Howard University Mission
Howard University is a comprehensive,
research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high
academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the
University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the
development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States
and throughout the world.
Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University
Under the direction of the Executive
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), directs the planning, development and implementation of the Enterprise Technology
Services’ (ETS) strategic plan and operational initiatives in support of the administrative, research, and academic information technology
and systems for the Howard University community. S/he provides leadership for information technology efforts through strategic planning,
systems management, resource acquisition, new technology evaluation and user consultation, and to provided strategic leadership and
enhancement of information technology systems to support the Howard mission of building an interactive, student and research centered
institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning. The CIO is expected to demonstrate significant depth and breadth of leadership
expertise to establish strategic direction and develop strategic relationships with key stakeholders; and moderate expertise in the broader
IT functional and operational competencies. The CIO sets the vision and direction to inspire and drive continuous improvement in the
execution of strategic and operational initiatives.
The CIO is responsible
for formal supervision, coaching, and orienting others; and assigning and reviewing their work.
The CIO deals with abstract concepts and a high degree of complexity. Internal contacts include Cabinet members,
institution officials, and administrators, faculty, and staff of the institution at large. External contacts may include vendors,
consultants and the general public.
vision and leadership for institution-wide technology strategy and operations through consultation and understanding of constituent
- Develops and implements policies, operational procedures, and organizational structures and establishes quality control
standards/procedures that will improve timeliness and quality of services to the campus.
- Organizes department functions and
assigns and aligns staff responsibilities to meet unit goals and to achieve a high level of end user satisfaction.
- Leads and
directs technical teams responsible for the development and delivery of systems and services and responds to present and future needs of the
institution as well as develop and implement ongoing staff development programs.
- Provides leadership in building partnerships and
identifying funding opportunities to support campus information technology services.
- Provides guidance for the establishment of
institutional technology strategy and priorities and to identify, research, and implement new technology if suitable.
communicates and collaborates with University officials in an effort to continuously refine and improve the quality and accessibility of
technology within the institution.
- Develops implements and maintains network security and access protocols and directs systems
installation and development projects.
- Directs implementation and management of network systems supporting multiple protocols,
operating environments, and connections to other networks.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Ability to apply current knowledge of the sound principles of information technology
management, performance management and organizational structures to the accomplishment of departmental goals and objectives.
Thorough knowledge of information technology and digital multimedia information systems and access environments.
knowledge of hybrid cloud environments, virtualized computing systems,software applications, network operating systems, and information
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
- Excellent supervisory, interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal
- Ability to manage projects and priorities with a strong emphasis on detail and accuracy.
- Knowledge of
PeopleSoft issues and procedures.
- Knowledge of management procedures and methods.
- Master’s degree in an information technology related field or an equivalent combination of
education and experience or a related field and 10 years of progressively responsible technical systems and management experience.
15 years of related work experience may be substituted in lieu of educational qualifications7 – 10 years of managerial experience with 5 to
7 years of executive management experience.
Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these
requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related
duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not
be construed as a contract for employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and
Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 202-806-1280.