Director of Technology...

Position: Director of Technology
Location: District-Wide
Beginning: June 2019

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for the overall management of the Information Technology Department and strategic planning of technology systems district-wide. Provide expertise and direction in the development, deployment, and use of information technology in the district.


      Bachelor’s degree  

   Special Knowledge/Skills:
     Knowledge of computer network, hardware, and software applications
     Knowledge of computer applications development and implementation
     Ability to manage budget and personnel; coordinate district function; implement policy and procedure
     Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
     Ability to interpret data    

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Technology and Information Management
1. Analyze complex business needs presented by schools and administrative departments, and develop and implement technical solutions. Explain technology solutions to senior management through presentation and advocacy.

2. Manage, direct, and assign priorities and personnel to major projects to ensure attainment of district and department goals and objectives.

3. Develop and implement district standards and specifications for hardware and software use, and computer networking.

4. 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.

5. Oversee support between the education service center and district staff, including programming, application support, and end-user support.

Policy, Reports, and Law
6. 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.

7. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents as required.

8. Participate in the research of and application for technology-related grants or revenue sources.

9. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

Budget and Inventory

10. Develop and administer the information technology budget based on documented needs, and ensure that operations are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely.

11. Coordinate the purchase of all computer hardware, software, and supplies; initiate purchase orders and bids in accordance with budgetary limitations and district policies.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

  Tools/Equipment Used:
     Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals

     Prolonged sitting

     Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse

     Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)

     Work is primarily performed in an office environment with frequent district-wide and occasional statewide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours

   Mental Demands:
  •      Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress