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Appointment of Chief Information Office - Brandon University

4 Jun 2019 10:47 AM | Anonymous

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (Central Time) on Friday 5th July.

Join the growing ambition of Brandon University and find out what it means when we say Built in Brandon. As the cultural and intellectual hub of Manitoba’s second-largest city, the BU campus plays a leading role right here at the centre of the continent, in Treaty 2 territory. We are proud to promote a progressive and inclusive environment, fostering excellence in teaching, research, creativity and scholarship. Through Brandon University’s commitment to academic freedom and responsibility, through the creation and sharing of new knowledge, and through our embrace of cultural diversity, our students learn to make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders. In particular, Brandon University is committed to education that learns from and with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. Together, we join to share the stewardship of knowledge, expertise and resources in our many communities.

Brandon University is now seeking to appoint a Chief Information Officer (CIO) who will take the strategic lead on services in the University’s IT Department and the John E. Robbins Library. The CIO is responsible for developing and implementing a forward-thinking, dynamic, and innovative strategic plan which will ensure an exceptional IT and Library experience for students, faculty, and staff, and move forward an integrated, collaborative vision for the University’s strategic use of information, including information management and institutional data analysis. The successful candidate will possess leadership experience and technical skills gained in complex organizations. They will also have the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to champion both IT and the Library with members of the Brandon University community, external stakeholders, and future collaborators. 

The successful candidate will hold a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), a Master of Archival Studies (MAS), or an equivalent qualification. They will have a track record of strategic leadership, financial acumen and people management within complex organizations. This includes the delivery of large-scale change and project management in relevant environments. They will also be an advocate for the central, transformative role of the Library, as well as for technology and information management within higher education.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Brandon University’s search partner Perrett Laver. Applications should consist of a full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications, full employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements, and should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the criteria in the ‘position description’, why the appointment is of interest and what they believe they can bring to the role. Further information, including details on how to apply, can be found at quoting the reference number 4029.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (Central Time) on Friday 5th July.

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit.  All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority.  Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, please advise of any accessibility needs by contacting the Human Resources office at (204)727-9782 or This posting is available in an alternate format.

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Our legal basis for much of our data processing activity is ‘Legitimate Interests’. You have the right to object to us processing your data in this way. For more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our website


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