Reports to the Assistant Head of School for Strategic Implementation
Full-time position, full year, exempt; July 1, 2019
About Marin Country Day School
MCDS School is an independent, K-8, co-educational day school enrolling approximately 590 students from across the Bay area, drawing equally from San Francisco and Marin. Our mission states:
Our school is a community that
Inspires? children to develop a love of learning,
thoughtful perspectives and a diversity of skills;
Nurtures? in each of them a deep sense of
respect, responsibility and compassion; and
Challenges? them to envision and to work toward a better world.
We actively seek diversity in our administration, faculty and student body. As a school, we affirm that human diversity includes, but is not limited to: age, family structure, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, and learning style. As our Statement of Community and Inclusion indicates, “Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion.”
At MCDS, every employee is integral in creating a learning community in which all seek to improve as practitioners, learners and team members, and we support our outstanding faculty and professional staff through our strong professional development program.
The Director of Technology develops and articulates the overall vision for technology at the School, provides educational leadership in current and future trends in technology, and leads a team to support all aspects of technology throughout the school. This includes providing both faculty and staff with the most current best practices for the use of technology. The Director of Technology also provides MCDS with the vision and implementation of technology in the day-to-day operations of the school. Excellent knowledge of the latest trends both in cybersecurity and instructional technology will be a critical requirement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise Technology operations and academic technology staff, which currently includes:
Registrar and Enrollment Systems Coordinator
Technology Integration Specialist
Outside professional contractors
Maintain responsibility for all technology equipment, software, hardware, and systems, including:
Client computers (Mac and Windows; desktop and laptop)
Mobile devices (iPads,)
Servers (physical and virtual)
Database applications and systems (Final Site, Veracross, Google Apps, Raiser's Edge, Active Directory)
Data and networking equipment (switches, firewalls, routers, telephony, surveillance, NAC)
Oversee educational technology by:
Working collaboratively with Technology Integration Specialist and faculty to support academic technology programs, projects, and initiatives
Developing and implementing the educational vision of technology throughout MCDS
Developing and supporting parent education programs and workshops related to technology
Implementing server virtualization
Monitoring and improving network performance
Deploying, managing, and upgrading computers and software
Developing and implementing a plan for data management, backup, security
Integration of systems, utilizing services such as SSO, AD, and LDAP
Robust professional development program
Faculty and Staff of Color Affinity Group called Fusion
Active SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) group
Ability to design innovative curriculum in collaboration with colleagues
Strong and supportive professional community with a growth mindset
MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of
diversity throughout the school community. Compensation is competitive.
Bachelor’s Degree, Masters and credential preferred
Relevant teaching experience
Commitment to professional growth, reflective practice, and growth mindset
Strong ability to work collaboratively
Experience in an educational setting
Leadership and management experience
About Marin Country Day School
Marin Country Day School is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 595 students at a 35-acre campus in Corte Madera, California. Our school's mission, underscored by our core values of respect, responsibility and compassion, asks children to become skilled learners and ethical human beings, motivated to make a difference in the world.
Founded in 1956 by an adventurous group of parents and educators who believed that learning is a joyous and lifelong process, MCDS provides a distinguished education based on distinctive values, aspirations and practices. Students at MCDS enjoy the benefits of innovative teaching, enhanced understanding of how children learn, tools for clear and creative expression and an increasingly diverse student body.
Our rich and well-considered core curriculum includes a rigorous grounding in traditional academic disciplines: English, Spanish, mathematics, science and social studies. Art, athletics, drama, music and outdoor education are integral parts of the program. In addition, Aikido/Energy Time, developmental physical education and age-appropriate curricula covering nutrition, human sexuality and substance abuse promote health and wellness.
We strive as well to prepare our students to participate thoughtfully and meaningfully in the changing world of the 21st century, and to give them flexible skill sets that will serve them in a world that is more competitive and technologically integrated. Woven into the program are initiatives promoting ecoliteracy, global awareness and engagement and facility in the use of technology. Ongoing review of the core program assures that the curriculum is dynamic, incorporates current pedagogy and best practices, and is well-aligned through the nine grade levels.