Vice President, Information Systems and Technology

Massachusetts, United States
06 Nov 2018
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06 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

VICE PRESIDENT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY, Information Systems and Technology (IS&T), to provide strategic leadership, vision, and management for MIT’s IS&T organization.  IS&T focuses on both emerging solutions and enabling services for MIT’s computing environment.  The VP will lead an organization of 250 staff and oversee a budget of $90M.  Will be charged with computing infrastructure, cloud-based services, and expert consultation on the use of innovative technologies and services across MIT; and serve as a member of the president’s Academic Council, which consists of the Institute’s senior leadership and the Information Technology Governance Committee, a decision-making body reporting to the provost and executive vice president and treasurer.  It will be critical for the VP to build strong relationships with MIT’s leaders, acting as a true partner in making IT an enabler that supports research, administration, and academic/student services. 

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a master’s degree in computer or information science or related field; at least fifteen years of progressive IT experience in a collaborative, decentralized, and service-oriented IT operation; a minimum of five years’ leading decision making in a large scale, cloud-based computing environment; experience with SAAS, data management, storage and access, cloud computing services, API-development, and integration service capabilities (with deep expertise in one); and an understanding of the academic environment, including consensus decision-making, faculty governance, and working with student experts.  Must be able to posture IS&T to operate in a changing IT products and services marketplace; motivate staff, offer transparent leadership through change, and sustain a culture of teamwork; and partner and communicate effectively with IT directors throughout the Institute.  Job #16683


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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