Chief Information Officer
Application deadline: November 27, 2023
Senior Consultant: Shirley Robinson Pippins
Consultant: Andrea Cowsert
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and Chancellor Dr. Steven R. Gonzales invite inquiries, applications, and nominations for the District’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer, is a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Council, and is the most senior executive officer responsible for providing leadership and direction to the units of the Information Technology Services (ITS) division. The CIO is responsible for system-wide planning, budgeting, security, coordination and integration of the information technology systems and resources that support MCCCD’s business, academic, and student goals.
The next CIO must be a collaborative leader who will work with their ITS leadership team to partner with other district divisions and the individual colleges to provide reliable, accessible, and secure enterprise systems and infrastructure. In doing so, the CIO is responsible for providing direction and leadership in the review of present IT systems and methods, and in the formation of new and revised systems that will position the ITS division to significantly improve the student experience across all colleges by providing student support through integrated processes and technology solutions. The successful candidate will provide energetic vision and develop a service-oriented culture, promoting open communication channels and enhancing relationships with stakeholders throughout the District, while being appreciative of the culture of each individual College within the District.
Maricopa County Community College District is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative community college systems. Popularly known as Maricopa Community Colleges, the District is comprised of 10 individually accredited colleges and 31 satellite locations serving approximately 100,000 students and employing over 10,000 faculty and staff. Since its founding in 1962, the Maricopa Community Colleges system has continued to be an essential resource for local communities in the Greater Phoenix Metro Area and a gateway to affordable higher education, particularly for disadvantaged, diverse, and first-generation students.
MCCCD is being assisted by Academic Search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion by contacting Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins at Shirley.Pippins@academicsearch.org or Andrea Cowsert at Andrea.Cowsert@academicsearch.org. Applications and nominations should be submitted electronically to MaricopaCIO@academicsearch.org. Applications must include a cover letter that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the position prospectus; a curriculum vitae; and a list of at least five professional references with contact information, including telephone and email, and a note indicating the candidate’s working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by November 27, 2023, can be assured full consideration. To learn more about Maricopa Community Colleges, please visit www.maricopa.edu, or to learn more about the search, please visit www.maricopa.edu/executive-searches/chief-information-officer-search.