Chief Information Officer & Associate Vice-President, Information Technology Services

St. Catharines, ON

Brock University acknowledges the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. 

This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

Established in 1964 and located in one of the most historic parts of Canada, the Niagara Region, Brock University is one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions. Brock serves its community as a cultural, academic and recreational centre, bringing excellent facilities to the people who created the University all those years ago. Brock is committed to building the Niagara community and to fostering an environment that serves its students and their neighbours. With a student population of more than 19,000, approximately 1,500 ongoing faculty and staff including over 600 faculty members, and a network of over 100,000 accomplished alumni, Brock University has forged a reputation as a modern and innovative comprehensive institution. Brock has six teaching Faculties offering a wide range of programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. It also features one of Canada’s most diversified co-operative programs and a range of experiential, service, and creative learning opportunities. Brock is committed to fostering excellence in academic programs, research, creativity, and community-engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship. With world-class facilities, providing over $4 million in awards programs to current and prospective students, ranked #2 in Canada for overall student satisfaction and #1 in Canada for mental health services, at Brock University, student success and the student experience are at their core. 

Reporting to the Vice-President, Administration, as the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-President, Information Technology Services (CIO & AVP ITS), you will provide vision, leadership, strategic planning, and oversight for all aspects of information technology at Brock 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 senior leadership team; faculty and staff; 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 ITS 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. 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.

Applications will be accepted until July 31, at 11:59PM EDT. Candidates must provide the following documents to complete their application:

  • Cover letter
  • Updated and complete curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references (including email addresses)

Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of applicants.

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. LGBTQ is an umbrella category and shall be read to include two-spirited people. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application.

Brock will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process. Please email or communicate your needs to a recruitment professional named below to ensure that accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

The anticipated start date for this position is November 1, 2022 but can be negotiated. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Dr. Jennie Massey at or Jamie Grant at, or submit your full application package online at:

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