The Baldwin School seeks a Director of Technology. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Technology serves as a leader of School technology initiatives that support the academic program. Additionally, he or she serves as a point person for technology infrastructure and systems both for the academic program and the administrative work that supports the School.
Essential Job Functions:
- Actively support the School’s mission in the execution of his/her role and responsibilities.
- Provides leadership and vision for educational technology initiatives within the School.
- Directs the work of the Tech Team in maintaining the integrity, reliability, and security of all network components including servers, switches, Wi-Fi, firewall.
- Directs the work of the Tech Team in proactive planning, inventory and maintenance for classroom and administrative hardware including computers, tablets, televisions, projectors, printers, copiers, telephone systems.
- Directs a responsive and proactive Tech Team to support the work of all School constituents with high quality, timely assistance.
- Manages all aspects of Tech Team staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, professional development, and evaluation, and provides backup for Tech Team staff, as needed.
- Supports alignment of databases and programs, including but not limited to Blackbaud (SMS, Raiser’s Edge), Canvas (LMS), GSuite for Education.
- Assists in setting, reviewing, and updating technology policies, procedures, and processes in areas including security, network access, purchasing, risk management, disaster recovery.
- With the Dean of Academic Affairs, works with Division Directors and Department Chairs to support identified academic technology needs, including hardware, programs, integration and training.
- With CFO, plans for the deployment and integration of technology applications across the School.
- Provides professional development and technical curriculum assistance for Faculty, in areas including device usage, software applications, and the general instructional use of technology.
- Provides professional development activities to support staff members in their use of administrative technology applications
- Assists in the onboarding and training of new faculty, administration and students to optimize device usage within the guidelines of the School’s Responsible Use Policy.
- Collaborates with the CFO to develop and manage the School’s overall technology budget and to manage vendor relations, procurement, installation and implementation of information systems.
- Researches and evaluates new and emerging educational technologies that align with the School’s academic mission.
- Builds and maintains a professional network through regular participation in local, regional and national technology associations.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the CFO.
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community.
- Strong understanding and technical knowledge in areas of IT security, network components, computer operating systems, protocols and standards.
- Expertise in Apple Hardware, Mac OS and iPad OS software, learning management systems and G Suite for Education.
- Strong interest and experience in the pedagogy of technology integration.
- Ability to work independently, plan proactively, manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines.
- Ability to communicate in a proactive, responsive and professional manner.
- Ability to engage, lead, and develop a team.
- Must enjoy working in a student-centered academic environment.
- Flexibility, creativity and sense of humor.
- Strong budgeting skills with the ability to plan strategically and cost effectively and prioritize resources.
- Network Plus certification
- Citrix certification
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree preferred.
- Five+ years of experience in educational technology.
- Three+ years of experience as a classroom teacher, preferably in an independent school.
- Demonstrated evidence of curricular innovation.
- Supervisory and team leadership experience.