Chief Information Officer

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Date posted: 2013-12-03

Memorial University of Newfoundland is the home of 21st-century explorers keen to develop their innate creativity and ingenuity. On four campuses (the St. John's campus, and the Marine Institute campus in St. John's; Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook; and the Harlow Campus in England) and via distance technology, about 19,000 students and 5,000 faculty and staff from more than 90 countries learn, teach, research, create and engage. Memorial is the natural place where people and ideas become.

As the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) you will significantly impact the culture of information, security, privacy, and technological advancement within the University and lead Memorial's operational practices to better support and enable academic, research, teaching and administration functions of the university. Reporting jointly to the Provost and Vice President (Academic) and the Vice President (Administration and Finance), you will set the vision, strategy and long-term implementation approach to transform Memorial's information practices. You will work to strengthen relationships with faculty, staff, students, alumni and stakeholders to develop an information management and technology plan that is closely aligned with their needs.

You are an accomplished leader possessing a post-secondary degree combined with significant experience in information and technology management. A strategic thinker with well developed business acumen, you have a proven ability to lead the development of information and technology strategy that supports organizational outcomes. You understand the complexity of a university community engaged in learning, teaching, research and administration with a global network that is always on the leading edge of innovation.

You naturally build relationships based on listening, adding value and seeking solutions. An effective project and change manager, your collaborative approach motivates, inspires, and guides people to achieve operational excellence. You are focused on realizing results, have an innovative and continuous improvement mind set, and are not content with the status quo, respectfully challenging others to think creatively. You have the ability to create a team culture that supports decision-making processes, encourages independent thought, and creates success that is built around analytics and the promotion of information as a strategic enabler.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Anna Stuart or James Laing at 902-422-4886 or submit your application online at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minorities.

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