The Director of Technology is the visionary leader for educational and information technology at Brearley. S/he leads a talented and dedicated team of academic technologists and IT experts. The Director of Technology is a strategic partner for the CFO/COO and works collaboratively with many constituencies including the Head of School, Assistant Head of School for Academic Life, faculty, administration, staff and students. As a senior administrator, s/he envisions and implements an overall plan for the use of technology at Brearley, oversees the academic program in Technology and provides leadership for the implementation of the School’s technology initiatives. Ensuring the integrity of the network, managing the workflow and duties of the department and driving all elements of technological change are the major components of the position.
Act as a thought leader in the use and application of technology throughout the School.
Communicate effectively with all constituencies; build relationships across Brearley to establish a customer service response model for IT.
Evaluate Brearley’s technology infrastructure and create an operational plan to ensure it meets the needs of the School and its user community.
Maintain a secure, efficient and robust IT architecture, including ongoing improvements to network and cloud-based applications.
Guide and collaborate on the development of the scope and sequence of the academic curriculum in Technology.
Develop and document an incident response plan, helpdesk procedure manual and IT strategic plan.
Oversee the management of all resources, including personnel, vendors and materials with keen insight to budgetary guidelines.
Work collaboratively with the Brearley user community and leadership team to ensure a successful completion of projects.
Proactively share ideas, advances, and opportunities about which faculty might not be aware.
Manage the IT team, encouraging collaboration and assessing opportunities for professional development.
Support and oversee improvements in the collection, analysis, usage, retention, and sharing of academic and administrative information and data.
Prioritize the most impactful work while keeping longer-term projects moving forward.
10+ years of relevant experience in managing a team of IT professionals
A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s or other advanced degree in a related field preferred)
The Brearley School, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of the mission statement today, to prepare them for “active responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods ar...e varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning. The School’s program is designed to challenge eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
Brearley’s K-12 enrollment is divided into Lower School, Middle School and Upper School, and consists of about 690 students from throughout the New York metropolitan area who represent a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and points of view.