performance and introduces new ways of thinking about business issues and technical solutions.

  • Responsible for the creation, monitoring and administration of the Information Technology Office budget.

  • Approves department related expenditures.

  • Responsible for managing a budget of $10M+. 

  • Completes required Dallas College Professional Development training hours per academic year. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.


About Us


Since 1965, Dallas College, formerly Dallas County Community College District, has served more than three (3) million students. Comprising seven campuses located around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we are one of the largest community college systems in the state of Texas.  We strive to be a leader in the community college space, placing students at the center of everything we do.


Dallas College is committed to cultivating an environment of opportunity and belonging for all students and employees. We recognize that the Dallas College workforce, and the diverse talent that stems from it, is directly linked to our success. We are part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, pregnancy or any other basis protected under applicable law.  In accordance with applicable law, Dallas College will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.  





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