Vice President, IT

Location US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
Adtalem Global Education
Information Technology
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
U.S. - Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

Adtalem is a $1.2B global provider of workforce solutions and educational services. The purpose of Adtalem is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem’s institutions and companies offer a wide array of programs across medical and healthcare and financial services.

Adtalem’s vision is to create a dynamic global community of life-long learners who improve the world. Adtalem aims to create value for society and its stakeholders by offering responsive educational programs that are supported by exceptional services to its students, delivered with integrity and accountability. Towards this vision, Adtalem is proud to play a vital role in expanding access to higher education along with other institutions in the public, independent and private sectors.




The Vice President, Head of Information Technology, will focus on driving top-line growth, a culture of innovation and operational optimization within one of Adtalem’s business segments. This leader will report to the Adtalem Global CIO and will also be a member of the leadership team within the business unit. As a member of both IT and the business unit executive teams, this VP will advise both leadership teams on matters of information technology strategy, performance, innovation, security and investment.


This role will lead a team who are responsible for delivering digital initiatives and operational services.

While this role is focused within one of the business units, the incumbent will also work to export and import, best practices to and from the other segments, thereby ensuring high performance within the segment and across the organization.


The Vice President, Information Technology, oversees long-term strategic technology planning and implementation based upon the needs of the business segment. To accomplish these goals, the VP will prioritize, execute and reconcile deliverables of major IT projects. S/he will advise leadership on matters of information technology, security and investments.


The Vice President will be a leader who:

  • Partners with executives to successfully implement business and technology strategies.
  • Leads digital transformation and implements innovative solutions to business-critical problems.
  • Enhances business products and services by leveraging a wide range of technologies such as academic technologies, learning platforms, marketing automation, mobile applications, data analytics, social media, etc.
  • Drives growth by working with key executives, influencing stakeholders, and leveraging IT shared services to create sustainable business revenue and operating income growth.
  • Integrates processes and systems to ensure the technology offerings continue to offer world class user experiences.
  • Builds diverse, talented and productive teams by using job rotations, stretch assignments, coaching/mentoring and formal education as appropriate. Ensure solid succession plans.
  • Strengthens the culture of service by aligning goals, developing skills and relentlessly pursuing customer satisfaction.
  • Stays current in key technologies and trends and products, identifies opportunities for new initiatives and integration of innovative technologies into the curriculum.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to solve customer problems and drives for results with speed, energy and a focus on outcomes including strategic negotiations with vendors.
  • Represents IT with the academic institutions’ Boards of Trustees and represent our institutions in external, strategic vendor relationships, conferences and seminars.



For the role of Vice President, Information Technology, the Organization seeks an outstanding individual with strategic vision, technical acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, strong capabilities in relationship creation and development, as well as superior communication and interpersonal skills.


The Vice President, Information Technology – will be preferred to have:

  • 15+ years IT experience in large or mid-size multinational organization
  • 5+ years of experience leading application/product development teams
  • A proven track record as a strategic thinker, visionary, thought leader, influencer and change agent / change manager, with a strategic consulting approach and related skills.
  • The ability to develop key business partnerships both internal and external, and to build peer-to-peer relationships.
  • Broad IT expertise in various disciplines, such as systems development, infrastructure, cybersecurity, change management, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills, including program and project governance.
  • The ability to work effectively in areas of ambiguity and create solutions to complex problems, and a dedicated results orientation.
  • Experience leading and developing teams. Ideally large teams with international members where recognizing cultural differences was important
  • Strong ability to recognize, hire, develop and retain high performing staff.
  • Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, and networking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to influence, build consensus and negotiate both internally and externally, capable of Board-level communications.
  • Experience in a healthcare products or services environment as preferred; experience with educational and/or ecommerce technologies as an advantage.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; an advanced degree, particularly an MBA, is preferred


We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

Who We Are

At Adtalem Global Education, we seek to empower students and members to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem is a leading workforce solutions provider that partners with organizations to proactively address future workforce needs and empowers career development with access to world-class academic curriculums, certifications, and training programs across the medical and healthcare and financial services industries.

Adtalem institutions and companies include American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) For more information, please visit


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