Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Eastern Washington University in Washington

Date Posted September 15, 2017
Employment Type Full-time

Eastern Washington University invites applications and nominations:

 Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Information Technology Division

Eastern Washington University seeks an experienced and dynamic leader who has a comprehensive understanding and vision of a university education for the 21st century. The Associate Vice President for Information Technology fulfills a critical role in supporting the university’s mission and its commitment to students. The AVP is responsible for a portfolio of integrated services for teaching, learning, research, and administration supporting students, faculty, staff, and the community of Eastern Washington University (EWU). This position performs broad operational responsibilities for IT services, functions and activities, including long term planning and delivery of services in software applications, telecommunications, networks, enterprise systems and comprehensive customer support services.

This position is accountable for the operational responsibilities of IT services, functions and activities that include:

o Telecommunications o Networks

o Enterprise Systems o Project Management

o Information Security o Comprehensive Customer Support

The AVP IT/CIO identifies and defines high-level technical strategies, guidelines, and standards that balance short-term and long-term objectives in a practical manner. This position is responsible for fostering and maintaining a collegial work environment and building partnerships to address the technology needs of all EWU stakeholders. The AVP IT/CIO is required to brief executive management on critical issues in a timely manner. The AVP IT/CIO reports to the Vice President for Business and Finance.

Qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Management, or related field or equivalent combination of training, education and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired. A minimum of eight (8) years of increasing technical and managerial responsibilities in a complex information technology organization. Demonstrated record of innovation and success in providing technology solutions that aligned with organizational goals. Proven history of developing and successfully executing organizational and institutional information technology plans. Budget management experience for a department or higher. A demonstrated record of experience leading an organization through effective leadership techniques and abilities. Experience with a wide range of enterprise services including project management, infrastructure, software, and information security. Proven record recruiting, directing, motivating and guiding the development of high performing teams.
Candidates are encouraged to visit the University’s web site: Applications should include a letter describing interest and

qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional

reference contacts. All materials will be held in strictest confidence;

references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified. Visit

our online portal at for complete position

information and to submit your application materials.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing and retaining the

diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic programs. We are an

affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Applications from members

of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.



Eastern is a rapidly-growing, regional, comprehensive public university, located in Cheney, just 16 miles from Spokane, Washington’s second largest city. Founded in 1882, Eastern has evolved to meet the demands of a changing student body and workforce. The university’s mission statement articulates EWU’s focus on student learning and success as well as the commitment to providing students of diverse economic, cultural and regional backgrounds the opportunity to transform their lives through learning:

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

Our commitment to students is straightforward: our goal is student graduation. Once accepted as an EWU student, we work with the individual, intentionally and strategically, to help them achieve their learning goals and progress efficiently towards an academic degree.


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