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Chief Information Officer - Albany, NY

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The State University of New York (SUNY), the nation’s largest and most comprehensive system of public higher education, seeks a Chief Information Officer (CIO). The position is located in Albany, New York at the System Administration location.

Under the leadership of Chancellor Kristina Johnson, the State University is engaged in effectively delivering high quality services to our students, faculty and staff to meet the fast pace and ever changing needs of a global economy. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team that is fully engaged in dialogue and planning at national and international levels, at a time when SUNY’s commitment to excellence, leadership, research, and technology transfer has never been stronger.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the CIO will provide leadership, guidance and oversight of information technology and associated services for the State University of New York system. The CIO will work collaboratively with System Administration senior leadership and the SUNY campus community to provide strategic direction for the application of technology for the University’s core education and research mission as well as associated administrative and business functions. The incumbent will also coordinate activities with SUNY’s Alliance for Strategic Technology (AST) organizations to ensure effective collaboration and delivery of shared services via the University-wide Service Centers.

Duties and responsibilities in the delivery of vision/leadership, project and resource management, and customer service will include:

•University-wide planning and coordination for information technology and associated services;

•Coordination with the Office of the Provost to inform and support strategies for enterprise level technologies and applications to enhance teaching and learning on SUNY campuses;

•Develop strong synergism relationships with campuses and manage collaborative governance;

•Support and enhance technologies for system-wide data analytics for to inform academic and administrative strategies;

•Coordination with the information technology leadership on the campuses;

•Establishment of policies, procedures and guidelines for the deployment of technologies;

•Development of funding strategies to effectively support the implementation of technology initiatives, including University-wide operating and capital budgets;

•Development of policies regarding information security; oversee the University’s Information Security Programs;

•Management of System Administration University-wide technology operations and development areas;

•Strategic direction and coordination and management of University-wide contracts for technology; strong negotiations skills are a necessity;

•Coordination and tracking of Shared Technology Services;

•Coordination of information technology across three entities; the State University Plaza, the SUNY Research Foundation and the SUNY Construction Fund;

•Oversight of University-wide data warehousing initiatives and the use and dissemination of information;

•Liaison with New York State agencies regarding technology; and

•Oversight of System Administration and University-wide program purchases related to information technology.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. The successful candidate will be an information technology leader with a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible managerial and supervisory experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven record of success in vision/leadership, project management and customer service, preferably at an educational institution or organization of comparable scope and complexity. Excellent interpersonal, writing, oral communication and presentation skills; ability to be a team player and work effectively with a diverse group of constituents; capacity to build and develop teams, and sustain productive working relationships; and effective problem-solving and decision-making skills necessary. Strong vendor negotiation skills and familiarization with New York State procurement practices and policies are a plus.

Interested candidates are invited to apply online at . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

State University of New York System Administration is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or retaliation.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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SUNY System Administration
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State University of New York
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State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246

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