Vice Chancellor for?? Information Technology and University Chief Information Officer
CUNY City University of New York (System Level)
Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA
Internal Number: 23469
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and University Chief Information Officer
The Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS) at the City University of New York (CUNY) supports the enterprise IT and telecommunications needs of CUNY's 25 colleges. CIS supports enterprise IT and applications; develops new technologies to advance the University's core mission and administrative goals; builds, upgrades and maintains the University's network; and supports the vision of the Chancellor and College Presidents.
As a member of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer???s senior leadership team, the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and University Chief Information Officer plays a key role in planning, developing and executing IT strategic plans; managing technical teams charged with designing, developing, and supporting the University???s vast enterprise technologies including applications, data centers, networks and systems. The Vice Chancellor continually evaluates and protects CUNY???s IT systems and data, securely deploys CUNY cloud-based applications and solutions, and ensures IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) services to the University community.
The Vice Chancellor serves as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet, and co-chairs the IT Steering Committee comprised of campus CIOs. The Committee meets monthly to develop technology strategy across CUNY campuses and has been key in reducing IT costs through aggregate purchases of enterprise services.
The Vice Chancellor oversees a staff of approximately 220 centralized staff, and provides direction and leadership to the following units within CIS: Application Lifecycle Management, Application Services, Technology Policy, Compliance and Communications, Data Center Operations, Enterprise Application Development and Production Support, Networking, IT Security, CUNYcloud Services, and Technology Strategy.
Key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to :
Under direction of the Chief Operating Officer, provides executive leadership to the Office of CIS to meet strategic planning, technology initiative, budget management, and communication goals.
Provides executive technical leadership in all areas related to technology needs at the University.
Plans and proposes policies, budgets, staffing plans and organizational structure to ensure effective service delivery to a wide variety of constituencies in support of the university???s mission.
Ensures successful delivery of strategic IT projects and initiatives, and assesses to ensure project alignment with university priorities and goals.
Continuously researches the IT industry and University environment to identify emerging internal and external issues and significant environmental changes; keeps abreast of new technology trends and developments of potential benefit to the University, and recommend methods of implementing technologies into current operations.
Develop benchmarks and strategies for continued operational improvements to effectively manage service levels.
Develops and presents effective status communications for production and planned services for both internal and external stakeholders.
Collaborates with University leadership, college CIOs and business process owners to identify opportunities for IT financial efficiencies at the University including shared services and software licensing.
Works with stakeholders to continually optimize IT governance and identify opportunities for economies of scale and standardization of software products and systems consistent with University and campus strategic and operational needs.
Oversees enterprise-wide IT initiatives, including but not limited to ERP system (CUNYFirst) version upgrades, academic application enhancements and upgrades, and strategic sourcing and procurement of IT services and products.
Collaborates with CUNY Central Office process owners for Finance and Budget, Human Resources, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and Institutional Research to identify and prioritize their key technology initiatives, and establish a project selection process that aligns CIS initiatives to support the University???s admissions and retention goals.
Manages the portfolio of CIS and oversees change management initiatives, business analytics, sourcing and contracting, etc.
Develops the next generation of IT leaders who can build strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to move the University towards digitally enabled growth.
A bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Logistics, Finance, Public Administration, Business Administration or other relevant field is required. Successful candidates should have a minimum of ten years of experience showing increasing breadth and scope of responsibilities with at least five years in a leadership position required.
The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic leader with the ability to take initiative, use sound judgment to make decisions, resolve problems, and work effectively with all levels of internal and external constituents.
Master???s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Logistics, Finance, Public Administration, Business Administration or other relevant field is preferred.
Demonstrated understanding of information technology service delivery including application services, performance and measurement, and experience with customer service operations.
Understanding Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) principles and practices in aligning IT goals is strongly preferred.
Strong technical base and demonstrated successes in complex project management, team building and strategic IT planning. The selected candidate will have the ability to work with various stakeholders, find common ground on technology initiatives in a multi-institutional University environment.
Ability to work effectively and collegially within a large, complex university system, including consulting with, and negotiating among, a wide range of constituencies.
Demonstrated commitment to urban public education and the promotion of cultural pluralism.
Exemplary judgment and ethical standards, analytical acumen, superior problem-solving skills, decisiveness and ability to deliver timely advice.
Strong analytical and problem-solving acumen with the ability to think critically and act strategically.
Demonstrated ability to create effective relationships, influence and build positive working relationships across the University.
Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills, with ability to lead and manage teams, and use strategic and tactical judgment to make decisions in a multitude of situations.
Strong negotiation, mediation, consultation, presentation and group facilitation skills with experience presenting to a wide variety of audiences.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, submit a position focused cover letter and resume with your online application. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your experience and credentials fulfill the duties and qualifications outlined.
The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
About CUNY City University of New York (System Level)
The City University of New York provides high-quality, accessible education for more than 269,000 degree-credit students and 270,000 adult, continuing and professional education students at 25 campuses across New York City. The University is an integrated system of senior and community colleges, graduate and professional schools, research centers, institutes and consortia. From certificate courses to Ph.D. programs, CUNY offers postsecondary learning to students of all backgrounds. It provides the city with graduates trained for high-demand positions in the sciences, technology, mathematics, teaching, nursing and other fields. As CUNY has grown, the University also has strengthened its mission as a premier research institution, building an array of modern facilities and expanding the ranks of its world-class faculty. Throughout its history, the University has been an integral part of the city and state through partnerships with public schools, economic development initiatives, immigration aid and financial advice services and other community outreach programs. Today, CUNY faculty and staff continue to benefit New York City — as well as the entire nation — by serving as policy exper...ts to business and government, advisers to nonprofit institutions, civic organizations and community groups. Students, too, are strongly encouraged to experience the cultural, educational and community-based opportunities of the five boroughs, through a network of internships and fellowships, to embracing the city as their campus.