IT services at the University of Arkansas is currently seeking candidates for the position of Associate CIO of Infrastructure and Enterprise Systems. This position serves as a member of the CIO leadership team and reports directly to the CIO.
The duties for this position include the following:
Develop and coordinate comprehensive technical and operational plans which incorporates the goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the university and IT
Oversee the design, development, deployment and management of technology solutions and services
Ensure consistent and reliable applications, infrastructure, systems and services
Ensures that systems are scalable to meet the growing needs of the university
Identify and implement new solutions
Contribute to the overall IT architecture
In collaboration with the CIO and IT management, oversees the prioritization and management of a portfolio of complex programs and projects spanning the entire campus using best practices and maintaining effective communication with project sponsors and key stakeholders as needed
Evaluate and assess current technology and operations to guide future decisions with a focus on continuous improvement, quality of service and emerging and innovative technologies for a higher education environment
Assist the CIO with facilitating an IT governance strategy that ensures communications and transparency of IT project initiatives and university resources
Lead, influence, and manage a staff of IT professionals in maintaining systems and related infrastructures, and coordinates the design, build, and integration of new application solutions
Ensure efficiency and best-in-class service delivery in managing day-to-day operations
Areas of responsibility for this position include Network Services, Systems Administration, Enterprise Applications teams, and associated teams.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
The University of Arkansas, the state's flagship university, with a student population of over 26,000 students, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas and recently has moved to the center of higher education in the nation. Through the integration of teaching, research and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation's great comprehensive colleges and universities. Fayetteville is located in the Northwest corner of the state with a metropolitan-area population of 500,000 residents. The city and area have been featured in numerous publications as a very desirable and economical place to live and most recently was listed by Money magazine as one of the "100 Best Places to Live." As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a balance between the needs of the workplace and the life needs of all employees. The benefits package includes University contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual and a choice of retirement programs with University contributions ranging from 5% - 14% of employee salary. IT Services provides central information technology support for the University of Arkansas, supporting a user base of over 30,000 faculty, staff and student users. With over a hundred fifty fulltime employees and a budget that exceeds $23 million, IT Services provides technical resources and services to support university users in teaching, learning and working smarter, faster, and safer. IT Services is platform diagnostic, supporting Mac and Windows on the desktop, Windows and Linux server environments, and both enterprise and opensource systems and software.
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
At least 10 years of IT experience with progressive levels of responsibility
At least five years of IT leadership/management experience
Demonstrated IT budget management responsibilities
Proven experience in the successful delivery of complex IT projects along with evidence of direct responsibility for strategic planning, organizational development, client and infrastructure support and fiscal and personnel management
Internal Number: NC1353P
About University of Arkansas
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for em...ployees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.