Austin Peay State University invites applications and nominations for an accomplished leader to serve as the Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (AVP/CIO). The AVP/CIO is a crucial role in creating, communicating and implementing a strategic vision for technology that works across divisions to support APSU’s academic, administrative, strategic and tactical goals.
The AVP/CIO partners with University leadership to strategically plan and invest in technology solutions that support the ever-changing needs of the student body, faculty, staff and administration. The AVP/CIO serves as a change management expert and collaborator, engaging stakeholders in change efforts that are incremental as well as transformational across the institution. The AVP/CIO leads the Office of Information Technology (OIT) through continuous improvement as well as through the adoption of industry recognized best practices, service delivery and project management. The AVP/CIO also represents the University in local, regional and national IT organizations.
Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the AVP/CIO will serve as a vital contributor to the leadership team and as a member of the President’s Cabinet. The AVP/CIO collaborates with the University’s senior leadership, deans, department chairs, faculty, staff, students and community partners to leverage best practices across APSU, a university that prides itself on the pursuit of excellence. The AVP/CIO supervises six direct reports and a total staff of 30.
Essential qualifications include experience developing and executing technology strategic plans and deploying complex technologies; experience building a positive, supportive team culture; effective oral and written communication, listening, and relationship-building skills, with a customer-centered orientation.
- A Masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology Management, Business Administration, Management or related field. - A minimum five years of progressive experience and demonstrated achievement in leading and managing a complex technology organization. -Candidates must be able to support the University’s goals for institutional diversity, access and inclusion.