In the northwest part of the country sits a hundred-year-old educational institution synonymous with entrepreneurship and excellence. Lakeside School, a grades 5-12 independent school in Seattle, has been educating pioneers for decades—including two friends who later went on to found a small software firm called Microsoft. But Lakeside does not only graduate leaders—it hires them. Seven current heads of school across the United States can trace their roots back to Lakeside, where over two hundred faculty and staff thrive in a dynamic and invigorating work environment.
Now, Lakeside seeks a director of technology to run a mission-critical department that includes IT, systems, and instructional technology responsibilities. But true to Lakeside form, the school seeks someone with skills, talents, and most importantly interest in broad-scale leadership in the future. This is an institution that launched Global Online Academy and The Downtown School of Seattle, and more big ideas are in the works. The director of technology reports to the assistant head of school and starts July 1, 2020—or earlier by mutual agreement.
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LAKESIDE IS LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree is highly desirable
Experience leading departments and supervising employees, preferably in an educational institution, and/or in a department of technology
Experience designing, implementing, and overseeing professional development
Experience with technology planning and management in one or more of the following areas: enterprise IT, client services, data and systems management, and instructional technology and design
Leadership and Personal Qualities:
An ability to plan and oversee concurrent technology-related programs and projects, combined with strong motivational skills to ensure completion and success
Passion and interest for managing all areas of technology—IT, data/systems, and instructional—even if prior experiences in these areas are not equal
A thoughtful but determined approach to departmental objectives and individual staff growth—while remaining attuned to the school’s mission, values, and goals
Immersion in diversity work, both in training and in implementation
Inspirational, pragmatic, and diplomatic leadership that is sensitive to the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty
An ability to build consensus among diverse groups, facilitate critical discussions, and provide confidence to colleagues during times of transition
A collaborative, cooperative, empathetic, collegial, innovative, and patient mindset
Strong communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training
Genuine commitment to growing formal leadership capacity in a structured, dynamic, complex program with other leadership team colleagues
An understanding of the diverse technology needs and organizational complexities of a large, high-achieving, multidivisional, and independent school
A commitment to Lakeside’s mission and values
Confidence and humility, together with a sense of humor and warm personality
About Lakeside School
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.