Associate Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7067017 (Ref.No. 1930910)
Posted: June 17, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 2015-1602559
Location: CA 94556, CA
Closing: 7/13/2020 11:59 PM Pacific


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The CIO reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and provides strategic leadership for developing and implementing technology solutions that support the core educational and administrative goals of Saint Mary's College; in collaboration with other senior leaders and key stakeholders, prioritizes technology initiatives, identifies risks, evaluates trends, and makes IT recommendations as appropriate to executive leadership; provides day-to-day leadership for the Information Technology department and develops, manages, and marshalls the IT budget.

Strategic leadership
- In collaboration with campus leadership, develops a vision and strategic priorities for College's technology systems and services and communicates this vision effectively to both internal and external constituencies.
- Develops an IT strategic plan that is aligned with the new university-level strategic plan.
- Leverages IT governance structure to facilitate transparent IT decision making across the university.
- Works with the Technology Advisory Committee to develop effective IT policies.
- Represents the College in local, state and national arenas.

Stewardship of IT infrastructure and resources
- Manages all centralized technology systems and support for the College including Telephone Services, Network & Infrastructure, Administrative Information Services, Desktop Client Support, Service Desk, Instructional Technology, Web Services, Technology Training, Media Services including Events & Conferences support.
- Works to strengthen the core technology infrastructure and support model to improve the overall quality, reliability, and consistency of IT services/solutions.
- Establishes a roadmap for major IT applications and infrastructure.
- Continues to build and improve infrastructure and services to support teaching and learning.
- Supports business process improvement and optimizing the use of existing technologies.
- Develops and implements and information security strategy that appropriately safeguards information assets and mitigates risk.
- Assesses the effectiveness of IT services and resources.
- Is accountable for the effective management of the IT budget.

Management of IT department
- Develops a high performing IT team with a service-oriented, collaborative culture.
- Promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the IT workplace.

Experience and Qualifications
REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree PREFERRED: Master's Degree

At least 5 years experience at the management level in an information technology department within an institution of higher education (or similar setting). Must also have experience directing complex technology projects including proposal formulation, budget setting, contract negotiations, project planning and implementation, managing staff, and problem solving. Ideally, the candidate will have experience with emerging applications used in an academic environment to support administrative systems, instructional delivery, and database management systems, and will have experience leveraging technology to support teaching and learning and ensure efficient business processes.

Skills/ Abilities:
  • Significant understanding of systems and their applicability within a complex academic environment.
  • Ability to think strategically about the use of technology in achieving an institution's goals.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Effective written and oral communication.
  • Ability to collaborate well with a variety of leaders across the institution.
  • Ability to work successfully in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Strong people management skills.

Licenses & Certificates: N/A

Other Requirements: N/A

Supplemental Information
Application Instructions: Please apply online at
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
  1. A resume
  2. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  3. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.
Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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