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Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

HCC is currently seeking a Chief Information Officer, who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity

You: A problem solver at heart, you enjoy working with both business processes and technology, and it brings you great joy to see people and systems working in harmony.

Your mission: With a sense of urgency, create, develop and launch the Next Generation "data and information rich" Technology Structure throughout the organization.

Next steps: If this sounds like the exciting and rewarding challenge you’ve been looking for, your next step should be to submit your application today!

Job Summary

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) will report
directly to the Senior Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration, and Chief
Financial Officer (CFO), and is responsible for system-wide coordination of
Information Technology (IT) and the following functions:  IT department team leadership and
development, enterprise architecture, cyber security, applications development,
data center operations, disaster recovery operations, system design, capacity
planning, system integration, database management, telephony, network design
management, customer service, technical support, and quality management.  This includes system-wide IT governance and
coordination of policy development, including the integration of all facilities
and construction of new buildings, strategic technology requirements planning,
budgeting, acquisition, implementation and support of information technology
and services, development, installation, facilities, operation maintenance and


The CIO will champion and provide leadership for the
design and implementation of the next life cycle of information technology with
a concise focus on planning, initiating, and delivering an integrated
communications and information system that tracks student activity through the
entirety of their life cycle at the College. This position will address and
further enhance HCCs transition to software-as-a-service, ensuring that
technology is an organizational unifier and value amplifier.


The CIO will be a guide in the selection of hardware
and software tools that unify organizations systems and that allows users to
advance their capabilities and responsiveness to the student and organizational


This position is also expected to simplify and connect
instructional delivery resources that support varied teaching and learning
modalities and pedagogies. This position sets forth and implements strategies,
systems and support to implement a cloud-based enterprise resource planning
system, greater website visibility and design, and advanced use of artificial
intelligence to create efficiencies at all work levels, and other


Responsible for the design, execution and
effectiveness of a system of internal controls, which provides reasonable
assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded,
and financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws,
regulations, policies and procedures.


Manages Talent Engagement activities for direct
reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination,
training, development, mentoring, counseling, and performance evaluations.



Provide leadership and strategic direction in the overall
management of IT services to ensure effective performance for all users,
including applications, telecommunications, telephony, internet, web services
and email.  Serve as the CIO  for internal and external constituencies,
which requires working with the college’s senior executive team to provide (1)
in-depth understanding of general and IT executive management issues and
trends, (2) in-depth understanding of IT industry hardware, software, and
strategy trends, and (3) thorough understanding of industry training and talent
management trends for IT employees.


Provide oversight, leadership, direction of the IT
operations as well as staff performance to ensure goals and objectives of the
institution’s strategic plan and related business plans and budget are met in a
timely manner.  Oversee the hiring and
management of IT staff, including the direction of training and development of
all IT staff.


Provide change management leadership to enable the
delivery of advanced technologies and cloud-based systems and services in a
large complex organization.


Provide leadership and navigate interpersonal
relationships among and within multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-ethnic
organizations and matrix organizations.


Communicate the strategic, complex and dynamic nature
of IT to broad and diverse audiences in a plain-talk and effective manner.


Build sustainable budgets for the future that optimize
resources to the fullest extent, and effectively manage an annual operating
budget of $13.9 million and $26.9 million in Capital and Technology budgets,
which includes the on-going auditing and accounting for a cost-effective


Responsible for contract and asset management
regarding negotiations, maintenance of all assets, account decommissions, and
secure disposal.


Maintain high level of expertise (including that of
emerging technology) in the capture, storage, processing and dissemination of
information including networking, landline and wireless communication,
internet, management software, enterprise application software, hosting
services, and other relevant technologies/products.  Support all facilities, equipment and other
resources.  Maintain appropriate
documentation and diagrams for all networks, server set-ups and local
applications. Oversee maintenance of all networks. Maintain levels of security
and disaster recovery protection consistent with needs of the institution.  Oversee the development and administration of
best practices for all operational requirements, information technology
policies and procedures. 


Ensure institutional compliance with licensing
agreements for the institution hardware and software assets while maintaining
knowledge of recent research pertaining to pertinent aspects of IT trends and
direction and initiates transitions to new technologies as appropriate for the


Represent the institution in interfacing with external
agencies, outside vendors and other organizations; audits information system
use for compliance with federal and state regulations and HCC purchasing


Oversee the development, management and monitoring of
the Information Technology customer communication and internal and external
marketing strategies for IT operations and strategic plans.


Demonstrate commitment to collaborative
decision-making, results based management, continuous improvement and
student/customer service in an environment conductive to teamwork and mutual
support.  Direct the IT governance
process to ensure broad input and support of its strategic agenda.

Perform other duties, tasks and assignments as


& Experience 

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Management Information Systems or other comparable field required

  • Master degree preferred

  • 10 years demonstrated experience of managing a large size Information Technology Department in a consulting, outsourced or company environment required

  • Experience in a higher education institution/community college preferred

& Certification

  • Valid Texas Driver License

  • MS Office Programs

  • Information Management Systems

  • Budget Management      


  • Acting as a Champion for Change

  • Thinking like an Entrepreneur

  • Driving for Results

  • Leveraging Opportunities

  • Setting a Strategic Vision

  • Attracting & Developing Talent

  • Inspiring & Motivating Others

  • Acting Strategically

  • Demonstrating Beliefs & Principals

  • Managing Resources


General office. 
May frequently be required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to handle or
feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision and distance vision.  Use of personal computing equipment,
telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopier, file cabinets, and
calculator.  Manual dexterity, ability to
lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use 2-step stool while
safely lifting and lowering boxes. 
Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other
business-related events.  May be required
to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.


  This job class may contain positions that are
security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education
Code § 51.215

The Organization
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team
Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you’ll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We’ll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.
The Opportunity
You: Innovator. Pacesetter. Agent of change. If you’re a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we’re looking for you.  

Highlights: We are currently seeking an exceptional individual who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service. 

 Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you’re a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities: 

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.

  • Approximately 145 languages are spoken here.

  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.

  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.

  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.

  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.

  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines. 

If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away. 


EEO Statement

Houston Community
College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex,
gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual
orientation or veteran’s status.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the non-discrimination policies

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title
IX Coordinator

of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517                                    

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or

HCC values its employees and their
contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and
development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that
encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to
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