Chief Information Officer

Posted: 11/30/2021

The Nebraska State College System (NSCS) invites applications for the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). 

The CIO is responsible for providing leadership for the information technology (IT) function at the NSCS. The CIO provides the vision and strategic, tactical, and operational leadership necessary to ensure that the System Office has the resources (infrastructure and services) and technology solutions to optimize its performance and alignment with strategic and operational goals of the System. Equally important, in close collaboration with the Colleges’ (Chadron State College, Peru State College, Wayne State College) IT and leadership, the NSCS CIO provides the vision and leadership to conceptualize, develop and implement system-wide IT strategic planning processes. The position accomplishes this through a close partnership with the Colleges’ leadership teams, consistently reflecting a respectful, constructive, and collaborative style. The full position description is available here.   

The CIO reports to the Chancellor. This position has no direct reports and thus no supervisory responsibilities. The CIO collaborates with all System leadership and staff to ensure that digital transformational efforts work in concert with the strategic direction of the NSCS.  The position is based in the NSCS Office in Lincoln, Nebraska with some remote work. 

Qualifications include:

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of progressive leadership experience in Information Technology Management.
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience in public higher education is preferred. However, applicants from other IT leadership backgrounds will be considered provided that they can illustrate an appreciation of how the higher education industry is distinctively different than other industries.

The position start date is negotiable within the Spring-Early Summer 2022 timeframe. The search will remain open until the position is filled. 

Salary is commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package is provided. 

Email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to nscs@nscs.edu or mail to:

Nebraska State College System
1327 H Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE  68508

Applications received by January 15, 2022, will receive priority consideration. 

About the Nebraska State College System

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, and established in 1867, the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges is the governing board for three state colleges: Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State. An established partner within the rural communities they serve, the colleges provide an engaging, personalized, and rewarding college experience. NSCS is committed to providing a high-quality four-year education that is affordable and accessible to all students. To learn more about the NSCS, visit www.nscs.edu

This position is subject to Veterans Preference. Employment offers are conditional upon satisfactory background checks.

The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. The NSCS has designated an individual to coordinate non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the General Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Employee Relations.