The Chief Information Officer is the lead position for Information Technology at Missouri Southern State University. The CIO is responsible for all functions related to IT, including ERP systems, network availability and the provision and management of educational technologies. The CIO manages all budget and personnel duties for IT. Reporting to senior administration, the CIO represents IT to all campus entities as well as external concerns including vendors, groups and industry-related consortiums.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Provide strategic and tactical planning, implementation and development for the IT department.
Maintain responsibility for all IT products, systems and staff.
Lead, manage, and evaluate to all IT staff, including evaluations, correction and disciplinary measures.
Develop effective communication channels with MSSU administration, faculty and staff.
Provide vision and guidance to lead IT in developing and implementing daily, yearly, and long-term IT goals and projects that support the University's mission and strategic plan.
Serves as the Chief Information Security Officer & Data Protection Officer for campus.
Research, evaluate, develop and implement IT policies that provide direction and protection for the campus.
Manage purchasing and vendor relations and negotiations.
Develop, manage and approve budgets and purchasing.
Possess strong technology industry knowledge; maintain current knowledge of IT trends and topics.
Education, Experience, and Licenses
A Bachelor degree is required.
Master's degree and/or information management-related certifications preferred.
Valid Driver's License and the ability to meet insurance requirements for driving university provided vehicles.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Chief Information Officer should possess the ability to:
read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or other decision making bodies.
define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
be accountable for inventory/property management.
manage large and separate budgets and accounting systems
possess and communicate strong knowledge and deep understanding of information technology frameworks and methodologies.
supervise employees developing, installing, or repairing technology systems.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of a computer keyboard); and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone). The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving more than 5,000 students in over 140 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theatre, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.