Director of Information Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology

TITLE: Director of Information Technology

FLSA: Exempt
HOURS: Full time, 40hrs per week & as needed

REPORTS TO: President of Mater Dei


The Director of Information Technology (IT) will provide leadership across all aspects of technology infrastructure and usage at Mater Dei Catholic High School (MDCHS), Mater Dei Juan Diego Academy (MDJDA) and Juan Diego Adult Centers (JDAC) while exemplifying the highest level of character. Reporting to the President of Mater Dei, the Director of IT will lead the school in the planning, implementation, and use of technologies to enhance and support instructional practices, student learning, and all business and web-related operations. The Director of IT will serve as the primary resource and advocate for faculty and staff usage of technology and will develop and manage projects and initiatives to advance instructional practices, student learning, and business functions using technology. The Director of IT must have the ability to work with teachers in classrooms as well as a strong understanding of teaching, learning, and how technology can support and foster best practices.

Information Technology

  • ·  Under the supervision of the President, the Director of IT will oversee all operations of the IT department, including the hiring, supervision, evaluation, and growth of all Information Technology staff.

  • ·  Assess the effectiveness of, and lead efforts to improve, the school’s implementation of technology tools for instructional and operational purposes.

  • ·  Inspire the IT team and the faculty to model and explore best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.

  • ·  Manage the deployment of IT infrastructure, hardware, and systems for MDCHS, MDJDA & JDAC.

  • ·  Design, manage, and evaluate technology-related faculty and staff trainings, and ensure that all members of the community receive sufficient training and support.

  • ·  Establish and evaluate technology policies, procedures, and processes in areas such as: end-user support, data management, network access, and content filtering.

  • ·  Ensure IT security, purchasing, risk management, disaster recovery and planning processes are in place and receive regular review for currency and adequacy.

  • ·  Manage vendor relationships and third-party installation projects.

Leadership and Administration

  • ·  Working closely with both head of schools and other leaders, develop a mission- aligned technology strategy that inspires and serves faculty and staff.

  • ·  Develop and maintain departmental budgets, policies, and procedures.

  • ·  Establish partnerships and relationships with external organizations and maintain

    an active presence in the local and national technology communities.

  • ·  Develop and maintain strategic and operational plans that are aligned with departmental needs, school mission and values, and organizational culture.

  • ·  Anticipate the needs of diverse constituents, monitoring trends and innovations in the industry and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership.

  • ·  Perform other duties as assigned. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    • ·  A bachelor’s degree in a related field. Master’s degree preferred.

    • ·  Demonstrated professional experience in a technology leadership role with expertise in one or more of the following areas: enterprise IT, client services, data and systems management, and instructional technology and design.

    • ·  Leadership experience in K–12 education preferred.

    • ·  Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, as well as

      presentation skills.

• Experience leading departments and supervising employees.


  • 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 and determined approach to departmental objectives and individual staff growth—while remaining attuned to the school’s mission, values, and goals.

  • 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.

  • Commitment to growth in leadership skills alongside colleagues.

  • An understanding of the diverse technology needs and organizational complexities

    of a large, high-achieving, multidivisional, independent school.

  • A commitment to Mater Dei’s mission and values.

  • Confidence and humility, together with a sense of humor and warm personality.


• 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 frequently required to sit; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to walk.

-The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


• 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.

-Work is performed primarily in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.