New York Institute of Technology is a non-profit, independent, private and nonsectarian institution of higher education. NYIT has more than 9,900 students enrolled worldwide in 90 programs including undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study including architecture and design, arts and sciences, education, engineering and computing sciences, health professions, management, and medicine. Since 1955, NYIT has pursued its mission to:
Provide career-oriented professional education
Give all qualified students access to opportunity
Support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world.
Under the leadership of its fourth president, Hank Foley, Ph.D., New York Institute of Technology has embarked on a year-long strategic planning process involving a broad range of stakeholders. Together, they have mapped out a vision for NYIT that projects dramatic improvements in student outcomes, faculty scholarship, and the institution's overall reputation over the next three to five years.
NYIT will achieve this vision by building on its signature strengths which include the diversity of its student body, its dynamic mix of academic and professional programs, and its mission to provide students from all walks of life access to careers that provide them upward mobility and success throughout their lives. NYIT will also accomplish this by identifying opportunities to further improve its programs and facilities, as well as removing organizational boundaries that impede collaboration and innovation.
New York Institute of Technology is seeking an outstanding individual with strategic vision, technical acumen, and strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills as its Chief Information & Technology Officer (CITO). The CITO reports to the President and serves as a member of the NYIT senior leadership team, advising on matters of information technology, security and investments. The CITO provides vision, leadership, oversight and management for the institution's information technology services, infrastructure, hardware and software, and plays a critical role in ensuring that NYIT leverages technology to provide excellence in services to students, faculty and administration, and thereby significantly contributes to greatly enhanced academic and research opportunities and outcomes.
YEAR ONE CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
The Chief Information & Technology Officer at NYIT will undertake the following mandate in the first year of service.
Develop strategic relationships with and assess the IT needs of all stakeholders across the institution and develop an understanding of current and future requirements.
Begin to implement improvements to and advancement of current IT services, structure and organization, personnel, governance, infrastructure and service capabilities.
Evaluate, estimate costs and impact, and prioritize strategic initiatives, departmental needs and user requirements to generate an IT operational plan and budget.
Develop and begin executing a plan to remediate, upgrade and improve aspects of IT that represent obstacles to achieving the university’s IT strategy and operational plan; resolve outstanding issues regarding the implementation of PeopleSoft and Banner; plan and execute a modernization program for the IT infrastructure.
Evaluate the allocation of IT resources (people and systems) that are managed centrally and distributed in departments; prepare and recommend a plan for the most appropriate structure and allocation of resources for serving the IT needs of the institution.
In collaboration with educational, research, administrative and strategic constituencies and their leadership, develop a consensus-driven IT strategy and roadmap to:
Significantly enhance High Performance Computing (HPC).
Deploy strategic partners for infrastructure shared services and cognitive software.
Innovate in and extend campus-based online learning.
Bring NYIT student experience into today’s technology world.
Result in a transformation of Technology at NYIT over the next 3 – 5 years.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
NYIT seeks qualified candidates who offer:
A consummate leader with the ability to balance strategic and tactical direction.
Broad technical expertise coupled with strong business acumen and interpersonal skills.
Vision, transformational change management experience, a continuous improvement philosophy, and a stellar internal and external customer service orientation.
Superior analytical, evaluative and problem-solving abilities.
Large, mission critical system development and life cycle management experience.
Experience in a matrix organization with skills of influence, persuasion and negotiation; a relationship and consensus builder.
A track record of sophisticated, ethical judgment and decision-making skills in complex, results-oriented environments.
Minimum of 10 years of IT leadership and a background that reflects the ability to thrive in an environment similar to the scale and complexity of a top -tier AAU / research university
A reputation for leadership and vision.
Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization including President’s Council, Deans, IT department Directors and students.
Span of control experience that foretells successful management and mentoring of a central IT team of approximately 52 IT professionals and a budget of $4.5 million.
Experience implementing GRC - Governance, Risk and Compliance programs.
Experience leveraging Information Technology Governance frameworks and aligning IT strategy with enterprise strategy.
Knowledge of HIPAA, FERPA and other regulatory requirements relevant to the University.
Working knowledge of information technology, data and cyber security; program creation and implementation experience is preferred.
Experience creating and successfully operating a world-class customer service structure.
The ability to conceive of and respond to the specialized IT needs of specific functions within the larger organization, research and academic experience.
A business case orientation and the ability to communicate complex issues in lay terms.
The ability to balance fiscal responsibility and maximizing resources in a highly visible, not-for-profit environment with a focus on goals and strategic growth and expansion.
Experience working with and managing IT consultants, vendors and the change management associated with outsourcing specialized / non -core competency needs.
An understanding of current and developing trends in higher education IT; appreciation for technology as a key differentiator and enabler of a world-class, research-based, international educational institution in attracting faculty, students and research projects.
Asses current funding and address needs for future funding to support technology transformation goingforward.
A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or a relevant field is required; an advanced degree is highly preferred.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
NYIT is an equal opportunity employer and, as a corporate practice, does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
The Chief Information & Technology Officer at NYIT will receive a competitive compensation package and comprehensive employee benefits. Relocation assistance is available as required.
KORN FERRY CONTACTS
Qualified and interested candidates, as well as individuals with recommendations and nominations, are encouraged to reach out to the following individuals.