SAIT is hiring a

Chief Information Officer

Calgary, Canada
Full-Time
SAIT is a global leader in applied education and an institution that empowers employees to make a difference in the lives of our students. Building on more than a century of history, we are looking for innovative employees wanting to create a future with us. As part of our team, you are encouraged to be bold and inventive, bringing new ideas to the table. Change excites you.
 
SAIT offers the chance to do work with a purpose — preparing the next generation of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates and explorers. We develop leaders in the classroom and our workspaces, encouraging lifelong learning for both students and employees.
Your future starts now … at SAIT.
 
We are looking for individuals who align with our commitment to excellence and who demonstrates:
o a growth mindset through curiosity, creativity, and collaboration
o leads with a world-class customer experience mindset
o is dynamic and responsible to the needs of stakeholders, speed and agility are critical
o someone who embraces trial and error as an important part of learning

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Corporate Services, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) provides leadership in developing strategy and execution of that strategy as it relates to technology systems, policy and processes across the institution. As a member of the senior leadership team the CIO participates in setting the strategy within the Corporate Services division.  The CIO will establish a unified IT strategy and delivery model across the divisions with a focus on leadership, governance and leading-edge outcomes while understanding and managing organizational risk as it relates to technology threats.  The CIO will work closely with leaders across the institution to advance the role of IT services in supporting technological influences on teaching and learning, classroom technology and efficiency in operations. 

As the ideal candidate will you bring 10 to 15 years’ experience in information technology management with demonstrated capability in IT strategic planning, organizational design and development, coupled with 10 years’ experience in leadership in a large complex organization, developing department practices and policies and risk management, ideally in a post-secondary setting. A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other advanced degree in a related discipline is required. Certification in related fields such as project management, enterprise architecture and change management is ideal. 

To Apply

SAIT has engaged an agency, McDermott + Bull, for the recruitment of this role. To submit your CV for consideration, in confidence, please visit https://mbexec.com/sait-cio/. For more information, please contact Brittany Stansfield at bstansfield@mbexec.ca or Alex Verdecchia at averdecchia@mbexec.ca.


Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is essential to achieving SAIT’s vision to be a global leader in applied education. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Learn more about EDI at SAIT

At SAIT, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding diverse perspectives to SAIT - so if your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

SAIT is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with applicants to provide accommodations upon request to the Talent Advisor.  
 
To Apply
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