Executive Director of IT / CIO

Chillum, MD
Jul 15, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

Sparks Group has Partnered with an Archdiocese and is seeking an Executive Director of IT/CIO to provide leadership and strategy within the Office of Information Technology. In this role, s/he will have responsibility for recommending all technology-driven improvements, technology management, network security, and created related policies all in alignment with their organization goals. If you are interested in learning more about Sparks Group and the opportunity, please submit your resume today.


  • Direct, plan, supervise, review, and evaluate the activities of the information technology staff (total number of staff is 6); establish priorities while developing standards and setting deadlines
  • Plan the department's long-term and short-term strategy for all aspects of technology and make recommendations for technology within the Archdiocesan parishes and schools
  • Anticipate, plan, and stay current on technologies; make recommendations to leadership regarding relevant technology and security improvements; support training efforts related to implementations of new systems
  • Consult senior-level stakeholders across entire organization to identify business/technology needs
  • Supervise operational staff managing the help desk, network security, telecommunications functions, and print shop
  • Supervise daily operations of hardware, networks, operating systems and applications for administrative information technology applications and off-site datacenter
  • Plan/Manage the information technology budget and oversee/monitor contracts for equipment and services
  • Manage technology vendors and outside consultant relationships

Qualifications/Background Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related discipline; Master's degree preferred
  • 10-15 years of experience in the Information Technology field with increasing responsibilities
  • Experience managing a team of 10 or more employees
  • Recent experience in legacy data migrations, network operations, help desk operations, and communication systems
  • Experience with a variety of systems, including Microsoft 365
  • Proven knowledge and experience in technology best practices
  • Experience in the oversight of application development, operating systems, specialized applications
  • Strong knowledge of project management principles
  • Excellent leadership and decision-making skills


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Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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