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CIO & Assistant Dean, Instructional and IT&S (0669U), Berkeley Law - #27389

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POST DATE 9/11/2019
END DATE 11/5/2019

University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA
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Bachelors Degree


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CIO & Assistant Dean, Instructional and IT&S (0669U), Berkeley Law - #27389

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About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance academic and artistic, political and cultural make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

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For full consideration, please submit completed application by COB, Tuesday, August 21, 2019

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Law is one of the nation s premier law schools, located at one of the world s great universities, in one of the most vibrant places on the planet. As one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley, it is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation.

The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, American civil rights activist Pauli Murray, California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, president and founder of the Equal Justice Society Eva Paterson, United States Northern District of California Judge Thelton Henderson, and Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese.

The Chief Information Officer and Assistant Dean of Instructional & Information Technology and Services is responsible for providing the vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the school's strategic and tactical plan for information technology in support of its teaching and research mission. The CIO oversees the strategy, design, and development of solutions and policy measures to ensure effective and consistent information processing and systems support; develops and manages the School's information technology budgets; works closely with and establishes relationships of trust and credibility with the Dean and other members of the Law School's leadership, faculty, staff, students, colleagues in UC Berkeley's IT community and the larger UC system, counterparts from the other top ten law schools, vendors and consultants to accomplish goals and objectives. The CIO must be familiar with current and emerging trends in digital technologies, standards and technology policy. Leads and directs organizational and cross-unit teams in the areas of academic applications, enterprise infrastructure, endpoint management, business systems analysis, and technology policy. The CIO serves on campus and UC advisory committees that serve to advise the campus Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the UC IT Leadership Council (ITLC) on investment, strategy and policy.


Leadership and Strategic Planning
* Develops and drives strategic policies to align with law school s overall direction. Ensures that law school information technology services compare competitively with peer professional schools, particularly top ten law schools nationwide.
* Regularly leads critical projects for the law school, with high consequences of success or failure. Increasingly these projects are intended to generate desperately needed revenue for the law school. Examples include Online and Hybrid degree tracks and Executive Education programs.
* Plans, designs and implements Information Systems programs and establishes direction, policies and procedures for the law school. Identifies risks and responds accordingly. Works closely with senior administrators to address electronic security issues and to identify solutions that integrate with campus business processes and applications. Works closely with IT subject matter experts to develop policies that comply with campus policies and that are able to be implemented in our environment. Develops law school-specific solutions when campus does not have a readily available solution. Advocates for campus-wide solutions to campus-wide problems.
* Oversees through subordinate managers the analysis of the needs of functional partners and collaborates to establish strategies and priorities for systems design, implementation and changes of information processing systems. Serves as a subject matter expert for law school and campus technical staff on law school business processes for Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar s Office, Career Services, Development and Alumni Relations, Centers, Executive Education, Facilities, Human Resources, Faculty Support, Business Office, and is familiar with all the corresponding campus systems which support these units and how they integrate with law school specific applications. Represents the law school in negotiations with campus units for changes in business processes to meet or improve law school functions, modifications to campus systems, and integration with campus systems.
* Assures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with school goals and objectives. Serves as law school s representative for IT audits. Oversees the management of law school s hardware and software resource inventory.
* Drives change management by modifying and altering existing procedures and methods in an environment of dramatic growth and rapid change. Ensures that the law school information systems and technology team is able to respond nimbly to changing needs.
* Recommends changes to law school and campus policies and practices. Represents the law school and professional school needs on numerous campus committees that oversee IT strategic planning and technology spending, and collaborates in the development of new services and policies. Serves on law school committees to advise on IT related concerns; serves on campus committees to advocate for law school and professional school needs; and represents the law school on external IT organizations. Serves on technical advisory boards of groups that develop law school specific applications or offer law school specific services such as the Law School Admissions Council s Information Systems Development Advisory Group (LSAC ISDAG) and the Law Information Officers Group (composed of CIOs from the top ten law schools).
* Advises senior management on controversial situations, customer negotiations, or influencing and persuading other senior level managers regarding IT and Security matters.
* Works closely with other senior administrators to resolve problems throughout law school operations.
* Serves as a member of the dean s senior administrative team and advises dean as necessary on technology planning.
* Maintains thorough understanding of campus and law school business practices and protocols and applies these in IT operations as appropriate.
* Regularly consults with senior management on matters of significance and partners with campus IT departments to pilot solutions for campus-wide problems. The law school has partnered with campus to explore solutions for issues related to: cloud computing, mobile workforce, security, data analytics, accessibility, research computing, wireless, and more.
* Responsible for the employment, promotion, performance evaluation, training, motivation, counseling, and discipline of assigned employees.
* Responsible for the growth and development of the