Director of Information Technology
Plans, administers, and supervises system-wide the implementation, operations, maintenance, and support of all information technology in the district, including all systems for instructional activities, school district, and individual school management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Acts as primary contact for all new information services and oversees the implementation of those services.
- Develops monitoring techniques to measure levels of satisfaction of school district personnel and initiates programs to increase satisfaction.
- Develops and provides client support required to ensure that the technology systems are used effectively, including developing and providing training programs, providing “help desk” support, and promoting user forums and discussion points.
- Assesses user needs, translates them into technical objectives and works with the staff to define and implement practices and procedures on the selection, use and support of information technology.
- Manages the acquisition of information technology for the school district, including equipment standards, vendor selection, contract negotiation, and performance management as well as maintains the reliability and availability of school district information technology hardware and software.
- Maintains for clients the availability and usability of electronic data and develops appropriate backup procedures for the effective handling of “down time” in the utilization of information technology.
- Maintains technology equipment and systems (e.g. servers, telephone systems, intercoms, alarms, surveillance cameras, software applications, network) for the purpose of ensuring that systems are functioning properly and effectively in support of district administrative and educational operations.
- Serve as and/or collaborate with the District’s ERATE Specialist to ensure all Federal guidelines and CIPA compliancy.
- Implements comprehensive maintenance plans for desktop, server, and network technology as well as safeguards information technology and its associated data from unintentional and malicious damage, loss, and use.
- Creates and implement information technology security practices and procedures, including those for both the physical and electronic access to the school district’s information technology assets and data.
- Makes recommendations concerning policy matters relative to information technology as well as facilitate technology information exchanges among school district personnel, vendors, and business partners.
- Provides technical and business training, motivates, supports, and encourages professional growth, and oversees the efficient and effective utilization of the information technology staff.
- Provides, directs, and organizes essential contract resources to meet those needs that cannot be met through existing staff capabilities and services and supervises and evaluates the performance of contracted personnel.
- Develops the budget for information technology as well as oversees purchase plans related to technology.
- Provides research data to assist in the evaluation of information technology hardware and software as well as reviews, evaluates synthesizes, and presents current research findings concerning applications of information technology.
- Acquires and expands an understanding of the school district’s mission, while creatively applying that knowledge to help the school district attain its vision.
- Provides leadership in the school district’s information technology organization and coordinates implementation of the school district’s technology plan.
- Attends all public-school board meetings, participates in committee meetings, and presents on selected issues and programs, as necessary.
- Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Superintendent of Schools and/or the Deputy Superintendent.
Director of Information Technology
||Allentown School District
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1. Bachelors degree; major in computer science or related field preferred.
2. Minimum five years experience in working with technology, including operating systems, telephones, voicemail, hardware, and software applications.
3. Experience in development of an administration of budgets including grant writing and administration.
4. Excellent organization and communication skills.
5. Demonstrated skills in applying computer technology and business software efficiently and effectively.
6 .Satisfactory work record & criminal/child abuse clearances (Acts 34 and 151).
7. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
8. Such additional or alternatives to the above qualifications as the board or superintendents may determine appropriate and acceptable.
||This listing expires on: 2/10/2024