Chief Information Officer - Selkirk College

Selkirk College
Posted 2 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President, College Services & CFO, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for all aspects of the College's internal and external technology systems. The CIO provides strategic leadership for the use of technology to fulfill the College's mission and goals; builds and sustains Selkirk's technology infrastructure and IT landscape; and provides a secure, consistent, reliable, up-to-date operating environment that supports learning, teaching, campus life, administration, and business needs.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Works with executive and senior leadership to develop and maintain the College’s technology vision and strategy. Leads the execution of the technology strategy and management of the Information Technology (IT) Department in accordance with the College's mission, values, strategic plan, policies and procedures. Oversees the development and implementation of policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines for the use and security of College computer and technology systems. Works to promote the College’s Indigenization Plan, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) plan in a manner that promotes an inclusive culture and continued personal improvement in these important fields. Exercises fiduciary responsibility through budgeting, financial planning, vendor negotiations, and prompt processing of contracts and payments. Manages human resources within the IT Department, including supervising, motivating, and evaluating staff in accordance with applicable policy or collective agreement provisions. Ensures that job descriptions are current. Creates a team environment that is focused on customer service, continuous improvement, innovation, effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity. Oversees the support and maintenance of the College's ERP systems, administrative and instructional desktop technology, and instructional technology attached to the College network. Utilizes project management principles to coordinate and oversee multiple projects, priorities, and tasks in progress simultaneously. Works with stakeholders to prepare and administer contracts for computer-related services and products. Leads project teams to plan and implement new computer systems and technology. Ensures proper staffing, resources, and infrastructure for fundamental IT support (e.g. help desk, training, on-site tech support) and future innovation. Manages information security governance policies and processes; leads liaisons in the establishment of an information security program and project priorities, including staying abreast of information security issues and regulatory changes affecting Post-Secondary at the Provincial and national level. Implements student security initiatives to address unique needs in protecting identity theft, mobile social media security and online reputation programs by creating education and awareness programs and advises operating units at all levels on security issues, best practices, and vulnerabilities. Promotes the expanded use of training in information technology for teaching, learning, and administration of the college. Provide staff development and training opportunities in the use of technology. Maintain a high degree of knowledge of emerging technology trends. Ensures responsiveness to user needs by maintaining appropriate communication with internal customers (students, staff, and faculty), external customers, and vendors. Proactively manages expectations of these parties. Establishes metrics and benchmarks to gauge the effectiveness of efforts and operations. Effectively communicates college needs and advocates for the use of appropriate technologies within the college, the community, and the college system. Seeks external funding for strategic initiatives as appropriate; Gathers information and prepares reports for presentations to management, staff and agencies outside the College as needed and required. Performs special assignments and duties within the scope and responsibility of the position as assigned by the Vice President or as necessary to ensure successful operations of areas of supervision. The CIO performs other duties as assigned.

Demonstrated Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Demonstrated success as an innovative, inclusive, collaborative team leader who has integrity, energy, and enthusiasm. Broad knowledge of the technology (hardware, network, software and telecommunications) required to support an enterprise IT operation. Demonstrated success in budget development and oversight. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of faculty, students and administrative staff; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and customer service. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, both logical and interpersonal. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple processes and activities simultaneously. Commitment to an inclusive, accessible environment that celebrates and promotes understanding and respect of diverse people. Expertise in Project Management and the ability to complete projects on time and within scope. Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues both interpersonal and technology related.

Education and Experience

An undergraduate degree or equivalent in computer science, educational technology, or a related technology field. An MSc in computer science, or an MBA, would be a considerable asset. Significant experience in a Post-Secondary (preferred) or a public sector unionized environment and a solid understanding of educational, information, and communication technology including, but not limited to, computer hardware, peripherals and software, network design and infrastructure, telecommunications network design and infrastructure. Experience with strategic and systems planning and a proven ability in the implementation of technology solutions. A minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience at a management leadership level. Certification in project management and organizational change management would be an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

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This is a regular full-time position commencing as soon as possible. Based on qualifications and experience, the compensation is in accordance with the Exempt Compensation Framework, which is aligned with Selkirk’s compensation philosophy. As such, the position will be placed on Grid Level 15 between the minimum and the control/mid-point ($102,266 - $136,354).

Selkirk College appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interested and qualified applicants are invited to email their chronological resume (along with the cover letter, work references and supporting documentation including diplomas and transcripts) no later than 4:00 pm on the closing date to The personal information provided by applicants is collected pursuant to Sections 26 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The required personal information is collected for the purposes of supporting and evaluating your application for employment with Selkirk College and for aggregate statistical purposes. The personal information will be used, retained and only disclosed by Selkirk in accordance with FIPPA. The information is related directly to and needed by Selkirk to initiate the employment application process. The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications, and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision.

Selkirk College is committed to building an environment that celebrates diversity, fosters a culture of inclusion for all, and empowers underrepresented voices. As part of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, the college invites and encourages applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, and/or Indigenous person. Selkirk College supports applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs during the recruitment process. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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