Director of Information and Instructional Technology Service

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



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The East Penn School District is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Information and Instructional Technology Services. This is a full-time, 12-month position, reporting to the Superintendent. 

The Director is a creative and dynamic leader charged with developing and implementing a strategic vision in all areas of technology for the district. They will facilitate the integration of digital tools and best practices into instruction, and coordinate information and administrative systems. Both a big picture thinker and a hands-on implementer, the Director engages with all stakeholders.  The Director oversees the district’s technology department, guides, supports, mentors, monitors and evaluates technology team members to ensure that each of them serve as a strong leader and create an environment of shared knowledge and purpose among the technology team. The Director supports staff development opportunities to meet the diverse learning needs of staff as it relates to integrating technology into academic programming. 

Qualifications include:
Advanced Degree in Educational Technology or related field preferred.
A valid teaching license and taught in a K-12 environment during career preferred.
Experience working with iPads, Chromebooks, and other mobile devices in education preferred.
Experience with a range of software, hardware, and operational systems (Windows, Mac, IOS). 
A proven record of accomplishment in technology planning and technology personnel management, ideally in a K-12 academic setting preferred. 
Experience preparing and managing budgets. 
Proven track record of integrating technology into a classroom setting. 
Proven track record of effective project management. 
Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
Proven track record of supervising and mentoring technical employees to high performance. 
Broad knowledge of industry standards and best practices in the use of technology in schools, including ISTE Standards for Educational Leaders and Future Ready Technology Leaders Framework and CoSN’s Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO.

Essential Functions Include:
Develop and implement a strategic vision for the use of technology in the district in both the academic and infrastructural systems. 
Support the implementation of the District’s strategic plan. 
Maintain knowledge of and communicate current research findings and forecasts related to the effective use of technology in the school’s educational program. 
Provide current, cutting-edge information to support decision-making on academic and administrative technology matters. 
Serve as the primary leader for the district’s 1 to 1 computing initiative, developing rollout strategies, planning and conducting teacher training, and communicating with and presenting to students and parents. 
In collaboration with the Office of Teaching and Learning; oversee professional development of staff on the integration of technology into the curriculum. Will also at times provide direct professional development. 
Ensure that all educators have access to the appropriate tools for learning. 
Focus on ensuring that network and other technology resources are used and tracked in compliance with law. Working in conjunction with the Office of Teaching and Learning to support all stakeholders in safe and responsible use of technology and information systems.  
Establish standards and guidelines pertaining to the safety, security and data archive of district technology regarding electronically stored information.
Oversee all administrative aspects of technology programs and services in the district, including infrastructure implementation and maintenance, support of educators and support staff in the use of hardware and equipment and management.
Evaluate the performance of technology department employees and oversee training.
Oversees designing, developing, analyzing and enhancing school district based programs and applications as well as researching and resolving complex problems or issues for critical district applications (ex. Database Applications, Food Payment System, Parent Notification System, Student Information System, etc).
Effectively allocate and manage resources to support strategic priorities and initiatives. 
Provide leadership in the purchase and acquisition of new technology and equipment. Consults with appropriate stakeholders to coordinate, evaluate and recommend and purchase new technology and equipment. 
Possess the understanding of industry-standard related practices and procedures of regulations and guidelines as they relate to the purchase and use of software (specifically copyright laws and the use of licensed equipment and materials). 
Develop, implement, and monitor annual instructional technology and technology operations budget in cooperation with appropriate stakeholders. 
Performs other related duties, as assigned.

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