Director of Information Technology

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

Landon School is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75 acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1929, our mission is to prepare talented boys for productive lives as accomplished, responsible and caring men whose actions are guided by the principles of perseverance, teamwork, honor, and fair play.


Landon is a diverse community committed to creating an environment where boys are encouraged to strive, reach, and endeavor towards becoming their best selves.  This is done through our teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty, and a robust co-curricular program. 


Landon seeks a Director of Information Technology who will provide leadership, management, oversight, and vision for technology at Landon School, promoting and implementing solutions that support and improve the school and the school community. This position reports directly to the Head of School and works closely with other upper administration, including the Director of Communications. The Director of Information Technology oversees the technology staff and coordinates, as needed, with librarians. The Director of Information Technology works with the technology staff, educational technology staff, and the Communications Department to implement and plan programs to manage a smoothly functioning program serving the needs of all departments, divisions, and constituencies within the school.


Essential Functions:

  • Develop and execute a school­wide instructional technology plan, focusing on the integration of technology into the instructional curriculum and programs
  • Coordinate and collaborate with technology, librarians, and faculty/staff to establish priorities and ensure a coordinated approach to implementation of plans across the school
  • Provide leadership and management for educational technology faculty to maximize their effectiveness and to prepare for the future needs of the school
  • Set a schedule for project completion for the department and coordinate calendars among the department
  • Work closely with the Database Manager, the Information Technology Manager, and the Information Technology Specialists to serve the needs of administrators and non-academic staff (e.g., business office, development, etc.)
  • Provide clear communication on short and long-term planning with administrators and the Board of Trustees
  • Teach one or more computer science classes at the Upper School level
  • Work with the educational technology faculty, the Assistant Head of School, and Division Heads to infuse computer science and technology opportunities in each division
  • Conduct needs assessments to recommend new instructional technology products, along with identifying skills and capabilities essential to the growth of all community members
  • In partnership with the business office, technology staff members, and the faculty and staff, oversee and monitor operating and capital budgets for instructional technology implementation, information technology systems, networks, and platforms


Work with the members of the department to:

  • Develop and implement the school’s short and long­term plans and support, including action plans and annual budgets
  • Develop and implement curriculum to ensure that all students receive instruction in information literacy, digital citizenship, computer and technology basics, and computer science
  • Develop and implement school­wide technology infrastructure and software strategies and direction, including digital learning labs
  • Oversee the use of technology throughout the school and plan for effective use of technology
  • In coordination with the Division Heads, Departmental Chairs, and Human Resources, develop and implement a professional development plan for faculty and staff relative to the integration of technology and curriculum
  • Serve as a source of information on trends, research, applications and effective practices in the field of instructional technology in schools
  • Formulate technology departmental policies and procedures; recommend new or revised standards and protocols that are consistent with the vision, mission and strategic plan
  • Administer the BYOD and 1:1 program with the divisional technology integrators
  • Guide the all­school Technology Committee focused on technology use policy and vision development
  • Participate in strategic leadership and administrative meetings
  • Work with school technology leaders locally, nationally, and internationally to stay abreast of trends and establish a network of mutual support to accomplish the school’s goals


Desired Qualities:


  • An inclusive leadership style that is decisive and relational
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Hardworking and reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Innovative
  • Collegial
  • Helpful


Desired Qualifications:


  • Degrees and/or certifications relevant to the position
  • Experience leading in a school setting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Significant experience with Microsoft products and Office 365
  • Significant experience with Blackbaud’s learning management system
  • Ability to assist with trainings and professional development as needed
  • Understanding and ability to oversee a wide-variety of programs and applications to support students, teachers, administrators, and staff with technology and information needs.


Landon School offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including: health, dental and vision insurance, an attractive 403(b) retirement plan, professional development opportunities, free lunch, and much more.




How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume, along with contact information for three professional references, to No phone inquiries please.