Stevens Cooperative School, which was founded in 1949, is the only nonsectarian independent elementary school with campuses in Hoboken and Jersey City. Stevens is the oldest parent cooperative school in New Jersey, and an excellent model of progressive education in action. Originally an informal playgroup for children of the faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology, the School has grown into a full progressive nursery, elementary and middle school, with campuses in Hoboken and Jersey City.
Historically, Stevens has been located in Hoboken since its inception. In 2005, the board of trustees approved and opened a parallel campus in the fast growing Newport area of Jersey City. Today we operate 4 buildings in total with three of them located in Hoboken and one in Newport. Stevens serves over 435 students from 2s through the 8th grade, of which 46% are ethnic minorities. Stevens is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and staff body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.
The IT Director is the leader and decision maker related to all campus technology. He or she is primarily responsible for making all decisions related to the school’s computer network and technology platform. Additionally, this person is responsible for the management of the school’s relationship with all technology vendors including the monitoring of performance and SLA compliance of the school’s outsourced tech support provider. This person will work with the CFO and various stakeholders to set the annual technology budget and to identify major projects to be undertaken each year. Finally, this person will ensure the smooth operation of technology throughout the school year organizing inventory, fleet turnover, and ensuring that regular maintenance is completed appropriately. Working with building-centric technology teachers, this person will assist in handling in-house technical support issues as needed. The IT Director reports to the CFO and meets regularly with various members of the leadership team.
Work with Vendor Support as needed, resolve all technical problems related to technology hardware, software, and network connectivity
Meet regularly with administrative stakeholders to identify technical needs
Meet regularly with technology teachers to identify academic technology needs
Coordinate the deployment and regular upgrades of all end-user workstations, laptops, and mobile devices
Implement and maintain an end-user support system ensuring that technical problems are resolved in a timely way
Review performance of vendor providing outsourced IT support
Build and manage annual technology budget
Facilitate training for new administrative employees
Establish and manage an inventory management system for all IT hardware
Provide after-hours oncall support for critical systems
Work with facility manager to evaluate and recommend security systems, telephone and telecommunications systems and provide oversight to all replacements, installations, maintenance, and troubleshooting
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Minimum 5 years experience in managing network infrastructure in a small to medium size network environment preferably with multiple sites
Work in a school environment is preferred
Detailed understanding of networking technologies (e.g. ethernet, TCP/IP, Wireless)
Demonstrated proficiency with audiovisual hardware (SMART Board, projector installation and cabling)
Broad technical fluency in the area of computer networking and systems interoperability
Creative problem solver
Technical leader with demonstrated ability to chart a course for network growth and sustainability
Terms of Employment:
Standard work hours and vacation as per the Faculty/Staff Handbook
On-call for technical emergencies
Resumes and cover letters should be sent to the CFO Angela Artale at firstname.lastname@example.org. This position begins either on July 1, 2018 or earlier if the identified candidate is available.
About Stevens Cooperative School
Stevens Cooperative School is a private (independent) school for two-year-olds through 8th grade with campuses in Hoboken and Newport, Jersey City, NJ. Founded in 1949, Stevens is the oldest parent cooperative school in New Jersey. Originally an informal playgroup for children of the faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology, the school has grown into a full nursery, elementary and middle school, with more than 430 students. The school’s model for education fosters creativity and depth of thinking where the student voice can flourish. Stevens is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. The Stevens community consists of a diverse population of families representing a broad range of towns including Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Bayonne, West New York, Cliffside Park and other NJ locations and Manhattan.
For more information about Stevens, please visit www.stevenscoop.org.