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AVP of IT Chico State

ID 100904
Job Locations
US-CA-Chico
Category
Information Technology
Company
CSU Chico

At a glance

Chico State is hiring an AVP of IT to join their team! You will have the opportunity to join a new division that is driving innovation across campus. This is a key leadership role that oversees and guides the planning, implementation, support, and ongoing assessment of Chico State’s technical vision to ensure IT-related decisions are made in line with the institutional strategies and objectives. If you are a collaborative leader with an eye for innovation, learn more and apply today!

Description: What you'll be doing

Another Source’s client, California State University, Chico, is recruiting an Associate Vice President to join their Information Technology Administrative Service Center (IASC) team.   

 

This is a great opportunity to join a new division that is driving innovation across campus. You will be assisting in the implementation of their new strategic plan by showcasing your proven analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; excellent organizational and conflict management skills as a team player; and personal integrity, vision, and energy. 

 

Why Chico State? 

California State University, Chico (also known as CSU Chico or Chico State), is the second oldest campus in the 23-campus California State University system. It is located in Chico, California, about 90 miles north of Sacramento.  The University has been rated a top-10 regional public university in the West by U.S. News and World Report since 1998. There is a sense of contribution when you join the Chico State IT team at the higher education level. With numerous opportunities to participate and implement initiatives that will improve student retention, success and their overall experience as a college student, you’ll get the opportunity to make a positive impact first-hand as your help serve ~18,000 students across campus.  

 

What’s in it for you? 

Education Benefits: The CSU Chico Employee Fee Waiver Program allows eligible staff or their eligible dependents to attend courses at any CSU for reduced rates at a maximum of two courses or six units per term, whichever is greater.  

 

Balancing Work/Life: One of the big WOW's is that this position accrues 16 hours of vacation per month. That's 5 weeks of vacation per year in addition to the 13 paid holidays and 8 hours accrued per month of sick leave.  
 
PERS Retirement System:  https://www.csuchico.edu/hr/benefits/savings-retirement/cal-pers.shtml  

 

About the role: 

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer, the Associate Vice President of IT (AVP IT) provides strategic, operational, and technical leadership in support of Chico State’s Students, Faculty, Staff, and Partners. This key leadership role oversees and guides the planning, implementation, support, and ongoing assessment of Chico State’s technical vision and provides a consistent approach so that IT-related decisions are made in line with the institutional strategies and objectives. The AVP enables IT and Digital Transformation programs by ensuring that the IT Division has the skills, resources and practices that are needed to deliver best of breed solutions to the campus community. A primary objective for the AVP of IT is to oversee the operational responsibility for the IT Division to enable the VPIT/CIO to focus externally on executive-level sponsors to sustain and broaden institutional commitment to and investment in IT transformation. 

 

How you can expect your time to be spent: 

 

Project and Change Management- 30% 

IT Planning and Strategy – 20% 

Leadership and Management – 20% 

Financial Planning and Vendor Portfolio Management – 10% 

Relationship Development and Management – 10% 

Innovation, Research and Development – 10% 

 

What you will bring to the team: 

  • 15 years or more of experience as an information-technology leader and contributor 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Engineering (or related field) and 15 years of experience or a combination of relevant professional experience and education to effectively perform the required job functions. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of Enterprise applications and ERP systems, end-user support, and project management experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience managing cross-functional teams to meet multiple objectives. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Performance Management, including remote employees, IT Change Management, and IT Service Management best practices. 
  • Demonstrated skill in directing and leading a team to establish and deliver value-added technology products, services, and support for a large-scale, mission-driven organization 
  • Demonstrated experience implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs 
  • Experience leading a diverse technology portfolio and implementing enterprise-wide change 
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business and technical needs into functional, technical requirements with ability to manage large scale efforts across multiple locations. 
  • Ability to sustain an engaged, collaborative, high-performing organizational culture that nurtures career growth, skill development, goal attainment, and customer excellence 
  • Broad knowledge of information technology platforms, architecture, methods, and tools including ITILv.3 or ITILv.4 
  • The ability to influence and drive enterprise-wide transformation for information technology 
  • Skill in effective and efficient management of fiscal resources for an IT organization; in budget development, forecasting, and variance analysis; and in using financial concepts such as return on investment 
  • Demonstrated experience developing and fostering collaborative professional relationships with staff, leaders, business partners, stakeholders, and key executives across a large organization 
  • The verbal and written communication skills to work effectively with technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in an organization 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field 
  • Demonstrated success as a senior leader within higher education information technology 
  • Project Management and Change Management experience and certifications (PMP, PROSCI, CCMP) 

 

Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis.  We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us. 

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