Chief Information Officer Vancouver Island University Apr 23 Nanaimo, British Columbia

  • Full Time
  • Nanaimo
  • 150 - 200

Academica Group


Vancouver Island University acknowledges and thanks the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Snaw-Naw-As, Tla’amin and Qualicum First Nations on whose traditional lands they teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge.

Vancouver Island University is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world, within the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples along the rugged coastline of the Salish Sea. Vancouver Island University (VIU) plays a vital role in the educational, cultural, and economic life of the area.

With its main campus in Nanaimo and regional campuses in Duncan, Powell River, and Parksville, VIU enriches its growing student body and faculty by connecting coastal beauty and a culture of community with high-quality education. 



Reporting to the Vice President, Finance and Administration the Chief Information Officer (CIO) directs the planning and implementation of enterprise-wide IT systems in support of institutional operations to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and institutional development. The CIO is responsible for all aspects of the University’s information technology and systems and has overall responsibility for educational and information technology, and for the delivery of reliable and responsive customer service to faculty, staff, students, and all other client groups at the University. 

The ideal candidate is an experienced technology leader who possesses a lifelong commitment to learning and the power of education and a keen understanding of the role information technology plays in the effective operation of a large, complex organization.

They possess a supportive leadership approach and the ability to lead in complex situations, working collaboratively and with confidence, to balance the needs of diverse partner groups and customers. A degree in computing science, information technology, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred, and additional formal education in business, commerce and project management is highly desirable.



Vancouver Island University (VIU) is collectively committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students.

We invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations who bring value to the VIU community through their lived experiences. We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their application cover letter.

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