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Vice President of Information and Technology 

About the Organization OUR MISSION
Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.

Geneva College is a Christian liberal arts college in the reformed tradition located about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1848 by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva has majors in both liberal arts and pre-professional programs, and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Geneva's faculty provide a challenging education that prepares students for careers, for further education, and for life. In all fields of study, students are challenged to explore the implications of the Christian faith on their discipline. Geneva has approximately 2,000 students enrolled in its various programs taught by its faculty of nearly 80 members. The college seeks to prepare students to serve Christ and the world in all areas of society, including work, family, and the church. Geneva is a founding member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
 
Position Vice President of Information and Technology  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Beaver Falls - Staff and Faculty Only  
Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Vice President of Information & Technology reports directly to the President and provides leadership to the college with responsibility for:

  • Mission Support: Discern and navigate the multi-faceted and distinct IT needs across campus units and functions.
  • IT Team: Lead and develop the college’s IT staff, including Infrastructure/Networks/Servers (3 staff members); Application Services (3 staff members); Technology Services/Help Desk (3 staff members + student workers); Mail/Print Services (4 staff members); Campus Safety/Security (Director + Part-time Officers)
  • IT Budget: Build operating and long-term capital budgets in IT that align with and contribute to institutional budget processes and priorities.
  • Academic Program: Lead the technology systems and components related to academics, from registration to classroom and online programs and program assessment (in collaboration with the Provost). Advise and support in-house online education programs.
  • Student Information System: Oversee the student information system (Jenzabar) including the range of associated IT products in use across the College. Lead system assessment.
  • Cybersecurity: Develop and maintain protocols and policies to protect the College from cyberattacks.
  • Institutional Tech & Data: Lead the Information Technology Operating Committee and oversee College data governance and data analytics working groups.
  • Automation & Partnerships: Identify and evaluate opportunities to automate regular College business functions including prospective vendor relationships.
  • Cloud Strategy: Establish cloud strategy for data storage and backup, including determining the impact on operating and capital budgets.
  • Compliance: Responsible for compliance with all applicable information security laws and regulations, including, but not limited to identity theft (red flag), privacy (FERPA, HIPAA, GLBA, etc.), and consumer protection (PCI).

 

As a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Vice President provides counsel to the President and collaborates with other executive officers to develop and implement strategies that support and enhance the mission and vision of Geneva College, as well as exhibits behavior consistent with Geneva’s core values and standards of conduct.

 
Position Requirements

Exhibits behavior that is consistent with and supportive of Geneva’s mission, vision, core values and standards of conduct:

  1. Geneva Mission Statement: Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.
  2. Vision Statement: Geneva College will inspire students to integrate faith in Christ into all aspects of life in the real world, and to serve faithfully within their callings for Christ and Country.
  3. Core Values:
    1. Serve with grace
    2. Pursue Godly wisdom
    3. Foster academic strength
    4. Engage culture faithfully
    5. Inspire vibrant hospitality
    6. Honor one another
  4. Standards of Conduct: Employees of Geneva College will affirm upon hire, and annually thereafter, their promise to abide by the College’s Standard of Conduct Policy. All employees must conduct their personal affairs so there can be no opportunity for unfavorable reflections upon the Christian beliefs and mission of the College, either expressed or implied. It is expected that employees will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with biblical standards, values, and character. These standards of personal conduct do not apply to family members and/or friends of the employee

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:

Required: The Vice President of Information & Technology will be a knowledgeable professional with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree pertinent to the role and five years of professional technology leadership experience. Preferred: Experience in Christian higher education, advanced degree, executive level leadership experience. In addition to these basic qualifications, the next Vice President will be:

  • A person of authentic Christian character and conversant in the college’s Reformed confession and heritage, evidenced in:
    • A deep commitment to Jesus Christ and His word, resulting in a mature Christian walk,
    • Prayerful dependence on God’s provision and the guidance of the Holy Spirit,
    • An understanding and application of biblical principles for the stewardship of time, talent and treasure, with faithful service and follow-through on commitments.
  • A gifted leader who:
    • Earns respect and establishes rapport with colleagues, students and their families and external constituents,
    • Encourages their teams and team members to adopt best practices, maintain high standards and reach ambitious goals,
    • Inspires their teams and team members to accomplish their work with excellence, integrity and a sense of mission,
    • Presents the mission of Geneva College winsomely and articulates the value of a liberal arts education within the college’s Reformed confession and heritage,
    • Thinks strategically and creatively, and makes and communicates difficult decisions firmly, yet graciously in a God-honoring way.
  • A competent team member who:
    • Portrays an internal energy and work ethic,
    • Possesses excellent writing skills and strong verbal communication skills in large and small group settings, including the ability to persuade and to listen patiently in personal conversations,
    • Works with a level of cultural intelligence well suited to Geneva’s openness to students of any race and faith, to build a student body that reflects the membership of every nation and tribe and people and language in the Kingdom of Christ.
 
EOE Statement Geneva College does not discriminate in hiring or in terms and conditions of employment based on an individual's race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin. As a Christian college rooted in the evangelical and Reformed tradition and governed by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, compliance with Geneva's Christian views is considered a bona fide occupational qualification under Sections 702 & 703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act as amended, and will have a direct impact on employment consideration.  
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