The Director of Technology is a creative and experienced professional who directs the school’s overall technology program. This is a full-time administrative leadership position responsible for leading the school’s technology mission and vision.
Essential Job Functions
The Director of Information Technology’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Maintaining the long-range technology plan for the school - Maintaining long-term planning for network hardware, software, wiring, and peripherals - Maintaining the technological infrastructure to support the academic and administrative needs of the school - Creating and implementing annual and long-term technology budgets - Staying current on new trends in technology and how they impact the educational arena - Ensuring ethical utilization of technology resources - Supervising, supporting, and evaluating technology support staff - Supervising appropriate technology training and professional development of faculty and staff with Educational Technology Chair - Researching and promoting technological professional development opportunities for administrative staff - Helping to integrate technology into the curriculum with the Educational Technology Chair as approved by the Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and Curriculum Committee - Managing computer hardware (laptops, desktops, projectors, Promethean Boards, printers, scanners), software, network infrastructure, servers, and information architecture - Reviewing and evaluating requests for multi-media equipment and software, while maintaining inventory of purchases and equipment - Reviewing and regularly updating technology policies (including Disaster Recovery Plan, Security Policy, Acceptable/Responsible Use Policy, etc.) - Coordinating all aspects of database use on campus; improving and maintaining database integrity - Working with staff members to create standard data entry procedures and documenting standards in policy and procedural guides - Maintaining the electronic student records system and assisting with faculty training on report card program (Blackbaud) - Organizing technology support for special events and groups - Working with the Development Office to identify and obtain grants for technology funding - Completing special projects requiring his/her expertise - Participating in weekly Desktop Support and monthly Educational Technology Committee meetings - Representing the department at functions held within and outside the school - Review and implement internal controls where necessary.
Qualifications and Other Requirements: - Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred - Demonstrated administrative experience relating to technology and technology integration - Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively as a team player with faculty, administrators, and members of the technology team - Experience and skill with a wide range of hardware, software and cloud resources
Working Environment and Physical Demands:
- The job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment, but there may be possible exposure to childhood diseases and illnesses. - Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities with average interior dust with occasional exposure to outdoor elements. - Exposure to a normal school environment that is usually quiet but sometimes noisy.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions. Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:
- Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, hear and read during the course of normal activities. - Able to use computers and other tools. - Able to relocate computer and electronic equipment or other hardware weighing up to 10 pounds. - Ability to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time. - In-person attendance necessary to provide an effective level during normal school hours.
Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred - Demonstrated administrative experience relating to technology and technology integration - Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively as a team player with faculty, administrators, and members of the technology team - Experience and skill with a wide range of hardware, software and cloud resources
About Mirman School for Highly Gifted Children
Mirman School opened its doors to educate gifted children in 1962. Motivated by a deep love and concern for these children, Dr. and Mrs. Norman J. Mirman began the school with nine pioneering students in their West Los Angeles home. Today, with a newly expanded campus serving all dimensions of childhood, Mirman School is a thriving and diverse community home to 330 students. Mirman continues to distinguish itself as one of the few schools in the country devoted to the education of highly gifted children, particularly serving all dimensions of childhood — academic, artistic, kinesthetic, and more.
We cultivate the boundless potential of highly gifted children, nurture their passions and talents, and develop a diverse community of creative and constructive lifelong learners.
Our 6 acre campus is home to both Lower and Upper Schools, beautiful outdoor community spaces including regulation-size athletic fields and basketball courts, handball and Ga-Ga courts, innovative play yards, and office and classroom spaces. A faculty lounge creates a warm convivial space for gathering, collaborating, and all the coffee one could want. Recycling initiatives and fast-fi...ll water stations throughout campus, in addition to energy efficient office spaces, combine to create a greener community.
Mirman is made up of students and their families, a dedicated and passionate Parent Service League, and a Board of Trustees made up of community leaders. In the Lower School, lead teachers are supported by part-time Assistant Teachers, while Upper School teachers specialize in disciplines such as English, science, Latin, Mandarin, History, etc. Dynamic specialists in science, STEM, technology, math, art, music, choir, theatre and more round out the fabric of our faculty. Mirman is also home to a collegial and collaborative group of administrators who work to facilitate the ideal teaching and learning environment.