Chief Information Officer

St. Lawrence College (SLC) is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario, with campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. St. Lawrence College consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges, preparing students for the global economy with relevant, practical, and experiential learning opportunities. Offering over 100 full-time programs, St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students, and more than 100,000 alumni. With modern, expansive facilities in three vibrant eastern Ontario cities and a solid track record of excellence, St. Lawrence College combines all the benefits of a world-class education with the advantages of small-town living and personal attention to detail.

The Chief Information Officer provides vision, leadership and accountability for the information technology strategy and execution at the college. They will set the agenda and culture for technology to enhance the educational environment, student and employee experience, and support innovation.

In support of digital transformation, the CIO leads and partners in the assessment, recommendation and implementation of administrative and academic technology, information systems and services. The CIO leads the IT Client Services and IT Systems Services teams to deliver high-quality, innovative technology solutions that meet the strategic and operational needs of the college, improve operational efficiency and decision quality, and provide a sustainable, quality technology environment for stakeholders. 

The CIO also oversees the SLC Privacy Office which responds to Freedom of Information requests, facilitates privacy breach processes, completes Privacy & Security Impact Assessments for new services and acts as a resource for privacy related matters.  As the College’s Privacy Officer, the CIO is also responsible to oversee ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance, and adherence to the college's policies and procedures covering privacy, access, and use of information in compliance with federal and provincial laws.

The CIO role requires a strong communicator and leader who understands and can leverage technology to advance overall institutional development and enhance the student experience. A relationship builder with the ability to forge consensus across a diverse organization, you bring a strong service orientation and demonstrated experience driving digital transformation. Your experience includes the ability to develop and articulate a clear vision on technology strategy, and the capabilities the institution requires to deliver on its strategic intent as it relates to information technology, along with strong IT governance and project management expertise. Collaborative and responsive, you are highly adept at building consensus and communicating IT strategies in business and user-friendly language.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online ideally by August 11 at For more information, please contact Margaret Vanwyck of Odgers Berndtson at We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

St. Lawrence College is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and St. Lawrence College throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.