Chief Information and Technology Officer position.

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
C Level
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • All Areas of Technology



Under the supervision of the Chief Operations Officer, this position provides a high level of technical expertise to Medford School District. The position requires knowledge, skills, and abilities to identify technology needs, and develop solutions. The Chief Information and Technology Officer (CIO) is the manager and strategic leader of the District’s Information Technology and Network Telecommunications Departments (Technology Services).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The CIO provides leadership, plans, develops, directs monitors and maintains the overall operational and fiscal resources of Technology Services in accordance with the District’s Strategic Plan and Technology Plan.

  • The CIO provides guidance and leadership to department administrators and supervisors in planning and implementing the department’s services and programs to meet the various department and District needs.

  • The CIO contributes to the development of long-range goals and operating plans for the department by participating with other executive staff in the formulation of goals and priorities included in the District’s Strategic Plan.

  • The CIO oversees the overall management of technology and data functions to assure the well-being of the District and works to efficiently and effectively provide secure, technical services necessary to support the District’s mission and goals.

  • Develop and sustain a culture of continuous improvement related to the integration of new technologies into the District.

  • Assure the ethical and prudent conduct of the District’s technology and information security.

  • Oversee the development, preparation, and submission of reports required by law or requested by federal, state, and/or local governmental bodies and ensure department compliance with State, Federal and local regulations.

  • Gather information as needed to prepare reports and recommendations to the Superintendent and/or School Board.

  • Oversee the planning, directing, and coordinating of department work activities and allocate resources accordingly.

  • Provide leadership in the resolution of complex problems and issues.

  • Follow District policies and procedures in employee related actions including hiring, assigning, supervising, supporting, evaluating, disciplining and scheduling the work of department staff

  • Maintain up-to-date data management systems to ensure accurate reporting of student data and serve the data reporting needs of the District.

  • Maintain a currently trained staff who can respond to the District’s information systems and communication needs with current technology and systems design.

  • Provide vision and direction for the design, analysis, implementation, and management of District telecommunications, data, and network systems including but not limited to Local and Wide Area Networks; Telecommunications Networks; security; program and system design.

  • Assure compliance of the District with E-rate statutes and procedures.

  • Develop and monitor the department’s annual operating budget and establish department service and staffing levels within the adopted budget parameters.

  • Acquire equipment as appropriate and assure that systems installed provide the District with the best value and performance throughout the life-cycle of the technology

  • Oversee contracting with computer, communication, service, and consulting vendors.

  • Work collaboratively with District departments to identify needed resources to implement technology into District adopted curriculum areas.

  • Manage, facilitate development of technology related capital projects.

  • Lead and oversee cybersecurity and continuous improvement in the area of data management and information.

  • Maintains competency in all position responsibilities.

  • Complies with all safety and work rules, policies and procedures.

  • Provides support to other positions as needed.

  • Assumes additional responsibilities as appropriate with little or no supervision.

  • Attends work regularly and punctually.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

 Marginal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Teaching and Learning department in providing District technology integration professional development.

  • Oversee the implementation of training and professional development related to the use of new systems and tools.

  • Represent the District to other agencies, school districts and professional organizations in order to strengthen partnerships and activate resources and opportunities for the District.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and evaluate department staff.

  • Direct and oversee the District Print Shop.

  • Direct and oversee the District theater technicians.

Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The District may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.



Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: At least eight years of related experience with five years in a significant management role. Demonstrated ability to manage major data processing operations and to lead an organization through significant technological change. Experience in short and long-range planning processes and overseeing implementation of significant capital projects. Prior experience preferred in working with governing boards of public agencies. Experience working in a public K-12 school district or public agency serving and supporting a richly diverse community is highly desirable.

Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact appropriately, effectively work with, and communicate with teachers, staff, members of the community and students from diverse cultures and/or backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict; maintains confidentiality; Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Ability to communicate and collaborate with internal and external personnel to analyze information needs and functional requirements.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have in-depth knowledge of computing and communication systems. Detailed understanding of hardware and operating systems.     

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems to which there might not be an obvious solution. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Language Skills: The ability to prepare and present reports and recommendations orally and in writing. Ability to read, analyze, or interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, technical sketches, drawings, specifications, or governmental regulations and implement policies as they relate to the department and/or the District. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. The ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certificates as determined by the District including valid Oregon driver's license.

Physical Demands: 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 job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk or stand. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our website at under the Human Resources Department.