Chief Information Officer  

POSITION TITLE: Chief Information Officer              

POSITION #: 2307

DEPARTMENT: University Computing and Communications


Reports directly to the Vice-President for Business Affairs. The Chief Information Officer directs the University’s academic/administrative computing activities and voice/data communications. Provides leadership to create an environment to enable three institutional goals to better use technology to: design and implement new and enriched curricula; extend library support for the learning, teaching, scholarly, and creative needs of its constituents; and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of information. Leads the development of strategy, implementation and operations for the technology infrastructure environment to ensure a computing and telephony environment that supports doctoral-level education and research, along with administrative services, human resources, planning and policy development.

Develops, markets and supports the current infrastructure by enhancing the current PeopleSoft System. Assists University leaders by identify and prioritizing the needs/enhancements required of the system to better support the organization.


  • Planning, review, operation and evaluation of all academic computing services and related technologies to support the teaching, student and research missions of the University;
  • Planning, review and operation of all administrative computing services to support the administrative needs of the University;
  • Improving student outcomes through an institutional approach that strategically leverages technology; in particular, access demand and transmission use of wireless network from any wireless device.
  • Planning and management of the enterprise network for main and satellite campuses;
  • Planning, review, and operation of the university's telecommunication system-voice, image and data;
  • Direct information security and data integrity policies;
  • Oversees data management and distribution of data;
  • Manage the implementation of security policies for all information systems;
  • Responsible for the development, review, and certification of all back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plans;
  • Assist Business Affairs with the development of strategic technology plans and the implementation of information technology objectives;
  • Manage and establish operating policies and approaches for computing and information technology;
  • Prepare department's budget and objectives;
  • Review and approve contracts for computing and information technology software, services, and equipment;
  • Oversee ongoing improvements and the feasibility of system enhancements;
  • Serve on planning and policy-making committees;
  • Support the teaching and infrastructure of on-line education;
  • Supervises direct reports and indirect reports.
  • Introduce support for Open Source software such as UNIX and PHP in support of digital library expansion as well as across campus.
  • Participate in such other activities as determined by the VP for Business Affairs.


Masters degree; Minimum 10 years of professional experience in a large computer center with a minimum of five years of professional experience with PeopleSoft, preferably in an academic setting.


  • Ph.D and exensive knowledge in administrative software, networks, and operating systems. Experience in the PeopleSoft System desirable.
  • Experience in streamlining work-processes and identifying and developing efficiencies for cost cutting and revitalization.
  • Experience in building and supporting on-line education in an academic setting.  

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references) and a copy of transcripts must be submitted electronically (MSWord preferred) to: The CIO Search Committee, at

DATE POSTED: April 11, 2014

CLOSING DATE: Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by May 15, 2014.

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant’s having previously accused the UL System Board of its universities of unlawful discrimination. Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System.

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.