Associate Vice Chancellor - Chief Information Officer
Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Internal Number: 2736069
Associate Vice Chancellor - Chief Information Officer Lubbock 26269BR TTUS Information Technology
Position Description Performs executive, administrative duties concerning various aspects of operational management in support of the missions of Texas Tech University System.
Provides leadership, direction, and oversight for the IT departments in the Texas Tech University System Administration (TTUSA) IT Division providing enterprise services: Communication Services (CS), Information Systems (IS) and Technology Operations and Systems Management (TOSM).
Provides leadership, direction and vision needed to implement and support an enterprise governance structure of councils, committees, work groups, and communications across the Texas Tech University System (TTUS) component institutions, as appropriate. Develop and maintain on-going relationships with enterprise governance participants and other internal customers of TTUSA enterprise services exemplifying the Values Culture.
Develop and maintain on-going relationships with all CIO's across TTUSA. This includes TTU, TTUHSC, TTUHSC El Paso, ASU, MSU, and any future additions to TTUS. Responsible for working jointly with all CIO's through facilitation, collaboration, and communication of all topics that arise.
Responsible for chairing the CIO Council comprised of each institutions CIO and selected IT representatives from TTU System Administration, TTU, TTUHSC, TTUHSC El Paso, ASU and MSU. This council meets quarterly with a formal agenda and minutes. The council provides an opportunity for the CIO's to update the members on activities at each institution, share information to address enterprise wide, discuss state related IT issues, IT policies, strategic planning, and be proactive in planning for statewide issues and implementation strategies. In addition, the TTUSA CIO is responsible for chairing the monthly CIO Executive meeting comprised of all TTUS CIO's. A formal agenda is provided but there are no minutes.
Responsible for coordinating and updating the Mission Critical Systems document as a proactive measure to identity major system renewals, replacements, or any that need to be sunset. The document identifies number of contracts in place across TTUS that institutions might be able to share, if appropriate. The document is presented to the CFO's annually with information on potential financial impacts across the mission critical systems.
Responsible for many TTUS IT contracts and renewals through reviews and negotiations.
Responsible for review of IT bills in each legislative session as assigned by TTUS Governmental Relations. The TTUSA CIO reviews assigned bills and provides comments and thoughts to all TTUS CIO's for their comments. An agreed upon response is submitted back to Governmental Relations through the state system by TTUSA CIO.
Active participant with Information Technology Council for Higher Education (ITCHE). As Texas Tech University System’s ITCHE representative, the CIO is responsible for working jointly with the ITCHE members (CIO's of Texas higher education systems) as they review Texas Administrative Code, as directed by Department of Information Resources (DIR), collaborate on IT bills during each legislative session, and work together as peers on other IT topics, as needed.
Responsible for actively participating and representing TTUS along with the component institutions CIO's as a member of the Lonestar and Education Research Network (LEARN) Board. This includes attendance at all board meetings and active committee participation.
Responsible for developing and fostering on-going relationship with strategic business partners. Expectation is to have a “seat at the table” and serve on executive councils, as appropriate.
Responsible for participating and networking in appropriate higher education and IT related forums such as EDUCAUSE, Gartner, TTUS ERP vendor and other key vendor partner events.
Bachelor's degree required in appropriate field based on assigned area of responsibility; nine years of professional and management experience in related area. Additional job-related education may substitute for required experience on a year for year basis.
Demonstrated competence in management of IT personnel, collaboration, communication, strategic planning, risk management and successfully directing major projects in a major university IT environment. Requires strong leadership, administrative, negotiating, budgeting, planning and organizational skills. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with executive leadership, administrators, peers, subordinates, customers and business partners.
Extensive direct interaction/dependence on coworkers to accomplish work by providing strategic direction and operational oversight. Four direct reports within the TTUSA IT Division: Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of the CIO; Managing Director, Communication Services Department; Managing Director, Information Systems Department; Managing Director, Technology Operations and Systems Management Department.
Preferred Qualifications Master's degree and State of Texas higher education experience.
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.