Chief Information Officer

Posted: 09/15/2019

Red River College (RRC) is the largest institute of applied learning and research in Manitoba, with 22,000 students, expert faculty and researchers across nine campuses, a vast alumni network, and hundreds of industry and community partnerships. RRC provides an atmosphere of accessibility and respect, and they serve students from all corners of Manitoba, from across country and other parts of the globe. Red River College offers more than 200 full- and part-time degree, diploma and certificate options. Through hands-on learning opportunities and state-of-the-art instruction, Red River College prepares students to become leaders in their fields — while also ensuring they can meet changing industry demands and contribute to the province’s economic growth.
Red River College is seeking applications for the new Chief Information Officer position, which will provide vision and leadership to the College in all areas pertaining to enterprise technology and systems. The position will be based out of the Notre Dame campus of Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with travel to other RRC campuses as required.
Reporting to the Vice President, Finance and Administration, and working closely with the Vice President Academic, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) provides vision and leadership for the strategic and tactical planning, evaluation, development, implementation and coordination of all enterprise information, technology and digital initiatives. The CIO provides a leadership role in determining policy, standards and guidelines for the acquisition, development, usage, governance and security of information technology. The role of the CIO is to be an executive leader, an integrator and a role model for collaboration across the College to enhance the use of technology to support excellence in learning and teaching. The CIO will lead the creation of a digital environment with governance policies that enables the College to use a wide range of modern technologies aligned with the RRC business strategies for the digital integration of academic, administrative and service delivery.
To be considered for this role, you must bring an extensive tenure of managing IT teams and budgets, and a post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of education and extensive experience in IT. The CIO role requires a combination of strong technical skills and experience in IT, digital and enterprise systems, as well as strong leadership, communication and collaboration skills. As RRC’s CIO, your ability to collect, synthesize and analyze information from stakeholders across College, develop robust solutions that align with RCC’s goals and objectives, and provide timely and sound strategic guidance will be imperative to your success in the role. As the ideal candidate, you will possess strong understanding and insights into the universe of digital technology and its application in post-secondary institutions, especially as it relates to the design and delivery of education and applied research, and the ability to design and deliver a robust digital roadmap. The CIO must possess a strong understanding of current trends in information technology, particularly those affecting post-secondary education, and the ability to translate those technologies into solutions that enrich RRC student experience, create operational efficiencies within the College, and support RRC’s organizational goals in the short- and long-term.
For more information, contact Jane Griffith or Margaret Vanwyck at or submit your resume and cover letter at 
Red River College is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005) and The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (2013) as applicable, accommodation will be provided by Odgers Berndtson and Red River College throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.