Director of Information Technology

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


  • Reports to the Head of School, and is part of the administrative team.

  • Develop a strategic and long-range technology plan for the school.

  • Provide leadership, vision, and day-to-day management of the IT department, including data network and backup systems, firewall and security issues, databases, servers, printers, and telephone systems.

  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend new and emerging technologies for classroom and administrative uses or to improve the current infrastructure.

  • In conjunction with the Senior Educational Technology Specialist, promote the use of technology to support classroom learning and optimize student achievement.

  • In collaboration with the communications department, oversee the technical side of the school’s web content platform.

  • Develop and manage the school’s computer/device operating and IT budget.

  • Manage vendor relations, procurement, installation, and implementation of information systems.

  • Ensure the coordination, security, and efficiency of network infrastructure.

  • In coordination with the registrar and data analyst, develop and maintain the school’s databases and internal and external networks.

  • Remain current on new developments in the areas of software, hardware, networks, telecommunications, training, and maintenance.

  • Manage inventory and deployment of all school-owned or leased equipment including, but not limited to, Macbook Airs, Chromebooks, iPads, TVs, Apple TVs, projectors, copiers, printers, etc.

  • Provide maintenance and support for all school devices, classroom technology, admin/office technology, and audio-visual systems throughout the school.

  • Assess and respond to IT needs as voiced by faculty, administration, and staff.

  • Attend appropriate faculty meetings.

  • Maintain an active role in the local, state and national technology community.

  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the business officer.


  • Work with students to support their technology needs.

  • Teach and develop Computer Science AP program.

  • Support after hours events such as the school auction, board meetings, speaker events and school dances to name a few.

  • Be able to work on hands and knees or in confined spaces to fix technical needs.

  • Be able to lift 20-50 pounds.

  • Be on call for crisis management situations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field (information technology, computer science, systems management, or related discipline).

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Professional technical certifications from Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, etc., preferred.

  • 3-5 years of teaching experience in K-12 schools preferred.

  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in the development, installation, and maintenance of information systems.

  • Current and in-depth knowledge of network architecture; telecommunication; wireless, mobile, and cloud technologies.

  • Knowledge of Blackbaud administrative and academic database systems a plus.

  • Strong knowledge of Apple OSX, iOS, OSX Server, Google Suite Admin.

  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud.

  • Strong knowledge of Videography & Photography skills.

  • Demonstrated success in a supervisory/management role.

  • Strong organizational, technical, and analytical skills.

  • Proven success developing and balancing an annual budget.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Problem-solver with a high degree of diplomacy.

  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Detail-oriented.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Must be able to work with students and faculty in various projects and events.

  • Able to work collaboratively with a team.

SCDS is an inclusive community and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. Interested candidates should send a resume and a letter of interest to Lee Thomsen, Head of School at