The Director of Technology will provide strategic vision and leadership to guide the development and implementation of the school-wide technology program. This position is a member of the core administrative team and will provide guidance and solutions for all departments of the School and their technology needs. This position provides leadership and oversight for the Technology Department and is responsible for planning, organization, budgeting, purchasing, vendor relations, implementation, and maintenance of all technology functions.
Working with Head of School and the core administrative team, develop and execute a school-wide technology master plan to meet the School’s educational, operational and cyber security needs for the present and the future.
Serve as the leading source of information on trends, research, applications and effective practices in the fields of technology for schools, and present to the Board of Trustees as called upon.
Provide leadership, evaluation, and day to day management for the Technology Department.
In coordination with the Technology Department and other school department leaders, conduct a needs based assessment to recommend new technology products, capabilities, security integration among departments, and training needs.
In partnership with the HOS and COO, and in consultation with the Technology Department, develop operating and capital budgets for technology implementation, IT systems, networks and platforms.
Review and formulate Technology Departmental policies, procedures and security measures; and recommend new or revised standards and protocols that are consistent with overall school values, policies and risk management procedures.
Work with Technology Network Specialist to ensure security and maintain the School’s internal and external networks and servers.
Work with Marketing and Communications to support the School’s website and myFoxcroft, and serve as the primary contact with Whipple Hill.
Work with Educational Technology Specialist to plan and supervise training for the schools’ students, faculty, staff and administration.
Oversee vendor relations, procurement, installation and implementation of information systems, servers, databases, telecommunications, and equipment.
Oversee inventory of all school technology equipment.
Maintain an active role in the regional and state technology community.
In collaboration with the Educational Technology Specialist support the School’s Technology Committee.
No job description can anticipate all responsibilities as such; there may be other assigned duties.
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background and fingerprint check and TB screening.
Physical Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position an incumbent is required to regularly remain sedentary for long periods of time in meetings and while processing information and paper work both manually and on a computer.
The employee is required to stand; walk; use hands and arms to reach and hands to type and manipulate a computer keyboard and mouse. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus. Additionally, the incumbent must be able to converse in clear English both written and orally, over a telephone and in person. The employee is regularly required to listen, physically direct, and speak.
Occasionally, incumbent may be required to lift up to 25 pounds, traverse uneven terrain and climb stairs while moving about campus, bend and stoop. Work hours may vary and include days, nights, and weekends. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet; however, variations in noise level may occur when the employee attends school functions such as assemblies, school dances, and other events.
About Foxcroft School
Founded in 1914, Foxcroft School is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12. The school is located on 500 acres in Middleburg, Virginia, 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.
The Student Body
Foxcroft is, by design, a small, residential school. The 2015-16 student body is 70 percent boarding students with a total of 167 girls from 18 states, Washington D.C., and 14 countries. Seventeen percent are U.S. students of color, 25 percent international students and more than 30 percent receive financial aid. More than 15 percent of the students are related to alumnae -- an impressive testament to the relationship between the School and its graduates.
Foxcroft curriculum offerings number 83 courses and 14 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as academic support through the Learning Center and the Math and English Labs. In 2015, 21 students -- including 10 members of the (then) Junior Class, earned AP Scholar recognition from the College Board. Seven girls earned AP Scholar with Distinction Award ...status by achieving an average of at least 3.5 (out of five) on all the AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more tests. Nationwide, only 22 percent of students who take AP Exams earn such recognition. (AP Scholars must earn a grade of three or higher on three or more AP Exams.)
The student:faculty ratio is 6:1 and 83 percent of the teaching faculty have advanced degrees. About 85 percent of the faculty live on campus and all are available outside of class for extra help, review, and additional work. A diverse group, 16 percent of our classroom teachers are people of color/multiracial, and individual members have lived and worked all over the world, including Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.
Above and Beyond
Foxcroft is at the forefront of STEM education and inspiring girls to pursue these vital fields of study: More than 35 percent of its 2014 graduates chose STEM fields as their majors in college -- compared to 20 percent nationally. Science and Math faculty incorporate new teaching strategies, technologies, projects, and service learning into students’ lives and School facilities include STEM lab, an engineering workshop, an Animal Room and interactive whiteboards in every classroom. In addition, the Read Observatory houses a Newtonian-Cassegrain reflecting telescope, two 8-inch Celestron telescopes, and astrophotography and solar-observing accessories.
Members of the Class of 2015 received 128 acceptances to 85 colleges and universities across the country and around the world. See a full list of acceptances in the College Counseling section of our website.