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Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement                                  

In addition to its commitment to a
harassment-free educational and working environment, the College is an equal employment opportunity employer. The College is committed to a
policy of equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable state and federal laws on the
matter. The College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender, pregnancy, childbirth, or
related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability,
medical condition or medical leave, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law. The College also prohibits
the harassment of any employee on any of these bases.


Claremont, CA

Job Posting


Job Details and Requirement:

   This position will be responsible for overseeing, managing, and providing key operational leadership
over the Information Technology Services department at Claremont McKenna College.  The position will work closely with, and report to, the
Chief Financial Officer to develop strategy and priorities for enterprise IT projects and initiatives.  The incumbent will possess deep
infrastructure and technology leadership skills while embracing the opportunity to be a strategic partner with executive leadership.


  • Manage all operations and activities of information technology on campus.  These
    activities include but are not limited to, computing, networking, portals, instructional technology, information security, purchasing of
    equipment, maintenance of equipment, annual budgeting, and planning operations.

  • Supervise and lead staff within the
    Information Technology Services department, fostering opportunities for professional development, training, and mentoring of ITS staff

  • Manage and coordinate any outsourcing activities, including maintaining excellent working relationships with
    Information Technology Services department at The Claremont Colleges Services.  Participate in various intercollegiate committees,
    representing the College on consortia matters.

  • Establish a collaborative environment at all levels of the organization that
    facilitates input into the IT strategy development process and the communication of strategies and outcomes.

  • Provide planning
    and execution leadership for key strategic projects that span across departments and stakeholders.

  • Engage with senior
    management to determine strategic direction and priorities.

  • Embody continuous improvements in information technology services
    by participating in initiatives to implement relevant changes to instructional and administrative technology tools.

  • Keep pace
    with emerging technology in Higher Education to ensure relevancy of the College’s IT strategy.

:  Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential
functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable
accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects and to accomplish
    business objectives. High degree of comfort working within a collaborative, team-based culture.

  • Must have broad understanding
    of information technology in higher education, practical business judgment and administrative skills with an emphasis on bringing complex
    projects to completion as quickly as possible.

  • Excellent organizational skills, project management skills, people skills,
    analytical skills and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated technology leadership within a related

  • Communication, presentation and speaking skills to deliver reviews, training, and updates to management, board
    members, and staff.

  • Ability to integrate within a dynamic agile environment.

  • Vendor management and the ability
    to effectively negotiate business critical agreements.

  • Engage with CMC’s technology peers as needed.

  • Ability
    to travel on occasion, as needed.

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

  • Performs other
    essential duties and tasks specific to the position.


EDUCATION:  Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field or equivalent combination of education
and experience is required.

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum ten (10) year of experience in information technology, including experience
with managing relationships with senior leadership, Board of Trustees, or other regulatory groups. Experience in an academic setting a plus.

LICENSES:  A valid driver’s license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings is required.


HOURS:   The regular hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. 
Hours may vary due to the needs of the College or department.

CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS:  This is a full-time, 12 months per
year, benefits-eligible, exempt level position.

REPORTS TO:  Chief Financial Officer

successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check.  Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of
the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.

ADA/OSHA:  This job description
defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position.  It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the
essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.  It may also
include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA).  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by
employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties,
responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop,
the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

Employment with the College is “at-will” meaning that the terms of employment may be changed with or without notice, with or without cause,
including, but not limited to termination, demotion, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, duties, and location of work.  There is no
agreement express or implied between the College and you for continuing or long-term employment. While the College has every hope that
employment relationships will be mutually beneficial and rewarding, employees and the College retain the right to terminate the employment
relationship at will, at any time, with or without cause.  The President is the only person who can modify or alter the at-will employment

Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with
applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability,
mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by state or federal law.  Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont,
California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490.  All applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for an open

Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents
verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicant’s acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is
contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College’s automobile liability insurance. Promotion from within is encouraged whenever
qualified employees of Claremont McKenna College are available. Interested employees of the College are urged to contact the Office of Human
Resources if qualified for any open position. Please do not contact departments directly.

Disability Accommodations   

In compliance with applicable laws ensuring equal
opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, CMC will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental
limitations of an otherwise qualified individual (applicant or employee) with a disability if the disability affects the performance of
essential job functions, unless the accommodation results in an undue hardship for the College. Employment decisions are based on the merit
and not an individual’s disability.               

An applicant or employee who requires an accommodation should contact the
immediate supervisor and the Human Resources Office. If multiple accommodations are identified that do not pose an undue hardship for the
College, the selection of an accommodation will be at CMC’s discretion. To request disability accommodation for any part of the application
or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (909) 621-8490 or for assistance.


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