Professional Staff Position Openings


Chief Information Officer 

Posted: November 10, 2014

Seton Hill University, a Catholic Liberal Arts University located 35 miles east of Pittsburgh, invites applications for the position of Chief Information Officer whom recommends strategic direction, and is accountable for effectively managing Seton Hill University’s information technology services, including academic, operational, and other information/data activities and services. This position will be an executive officer of the University and will work closely with the Board of Trustees, President, University Executives and other University constituents. 

The position requires seven-to-ten years of experience with increasing responsibility in information technology leadership and support in higher education.  Advanced degree preferred.  Incumbent should possess experience with administrative computing support (e.g., business systems analysis, process re-engineering, database-management systems and transaction-oriented systems); instructional and research support (e.g., training, consulting, user documentation, systems integration, productivity software, statistical analysis applications, digital imaging); with network management (e.g., network topologies, servers, cabling, protocols, throughput optimization, operating systems, internet options); managing communication systems, including social media; and negotiating contracts with service providers and product suppliers.

Incumbent should have background in web development technologies, HTML5 and API and understanding of cloud computing, including the AWS Cloud. The ability to prepare and execute a budget and handle multiple projects and priorities is expected.

Excellent analytical, oral and written communication to both technical and non-technical individuals and problem solving skills are required. Ability to plan for short and long-term uses of technology and the necessary infrastructure needed for the entire university.

Candidates must possess a willingness to support Seton Hill University’s Catholic mission.

Qualified candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume/C.V. and references by November 21, 2014 to:  Human Resources, Attn: Chief Information Officer Search Committee, 1 Seton Hill Drive – 992, Greensburg, PA 15601,

Information Security Officer

The Computer and Information Technology Department has an immediate opening for an Information Security Officer (ISO).  This position is responsible for the institution’s total information security needs and the development and delivery of a comprehensive information security strategy to optimize the security posture of the university.  This position leads the development and implementation of a security program that leverages collaborations and campus-wide resources, facilitates information security governance, advises senior leadership on security direction and resource investments, and designs appropriate policies to manage information security risk. This position deals with a variety of complex issues that require in-depth theoretical and functional knowledge. The ISO is responsible for securing private data of faculty, staff and students, as well as working with researchers to design the information infrastructure necessary to support research that may use sensitive or confidential information.  The ISO will be responsible for institution wide information security, including support for any new SHU facilities in downtown Greensburg.

A degree in a technical discipline (or equivalent experience) and prior experience as an Information Security Officer developing and administering an information security program is required.  Experience in a complex higher education environment highly preferred. Demonstrated success in working with Internal Audit, System Auditors and/or outside consultants in a lead capacity to coordinate representation of institutional technology systems and practices is preferred. Professional certification (e.g., CISSP) is highly desirable. 

Incumbent must also have the ability to effectively convey information in-person and in writing; ability to prioritize multiple tasks; ability to work well individually and/or as a member of a team; ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations; have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; and must be able to combine standing/walking 70% to 100% of a shift and lift up to 35 pounds occasionally.

The ISO position reports to the Vice President for Information Technology, CIO.  This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume, cover letter with salary expectation and 3 references to: Melissa Alsing, Executive Director of Information Technology, 1 Seton Hill Drive Box 311K, reensburg, PA 15601 or

 Vice President for Enrollment Management

Seton Hill University is seeking an experienced, accomplished, and enthusiastic Vice President for Enrollment Management.  The successful candidate for the position will directly report to the President with specific responsibilities to:

• Lead the Office of Enrollment Management, which includes the Office of Admissions (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Adult Degree Program), Financial Aid, and Marketing;

• Provide leadership and vision for strategic enrollment management initiatives to shape strategic enrollment goals, including goals supporting student diversity, net revenue, academic profile, Division II athletics, student persistence, and current and innovative approaches to student financial assistance;

• Strengthen a culture of data-informed enrollment decisions for allotting resources to achieve enrollment goals;

• Engage faculty, staff, students, and alumni in student recruitment productively;

• Chair the University’s Enrollment Management Committee;

• Lead the University’s student success efforts and chair the Retention Committee;

• Serve as a primary public face for Seton Hill University with passion, eloquence, and enthusiasm;

• Provide counsel on enrollment to the President and serve as an active member of the senior cabinet, working collaboratively to set direction and establish priorities for the University’s future;

• Work with the President and Academic Affairs leadership to identify new program options based on mission, marketplace, and institutional capacity and direction.

Required Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree required, post-baccalaureate degree preferred.  Candidate should have significant senior management experience in leading successful enrollment programs with integrated admissions and financial aid operations within a private, higher education setting, strong interpersonal skills, and evidence of advanced analytical capabilities and utilization of data for development of tactics.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and current resume to, or send those documents to the Vice President for Enrollment Management Search Committee, Box 312, Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg PA 15601.  The position is now open and the search will continue until the ideal candidate is hired.