Chief Information Officer

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 07 Nov 2021

  • Lead the digital transformation agenda for Australia’s University of Enterprise
  • Full-time, 5-year fixed term contract with competitive salary plus 17% super
  • Executive role based in Adelaide, one of the world’s most liveable cities

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners.

Upcoming retirement of our Chief Information Officer (CIO) provides this rare opportunity for a high impact technology executive to play an integral role in the delivery of UniSA’s Enterprise 25 strategy , through the provision of transformative and technologically advanced digital services.

About the Role

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the senior staff position of CIO is a key advisor to the Enterprise Leadership Team and is responsible for the University’s IT systems, supports, architecture and strategy. The role leads a team of 220 staff to deliver customer focussed support to approximately 3,000 staff, 37,000 students and other users. Key responsibilities include:

  • provide leadership of information strategy and enterprise architecture to ensure investment delivers digital transformation that advances and differentiates our teaching, learning, research and industry engagement activities
  • provide strategic vision and inspired leadership to reimagine technology and data use, underpinning creative solutions that position UniSA as a leader to thrive in the digital future
  • develop and implement a vision for the application of emerging technologies and capabilities
  • lead and maintain the ICT governance framework and ensure adequate risk management, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, including cyber risks
  • oversee operational, financial management and investment strategies relevant to digital services
  • provide leadership, development and management to inspire and foster a ‘one team’ culture of collaboration, engagement, integrity and commitment to service excellence

Experience and Skills

The successful applicant will bring a credible track record in IT leadership at senior management level, with evidence leading a significant program of technology projects, and in delivering innovative and creative technology solutions relevant to a large scale, complex environment. Other important success factors include:

  • postgraduate qualifications in Information Technology or a related discipline and extensive relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • demonstrated commitment to service excellence, innovation and continuous improvement
  • proven capabilities and experience in strategic planning, financial management, resource allocation, people management and risk management
  • demonstrated experience in developing and sustaining collaborative relationships and networks across a large and complex organisation and with a wide range of stakeholders
  • authentic alignment with the University's mission, values and cultural commitments and aspirations

Benefits and Culture

At UniSA you’ll enjoy a dynamic and agile culture where colleagues thrive on collaboration and breaking new ground. A competitive remuneration package, generous superannuation contributions, relocation support and a range of other benefits are available to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance and enviable lifestyle working and living in Adelaide.

How to Apply

See below for a copy of the position description. Applications must be submitted via the online application form. Please address your cover letter to Bernie Dyer, Senior Recruitment Consultant. Confidential enquiries are welcome to Bernie on +618 8302 1777 or by email to using job reference number 3375.

Applications close: 11:30pm Sunday 7 November 2021

To be eligible to apply applicants must be Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents or those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our people and strongly encourage female applicants, people living with a disability and/or Australian Aboriginal Peoples to apply.


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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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