First Baptist Academy is seeking a Director of Technology who is responsible for overseeing the technology department and supporting the migration of technology into the curriculum. This position will focus on the development, implementation, operation, monitoring and evaluation of the school infrastructure and will provide leadership in identifying hardware and software purchases. This individual works collaboratively with the school community members to improve their ability and efficiency of technology usage on campus.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and direction for the technology department.
Manages the planning, coordination, implementation, procurement, installation, operation and maintenance of the school networks.
Manages technical budgets, allocates resources, and determines appropriate project schedules.
Manages and maintains School Information Management System and all integrated software applications and LMS portals.
Manages the overall acquisition of hardware and software.
Evaluate hardware and software for potential use in instructional or administrative areas.
Manage and promote the one to one laptop program in Middle School.
Prepares and monitors related contracts with outside vendors, and agencies.
Meets and consults with school administrators on the development, maintenance and effectiveness of data applications; and develops and maintains effective communications and working relationships with administrators in each school.
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Knowledge and Skills:
Network computing environment concepts and network infrastructure.
Personal computer hardware and software.
Relational database structures.
Budget preparation and administration.
Strategic planning and project management.
Computing, data processing, data communications, and software applications.
Principles and practices of personnel supervision and training.
Develop and articulate long term strategic plans.
Remain current on technology advancements, emerging standards and regulations, and industry trends relevant to the school’s ongoing success. Stay abreast of major information technology initiatives across peer schools, incorporating them whenever they may further the school’s mission.
Express complex ideas clearly and accurately both orally and in writing.
Assign duties, supervise and evaluate the work of a technical staff.
Analyze complex problems and recommend solutions.
Evaluate computing requirements and user needs and advise on appropriate hardware and software configurations.
Conduct meetings and make presentations.
Maintain an attitude that encourages teamwork and personal responsibility.
Direct the training of staff.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration or similar field.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in technology management of multiple team members, preferably in an educational environment.
Experience in managing technology infrastructure requirements and components for LAN’s, WAN’s and the Internet
Extensive working knowledge of computer hardware, software, peripherals, and related technologies as they apply to PK-8 education
Experience in working with School Information Management Systems and integrated software.
Skills in budget preparation and management and the ability to adhere to and operate within budgetary guidelines.
Strong project management skills.
It is the policy of FBA not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, handicap or disability, ancestry, national origin, marital status, race, sex, veteran status, or political affiliation in its educational or employment programs and activities. All employees are required to be of the Christian faith and support the school's mission statement and philosophy
First Baptist Academy (FBA), is a private college preparatory school in the Galleria area of Houston, TX for students from early childhood through eighth grade . First Baptist Academy was founded in 1998 and is an independently governed ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church. Current student enrollment is approximately 500 students EE through 8th grade. FBA maintains accreditations through... ISAS, AdvancEd (SACS), ACTABS, and is located in the heart of the thriving City of Houston.
FBA is a Christian school dedicated to the development of moral character, the enrichment of spiritual lives, and the perpetuation of growth in Christian ideals. Through its curriculum FBA challenges students to attain academic, emotional, physical and spiritual excellence to the glory of God. This philosophy guides our endeavors to promote high academic standards while helping students to achieve skills in creative and critical thinking and use freedom of inquiry in an integrated curriculum across all subject areas. Our desire is to enable students to pursue the secondary education of their choosing; preparing them to be knowledgeable Christian participants in our nation and the world.
It is the policy of First Baptist Academy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, handicap or disability, ancestry, national origin, marital status, race, sex, veteran status, or political affiliation in its educational or employment programs and activities. All employees are required to be of the Christian faith and support the school's mission statement and philosophy.
Our Mission: To equip FBA students with the Truth of God's Word while developing their character, intellect, and potential to explore, create, challenge, and lead.