Chief Information Officer
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for an available Chief Information Officer (CIO). The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is a part of the Campus Leadership Council (CLC) whose members report directly to the Chancellor. Working with other members of the CLC, the CIO leads the development and implementation of the campus IT and electronic communication strategy including academic (both classroom and course delivery technologies), research, and administrative computing. This includes the goals of state-of-the-art systems for face-to-face, online and blended learning; high performance computing and big data analytics; first rate administrative systems; and efficient and effective electronic research administration. The CIO manages the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) which implements the campus strategy in collaboration with a number of distributed IT service operations in colleges, schools and departments. The CIO also collaborates with the Office of the President for the University of Massachusetts system on system-wide IT issues such as network security, the integration of campus High Performance Computing with the new MGHPCC infrastructure (, UMass Online, and administrative computing. The CIO develops and represents the campus position on IT issues on the state and national level.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor†s degree is required, a graduate degree is preferred. Specific experience and qualifications for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Chief Information Officer include at least ten years of increasing and broad-based responsibility in the Information Technology field. Ideal experience includes an outstanding record of leadership, follow-through and proven results in information technology in research intensive higher education institution. The ideal candidate will be highly consultative, a strong manager of people, projects and processes, and an effective communicator. He/she will possess a strong customer service orientation, superb influencing skills, and a proven track record of setting and implementing a strategic vision for technological applications which support a highly diverse and demanding user community.

A competitive compensation package and suite of benefits will be offered to the selected candidate. The University also offers an attractive benefits package.

Please submit a letter of application listing relevant specific experiences, resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to:

David Mead-Fox, Ph.D.
Senior Client Partner
Korn/Ferry International
265 Franklin Street, 17th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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