The IT director will report directly to the Head of School and will work in partnership with Senior Leadership to ensure a culture that encourages creative and collaborative use of technology. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the full range of information systems and telecommunications activities, including determining user requirements, recommending practical solutions, and leading campus-wide efforts to improve the effective use of technology.
Main Purpose of the Role
The IT Director Technology works collaboratively with Regional and Global IT to architect and implement a technology strategy that aligns with the overall school and corporate strategy. The school's strategy consists of various educational and business technology projects and tactical decisions. This position will collaborate with school leadership as well as other technology leaders across the Nord Anglia family of schools in facilitating and leading the completion of these projects. This position will be expected to stay current with trends in the industry as a basis for leading the overall educational curriculum, supporting hardware, software, and the school network. Overall, this role will be accountable to develop, monitor and implement best practices in technology and effective quality control standards for the Village School.
- Plan, develop, and coordinate all elements of the Information Technology infrastructure throughout the school
- Consult with faculty, Dept. Heads, and other administrators on issues relating to the implementation of technology
- Develop and coordinate faculty and office staff development related to IT through formalized software training
- Develop and recommend an annual budget and allocations for hardware, software and related materials
- Supervise and coordinate the activities of: Web and Network Specialists, Media Specialist and System Support Specialist, and Technicians
- Serve as the principal resource person in the implementation of present and emerging technologies for the K-12 education program
- Assure data security and integrity
- Coordinate the use of hardware, software, and network installation and maintenance of the technology program
- Prepare quarterly progress reports on the status of the technology program
- Supervise the allocation of technology materials and equipment for the resumption of the educational program after the summer, winter and spring vacations
- Oversee the development of software and hardware standards
- Perform additional duties as assigned
- Collaborate with Nord Anglia technology to implement technology solutions Documentation creation
Skills and Competencies
- Strong leadership ability working with parents, school leaders, department chairs and board of directors
- Strong sense of customer service and keeping community informed on technology
- Demonstrated knowledge of Windows servers and desktop products, including Apple OS, etc.
- Ability to perform orientation and training on new technologies
- Ability to negotiate hardware/software service and technical support contracts with vendors
- Ability to manage multiple projects, activities and tasks simultaneously
- Supervising, coaching, and mentoring of both IT and academic staff on technology trends
- Proactive facilitation and change management skills
- Highly developed verbal and written communications.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, computer science or computer information systems. Advanced degree preferred.
- Minimum of 5-8 years of relevant Information Technology Management Experience
- Information Technology experience within an academic institution highly preferred.