Stevens Institute of Technology — Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Technology at our Core. This is one of five strategic priorities set forth in Stevens Institute of Technology’s ambitious 10-year strategic plan. A vital member of the Stevens community who will lead the visioning, design, and implementation of strategies and initiatives aimed at the fulfillment of this strategic priority is the next Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO).  

Reporting directly to the President, Stevens’ next CIO will use a strong technical background; high energy; collegial, transparent, and honest leadership; high standards of excellence, and superior team building skills to create a best-in-class Division of Information Technology. This leader will ensure the adoption and implementation of best practices in higher education information technology and innovative, agile, and flexible modalities for learning and discovery. The CIO will lead the Division of IT and collaborate with academic and administrative colleagues as Stevens achieves its goal to become a premier, student-centric, technological research university.

Celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2020, Stevens is a vibrant private research university located in Hoboken, New Jersey, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Since its founding in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark of Stevens’ educational and research programs. The university is composed of three Schools and one College where more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with approximately 600 full- and part-time faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges. 

This is an ideal time to be joining Stevens. The institution has made continuous investments in its campus, teaching and learning capabilities, academic facilities, and technology and data/analytics. The CIO will play an integral part in Stevens’ plans for moving forward as academic and administrative leadership will look to the Division of Information Technology to provide the consultation, tools, and support that enable innovative teaching and learning, groundbreaking research and scholarship, and data-driven decision making. 

The Chief Information Officer is responsible for providing overall leadership and direction for the institution-wide information technology program and infrastructure to meet the varied and complex needs of the campus. The CIO is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and reporting on information technology needs, trends and risks, and consulting with and advising leaders on these matters. The CIO job requires a visionary leader with sound knowledge of both the business and technical practices of research universities as well as emerging technologies, best practices, and regulatory requirements in the field of information technology. 

Stevens is seeking a candidate with expert technical knowledge and strength in setting strategic vision, leading and empowering a team, communicating and implementing change, and managing large scale projects. The successful candidate will assist the institution in establishing information technology best practices and accomplishing its goals and strategic objectives through a collaborative, and solution-oriented approach. Critical to this role is experience in striking the balance between providing a reliable and user-friendly computing environment with one that facilitates and supports University business and learning objectives and both intra and inter institution collaboration. Equally significant qualifications include strong integrity, a high level of energy, and exceptional interpersonal relationship and team-building skills. The successful candidate should have a non-hierarchical management style and demonstrate commitment to cultural diversity and equal opportunity. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of technical and service developments for new capabilities and in-depth knowledge of operational needs and solutions, as well as a high degree of awareness of the evolving administrative, academic, and research computing landscapes.

Candidates must be proven leaders demonstrating a minimum of 15 years information technology experience with at least 5 years in a significant leadership/management role managing cross functional teams in complex organizations including accountability for strategic planning, consensus building, organizational leadership, and technical performance.  The CIO will ideally possess an in-depth understanding of a university academic environment and the roles and relationships of faculty, staff, students, and third parties. Experience developing and/or supporting information technologies in a multi-platform, distributed environment, with responsibility for networks, enterprise applications and security required. A BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related major is required, and a graduate degree is strongly preferred.

The full position profile can be found here.
Stevens Institute of Technology has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Tom Phillips, Managing Director, and Charlotte Harris, Consultant, are leading this search. Please submit a compelling letter of interest and resume here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Stevens is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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