The Assistant Chief Information Officer reports to the Deputy CIO and is a member of the senior information technology team for Brown Universityâ™s central IT department - Computing and Information Services (CIS). The Assistant CIO is a strategic leader and will have direct oversight for the Enterprise Application System (EAS) teams, coordinating resources, services, and budgets pertaining to administrative applications and enterprise systems.Â The Assistant CIO will be responsible for building strong and productive relationships with all University leaders and constituents, communicating with and advising departments across campus to provide efficient and effective digital solutions for the University. ThisÂ position requires a visionary leader with knowledge of business management and a deep knowledge of both enterprise applications and the underlying technology. The ideal candidate for this role will be a consensus builder and an integrator of people, processes, and technology in a rich and diverse digital environment. The complexity of this position requires a leadership approach that is engaging, imaginative, and collaborative, with a sophisticated ability to work with other leaders to set the best balance between enterprise application strategies and other priorities across the university. As a member of the senior leadership team the Assistant CIO will formulate strategies/tactics to manage evolution of IT services at Brown.
Bachelor's Degree required
Qualifications and Experience
Leadership experience driving transformational change within a complex environment.
10 years of IT experience preferably within an academic environment.
5 years leadership and supervisory experience within an IT department aligning technology planning with strategic priorities, preferably within a complex academic environment.
Ability to work and effectively prioritize in a highly dynamic work environment.
A strong communicator interested in receiving input, sharing outcomes of decisions, and building a sense of trust.
Demonstrated communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to present complex information to varied levels and types of constituents at a higher education institution (faculty, students, administration, and staff).
Ability to navigate discussions regarding selection, deployment and integration of technology to support the student experience and build a strong network of communication with direct reports, other departments, and executive-level colleagues.
A leadership style that inspires others to use innovation to improve education through technology.
Experience planning and managing a technology budget
Experience managing broad technology portfolios.
Experience successfully overseeing major projects.
Experience with principles, practices, methods and techniques applicable to long-range and strategic technology planning.
Experience with the implementation, management and support of ERP systems and services, with knowledge of both on premise and cloud deployment models and strategies.
Experience in the areas of vendor and contract management
The successful candidate will have a proactive service ethic, be tactful under pressure, and demonstrate an ability to communicate and work collaboratively with all levels of technical and professional staff, senior IT management and university leadership, and all sectors of the user community.
Demonstrated willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
Successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification is required.
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Assistant CIO, Enterprise Application Services
Office of Chief Digital Officer & CIO
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Internal Number: REQ165094
About Brown University
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.