Chief Information Officer

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • May 03, 2021
Full time Computer & Web Services, Info Technology

Job Description


Job Title Chief Information Officer
Department Classroom Architecture & Project Management
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Type Administrative
Position Grade Cabinet Level
Employee Type Full Time
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Grant Funded No
Work Year 12 Months
Work Year-Other Information  
Typical Work Schedule

Flexible schedule to meet department and College needs

Bargaining Unit Eligibility No
Work Week 40 Hours
Work Week-Other Information  
Special Instructions to Applicants  
Position Introduction

McHenry County College seeks a dynamic and hands-on executive to serve as its next Chief Information Officer (CIO). This is an exceptional opportunity to make a significant impact by leading the future direction of the information technology (IT) enterprise for the state's leader in community college enrollment growth and transformative programming that propels students to their next success.

McHenry County College is a comprehensive, public, Associate-degree granting institution located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. MCC is known throughout the community and the Illinois Community College System for its exceptional faculty and staff, the quality of its programs and services, and the success of its students. MCC welcomes, encourages, and supports the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff members and seeks to attract and retain individuals who reflect our diverse community.

Position Summary

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the senior technology administrator for the College, responsible for academic and administrative technology planning, implementation, and support. This information technology visionary provides innovative strategic leadership, and must translate vision into action by applying, developing, and implementing information technologies and related services in support of both current and future institutional needs. The CIO is responsible for a multi-million dollar budget and leading strategic planning efforts in the areas of academic, administrative, and communication technologies, research computing and support, campus commerce, IT architecture and networking, IT policy, and IT security. All campus IT decisions are coordinated by, and flow through, the office of the CIO, including, but not limited to, purchase of information technologies and policy decisions relating to academic and campus IT. The CIO meets regularly with college leadership, governing bodies, faculty, staff, and students to develop a collaborative, cooperative, supportive, and forward-looking technology environment.

Reports to President
Essential Functions and Responsibilities

·Completed course work, training, or experience to demonstrate knowledge of information and computer technologies as they relate to the higher education environment, including the community college
·Demonstrated ability to translate academic and student support needs into technology solutions that seamlessly support students and faculty
·An understanding of the compelling mission, challenges, and governance of public higher education that influence budget, policy, and programmatic decision-making
·Extensive knowledge of telecommunications and information systems architectures, principles, and practices, in relation to higher education
·Ability to work closely with the College Cabinet and other institutional leaders, to lead and make decisions driven by institutional goals and supporting strategic initiatives
·Ability to facilitate collaborative, data-driven decision-making
·Ability to effectively recruit, retain, manage, and supervise administrators, staff, and student employees involved in a variety of technical management and service functions
·Ability to manage multi-million dollar budgets for multiple funding areas. This includes fiscal management of cash resources annually, as well as physical inventory of technology resources
·A demonstrated record of progressive administrative experience in budget management that is appropriate in scale and years of experience is required, including experience integrating financial and strategic planning
·Ability to develop strategic IT roadmaps and plans
·Ability to identify and prioritize new and emerging technology-supported projects and operations
·Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
·Ability to negotiate with vendors for critical IT services
·Ability to effectively manage and/or direct major and complex projects, including all planning, design, and implementation activities
·Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic college environment with complex affiliate relationships
·Demonstrated effectiveness in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, the ability to lead by example to foster behaviors that support a diverse workforce, that is inclusive of race, color, creed or religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disabilities, military status, sexual orientation, gender-related identity, or pregnancy
·An ethical leader committed to making principle-based decisions with integrity and transparency
·Ability to work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
·Assume additional duties as assigned by the President

Required Education Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience considered.
Other Required Qualifications

·Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
·Minimum of five (5) years of experience in higher education technology management
·Minimum five (5) years at a significant level of management in information technology at a public institution or corporate structure that is comparable in size and complexity
·Demonstrated success in hiring, training, and leading a professional technology staff in the delivery of academic and educational technologies to support students, faculty, and staff
·Proven ability to provide visionary and collaborative leadership which instills confidence and trust across the IT department and the College as a whole

Desired Qualifications

·Experience with higher education enterprise resource programs (e.g. Ellucian Colleague, Banner, Workday)
·Master's degree preferred
·ITIL certification or ability to acquire within two (2) years

Skills and Specifications

Competencies as described in the Essential Functions and Responsibilities section.

Location Main Campus

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