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        Chief Information Officer

        SUNY Schenectady County Community College
        Schenectady, NY 12008
        Full-time, Part-time
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        Job Description

        About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:

        SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.

        Job Description:

        Under general supervision of the President, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) provides leadership and management for the Information Technology (IT) department and is responsible for planning, coordination and security of IT resources. The CIO ensures that the College's IT systems are dependable, responsive and fully support the College's internal and external needs. The CIO provides strategic focus for development, implementation and use of the College's IT resources in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. 


        • Manages all aspects of the College's IT infrastructure.
        • Manages prioritization and implementation of all aspects of the College's technology projects including oversight of the College's ticketing system.
        • Develops budget for IT department, maintains budget control and management, and supports the institutional budget process for short- and long-term planning to support a sound institutional technology infrastructure.
        • Develops and implements the college's Technology Plan in support of the institution's mission and Strategic Plan.
        • Develops and implements the College's Information Security program.
        • Evaluates new technologies, processes, and methods to ensure alignment with best practices in technology infrastructure, information security, risk management, disaster recovery, business continuity and general system operations.
        • Employs best practices to ensure system stability, uptime, and infrastructure reliability.
        • Serves as the primary administrative contact for all IT vendors; responsible for managing IT vendor relations; ensures that all licenses, warranty, maintenance, and support agreements are in place, current, and meet the institution's needs; assumes overall supervisory responsibility for the College's data and voice communications technologies. 
        • Guides the development of the College's Information Technology Master Plan, in support of the College's strategic plan; establishes and reviews long range planning, goals and priorities for IT resources and services. Ensures that the plan is communicated to the College community and executed in a timely manner.
        • Plans, evaluates, and recommends the purchase, replacement and upgrade of hardware, software and networking/telecommunications components to ensure successful operations.
        • Prepares reports on IT operations, budget items, proposals, and other associated items as needed.
        • Implements procedures for communicating IT information to the College community. As needed, provides or assists in securing training specific to IT.
        • Remains current in best practices related to all areas of information technology. Experience with large-scale implementation of technology projects.
        • Maintains awareness of and ensures that the College is in compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations as well as accreditation requirements for compliance as applicable to information technology, including but not limited to the accessibility of IT infrastructure and content.
        • Maintains awareness of and ensures that the College is in compliance with all SUNY policies and requirements relating to information technology.
        • Works with College staff, faculty and students to ensure the College's IT resources fully support the College's mission and operations and meet student learning needs.
        • Ensures the College's applications and software are accessible to persons with disabilities to the extent required by law, including management of new or modified content.
        • Maintains proficiency in current technologies.
        • Supervises and directs the technical and professional development of the staff of the Office of Information Technology Services.
        • Serves on the President's Council and participates in the discussion, formulation and interpretation of College policies and procedures.
        • Acts as the representative of the College to SUNY in all matters related to information technology.
        • Performs other duties as assigned.


        Education & Experience

        • Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field.
        • Five (5) years of successful experience in IT, two (2) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

        Preferred Requirements

        • Advance degree in a related field of study.
        • Progressively responsible IT experience in higher education, preferably within a community college.
        • Direct experience with Banner (or related products), information security, and project development and implementation.
        • Experience with ADA accessibility requirements for information technology resources.
        • Clear demonstrated leadership in a large, complex organizational setting, preferably within a community college.
        • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices surrounding information technology, data security, and technology infrastructure.
        • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
        • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy.
        • Proven ability to work as a team player, appropriately exhibiting a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and the ability to tolerate and flourish in an environment characterized by multiple complex factors, competing priorities, ambiguous situations, and resource challenges.
        • Ability to supervise and evaluate assigned staff while building a highly effective working team.
        • Ability to interpret and apply College policies and procedures; ability to resolve issues, resulting in mutual respect and tolerance for varying points of view

        Additional Information:

        Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check.

        SUNY Schenectady County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identify, disability, or age in admissions, employment, programs and activities. As an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a commitment to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference, SCCC encourages candidates who can contribute to this goal to apply.

        The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here .

        Application Instructions:

        Applicant's Diversity Statement:

        SUNY Schenectady is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. The applicant's diversity statement should address their ability to contribute meaningfully to the college's on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicants can express their qualification:

        • Your experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and college's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
        • Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, performance, and other opportunities;
        • Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like SUNY Schenectady
        • Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your performance, pedagogy, and/or service;
        • Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
        • Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the SUNY Schenectady campus community.
        • Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and college colleague.

        To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume, SUNY Schenectady employment application, unofficial transcripts and an applicant diversity statement.

        SUNY Schenectady County Community College
        78 Washington Avenue
        Schenectady, NY 12305

        (518) 381-1200
        Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

        Posting ID: 564760991Posted: 2020-08-05