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Applying for Position:
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY
Mirman School,
Los Angeles, CA

This opening calls for specific administration qualifications set by the school.

Job Summary

The Director of Technology is a creative and experienced professional who directs the school’s overall technology program. This is a full-time administrative leadership position responsible for leading the school’s technology mission and vision.

Essential Job Functions

The Director of Technology’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

● Maintaining the long-range technology plan for the school

● Maintaining long-term planning for network hardware, software, wiring, and peripherals

● Maintaining the technological infrastructure to support the academic and administrative needs of the school

● Creating and implementing annual and long-term technology budgets

● Staying current on new trends in technology and how they impact the educational arena

● Ensuring ethical utilization of technology resources

● Supervising, supporting, and evaluating technology support staff

● Supervising appropriate technology training and professional development of faculty and staff with Educational Technology Chair

● Researching and promoting technological professional development opportunities for administrative staff

● Helping to integrate technology into the curriculum with the Educational Technology Chair as approved by the Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and Curriculum Committee

● Managing computer hardware (laptops, desktops, projectors, Promethean Boards, printers, scanners), software, network infrastructure, servers, and information architecture

● Reviewing and evaluating requests for multi-media equipment and software, while maintaining inventory of purchases and equipment

● Reviewing and regularly updating technology policies (including Disaster Recovery Plan, Security Policy, Acceptable/Responsible Use Policy, etc.)

● Coordinating all aspects of database use on campus; improving and maintaining database integrity

● Working with staff members to create standard data entry procedures and documenting standards in policy and procedural guides

● Maintaining the electronic student records system and assisting with faculty training on report card program (Blackbaud)

● Organizing technology support for special events and groups

● Working with the Development Office to identify and obtain grants for technology funding

● Completing special projects requiring his/her expertise

● Participating in weekly Desktop Support and monthly Educational Technology Committee meetings

● Representing the department at functions held within and outside the school

● Review and implement internal controls where necessary.

Skills and Competencies

• Must possess a collaborative nature and be forward-thinking

• Ability to mentor and train faculty in the use of technology in order to enhance students’

educational experience

• Strong problem solving skills

• Outstanding communications skills, both verbal and written

• Strong interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and

the community

• Ability to visualize and implement

• Supports a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and array of contacts

• Familiarity with web technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript

• Experience with database administration

• Experience with network administration/security

Qualifications and Other Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred

• Demonstrated administrative experience relating to technology and technology integration

• Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively as a team player with faculty, administrators, and members of the technology team

• Experience and skill with a wide range of hardware, software and cloud resources

• Experience working in an education environment is required.

Working Environment and Physical Demands

• The job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment, but there may be possible exposure to childhood diseases and illnesses.

• Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities with average interior dust with occasional exposure to outdoor elements.

• Exposure to a normal school environment that is usually quiet but sometimes noisy.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions. Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:

• Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, hear and read during the course of normal activities.

• Able to use computers and other tools.

• Able to relocate computer and electronic equipment or other hardware weighing up to 10 pounds.

• Ability to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time.

• In-person attendance necessary to provide an effective level during normal school hours.

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Candidates may be submitted to multiple positions during their time with CalWest. Also, candidates may not be chosen to move forward in the search they initially expressed interest in pursuing.

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