Chief Information Officer

About the Position

Washington State College of Ohio invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief Information Officer.

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) provides vision and leadership for campus-wide technology efforts including formatting, evaluating, and implementing technology policies, procedures and initiatives to improve the quality and effectiveness of the academic and business operations of the college. Specific areas of responsibility include: Information Technology and Management Information Systems. The Chief Information Officer reports directly to the President of the College and serves as a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet.

Qualified candidates must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution with a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated technology leadership experience in planning, managing, and operating technologies. The ideal candidate will also possess strong management skills and experience in continuous improvement processes.

Essential Responsibilities
  • STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP: The CIO leads in developing and administering a comprehensive technology plan supporting the mission and goals of the college. The position leads the college’s efforts to move computer systems and technologies forward to ensure success in the areas of systems development, network architecture and services, administrative computing, telecommunications, web services, internet-based learning, and academic technology support. The CIO utilizes knowledge of changing and emerging trends in education and technology.
  • MANAGEMENT: The CIO is responsible for budget preparation, contract development, and negotiations. The CIO analyzes and estimates feasibility, costs, time, and compatibility of complex computer systems including: servers, printers, and software applications. The CIO provides direction for all information technology related issues including privacy, access, and security as well as ensures legal compliance with all federal and state rules and regulations.
  • HUMAN CAPITAL: The CIO supervises the activities and evaluates the performance of assigned staff. This includes providing direction, support, and professional development opportunities to staff while promoting a culture of quality customer service, collaboration, and accountability.
  • PROFESSIONALISM AND CULTURE: The CIO will demonstrate professionalism, provide quality customer service, and aids in maintaining a positive culture in accordance with the College’s values. This includes maintaining positive working relationships, confidentiality, positive communication, accurate records, and an organized and safe working environment. Additionally, it includes exhibiting flexibility, a willingness to learn, ability to change, and maintenance of current technology skills.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated technology leadership experience in planning, managing, and operating computer networks, including knowledge of VLANs and Active Directory.
  • Required knowledge of and experience with emerging technologies including systems management for Windows and Linux, network and firewall administration. Familiarity with Scale Computing virtualization platforms, Sophos firewalls, and Unifi access points strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of VOIP, phone, and security systems preferred.
  • Experience with technologies used in higher education preferred.
  • Skill set to include strong management skills and experience in continuous improvement processes.
About Washington State College of Ohio

Arts & Sciences

Washington State College of Ohio (WSCO) is a two-year community college nestled on 180 acres of rolling, wooded hills in Marietta, Ohio. Since 1971, WSCO has grown from four graduates in its first year to more than 10,000 alumni. With more than 1,700 students, the College offers a variety of educational opportunities, including both associate degrees and certificates, to students and members of the surrounding communities.


WSCO boasts one of the highest graduation rates among all 23 community colleges in Ohio. As a comprehensive college, WSCO is committed to the growth and vitality of the region. Through quality, affordable education and training opportunities, cultural activities, and community service, the College enriches the lives of its students and their families, inspiring people to reach their full potential.
For more information about Washington State College of Ohio, visit our about page.

About the Community

Marietta is the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory and has been cited as one of the best “adventure towns” in the country by National Geographic. Marietta’s small town charm and natural beauty provide the perfect backdrop for mountain biking and hiking adventures, or exploring the art galleries and museums of downtown Marietta.

How to Apply

To apply for this position:

  • Please email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and the WSCO Online Employment Application, to
  • Please include your name and the position for which you are applying in the subject line.
  • Positions will remain open until a candidate is placed in the position and/or until the College closes the search.
  • Only those submissions that are complete, as outlined within this application process and submitted by the application deadline posted, will be included in the initial consideration.
  • All other submissions may be considered, if the screening process has not been initiated and/or completed.
  • If hired, official transcripts will be requested and required.
Washington State College of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.

Chief Information Officer

Candidates for this position will be considered until position is filled.

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