Lick-Wilmerding High School seeks a full-time Director of Technology to provide strategic direction and accountability for all internal information technology, including network and computer operations, server, storage, applications, business systems, intranet development, security, telecommunications, and compliance. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader of school technology, including campus operations, high school technology education, and classroom technology integration. The Director of Technology is a member of the Administration and reports to the Head of School. The Director of Technology maintains commercial-grade infrastructure for enterprise servers (directory, web, etc.) in a mixed client/server environment; maintains campuswide wireless network on top of stable wired infrastructure; and engages in contract negotiation and vendor management. The position begins January 8, 2018. General Responsibilities:
Work with the administration to develop strategic technology plans that support the school’s mission
Manage the informational services provided to the school community, both directly and with appropriate staff
Lead efforts to continuously analyze current and future applications to support school operations
Coordinate with departments to design, implement, and support all school needs by negotiating with consultants, vendors, and technical personnel for services and products
Develop and manage capital and operational budgets for the technology department, as well as review and approve all technology related purchases
Define and implement IT policies, procedures, and best practices
Manage and execute critical data reliability and recovery
Manage, support, and evaluate the Network Administrator
Review operating reports and produce reports for senior administration
Participate in Administrative Team meetings
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Design and deliver professional development and growth experiences for faculty and staff in areas of technology integration and educational instructional design
Help guide academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and programs
Establish strong partnerships with faculty to develop and implement dynamic classroom use of technology integration
Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, and national educational technology communities
Responsible for entire computing environment across campus
Responsible for all school network services across campus and the Internet, including VOIP telephone system
Manage critical network operations around Active Directory, Open Directory, LDAP, RADIUS, DHCP, DNS and VLANs
Maintain all aspects of GSuite Applications (Gmail, Drive, Calendar, etc.)
Manage and augment VLAN infrastructure running 10 different network segments for faculty, staff, student, and administrative use
Maintain and adjust campuswide wireless network with approx. 25 access points serving multiple WLANS for faculty, staff, and backend use
Serve as technical lead on school Academic Information System and website serving the internal and external school community, specifically the integrations with third party websites (BlackBoard Connect, Google, etc.)
Maintain school business related network services and applications
Maintain firewalls, cache, software update servers, and content-filtering systems sitting on different gateways for various network segments and internet connections
Maintain and adjust the multiple fiber-optic network cabling that connects the separate buildings across campus to each other and back to MPOE in server room
Maintain use of computer imaging software for network imaging of client computers in the labs and for faculty and staff
Monitor and augment the school 's internal Nagios-based network services monitoring and alert system
Troubleshoot network topology issues, when necessary with packet analysis tools such as
WireShark to isolate and address possible network irregularities
Maintain and utilize computer lab management image protection software to ensure client computer consistency
Manage Microsoft SQL Server for backend databases used in network services
Maintain internal web servers for specific internal uses running IIS and Apache
Implement and continue consistent network device naming conventions across the campus (printers, switches, other)
Experience with both academic technology integration and IT services, as well as relevant professional training.
A Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Technology, Information Systems, related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Leadership and supervisory experience
A desire to collaborate and create partnerships with students, faculty and staff
High degree of integrity and dedication to the mission of Lick-Wilmerding High School
Values working with a diverse community of students and adults
Strategic thinking about emerging technologies that may benefit education and pedagogy
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk throughout all areas of the campus, and attend in-person meetings
Occasional bending, lifting, and maneuvering up to 50 lbs.
Use of hands and arms to handle, feel, or reach, as well as dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone
Vision requirements—ability to see information in print and electronically
HOW TO APPLY
Please visit lwhs.org/employment to apply for the position. Please include—all in PDF format—a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. In the cover letter, please address how your experience contributes to your ability to meet the expectations outlined in the job description.
Finalist interview dates are Wed, Dec 13 and Thu, Dec 14. The position is open until filled. No calls, faxes, or emails please.
Lick-Wilmerding High School has an institutional commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Located in San Francisco, LWHS is a college preparatory, co-educational day school serving 500 students from grades 9-12. Founded in 1895 as a technical arts school and tuition free until 1972, LWHS has a long history of welcoming and supporting students from all walks of life and prides itself on being a private school with public purpose. At LWHS, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff in all its forms is central to what we believe constitutes an excellent education, and we are institutionally committed to ongoing reflective work in order to further define and articulate this complex and worthwhile vision.
Mission Statement: A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.