Technology Strategy Officer

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Northridge
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

At CSUN we aspire to continually grow as an inclusive, cooperative community! 

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.



Under the broad direction of the Vice President for Information Technology & CIO and as a member of the IT Leadership Team, the Technology Strategy Officer is responsible for technology strategic planning, new service development, relationship management and outreach for the Division of IT. The Officer enables the implementation of the University’s technology strategic plan (IT Roadmap) while maintaining its alignment with CSUN’s institutional plan.

  • The individual in this role oversees teams responsible for developing the IT budget, financial and vendor management, workforce planning and development, recruiting and retention, project portfolio management, communications, SOLAR Security Administration.
  • In collaboration with the Vice President and CIO, the Technology Strategy Officer works with other members of the senior leadership team to establish technology roadmaps, build long-range financial plans, and implement initiatives to apply technology in support of CSUN’s strategic priorities.
  • The Technology Strategy Officer serves as the primary liaison and staff support for IT governance and advisory committees.
  • As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university’s vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited institution with a Bachelor’s degree in a job-related field. Master’s degree, strongly preferred.
  • Equivalent to six (6) years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience required; with three of the six years in a managerial role.
  • Management experience in an information technology organization serving multiple stakeholders with diverse technology and support service needs.
  • Experience successfully overseeing technology budgets with multiple sources and uses of funds, negotiating and overseeing vendor partnerships, handling personnel matters and developing staffing plans.
  • Experience successfully managing the implementation of complex projects requiring technology and organizational change.
  • Experience using project management skills in an information technology environment.
  • Experience in handling personnel matters, strongly preferred.
  • Higher education information technology experience strongly preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with experience preparing and presenting information clearly and concisely to a wide-range of internal, external and customer constituents, including technical and non-technical executives.
  • Working knowledge of financial management, and human resources principles, and practices.
  • Strong organizational, supervisory, and interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external resources. Demonstrated contributions to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and access goals in an organization.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of building and leading strong teams and strong decision-making skills, ability to rely on data for informing decisions.
  • Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
  • Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
  • Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $190,000 - $210,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
  • The position is currently hybrid (3 days in office, 2 days remote); however, this is subject to change based on student and/or operational needs.


General Information

  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • The person holding this position may be considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
  • Applications received through June 17, 2024, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
  • The CSU recommends that faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.


Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran or military status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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