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Troy Independent School District
Job Title: Director of Technology
Reports to: Superintendent
FLSA Status: Exempt, 226 days
Responsible for the overall management of the Technology Department and strategic planning of technology systems district-wide
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and certifications required
Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets the most complex documents
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); interpret policy, procedures, and data; coordinate district functions; maintain emotional control under stress
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to interpret data
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage the following operations:
- Meraki system or equivalent network electronics, including Shortel VOIP Systems
- Robust Wi-Fi Infrastructure
- VMware for server virtualization
- Google apps for education
- Standard network security and end user protection f. Backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity
- Shared storage solutions
K-12 experience preferred, but not required
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Technology and Information Management
- Analyze complex business needs presented by schools and administrative departments, and work with assigned staff to develop and implement technical solutions. Explain technology solutions to senior management in a clear and precise manner.
- Manage, direct, and assign priorities and personnel to major projects to ensure attainment of district and department goals and objectives.
- Develop and implement district standards and specifications for hardware and software use, and computer networking.
- Devise, develop, implement, and maintain systems of internal controls, emergency and backup procedures, proper licensing, system upgrades, and disaster recovery plans to ensure integrity of information, security of databases, and internal network access control.
- Oversee support between the education service center and district staff, including programming, application support, and end-user support.
- Support staff and students in the use of technology.
Policy, Reports, and Law
- Implement the policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the area of information management and technology.
- Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents as required.
- Participate in the research of and application for technology-related grants or revenue sources.
Budget and Inventory
- Develop and administer the information technology budget based on documented needs, and ensure that operations are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely.
- Coordinate the purchase of all computer hardware, software, and supplies; initiate purchase orders and bids in accordance with budgetary limitations and district policies.
- Select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff, and make recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.
- Maintain confidentiality of student information, records, systems and personnel issues.
- Select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff and make recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, twisting
Motion: Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse
Lifting: Lifting and transporting equipment
Environment: Frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress