Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Search for the Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, New York
Teachers College, Columbia University, the first and largest graduate school of education in the country, seeks an innovative and strategic Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) to partner in reinvigorating the College’s technology infrastructure. This individual will join an institution with a history of profound impact on the world through cutting-edge research and practice, and with a deep commitment to social justice. Reporting to the Vice President for Administration, the next CIO will be responsible for enterprise-wide strategic and operational oversight of Information Technology (IT) systems and infrastructure across the College.
Teachers College technology enterprise (TCIT) has approximately 55 staff that directly support all aspects of academic and administrative systems management, including: hardware, applications and technology management, cybersecurity, systems engineering, research data management, enrollment systems, networking, telecommunications, business solutions, email, mobile devices management; and web services for over 5,000 students, 1,000 staff, and 217 full-time faculty and lecturers across ten departments and offer over 65 academic programs in education, health, and psychology. The central IT operating budget is $13 million.
Through collaboration with senior leadership, this position is responsible for leading and advancing IT strategies, policies, practices, and standards across Teachers College. This position is charged with becoming a strategic partner to establish and maintain governance processes to ensure the alignment of IT goals with the College’s strategic priorities. The CIO will collaborate with faculty and executive management across the enterprise to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization. The CIO will bring current knowledge and a future vision of technology and systems to sustain Teachers College’s competitive position in education, research, discovery, and innovation.
The successful candidate will be an imaginative information technology leader and an outstanding manager with an instinct for consultation and a talent for collaboration. The ideal candidate will bring complex organizational experience and knowledge of a broad spectrum of technology issues from infrastructure to research computing, teaching and learning, and enterprise systems supporting the business needs of the College. The CIO will have a proven record in the creation and development of high-performing teams and the preservation of productive working relationships with colleagues and partners across their organization. The successful candidate will understand the importance of recruiting, developing, and leading a diverse and vibrant workforce. The new CIO will bring a deep and expansive understanding of the potential for information technology to advance the purposes of a preeminent teaching and research institution.
Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, is assisting with this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to the firm as indicated below. All such outreach will be treated confidentially.
Katie Rockman, Partner
Joanna Cook, Managing Associate
Steph Simon, Associate
Continuing its long-standing policy to support active equality for all persons, Teachers College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws, in the administration of its admissions, employment and educational policies or scholarship, loan, athletic and other school-administered programs. Rather, Teachers College affirms that it admits students and selects employees regardless of their race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws and thereafter accords them all the rights and privileges generally made available to students or employees at the school.