Beacon College offers benefits to full time employees, some of which include:
Healthcare Reimbursement Account
Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Life & AD&D Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance (STD)
Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD)
Voluntary Life & AD&D Insurance
Internal Number: CIO
The Beacon College community enthusiastically invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) at our growing campus in Leesburg, Florida. The College seeks an innovative IT professional to lead the College’s ongoing commitment to support and promote the strategic use of information technology to advance the overall mission of the institution. Beacon College, a uniquely positioned undergraduate institution, seeks a CIO with the broad-based experience, technical knowledge, strategic vision, and “community-first” management orientation to oversee and direct a growing and increasingly sophisticated campus-wide Information Technology system. The IT professional selected to assume the CIO role will be taking leadership at a time of transition, from institutional dependence on contracted vendors to the oversight and implementation of systems and services that are being introduced as a result of recent significant investments.
About Beacon College
Beacon College is a uniquely positioned accredited national institution of higher education with a global reach. Over the past decade, the institution has gained notoriety for its distinct mission: affording a competitive liberal arts-based undergraduate education exclusively to collegians with neurodiverse learning profiles. In recent years, Beacon has broadened its span of influence, innovating with leading edge pre-college transitional programming and carefully engaging in targeted domestic and international partnerships. Beacon College is located in the iconic and comfortable Southern city of Leesburg, Florida (population 27,000), forty-five miles northwest of Orlando and an hour’s drive to both Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Brent Betit, the CIO will possess the broad-based experience, technical knowledge, strategic vision, and “community-first” management orientation to oversee and direct a growing and increasingly sophisticated campus-wide Information Technology system. The IT professional selected to assume the CIO role will be taking leadership at a time of transition, from institutional dependence on contracted vendors to the oversight and implementation of systems and services that are being introduced as a result of recent significant investments. The CIO will lead and manage the Information Technology Services Department, including academic and administrative computing, networking, support services, classroom and instructional technology, programming services, and telecommunications. The CIO is responsible for the overall planning, organization, integration, implementation, and maintenance of all IT functions at the College.
Among the requirements for the CIO position is a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field (Information Technology, Computer Science, Systems Management, or related discipline). A Master’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline preferred. 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in the development, installation, and maintenance of information systems. Current and in-depth knowledge of network architecture; telecommunications; wireless, mobile, and cloud technologies. Demonstrated success in a supervisory/management role.
Complete applications received by February 17, 2023, will be given full consideration.
Confidential nominations should provide the name, title, institution, and contact information (email address and phone) of a person whom the Search Committee should contact
Beacon College is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants, and employees. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Beacon College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of college-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of institutional facilities.
Founded in 1989, Beacon College is the first college in the country accredited to award bachelor degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other learning differences. The group of parents who conceived of Beacon College did so knowing that given the right environment, support, and tools, all students can succeed.
The College is committed to student success, offering academic and personal support services that help each student achieve his or her goals. Set in the hometown environment of Leesburg, Florida, amidst beautiful lakes and close to area attractions, students are able to experience community living within easy reach of the resources they need to flourish academically, professionally, and socially.