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Chief Information Officer – Harvard Graduate School of Design

Position Description:
Job Summary :
The Harvard University Graduate School of Design is dedicated to the education and development of design professionals in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design. With a commitment to design excellence that demands the skillful manipulation of form and technology and draws inspiration from a broad range of social, environmental, and cultural issues, the Graduate School of Design provides leadership for shaping the built environment of the 21st century.

Reporting to the Administrative Dean, with a dotted-line reporting relationship with Harvard’s Vice President and University Chief Information Officer, the CIO has management responsibility for the delivery of all information technology services for the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), with approximately 1,500 internal users. GSD seeks a CIO to work closely with the school’s senior leadership to develop strategies that support the school’s academic and administrative programs. The CIO serves as the GSD lead for university-wide IT initiatives and projects. This senior leader is a problem solver who can develop innovative solutions, streamline processes, and collaborate with partners across GSD and Harvard in various disciplines. GSD is a creative and inclusive community, and we seek applications from candidates committed to building diverse and inclusive organizations.

Position Description :
Responsible for school-wide strategic planning for computing; directly responsible for the policies and operations of the Information Technology (IT) department.
Designs systems and develops procedures for acquiring and deploying network infrastructure, hardware, software, and related computing and information systems for the GSD community.
Hires and supervises professional and administrative staff members, including technical contractors and consultants.
Develops and manages the operating budget for the IT department in coordination with the Finance Office.
Collaborates with the Frances Loeb Library, Fabrication Lab, Communications department, Academic Technology, and other GSD departments and affiliates to develop school-wide information systems and digital asset management strategies.
Works with the Communications department to provide and manage GSD web presence.
Acts as liaison with all GSD faculty requiring technology resources for teaching and research; provides oversight of computing and information technology for administrative and academic departments and GSD affiliates.
Oversees development of documentation, informational and promotional materials.
Serves as a member of the Harvard University CIO Council. Represents the school in university-wide committees and groups, including outside partnerships, academic exchanges, and other ventures as appropriate.
Collaborates with Administrative Dean and Senior Staff to provide leadership in the overall administrative function of the school, and University-wide issues such as compliance, etc.
Responsible for engaging and developing current staff and bringing new talent to the team as needed. Creates a culture of respect, inclusion, and belonging.
Provides creative problem-solving on issues confronting the school and the department

This role manages 3-4 direct reports.

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Salary will be commensurate with experience

[Full-Time (Salaried)] Salary Range: 111900-204100

Schedule Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:
The position involves frequent use of a computer keyboard and mouse.

Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University’s COVID-19 Information Website.
Level of English Required: Advanced/Fluent

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