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Technology Director

Primary Purpose:

The Director is a creative and dynamic leader charged with developing and implementing a strategic vision in all areas of technology for the district.  They will facilitate the integration of digital tools and best practices into curriculum and administrative systems.  Both a big picture thinker and a hands-on implementer, the Director engages with administrators, educators and support personnel, parents and students to extend responsible and creative use of technology.

 

The Director must be a strategic thinker with strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills, and the enthusiasm and credibility to create and sustain instructional momentum in the appropriate use of technology in the district’s curriculum and instruction. 

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

College degree

Education certification preferred

A+, Network+, Cisco CCNA, CCNP, any other professional certifications preferred not required

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of computer network, hardware, and software applications

Ability to manage budget and personnel; coordinate district functions

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Ability to implement policy and procedures

Ability to interpret data

Ability to work with admin team to set technology goals and obejctives for campus’ and district

 

Experience:

Experience in supervision and management of an information systems department preferred.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Technology and Information Management

  1. Provide leadership necessary to ensure that WHCCISD is appropriately managing emerging digital threats including, but not limited to, systems to prevent unauthorized access to data or loss of data or service, security systems to enforce policy and provide monitoring and management (firewalls, etc). 
  2. Serve as District Cybersecurity Coordinator. 
  3. Manage District backup and restoration procedures. 
  4. Manage all aspects of the Security Awareness Training (HB3834) 
  5. Assist schools and administrative departments to develop and implement plans to address technology needs. 
  6. Oversees all SB11 components related to technology security, including, but not limited to, security cameras. 
  7. Develop and implement district standards and specifications for hardware and software use. 
  8. Evaluate and manage the district wide computer networking plan. 
  9. Coordinate support and communication between the education service center and district staff, including programming, application support, and end-user support. 
  10. Manage, direct, and assign priorities and personnel to major projects to ensure attainment of district and department goals and objectives.
  11. Oversee the installation, maintenance, and repair of all computer hardware, software, and network systems/infrastructure and ensure each is sufficiently up-to-date. 
  12. Assist with the implementation of staff development in the area of information management and technology; make presentations as needed. 
  13. Develop and implement a disaster recovery plan. 
  14. Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of information and technology services and implement changes based on the findings. 
  15. Yearly review of District Acceptable Use Policy. 
  16. Provide leadership and assist with planning all aspects of technology related to the 2019 bond for elementary schools. 
  17. Enforce policies to comply with CIPA and support security policies. 
  18. Manage and coordinate with others on the use and implementation of schools website, social media, and other communication platforms.

    Policy, Reports, and Law

  19. Develop, implement and yearly review of District Cybersecurity Plan/Policy required by SB820. 
  20. 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. 
  21. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required. 

    Budget and Inventory

  22. Administer the information services and technology budget and ensure that programs are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely. 
  23. Compile budget and cost estimates based upon documented program needs. 
  24. Participate in contract negotiations for computer hardware, software, maintenance, and related services. 
  25. Coordinate the purchase of all computer hardware, software, and supplies; initiate purchase orders and bids in accordance with budgetary limitations and district policies. 
  26. Approve and forward department invoices and purchase orders to the accounting department. 
  27. Recommend the disposal and replacement of obsolete equipment when necessary. 

    Personnel Management

  28. Prepare, review, and revise job descriptions in the technology department. 
  29. Develop training options and improvement plans to ensure exemplary operations in the information services and technology area. 
  30. Supervise and evaluate job performance of technology department employees to ensure effectiveness. 
  31. Recruit, train, and supervise personnel and make sound recommendations relative to personnel placement, transfer, retention, and dismissal. 

    Leadership

  32. Attend professional growth activities to keep abreast of innovations in information management and technology services. 
  33. Develop and implement a strategic vision for the use of technology in the district in both the academic and infrastructural systems. 
  34. Maintain knowledge of and communicate current research findings and forecasts related to the effective use of technology in the school’s educational program. 
  35. Provide current, cutting-edge information to support decision-making on academic and administrative technology matters.