York College of Pennsylvania seeks a founding Chief Information Officer who will be responsible for the successful consolidation of the Information Technology unit and the Schmidt Library. This new position reports to the Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs.
Located in a wooded area just south of historic downtown York, PA, York College’s three adjacent campuses provide a safe and friendly environment for learning. The College offers 50 undergraduate majors; master degrees in nursing, business administration, and education; and a doctoral degree in nursing practice. Poised to grow from its base of 4,400 students, the College offers its 4,200 undergraduates all the benefits of a liberal arts education combined with focused preparation for future professional employment. York College prides its self on preparing graduates who are professionals prepared to enter the workforce and able to think critically and creatively.
Objectives for the newly combined enterprise include improved student learning; better faculty development and support; cross-training and creative staffing; improved system and information security awareness and risk management; enhanced program delivery capabilities; improved access to relevant information; enhanced reliability of technology infrastructure and service; implementation of “best practice” business processes and uses of technology; collaborative technology planning and goal setting; and improved roll-out of new technology campus initiatives.
The new CIO will lead the institution in connecting big ideas from technology, data analytics, business intelligence, and teaching and learning to inform the ongoing, strategic direction of a genuinely innovative 21st century organization. He/She will need to recognize that the number of majors and programs requiring and using “big data” continues to increase (e.g., intelligence analysis and business analytics) and will be prepared to incorporate new concepts into both on-ground and online education.
In addition to an appreciation of technology in higher education, the successful candidate will possess a genuine affinity for libraries and the role they play, now and in the future of York College. Equally important, the new CIO will appreciate the need for libraries to constantly evolve to meet the ever-changing demands of researchers and learners.
While this position will be attractive to both library and IT professionals, candidates from outside these professions could be successful in this role. All persons who meet the criteria set forth in the profile, regardless of their field, are encouraged to apply. Experience in a higher education setting is highly desired.
The profile, with additional information about the college, the opportunities for the CIO, and instructions for application, may be found at agbsearch.com/current-searches/senior-executive.
The Application Process
The York College CIO Search Committee will begin reviewing and evaluating applications as they are received and will continue to accept and review credentials until a new chief information officer is selected. To ensure fullest consideration, candidates are advised to submit their materials to YorkCollegePACIO@agbsearch.com by January 8, 2016.
Dr. Richard A. Wueste of AGB Search is assisting with this search. Nominators and prospective candidates may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 540-431-5131.
The application package should be submitted electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF format and must include:
- A Letter of Interest that addresses the specific elements of The Leadership Agenda and theCharacteristics of the New CIO outlined in the profile.
- A current CV or resume.
- The names and contact information (telephone and e-mail) for five references, none of whom will be contacted until a later stage of the search or without the formal permission of the candidate.
All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in confidence.
York College is an Equal Opportunity employer.