Assistant Director of Information Technology

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Associate / Assistant Director
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology

Forsyth Country Day School is a community of learners, preparing our students for what’s ahead. Forsyth Country Day School seeks an experienced Assistant Director of Information Technology to join our technology team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic design, security, management, maintenance, and development of FCDS’ Information Technology Systems and Network Infrastructure. This role reports directly to the Director of Information Technology and supervises IT System Support Specialists.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Strategy: Serve as a strategic planner, advisor, decision-maker, and problem solver for the Director of Information Technology. Provide leadership to implement project activities successfully.
  • Systems and Network Management: Set up, configure, and support internal and/or external network and server equipment. Develop, implement, and maintain systems, applications, cybersecurity, network security, and network configurations.
  • Performance and Security: Evaluate systems and network performance issues, plan and execute equipment selection, installation, configuration, and testing. Maintain system and network performance through monitoring, analysis, and performance tuning.
  • Issue Resolution: Troubleshoot network backbone and server performance issues. Create and maintain a disaster recovery plan. Facilitate prompt attention to issues needing the Director of Information Technology’s attention.
  • Project Management: Manage IT projects and coordinate IT project work with other departments to ensure proper, on-time completion within established budgets.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Recommend and implement solutions in collaboration with the Director of Information Technology and technology team members. Represent the IT team at school events and interactions with the FCDS community. Facilitate communication with all stakeholders.
  • Administrative Tasks: Maintain change control log for tracking changes to systems, applications, cybersecurity, network security, and configurations. Assist in negotiation and purchases of selected products and services from vendors. Contribute to IT budget planning.
  • Supervision and Training: Supervise, train, assist, guide, and evaluate IT System Support Specialists. Assign technology staff priorities and activities, and monitor office workflow. Supervise the IT Helpdesk to provide on-site and remote support to faculty, staff, and students.

Essential Duties:

  • Ensure stable and secure Systems and Network Infrastructures to support teaching and learning, faculty and staff, and administrative activities at FCDS.
  • Maintain system and network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation. Perform preventative maintenance and patch management on local and wide area networks, servers, domains, and user files/databases.
  • Design and administer MS Windows Active Directory and Google Workspace for Education.
  • Manage user account administration for all systems and services. Oversee automation of desktop/application rollouts, network backbone and server infrastructure assessments, and database administration.
  • Be on-call for all periods as assigned by the Director of Information Technology.
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested by the Director of Information Technology.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply here.