Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. N/A
Administrative Grade Level Administrative Grade Level III
Collective Bargaining Unit N/A
College/Department Instructional & Information Technology (I&IT) Division
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Management Personnel Plan (MPP III)
Application Materials Required University Application, Letter of Interest and Qualifications, Current Vitae or Resume, and References Required
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Recruitment Closing Date Open Until Filled. First consideration will be given to complete application packages received no later than February 17, 2014


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, popularly known as Cal Poly Pomona, seeks a talented and accomplished technology leader to serve as Associate Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Projects & Support.  Reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the new Associate CIO and CIO will guide the development and implementation of an IT strategy that will help lead this unique institution into an exciting new era as it continues to grow and distinguish itself within the California State University system.

Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and one of only seven such institutions nationally.  Located 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the university is in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions of the country. The university is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, located within an hour's drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The University’s 21,000 ethnically diverse students are enrolled in 60 baccalaureate and 26 master's degree programs with approximately 1,000 faculty members. For additional information about the University, please visit our website at

The mission of the Instructional & Information Technology (I&IT) Division is to provide stewardship, leadership, and service in support of the teaching and learning mission of the university.  To accomplish its mission I&IT provides technology solutions, expert consultation, and leadership that enables members of the university community to make maximum use of the appropriate information technology tools in their learning, teaching, research, outreach, administration and student support activities. 

The Project & Support Group is responsible for overseeing all new and existing campus-wide technology initiatives.  The group is responsible for continuously enhancing the practices of project management, organizational governance and change leadership. The group is responsible for providing central technology support for students, faculty, and staff through the I&IT technical help desks. The group is also responsible for providing oversight of technology acquisition processes including the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI).


The Associate CIO for Projects & Support (MPP Administrator Level III) position reports to the Chief Information Officer of the I&IT Division and leads a department of technical professionals, project management specialists, and budgets specialists responsible for supporting the campus’s technical services. .  The Associate CIO serves as a member of the I&IT Cabinet and the I&IT Leadership Team and works in collaboration with leaders in I&IT and other divisions to support the university’s strategic plan.  

The incumbent provides vision and leadership for the I&IT Projects & Support unit, monitoring the division and campus strategic plans to determine when I&IT Projects & Support strategic plans need to be refreshed.  This includes conducting annual assessment of services and evaluating and implementing needed changes. 

The Associate CIO, Projects & Support identifies, assigns, and prioritizes work assignments for staff; and recruits and trains staff and student assistants.  The incumbent collaborates with staff on project assignments, and with directors on staff issues, concerns and staff development.  Annual performance evaluations and professional development of staff are part of these duties. 

The Associate CIO manages the department budget and plans proactively for infrastructure capacity and technology changes including facilitating the planning, design, and implementation for Applications and Operations, and Security focused I&IT services.   Additionally, the position analyzes the functional needs of the I&IT Project Managers, Help Desk, ATI, I&IT technology acquisition processes, and Program Management activities to provide the campus with valuable information on improving IT services.   

The incumbent represents I&IT in various collaborative campus venues, leveraging them as additional input sources for planning.


Candidates should present evidence of the following:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a field of study reasonably related to the work.

•          Five years of experience with increasing responsibilities in management of information technology professionals.
•          Demonstrated experience with the full implementation of large-scale information technology projects.
•          Five years of experience in a project management role associated with information technology.
•          Demonstrated leadership experience in a broad range of technology within a complex        enterprise computing environment.
•          Demonstrated experience in IT strategic planning, budgeting and personnel management.
•          Demonstrated experience working in a position that requires a high degree of operations and service skills and a proven commitment to promoting and maintaining a service-oriented culture.
•          Demonstrated experience leveraging technology to achieve the most effective and efficient
            solutions to support teaching, student learning and business processes.
•          Possess a balance of highly developed management skills as well as specialized technical
•          Ability to develop collaborative relationships with faculty, technical and non-technical
            management, and professional staff representing various interests and perspectives.
•          Exceptional interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to develop an environment that promotes partnership and transparency with other organizations.
•          Ability to manage and motivate technical staff members.
•          Ability to analyze complex situations such as personnel or operational issues and to develop and implement corrective actions and strategies for department-wide success.
•          Excellent oral and written skills required to communicate effectively with diverse academic and administrative constituencies both on and off campus.
•          Strong analytical and technical skills.
•          High ethical standards and business acumen.


•          Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration or related discipline.
•          Five years of experience in Management in an Information Technology organization in the Public Sector or Higher Education.
•          Project Management Professional Credentials

Information Technology Infrastructure Library Credentials.


The university seeks to fill this position by early spring, 2014, or as mutually agreed. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a comprehensive management personnel plan (MPP) benefits package.


Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must include (1) a completed university application, (2) a letter of interest that explains in detail, and where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (3) a current resume or curriculum vitae; and (4) the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references that we have permission to contact, who can provide current assessments of the candidate’s professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position (please include a brief note describing the relationship of the references to the applicant). Additional information may be requested.  The position is open until filled.

Please send electronic copies of application materials to
Whitney Lopez, Administrative Support
Associate CIO Projects & Support Search Committee
c/o Office of the CIO - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue, Bldg. 98-T6-9
 Pomona, CA  91768-4020
(909) 979-6465

Direct inquiries, nominations, and applications (electronic only) to:
Albert Arboleda. (Chair, Associate CIO Projects & Services Search Committee)
Chief Information Security Officer
Email address:

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background check prior to being hired.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:


The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated 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.

This position is currently on the List of Conflict of Interest Designated Positions for Cal Poly Pomona.  This requires the filing of a statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every two years thereafter.  Visit the Conflict of Interest webpage for additional information:

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