The Montclair Cooperative School seeks a part time Technology Director to begin in May 2019.
About the School
The Montclair Cooperative School is an independent nursery through eighth grade school founded in 1963 and located in Montclair, NJ. We have an enrollment of 170 students, a program that is progressive and a community that is highly collaborative.
The Technology Director is responsible for strategically planning and managing the daily operations of the school’s technologies in support of teaching, learning, student life and administrative operations. This includes short and long-term planning, maintenance of technology infrastructure, purchasing, data management, and management of the school's internet and internal community websites. The Technology Director advises and assists the Technology Integration Teacher in maintenance of support for all computing devices including computers, servers, networking hardware, tablets, and peripherals, and advises on educational technology, software, and curriculum. He or she also works with the school’s Technology Teacher on faculty and classroom support. The Technology Director reports to the Head of School and is a member of the senior leadership team. In this capacity the Technology Director contributes support, problem-solving, collaboration and planning as needed on major school-wide efforts such as enrollment, special events, and special projects. Like all senior administrators the Technology Director is committed to the school’s mission, progressive educational philosophy, and pursuit of social justice and equity.
Specifically, the Technology Director is responsible to:
Create and maintain both short and long term strategic technology plans, including:
Physical equipment needs of teachers, students, and administrative staff
The school's web presence
Growth and enhancement of our network
Data management and security
Teacher and staff technology professional development (workshops and self-help instructions)
Ensure that all infrastructure technology is functioning and useful to the staff, including:
Physical network and internet connectivity
Network software and network devices such as servers and connected printers
Administrative computers, software, and peripherals
Security Systems and Platforms
Manage the school's G Suite for Education infrastructure, including user management, training, optimization, and support.
Manage and support the school administration’s data information systems in support of admissions, development, and finance functions.
Oversee purchasing and documentation of technology resources in conjunction with the Technology Teacher utilizing both school budget and non-public funding.
Lead assigned parent volunteers to help support the technology initiatives of the school, in conjunction with the Technology Teacher.
Develop, maintain, and support the external website at www.montclaircoop.org based on content provided by the Admissions Director, Development Director, Head of School, and other content owners.
Develop, optimize, maintain, and support the internal school community website, which is an information portal for school colleagues, parents, and eventually students.
Provide data management, registration and enrollment support services to ensure all administration systems and enrollment data is appropriately updated and accurately maintained each summer.
Manage vendor relationships and services, including issuing RFPs and obtaining quotes.
Take leadership in providing ongoing research on technical trends and issues in technology education and security for independent education sector.
The successful Technology Director will be an organized self-starter who enjoys assisting faculty and students with their learning. Experience with databases, network administration (including wireless and firewalls), G Suite for Education administration, and information technology resources and services is important. Strong familiarity with typical school hardware (desktops, laptops, printers, SMART boards, projects and so on) and typical software (Apple platform, G Suite including Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides, Microsoft Suite, web-based applications, licensing, databases, etc.) is also very important. The Technology Director need experience with business process management in order to drive ongoing process improvement initiatives.
How To Apply
Please submit cover letter and resume to Namita Tolia, Head of School via email to email@example.com. Please indicate how you learned of the opportunity in your cover letter. Only candidates selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Montclair Cooperative School is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and the school’s needs.
About Montclair Cooperative School
The Montclair Cooperative School is a community of learners (nursery through 8th grade) where children are invited to take risks, question, explore, discuss, interpret, and create. We discover ways to apply learning effectively in solving problems and constructing new knowledge. We value diversity and understand that the world is composed of different people, cultures, and ideas. We are cooperative in that everyone - teachers, students, and parents - participates in the educational process. We are progressive in that children learn by building on multi-disciplinary themes and experiences. The Montclair Cooperative School actively seeks to enhance diversity through its programs and hiring. For more information about the assistant teacher opening, see http://montclaircoop.org/about-us/employment/.