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Chief Information Officer

Computing and Information Services

Reed College seeks a creative and collaborative leader to serve as the Chief Information Officer (CIO). Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty and serving as a member of the college's senior staff, the CIO will facilitate all aspects of information technology (IT) strategy, guide the selection of technology investment priorities, and foster the development of the Computing and Information Services (CIS) team. 

The CIO will have broad influence across the college with the ability to contribute directly to its success. The CIO will be expected to challenge the ways IT is typically practiced, implementing novel systems and practices that better serve Reed’s community members. The CIO will join a diverse and collaborative college leadership team with the expectation that they uphold Reed’s values including those reflected in Reed’s diversity and anti-racism statements.

Who You Are

  • You listen, synthesize, mediate, lead, explain, and communicate to diverse stakeholders with varying understanding of technology.
  • You bring a track record of innovation and creativity in the application and management of technology.
  • You resonate with the values of a mission driven institution and have an understanding of the strategic issues facing higher education.
  • You have made significant contributions to implementing enterprise-wide technologies (e.g., ERP, Learning Management System, Identity Management) and change management strategies to facilitate significant process change and service improvement.
  • You are able to facilitate the selection and adoption of technology to create distinct educational experiences and excellence in teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.
  • You have ideas and experiences that will shape how Reed leverages data and technology to support student success strategies and enhance the student experience.
  • You foster a culture of trusted partnership, service, and continuous improvement within an IT team.
  • You introduce technology solutions and services that are inclusive, equitable, and accessible.
  • You attract and retain a diverse, high performing team of IT professionals.
  • You understand technology-related risks including those related to information security, privacy, business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • You have at least five years of IT management experience in a complex organization with multiple stakeholders and diverse technology needs.

What You’ll Do

  • Guide and mentor a staff of thirty-seven and oversee a service portfolio comprising instructional technology, administrative computing, infrastructure, user support and web support services.
  • Develop strategies to support Reed’s distinct academic and administrative technology requirements.
  • Maintain and enhance the high reliability, security, and responsiveness of our current system and capabilities.
  • Plan for the optimization or replacement of all or portions of the college’s student information and administrative systems (ERP).
  • Implement innovative systems and practices that enhance the quality of work life for faculty and staff.
  • Enhance support for research including storage and management of data, high performance computing and research software.
  • Mature the college’s technology, organizational capability and data management strategies to expand the use of data in decision-making.
  • Champion diversity and inclusive excellence by creating technology services and processes that are inclusive, equitable, and accessible.
  • Support the college’s focus on student success and the student experience.
  • Improve structures and processes to partner with individuals and groups across the college to develop strategies and set priorities.

Application Instructions

Inquiries and nominations may be directed in confidence to Next Generation partners Mary Beth Baker or Phil Goldstein. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and response to the diversity, equity and inclusion prompt to

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Prompt: Please describe how you have contributed to diversity, equity, inclusion and community growth in your present leadership role. Additionally, how would you use your skills and experiences to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified.

Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.