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Chief Technology Officer

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Job Summary:

 The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for creating a vision and strategic roadmap for information technology services at Our Lady of the Lake University; creating university-wide technical and information security policies and standards; developing, marketing and supporting additional centralized infrastructure services; building a strong customer service orientation within the Information Technology Services division. Reporting to the Vice President for Administration, the CTO has overall accountability for university-wide computer operations, security and services. Leads, directs and/or oversees strategic and tactical operations and services including, but not limited to telecommunications, networks, servers, hosted systems and services, data storage, data and network operations, systems security, business continuity and disaster recovery for the division, systems administration, software licensing, hardware and software acquisition, deployment and administration, distributed platforms, desktops, and vendor/contracts management. Develops annual operating budget and/or provides fiscal direction for unit technology, equipment, and/or systems, with an emphasis on the security and cost-effectiveness of enterprise platforms, including accountability for the availability and performance of the enterprise platforms. Directs and/or manages employees directly and through three directors. 

Essential Functions:
Provides leadership for development of the university's major academic and administrative computing activities as well as voice and data communications.

  1. Develops a university-wide strategic technology plan that ensures the availability of resources to meet projected educational and administrative needs, including disaster recovery plans for mission critical systems.
  2. Ensures the ongoing alignment of technology with the university's short term needs and its strategic plan while taking into account the rapid changes in technology.
  3. Develops university-wide policies and standards related to information systems and information security.
  4. Develops assessment methods that contribute to continuous improvement and appropriate resource allocation in the Information Technology Services division.
  5. Supervises the directors of Infrastructure Services, Enterprise Applications, User Support Services and the Information Security Analyst.
  6. Develops and manages Information Technology Services budgets and oversees the purchase of information technology products and services.
  7. Develops within the Information Technology Services division a culture that supports the university's customer service priority.
  8. Advises administration, faculty, and staff on the effective, efficient and secure application of information technologies in teaching and administration.
  9. Provides input to the university's strategic plan.

 Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies.
  3. Ability to communicate information technology related concepts and technical issues into commonly understood language.
  4. Knowledge of regulations related to HIPPA, FERPA, GLBA, PII, and PCI.

 Education and Experience:

  1. Requires Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field.  Master's Degree Preferred.
  2. Requires a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in information technology, to include strategic planning, budgeting, implementing projects and managing resources.

Institution Description

On the foundation of faith, wisdom and trust in Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) prepares graduates to transform their communities, families and professions.

OLLU, founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational comprehensive institution with an enrollment of more than 3,100 students. With its main residential campus in San Antonio and non-traditional programs in San Antonio, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria), and online, OLLU has a presence in two of the largest cities in Texas, the border region, and literally around the world.

The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, 14 master's programs and three doctoral programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, and the College of Professional Studies. OLLU offers classes in daytime, evening, weekend and online formats.


Our Lady of the Lake University offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Application Due Date: 2022-12-12
Job Start Date: 2022-11-11
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: San Antonio
State/Province/Region: TX
Institution: Our Lady of the Lake University
Reports To: Vice President for Administration
Staff # Reporting to Position: 20
Reports In Office: Administration

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