Chief Information Officer

  • Deadline: December 24, 2020 at 11:19 pm

Cape Breton University is one of Canada’s youngest and most innovative universities. Committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation and thought leadership, CBU strives to create a global academic experience and build a sustainable future for Cape Breton Island. Home to nearly 5,500 students, CBU is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. This excellence extends throughout the Institution’s diverse community of valued faculty and staff who relish the idea of helping to create and promote a quality environment at CBU.  Cape Breton University delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its community. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture and welcoming communities on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world.  Our people, our cultures and our strong sense of community make Cape Breton University a special place.

Reporting to the Vice-President, Finance and Operations, as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) you will provide vision, leadership, strategic planning, and oversight for all aspects of information technology at CBU in alignment with the University’s mission, vision, and strategic priorities. You will actively seek opportunities to further enhance information systems to improve efficiency, maximize productivity and provide innovation that benefits students, faculty, and staff. You will build strong working relationships with the President and Vice Chancellor; the senior leadership team; faculty; students; the external IT community in other universities and government departments and agencies, and IT vendors. A visionary leader and innovator, you will provide the senior leadership team with advice and information about the latest IT trends, while providing leadership and professional guidance to the IT team.

As the ideal candidate, you are a strategic IT leader with proven experience leading teams within a complex, multi-stakeholder environment. You bring expertise in IT transformation, governance, strategy, service management, and operating models. You are known for being highly collaborative, solutions oriented, and an exceptional communicator. You are the type of leader that leads with your sleeves rolled up and inspires the loyalty and respect of your team. Never content with the status quo, you challenge others to think creatively. And, you are excited by the opportunity to help craft the vision and digital strategy for technology-enabled organizational process and to introduce and oversee new processes, systems and technology that will drive improvement throughout the entire University. As an expert in process innovation and program management, you know how to motivate, empower, inspire, and guide your team and the University to achieve operational excellence and continuously strive to be better.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Andrea Forbes-Hurley at or Janet Rose at; by calling 1.866.822.6022, or submit your application online.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact or communicate your needs to the recruitment professional named in the job description.