Chief Information Officer

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The Chief Information Officer will be responsible for the management, operation and strategic direction of Dallas College information technology. Position will be responsible for leading and supporting initiatives that contribute to the vibrancy, growth, and economic stability of Dallas County for future generations through a demonstrated understanding of the current systemic challenges to support desired outcome.

  • Able to determine how an integrated network will impact instructional and other activities across all aspects/areas of the district.
  • Ability to make informed decisions that are strategically and ethnically sound for both short and long-term initiatives.
  • Understands how current processes and operations affect the business and articulates strategies that support the vision and mission of the district and aligns resources toward the successful achievement of those goals.
  • Ability to partner and build relationships among colleagues, staff, faculty, vendors, business and industry leaders, etc., in order to facilitate/implement workable solutions in attaining technological, educational and economic goals.
  • Ability to apply strategic risk-taking and management skills to identify and eliminate barriers that hinder delivery results.
  • Skilled in recognizing transformational opportunities and applying them in real world settings.
  • Able to effectively communicate or collaborate information with a willingness to work as an active team member inside and outside the organization to facilitate positive results.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse communities.
  • Futurist in developing technology models that are conceptually sound, financially feasible and organizationally sustainable.
  • Ability to evaluate progress of innovation and adjust pace or direction accordingly.
  • Training and/or certification in Cyber Security methods, including but not limited to intrusion protection, forensics, systems\network preparation, recovery, identity management and governmental requirements.
  • Determines long range organizational information technology needs and develops overall strategy for systems development, software and hardware acquisition, and integration of cloud, remote Data Center, mainframe, mini, and micro computing applications.
  • Applies administrative and technical knowledge and skills to business situations that arise.
  • Understands and/or questions current processes or operations and uses information to reimage/realign the district and its colleges to meet business goals or expectations.
  • Utilizes strategic influencing capability to achieve highly effective engagement in order to help align current and future activities in terms of relationship between technical and business outcomes.
  • Leads and facilitates the pursuit of continuous improvement across the entire district.
  • Analyzes the needs and requirements of internal and external clients through the development of relationships, alliances and partnerships.
  • Maximizes the capabilities of staff as fundamental in order to deliver business excellence.
  • Identifies and proposes areas where technology, organization structure and day-to-day practices can be combined and refined to drive Dallas College toward its business goals.
  • Manages resources effectively to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Articulates the mission and goals of the Dallas College both within and outside the organization.
  • Creates an environment that values, allows and enables innovators to contribute ideas for improving existing products and services or developing new ones.
  • Makes innovative changes that bring about significant improvements in terms of performance and introduces new ways of thinking about business issues and technical solutions.
  • Responsible for the creation, monitoring and administration of the Information Technology Office budget.
  • Approves department related expenditures.
  • Responsible for managing a budget of $10M+.
  • Completes required Dallas College Professional Development training hours per academic year.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

  • Master’s degree or higher plus ten (10) of demonstrated leadership experience managing a complex, multi-million dollar organization including three (3) years of upper level administrative experience supervising individuals with varying responsibilities.
  • Training and/or certification in Cyber Security methods, including but not limited to intrusion protection, forensics, systems\network preparation, recovery, identity management and governmental requirements.
  • Official transcript will be required.
  • Bilingual preferred.

*** Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***


About Dallas College

Since 1965, Dallas College, formerly known as the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) has served more than three (3) million students. Dallas College is one of the largest community college systems in the state of Texas, which includes seven campus locations around the Dallas/Fort Worth area and strives to be a leader in the Community College space, placing students at the center of everything they do.

Dallas College serves more than 100,000 credit and continuing education students offering 300+ academic and technical degrees and over 100 high-demand career programs and training.

In June 2020, the Southern Association of Colleges, and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) approved the district’s plan to unify as a single institution, Dallas College. The new Dallas College encompasses Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland, which are now referred to as campuses instead of colleges.

By approving a comprehensive application detailing concrete steps on how the district would consolidate its colleges to better serve students, SACSCOC also granted the district a “level change,” allowing what is now Dallas College to offer a Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education and Teaching, the first four-year degree offered by the institution. Dallas College is also exploring opportunities to provide other four-year degrees in accordance with authorizing legislation enacted by the Texas Legislature.