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Director of Technology

St. Francis High School (La Canada)

Posted

09/12/2022

Expires

10/27/2022

Description

St. Francis High School is currently seeking an accomplished leader as its new Director of Technology. Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Director of Technology is a creative and dynamic leader charged with collaborating with stakeholders to develop and implement a strategic vision in all areas of technology for the school. This person is responsible for the school-wide direction, coordination, integration, communication, and implementation of technology in support of the instructional program and administrative services at St. Francis.

The Director of Technology position is a full-time, year-round role that often includes flexible work hours in support of the school’s wide range of requirements. The position oversees all services and personnel associated with the school’s Technology Department, providing strategic leadership for technologies that are integral to the business of education. The Director of Technology 1) provides leadership in the identification, assessment, and management of appropriate technology needed for school operations, 2) Coordinates the infusion of educational technology into offices, classrooms, and campus facilities by providing professional leadership in all areas of technology planning and resource management, and 3) Ensures that the school’s technology infrastructure and computer resources are functioning and available for educational and administrative use. The ideal candidate will be a professional who leads by example and exemplifies the values and ethics of the school.

The Technology Department, led by the Director of Technology, serves to support the school community’s teaching and learning with effective technology tools that have low-entry barriers for users, integrate, when possible, with existing systems, and offer minimal down-time for repairs or solutions. To that end, the Director of Technology will work to minimize the amount of on-site hosting and the need for internal repairs, by designing solutions that keep teachers and students focused on teaching and learning.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

– Coordinate, with the help of teachers and administrators, the educational technology planning process and collaborate in the development and implementation of the school technology plan, ongoing review of the plan, and progress toward achieving its goals.

– Supervise the school’s technology department staff and oversee work of the technology department. Coordinates training of technology staff to ensure appropriate levels of technical competency.

– Manage the technology budget, present budget proposals to the Chief Operating Officer,

and plan and procure technology to support the needs of the school.

– Coordinate the development of specifications, selection and purchasing of technology resources to ensure acquisitions provide optimum utility and cost effectiveness.

– Maintain and update subscriptions and licensing for various software, systems, and educational resources. Also maintain comprehensive inventory of school-wide computer hardware, software, and peripherals.

– Brief all stakeholders on the status of the school’s technology capabilities and provide necessary information for their decision-making processes.

– Oversee technology refresh (upgrades, replacements, etc.) projects involving infrastructure, IT security, network servers, computers/laptops, portable electronic devices (iPads, etc.) and information systems, software, and databases.

– Collaborates with administrators and teachers to ensure appropriate integration of instructional technology into the learning environment.

– Serve as project manager to effectively plan, lead, and implement school technology initiatives, upgrades, and migrations.

– Work effectively with outside vendors or external partners who may assist with different projects.

– Manage the creation, implementation, and enforcement of technology policies.

– Administer the network servers and information systems at the School Administration Office.

– Design and implement backup operations to safeguard data and information systems, and regularly monitor operations.

– In collaboration with all stakeholders, manage our Student Information System as the primary administrator.

– Other duties as assigned by the Chief Operations Officer.

Requirements

EDUCATION:

– 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.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

– Demonstrated professional experience in a technology leadership role.

– Proven track record of leveraging information technology solutions for business or education.

– Demonstrated communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as presentation skills.

– A collaborative, team-focused leadership style and a passion for work in an educational environment.

– The Director must be a strategic thinker with strong communication, organization, short and longer term planning, and interpersonal skills, and the enthusiasm and credibility to create and sustain instructional momentum in the appropriate use of technology in the curriculum and instruction.

– Five (5) years of successful experience in an administrative position working with networked and electronic data systems, preferably in an educational setting.

– Supervisory experience in directing and managing professional and classified staff.

– Expertise and experience in providing training in the administrative and/or instructional uses of technology.

– Experience with education-related technology tools, communication systems (telephone, bell, security cameras, etc.) and applications desired.

– Experience in developing and managing budgets.

– Consideration will be given to an alternative combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities and that encompasses the essential functions.

– Have experience with the Blackbaud Student Information System and are prepared to work as the chief administrator for this SIS.

– Have experience with the Google Workspace as an administrator.

Information/Application Contact

St. Francis High School (La Canada)

200 Foothill Blvd.

La Canada, CA 91011

burghdorfa@sfhs.net