Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a widely diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world. The Academy offers a rigorous, individualized education for all students through a comprehensive curriculum and a multitude of athletics, clubs, events, and performances. Now in its 225th year of existence, the Academy continues to be a source of pride to students, faculty, alumni, and the surrounding community.
The Director of Information Technology of Fryeburg Academy, a key administrator reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for managing technology systems, oversight of the IT department, suppliers and vendors of technology, database support and all technology planning. The position requires active leadership, interaction and collaboration with the Head of School and Senior Team, faculty, staff, and students.
The Director of IT must be a strategic and creative technology planner, have an understanding of, and firm commitment to, the central mission of Fryeburg Academy as an independent town academy serving a diverse student population comprised of boarding and day students; a record of successful managerial leadership; experience in project development and management; and a proven ability to communicate with all constituencies inside and outside of the Academy.
The Director of IT is responsible for ensuring the effective use and availability of technology, managing all IT operations, and supervising the network and systems administrator, IT Support and Help Desk Manager and copy center.
Manage, research, plan and ensure execution of all technology initiatives and services.
Supervise technology and related staff.
Develop annual budgets and long-range, strategic plans in alignment with the School’s mission and core values as directed by the Head of School.
Direct IT risk management processes, campus alert and PA systems, crucial database backup and file management
Conduct analysis of alternatives for major technology initiatives- including hardware, software, infrastructure and all outside telecommunications providers.
Research, negotiate and evaluate all technology service contracts including e-rate and private providers.
Serve as a key strategic advisor to the Head of School, other members of senior administrative leaders and to department chairs and faculty.
Serve on or co-chair the Technology Committee.
Education and Experience
A bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in a Technology related field.
10 years of relevant IT management experience, with specific educational IT management a strong plus
Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions
Demonstrated knowledge of management principles and practices
Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting IT specific to schools
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
Ability to think analytically and strategically; excellent problem solving and negotiation skills
Ability to manage, evaluate and motivate staff; ability to innovate
Ability to work with diverse constituencies fairly, respectfully, consistently, and with integrity
Ability to work bothindependently and collaborativelywhile maintaining high professional standards
Excellent organizational skills; ability to establish and manage multiple priorities; ability to work under pressure
A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy – a belief that shapes all decisions: financial, operational, legal, educational, and ethical
Commitment to leadership and IT as a team-based endeavor and the collegial, frank communication and collaboration that team processes entail
Experience as a relentless problem-solver who takes initiative and contributes as a business-oriented, strategic thinker
Outstanding attention to detail and accuracy; patience
Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and Fryeburg offers a comprehensive menu of benefits to all employees.
The position start date is September 1, 2017.
Interested candidates should submit cover letters and resumes to:
Jeremy Angell, CFO
745 Main Street
Fryeburg, Maine 04037
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fryeburg is an equal opportunity employer. State law requires all Academy employees submit to a criminal history check.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and Fryeburg offers a comprehensive menu of benefits to all employees.
Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a widely diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world. The Academy believes that a strong school community provides the best conditions for learning and growth. Therefore, we strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation,... and prepares students for responsible citizenship. Within this context, the Academy’s challenging and comprehensive academic program, enriched by a varied co-curriculum, provides the knowledge and skills necessary for success in higher education and the workplace.