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Memorial University of Newfoundland


Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador-ALL

St. John'sCIO-17-02-1529338

Company Information

Memorial University is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary, public, teaching and research university committed to excellence. We strive to have national and global impact, while fulfilling our social mandate to provide access to university education for the people of the province and to contribute to the social, cultural, scientific and economic development of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Memorial University is comprised of four campuses (the St. John’s Campus and the Marine Institute Campus in St.John’s; Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook; and the Harlow Campus in England). More than 18,500 students spread across all campuses and via online technology are supported by approximately 5000 faculty and staff.  From local endeavors to research projects of national concern and nearly 85,000 alumni active throughout the world, Memorial’s impact is felt far and wide.

Memorial University is a progressive employer at the forefront of the university sector in Canada, with competitive compensation and wide range of benefit programs. The work environment is stimulating and dynamic and employees are encouraged to partake in the diverse intellectual, cultural, social and recreational offerings.

Job Description


Building on current successes, the Chief information Officer (CIO) will foster a culture of information, security, privacy, and technology advancement within the University and lead Memorial’s operational practices to better support and enable the academic, research, teaching and administration functions of the university. Reporting jointly to the Provost and Vice President (Academic) and the Vice President (Administration and Finance), the CIO will lead strategy and approach to continue to transform Memorial’s information, technology and technology governance practices. As CIO, you will work to strengthen relationships with faculty, staff, students, alumni and other key stakeholders to ensure continued alignment with stakeholder needs and to enable the success of the University.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished leader possessing a post-secondary degree combined with significant leadership experience in information and technology management. A strategic thinker with highly developed business acumen, you have a proven ability to lead the development and implementation of information and technology strategy that supports organizational outcomes. You understand the complexity of a university community engaged in learning, teaching, research and administration with a global network that is always on the leading edge of innovation.

You naturally build relationships based on listening, adding value and seeking solutions. An effective project and change manager, your collaborative approach motivates, inspires, and guides people to achieve operational excellence. You are focused on realizing results, have an innovative and continuous improvement mind set, and are not content with the status quo, respectfully challenging others to think creatively. You have the ability to create a team culture that supports decision-making processes, encourages independent thought, and creates success that is built around analytics and the promotion of information as a strategic enabler.

To apply for this position, please visit us at www.mun.ca/careers and click the “APPLY ONLINE” button at the bottom of our ad.  Applications must be received by the end of the business day on the competition closing date.   For enquiries, contact the Department of Human Resources, 4th Floor, Arts & Administration Building, Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's, phone (709) 864-2434 or fax (709) 864-2700. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities. 

Please be advised that we are unable to provide updates on current competitions. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information

Memorial University of Newfoundland
http:// www.mun.ca
Posting Date: 15-Aug-2017Executive and General Management Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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