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CUNY Chief Information Officer in Queens, New York

Chief Information Officer

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LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time




Founded in 1971 in Long Island City, Queens, LaGuardia Community College is one of seven community colleges of the City University of New York/CUNY. In 2019, LaGuardia served over 30,000 students in pre-college, associate degree, and continuing education programs. Major areas of study include Health Sciences, STEM, Business and Technology, and Liberal Arts. Consistent with the diversity of Queens, 56 percent of LaGuardia students are born outside of the United States. More than half are first-generation college students. Sixty-nine percent live in Queens; the rest come from Brooklyn and beyond. Virtually all LaGuardia students are ethnic minorities (88 percent), 58 percent are women, and 31 percent are over the age of 25. Forty-eight percent of LaGuardia students are Hispanic, making the college a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Sixty-six percent of LaGuardia students receive financial aid. Slightly less than half attend part-time, often because they need to work to support their families. LaGuardia ranked fifth among U.S. community colleges in economic mobility – moving low-income students into the middle class and beyond – in a 2017 Stanford University study. For more information about LaGuardia please visit

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Administration, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) provides leadership for information technology resources and services in support of the College's academic mission and related administrative tasks. In particular, the CIO is responsible for researching, recommending, and implementing emerging technologies and creating an environment fostering teaching and learning with technology.

This position plays a key role in the planning, development, implementation, and integration of its information technology policy, resources, and operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for all areas within the Information Technology Department, including project management, instructional computing, administrative computing, telecommunications, user support, network management, web services, database management, and programming. They oversee all central operations in these areas and ensures efficient utilization of available resources and high quality of all support services by maintaining an efficient organizational structure and by providing ongoing IT staff development and training.

The CIO collaborates with key higher-level administrators, to plan and set the direction for all matters involving computer technology campus-wide including voice, video, and data networks and is fiscally responsible and accountable for the central IT budget. The CIO establishes standards and manages the necessary infrastructure to facilitate the exchange of information and to assure appropriate security, connectivity, interoperability, reliability for all centralized IT operations.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Oversee IT policies, standards, practices and security measures to ensure effective and consistent information processing operations while safeguarding information resources; collaborating with CUNY CIS and campuses in deploying standardized technologies;

• Implement best practices for web, systems/data security, data retention/destruction, disaster recovery/business continuity and vendor relationships to ensure standards are satisfied in on-premise and hosted/cloud environments;

• Manage department finance and budgets with multiple funding sources along with vendor/product negotiation and evaluations;

• Effectively working with computing networks (wired/wireless), telecom, server and storage operations (virtualized, physical, and off-campus), database systems, business intelligence/data analytics, systems design and implementation, cloud/Saas applications, and academic/classroom technologies to support administration and instruction;

• Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and senior administrators throughout the college to develop and implement appropriate uses. of technology;

• Develop and implement IT Service Management processes and SLA's for both infrastructure (Help Desk) and Applications Support. Establish performance objectives and define IT metrics that support our service management objectives;

• Manage and maintain broad base of technical knowledge in IT systems and emerging technology trends and issues, particularly in higher education;

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Administration and participating in critical institution­wide initiatives as needed.

This position is based in Queens, NY.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to their campus.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.


• Master's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or other related field.

• At least 10 years of senior IT leadership experience, including 5 years as a senior manager/director or above.

Experience working in a higher education environment is a plus.

• Extensive knowledge and experience implementing and managing complex technology projects, local and wide area networks, and telecommunications systems.

• PMP, ITIL and other related industry certifications

• Extensive familiarity with compliance and implementation of accessibility 508 standards.

• Experience responding to litigation/e-discovery requests.

• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; ability to manage and motivate teams, including the ability to give and receive constructive feedback and resolve conflict.


Assistant Vice President


$150.000 - $170,000

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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December 21 2022


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.