Chief Information Officer

Roger Williams University Bristol, RI

Roger Williams University (RWU) seeks a creative and strategic information leader as Chief Information Officer (CIO). This is a tremendous opportunity for a forward-thinking leader to play a key role in having significant institution-wide strategic and operational impact supporting the mission, values, and strategy of Roger Williams University.

Roger Williams University is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in liberal arts and professional studies as well as strong international programs. With over 5,000 students currently enrolled, the institution remains dedicated to the ideals of its namesake in building an academic community where diversity, intellectual achievement and civic responsibility are highly valued. Roger Williams has emerged as a regional institution with great significance. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review.

The incoming CIO will oversee the delivery of information technology services and play a critical role during a pivotal moment in RWU’s history by providing consistent, reliable and innovative academic and administrative technological support to further the university’s mission and goals. RWU seeks a visionary, action-oriented leader to guide innovation across the university and manage strategic initiatives for information technology, improving the sharing of information, while providing the best customer service to the RWU community.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, the new CIO will head Information Technology (IT) and partner with senior leadership in developing a strategic direction for the University, gauging and anticipating the diverse information technology needs of university constituents and monitoring trends and innovations in the industry that can meet those needs. The CIO leads a 31-person staff and a $5 million budget.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic and clear communicator who is adept at collaborating with various constituencies and possess outstanding people, project, and process management skills. Along with successful senior-level experience as an IT leader, preferably in an academic setting of comparable complexity, s/he will bring an expansive vision of the potential of IT to enhance the mission of the institution.