Founded in 1897, Piedmont College is a private, comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students at campuses in Demorest and Athens, Georgia. Unless specified otherwise, position is for the main campus in Demorest, Georgia.
Piedmont College invites applicants for the full time position with benefits of Chief Information Officer on the Demorest and Athens Campuses.
Summary Description: Roles and Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Vice President for Administration & Finance, the CIO is responsible for providing leadership to the College for information technology services in support of administrative, student support, and academic services.
Will develop and implement comprehensive information technology strategies that support the core educational and administrative objectives of Piedmont College.
Serve on committees and/or represent Administration and Finance, as directed by the Vice President, developing and maintaining strong collegial contacts and understanding how various stakeholder groups value and use services provided by Information Technology.
Understand the support role and embrace the broader missions of Piedmont College;
Encourage a strong sense of teamwork by active participation throughout Administration and Finance, developing a work ethic of cooperation with other external offices.
Shape staff responsibilities and related training and ensure proper supervision, performance evaluations, and management of personnel issues.
Build strong working relationships among IT and faculty, staff, management, vendors within the College by facilitating communication and resolving conflicts.
Provides leadership and vision for the use of information technology as a critical component for the future of the college. Collaborates with college leadership and key stakeholders in identifying and implementing key IT initiatives.
Assists in the development of the college-wide master, facilities and technology plans, with particular emphasis on ensuring the integrity and strategic development of the information/communications hardware infrastructure.
Assist in the development and management of the IT budget, including capital and recurring expenses pertaining to ongoing and future projects.
Coordinates the development and extension of administrative information technology, records management and network services with user departments throughout the college.
Promotes innovative, efficient, effective and shared uses of information technology solutions across the college.
Directs the planning, budgeting, operations and appraisal processes of the Information Technology Department.
Develops and administers IT security strategies, policies and procedures, ensuring overall compliance with regulations for securing data records associated with students, personnel and financial records.
Partner with departments to streamline processes and find technology solutions.
Preferred Skills/Other Experiences
Master’s degree in computer science, information systems/technology
At least 10 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Excellent supervisory management skills with a demonstrated record of developing staff and creating a positive work environment.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Physical demands consistent with an office environment.
Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching or bending
Requires occasionally lifting and/or moving objects weighing up to 20 pounds
Requires talking, hearing, and seeing as important elements for completing assigned tasks
Requires the ability to reason, negotiate, instruct, and speak with others, and the ability to respond appropriately to feedback
Applicant review will begin October 14, 2019 and continue until position is filled.
Piedmont College has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.
Piedmont College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, or religion. Inquiries concerning this statement should be directed to: