Chief Information and Innovation Officer

  • Gresham, OR, USA
Full Time Information Technology OTHER

Job Description

The Position

The Chief Information and Innovation Officer is charged with the overall leadership and management of Information and Innovation including multi-functional, multi-disciplinary teams and development of the annual budget. With a focus on understanding and evaluating community and organizational needs, the Chief Officer manages a culture of innovation and continuous improvement that ultimately supports and enables the organization to embrace new ideas and operational enhancements. Gresham’s new Chief Information and Innovation Officer is creative, innovative and brings a fresh, yet experienced perspective to the work. 

Reporting to the City Manager and serving as a member of the executive leadership team, the Chief Officer creates, leads and implements the City’s organizational improvement efforts, including technology operations and applications. The Chief Information and Innovation Officer promotes open innovation and introduces enterprise tools and processes that drive creative thinking and continuous improvement. Additionally, the Chief Officer implements IT initiatives that support and align the City’s organizational capabilities and ensures operational efficiency organization-wide.

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About Gresham

As Oregon’s fourth largest city with more than 110,000 residents, Gresham is a welcoming community of hard-working people where tradition and heritage meet innovation and opportunity. Today, Gresham is a dynamic, innovative and rapidly growing city where families and business have a mutual desire and drive to thrive. In Gresham, we are family.

Rapid growth, ever-changing needs and a prudent budget demand a City government that is resourceful and resilient. We pride ourselves on going beyond to serve the residents, placing the community first in our decisions and practices. Gresham values collaborative partnerships, practical strategies, inventive ideas, nimble approaches and equitable outcomes.



Dedication to and experience with innovation and continuous improvement principles and practices are required. Leadership experience in a complex environment, driving organizational alignment and change management, supported by technology operations is ideal. Demonstrated competence in existing and emerging relevant technologies preferred. Principles and practices of municipal administration, functions and services is desired. Financial management, including budget preparation and advanced project management skills are essential.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience providing the candidate with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: A bachelor’s or master’s degree and at least 10 years of progressively responsible management experience in a leadership role for multiple innovation and technology related business functions.


To Be Considered

Cover letters expressing your interest in the City of Gresham and how you would succeed in the role of Chief Information and Innovation Officer should be addressed to Heather Gantz. Please submit your resume and cover letter via Waldron’s Candidate Web Portal no later than April 14, 2019.