The University of Notre Dame invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO reports directly to the Executive Vice President (EVP) and serves as a member of the President’s Leadership Council (PLC).
The CIO provides strategic leadership, oversight, and management of the Office of Information Technologies (OIT), and develops the vision that drives the organization to deliver the information technology services that enable Notre Dame to offer an unsurpassed educational experience, and to excel in research, scholarship, and operations. Notre Dame’s OIT is a high-functioning, highly-valued and respected campus partner. OIT is healthy financially and organizationally, having benefited from particularly strong leadership over the past ten years. As its next CIO, Notre Dame seeks an outstanding, seasoned leader to lead a team that is energized and inspired, with a strong sense of purpose and value.
OIT has worked diligently and successfully over the past ten years to provide the very best solutions to constantly evolving IT challenges, striving to become one of the most agile, responsive, and flexible IT organizations in American higher education. The OIT team is known nationally for its strength, and OIT has been recognized as an excellent place to work. Notre Dame’s OIT has been ranked in the top 20 in the IDG/ComputerWorld “Best Places to Work in IT” for eight consecutive years. By applying state-of-the-art cloud-based applications and technologies and leveraging enterprise solutions, OIT services have been agile, scalable, and resilient. While serving the new needs presented by the pandemic, OIT has concurrently continued to be strategic in planning for the post-pandemic future.
The next CIO must be an astute, skilled, and genuine bridge-builder, and must truly relish opportunities to collaborate with colleagues. Candidates should have a track-record of successful and skillful administrative leadership that is characterized by an underlying humanity – the next CIO must genuinely value leading a team of people who believe strongly in being good human beings as well as superb professionals. The CIO works very closely with the academic enterprise and has a sense of ownership in the university’s academic mission. Candidates must intuitively understand the complexities of the academic mission of a research university. The CIO will need to possess interpersonal skills that enable both delegative leadership and accountability within a large, complex organization. To be effective, the CIO must have a collaborative, collegial leadership style. Candidates should also be meaningfully engaged with higher education CIO colleagues nationally. They should have a robust existing network of high-level, substantive relationships.
The University of Notre Dame is a private Catholic research university located on 1,261 acres adjacent to the city of South Bend, Indiana, approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. Inspired by its Catholic tradition, the University is committed to be a diverse and inclusive community, and welcomes people of all faith traditions, or no faith tradition. Notre Dame is ranked among the nation’s top 20 institutions of higher education in the survey conducted by U.S. News and World Report, and has been identified as one of the top 10 collegiate workplaces in the country in a survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The University’s endowment ranks among the top 10 of all American colleges and universities. The University’s most recent campaign, “Boldly Notre Dame,” finished in June 2020. It was a seven-year effort that raised more than $5 billion.
Applications and nominations will be held in confidence. The review of materials will continue until the position is filled. To apply or to express interest, please send a cover letter and vita in PDF format via email (only email submissions will be accepted) to Lisa Prigohzy-Milius, Managing Director, Presidio Executive Search: