Ball State University — Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer

Ball State University is seeking a strategic and innovative information technology leader to join the university as the Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer. Reporting directly to the President, this cabinet-level position will work collaboratively with other members of the senior leadership team to advance the university’s academic mission and goals through developing and implementing information technology policies and practices. The Chief Information Officer will provide vision and leadership in all aspects of the university’s information technology initiatives to include technical infrastructure, user support functions, enterprise application services, data integrity, and data security. In addition, the successful candidate will foster a positive and creative environment in which technology professionals provide innovative IT solutions that address the complex needs of their customers.

The VP/CIO oversees 177 staff employees, over 300 student employees, and annual IT budgets of over 20 million dollars. The Ball State Office of Information Technology remains focused on cutting-edge support for student success through enterprise-level improvements – threat remediation systems, firewall enhancements, and system and network security – as well as user-focused advancements – 600 new wireless access points in the past year, emergency call boxes in every classroom, and an IP-based phone system. In addition, unique collaborations between the Office of Information Technology and Ball State’s academic partners have seen recent improvements in learning management systems, creative media production opportunities, immersive programs, and many other student and faculty experiences.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Ten years of progressively responsible management and leadership experience in information technology or related field; experience with budgetary planning. Demonstrated leadership in the use of technology to support organizational goals; strong communication skills; ability to communicate complex technology issues to lay audiences and engage in technology planning to support educational, administrative, and business goals; ability to analyze and resolve complex issues.

Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Information Systems or a closely related discipline. Experience leading complex higher education initiatives; experience working with faculty and students. Demonstrated abilities and skills to lead a customer centered technology organization; creative organizational skills.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/11570. Include the following documents with your application: Resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately with applications accepted through February 1, 2018. Interviewees will be required to submit copies of transcripts for highest related degree earned prior to an in-person interview. Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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