Chief Technology Officer

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Chief Technology Officer  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  
Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications plus a comprehensive benefit package.  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: The CTO directs the organization and staff in all units of Information Technology Services, including Enterprise and Application Services, Security, Student Technology Services, Technology Assistance Center, Telecommunications Technology Services, and other related support services. IT Services also includes University-wide services for IT infrastructure systems and applications for instructional systems and other academic and support areas in Big Rapids and at off-campus sites. The position also has responsibility for the planning and delivery of University-wide information technology (IT) development.

The CTO oversees the central IT procurement process and is responsible for administrative oversight of all University-wide software licenses and contracts. The CTO provides IT leadership in the areas of strategic IT planning; policies, standards, and guidelines; technical project management, resource allocation and capacity planning; security, risk analysis, business continuity and disaster recovery planning; budget planning and management; staff development and organization training. The CTO is the liaison for the University to several internal groups and external organizations such as Educasue, Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU), and Michigan's Merit Network organization.

Reporting to the Vice President of Administration & Finance, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) serves as a member of the Administrative and Finance leadership team and other teams as designated by the Vice President of Administration & Finance.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in information technology systems, or related field and significant progress towards a relevant advanced degree. Demonstrated technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies particularly relevant to large-scale systems and operations.  
Required Work Experience: A minimum of seven years of work experience in the information technology field with increasing levels of management responsibility, with some of this required experience at the director level or above.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Master’s degree in Business or Technology. IT management experience in a complex multi-site university setting, and a minimum of ten years of relevant IT work.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: • Manages and provides direction of all University computing, information, and communications functions.
• Communicates with all University stakeholders on the functions, plans, and measurable outcomes associated with ITS areas of responsibility.
• Providing proactive leadership on university wide information and technology issues across all parts of the University.
• Develops plans for long range information and technology including strategies, budgets, schedules and emerging technologies.
• Develops and maintains annual ITS operations budgets and oversee the implementation of IT projects including completion within budget.
• Provides leadership and supervision of all ITS staff including position responsibilities, position planning, recruitment, retention, compensation, training/development, and evaluation. These responsibilities include monitoring diversity in the recruitment process.
• Implements and monitors compliance with statements of policies, procedures and regulations to assure proper documentation and communications of necessary controls and security of university information and systems.
• Design, implementation, and maintenance of procedures and practices for security of university systems and information, including compliance for HIPAA, FERPA, PCI, ADA section 504, etc.
• Procedures for effective project management for information technology projects.
• Provide collaborative leadership across all IT units and between IT and user departments across the University.
• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.
• Reports directly to the Vice President of Administration and Finance.
• Responsible for interactions with faculty and staff, vendors, and internal and external auditors on information technology issues.
• Supervises Information Technology Services staff and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of information technology.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: • Serve as a member of appropriate University committees including leading some of them.
• Oversees documentation of procedures for different types of systems.
Skills and Abilities: • Communicate effectively with constituents and stakeholders at all levels both verbally and in writing.
• Create and carry out strategic planning for information technology from a university wide perspective.
• Identify and implement leading-edge technology to enhance University processes and services.
• Negotiate contracts with applicable vendors.
• Work independently.
• Work varied hours.
• Effectively manage both operating and project budgets.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Management Business Solutions is assisting Ferris State University in this search.

Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript. Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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