Chief Information Officer

Allegheny College seeks a collaborative and strategic leader as our Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO will be expected to drive innovative solutions that support the College’s strategic and operational goals, including diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. The CIO will have oversight and responsibility over the following areas: Enterprise Services, Library Resources, Public Services, Network Infrastructure, Data Security, Business Intelligence, and Academic Technology. This position will have the support of a strong LITS team and will maintain an appropriate Library and IT organizational structure that supports the needs of Allegheny College and will be responsible for effectively and efficiently serving stakeholders. The CIO reports to the Provost and works closely with the President to support LITS initiatives across the institution.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership in a large, complex organizational setting, preferably within a college or university and demonstrated knowledge of best practices surrounding information, technology, data security, technology infrastructure, and library services. The CIO will recommend policies, practices, and prioritization of resources and will provide team-oriented and transparent leadership. Qualifications include a minimum of five years of successful experience in Information Services and Technology executive leadership; a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Library and Information Sciences, Computer Science, or Business Administration is strongly preferred.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a letter of application with resume, and three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Posted 09/04/2020