Allendale Columbia School (AC), a diverse, co-educational, college prep independent school serving over 420 students in grades nursery through twelve, seeks a dynamic, collaborative, nimble, and goal-oriented Director of Technology to lead and oversee all technology-related componetnts of the school. The ideal candidate for this position must have equal parts strategic capacity and operational acumen and should be effective at collaborating and executing with teams throughout the organization.
The Director of Technology position provides core leadership in leveraging technology as a tool to enhance the education of students. The Director of Technology is responsible for the overall development, implementation, operation, monitoring, and evaluation of Allendale Columbia School’s technology infrastructure and resources. This includes directing all technology functions, as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications, hardware, and the development of new technical solutions. This individual works closely with students, faculty and staff to ensure the best, most effective use of technology on campus.
Allendale Columbia is changing the way that education is delivered and the desired candidate must enjoy an entrepreneurial environment in which they are part leader and part learner. Most important, this position requires an educator that will change and evolve to meet the needs of students and constantly be striving to evolve their practice and embrace the spirit of being a learner, not a knower.
The ideal candidate has:
Experience in K-12 education, with specific focus on working with students, faculty, staff and parents
Knowledge of the basics of network and systems security
Fluency in a platform-agnostic technology community
Strong communications skills, written and verbal
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at once
Strong technical and analytical skills
Strong project management and organizational skills
Growth mindset – has a strong PLC network, is curious and driven to learn
Manages the technology support system, provides daily services and support for hardware
Monitors and manages security controls, including firewall, filtering and VPN
Monitors network performance, detection, and intrusion
Maintains phone systems installation, configuration, and maintenance (Allworx)
User account management (G+Suite Admin, Active Directory)
Maintains networked printers, copiers, and scanners
Maintains lab environments and mobile workstations
Understands best practices and policies to ensure the most effective use of school technology resources (copyright, privacy, digital citizenship, other national standards)
Explores educational technology-related trends and plans for future directions
Manages budget including purchasing, inventory, contracts, and vendor relationships
Contributes to the school culture of Allendale Columbia
Participates in relevant committees or task forces
Fosters relationships with other schools (distance learning, resource sharing)
Maintains open and timely communications with supervisor, administrative team, faculty, and staff
Able to communicate with students, parents, and alumni about technology initiatives
Provides effective training and support to a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students.
Opportunities to teach Computer Science and possibly other content areas
Please send resume and letter of interest to the Executive Assistant to the Head of School, Lynne Toomey, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Write your full name and “Director of Technology” in the subject line. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy.
Professional Experience and Education:
Networking, LAN and WAN products and protocols, Cisco experience preferred
Knowledge of Windows Server products, Windows, OSX, iOS and ChromeOS
Experience managing 1 to 1 programs, including iOS and ChromeOS
Experience with "cloud" or hosted solutions/computing environments, including Citrix
Bachelor’s degree in IS/IT/CS/MIS or related field
Additional industry certifications encouraged
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About Allendale Columbia School
Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia is a leading independent co-ed college prep school for students in nursery through grade 12. Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests. We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again. As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers. Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so our students can make more sense of the world–and their place in it. It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community. Visit the school’s 33-acre campus at 519 Allens Creek Road in Rochester, New York or website at www.AllendaleColumbia.org.