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Vice Chancellor for Technology/Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Job no: 496790
Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: IT Vice Provost for Technology
Date opened: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

General Summary: 

The University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) seeks nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Vice Chancellor for Technology/CIO.

Reporting directly to the chancellor, and as an integral part of the university’s senior leadership team, the CIO will be charged with developing and implementing a comprehensive campus IT strategy and will provide the leadership necessary to optimize data and information to support the university’s operational and strategic priorities. The incumbent will promote and enable IT services that support innovation and exploration, and balance nimble and agile operations with highly reliable, available and secure capabilities.  Working in close partnership with the university system office IT, the CIO will ensure that campus IT operations and strategy fully support the academic and administrative needs of the university.  

The CIO will be a thought leader with a holistic approach who values innovation and is able to articulate a clear strategic vision.  Possessing a passion for educational and research technology, as well as for administrative effectiveness, the CIO will have a demonstrated track record in navigating a large, complex, organization. Experience in effectively managing a large IT organization within a federated and decentralized structure, especially in a unionized environment, will be an asset.  The ability to collaborate and to build bridges and relationships with faculty, administrators, students, and a diverse set of stakeholders is a must. The CIO must have excellent relationship-building skills and a hands-on management style. Respect and advocacy for diversity in all its forms, including diversity of thought and perspective, are essential attributes.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring leader, a dynamic, creative and forceful advocate who is ready to join a team of senior, mission-oriented colleagues.  The capacity to understand and embrace the mission, purpose, and culture of a public, urban research university is essential. Budget management and staff oversight in progressively responsible relevant positions is a plus. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree preferred.

With a growing reputation for innovative research addressing complex urban issues, UMass Boston—metropolitan Boston’s only public research university—offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city.  Located on a breathtakingly beautiful waterfront, only three subway stops from the center of one of the nation’s most prosperous cities, UMass Boston is composed of ten colleges and graduate schools serving a robustly diverse population of roughly 17,000 students.  A majority-minority campus, UMB is the most diverse of the five universities in the University of Massachusetts system.  

This is a time of unprecedented growth and transformational change for the university.  The first residence halls opened in Fall 2018; the student body has grown substantially in the last ten years and several construction projects have added two new academic buildings to the campus’s physical plant.  This dynamic environment will continue in the coming years as the university defines its plans for developing the 20+acre Bayside property to further enhance the academic enterprise and support the community of which the university is a part. 

Application Instructions:

Credential review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, applications, and requests for the full leadership profile may be sent to Andrew Wheeler, Leader, Education, and Nonprofit Practice, and Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director at Diversified Search, the executive search firm assisting UMass Boston with this effort. Electronic submissions that include a resume along with a formal cover letter are required and may be sent to    

This is a non-union position. 

Salary commensurate with skills and experience. 

Applications close:

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The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews.

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