Chief Information Officer - Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts

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Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

United States


Detailed Job Description

This search is being conducted by Korn Ferry. Korn Ferry invites confidential e-mail inquiries and expressions of interest sent to

Bentley University, located 12 miles west of Boston, is one of the nation's leading business universities, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader, one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve this goal, Bentley infuses an advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education.

Bentley enrolls approximately 4,200 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students, including around 40 Ph.D. students. The University offers 21 undergraduate majors and a comprehensive graduate program that includes Ph.D. programs in Business and Accountancy, an MBA for working professionals as well as two cohort-based MBAs, eight Masters of Science degrees and an integrated MS + MBA. Bentley also delivers custom executive education programs.

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the principal technology executive for the University with responsibility for planning and leading the University's information technology (IT) strategy and executing the plan in support of Bentley's mission and strategic plan. The CIO will oversee annual capital and operating budgets of over $22 million and lead six direct reports in the following areas: Library and Academic Technology Center (ATC); Administrative Computing; Client Services; Networks and Telecommunications; Systems Services; and Information Security and Privacy.

The CIO reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs regarding the ATC and the Library and to the Vice President for Administration and Finance for all other areas. The CIO will assist the Provost and Deans in developing strategies for online learning to meet future teaching/learning needs; support current and future students' needs for emerging technologies; and lead senior management in the design and delivery of enterprise-wide administrative systems to enable efficient, effective and secure processes and relevant management information.  

Additional Description of Duties:

In addition, well-developed leadership and management capabilities, including demonstrated success at leading and managing change in a complex, collaborative environment, are critical.  

Position Qualifications

Among the specific experiences and qualifications for the Bentley University Chief Information Officer are a Master's degree in business, technology or related field plus at least 10 years of progressively responsible managerial/leadership experience in an academic or similarly complex IT environment.

A proven track record of leadership, follow-through and proven results in IT and in setting and implementing a strategic vision for technological applications which support a highly diverse and demanding faculty, staff and student user community is required.

Bentley offers a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

This search is being conducted by Korn Ferry. Korn Ferry invites confidential e-mail inquiries and expressions of interest. Nominations and applications, which should include a resume/c.v. and cover letter explaining relevant experience, may be directed in complete confidence to:

David Mead-Fox, Ph.D.
Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry
265 Franklin Street, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02110

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.  

Keyword Phrases

  • VP for Admin & Finance
  • Chief Information Officer
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  • Corporate & Community Partnerships
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Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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