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The Director of Information Technology will provide vision and leadership for developing, implementing, and managing information technology (IT) initiatives and functions across the school district. The Director of Information Technology will provide oversight for the technological infrastructure necessary to support staff in improving instructional outcomes, teacher effectiveness, administrative leadership, and District communication with internal and external audiences.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Supports District administrators at both the school and central office levels in making informed decision about hardware and software for administrative purposes and in using the technology infrastructure to the greatest advantage to achieve District goals.
- Integrates cost-effective applications of technological hardware and software into all aspects of the teaching-learning process, with an emphasis on the use of instructional technology as a means of accelerating, deepening, and expanding student achievement.
- Provides leadership for the design, configuration, operation, and maintenance of a robust technology infrastructure that supports current and emerging technologies, such as mobile and hand-held wireless devices.
- Directs the design and administration of operational systems and servers (e.g., email systems, auto dialers, voice and video systems, directory services, print queues, device assignments, mass storage systems, backup systems, disaster recovery, security, antivirus, spyware) and ensures availability of services to all authorized users.
- Analyzes technology needs in consultation with District leaders and end users; recommends updates, replacements or enhancements of hardware and/or software; and manages the purchase, delivery, and installation of new systems.
- Provides leadership for the establishment and maintenance of Business Intelligence applications, such as the integration of administrative technology for financial and human resources.
- Establishes a Help Desk that works in concert with in-building technology support and repair services to support end users in the schools and District offices.
- Directs and supervises the daily operations and personnel of the Technology Services Department, including analyzing workflow, establishing priorities and timelines, developing and monitoring standards, evaluation performance, and ensuring optimal utilization of staff to provide a high level of customer service and satisfaction, with a focus on being innovative and responsive to user needs.
- Plans, develops, and implements the Technology Department budget, E-Rate funding, and assists in developing the technology component of proposed bonds.
- Leads strategic, operational and tactical planning for the development, evaluation, and coordination of the information and technology systems and research and assessment systems of the district.
- Coordinates with appropriate district staff on information systems, communications, and student management systems initiatives and serves as the principal advisor to the Superintendent, and the Administrative Team in IT matters.
- Develops and maintains IT policies and standards relating to the acquisition, implementations, and operation of information technology and communication systems.
- Negotiates IT service level agreements with user organizations and monitor IT systems performance to hold IT staff accountable for meeting those service levels.
- Develops and enforces policy and procedures to ensure the protection of IT assets and the integrity, security and privacy of information entrusted to or maintained by the districts information systems.
- Follows the district’s policies and procedures as related to fixed assets.
- Attend local, county and/or state technology conferences, meetings, or workshops as required.
- Continuously review the performance, security, adoption, and effectiveness of learning technology and actively manage the end-of-life process when no longer supported.
- Manage immediate supervision of members of the district technology department, including evaluation.
- Coordinate activities of outside vendors, consultants and trainers.
- Researches outside funding opportunities and grants for the purpose of providing additional funding to enhance technology within the district.
- Tests technology applications, tools and programs for the purpose of assessing proposed products, programs or tools to provide feedback for the administrative decision processes, to ensure appropriate acquisition of educational and operational technology solutions and to assist others with these functions.
- Provide direction regarding emerging instructional technologies and initiatives for District-wide projects and initiatives.
- Performs other tasks as assigned by Supervisor/Superintendent.
Oversees Technology Department staff. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. There may be alternatives to the below qualifications as the Board for Trustees may find appropriate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Educational Technology or related field required, including coursework in strategic implementation of technology and innovation, management information systems, and database management technology
- Knowledge and applied understanding of instructional applications of a wide range of hardware and software in a variety of educational settings
- Master’s degree in one of the above areas preferred
- Five or more years of direct management of a major IT operation is essential
- Two or more years of experience in a K-12 setting is preferred
- Demonstrated success working with and through people at all levels of the organization in establishing goals, objectives and action plans to produce expected results
- Strong understanding and experience setting up, configuring, and managing network components. Not limited to managed switches, management of multiple vlans on the network, manage an enterprise wireless network with multiple AP’s, and manage network operating systems
- Highly organized with strong project management skills, and drive to meet organizational and departmental objectives; ability to manage projects on interrelated time lines
- Knowledge of student data systems
- Basic understanding of HTML and website development and maintenance required within a Google for Education Domain
- Proven ability to negotiate and work with vendors and consultants
- Proven ability to work effectively with parent, community and staff on various organization-wide committees
- Experience supervising staff
SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- Network Certification
- IT Training and Certification
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from administrators, faculty, parents, students and the community. Strong communications, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to use a computer database, spreadsheets, web pages, develop budgets and grants.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Ability to utilize a variety of technology systems; some experience with voice and video applications is required. Requires practical knowledge of all aspects of everyday school business operations. Requires considerable experience in application of technology in administration and instruction.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequent district-wide travel to multiple campuses as assigned. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.