Director, Information Technology

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

We invite qualified candidates to join the Lycée Rochambeau’s leadership team and actively contribute to the growth and success of our school.  We offer a diverse, international and dynamic work environment located just northwest of Washington DC. Lycée Rochambeau, the French International School, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, welcomes 1000 students of over 60 nationalities from pre-K to 12th grade school on 3 campuses. The school’s educational program is based on the French national curriculum while preparing students for entrance and success in the best North American and European universities.

Director, Information Technology


Position summary:

Reporting to the Director of Administration & Finance, this position provides operational and technology leadership in the selection, implementation and support of organization wide information services and technology. Oversees design, implementation and ongoing management of information systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Manage school’s integrated Mac and Windows network environment.
•    Manage the overall school’s 1:1 (iPad and BYOD) programs.
•    Manage school’s Google Apps suite including email and other productivity tools.
•    Manage and administer school’s cloud-based enterprise wireless system.
•    Manage school’s SIS software (Blackboard).
•    Train faculty and staff on relevant technologies.
•    Maintain and administer all network equipment in an enterprise environment.
•    Manage and support all aspects of IT on 3 different campuses that are interconnected through a private network
•    Supervisory responsibilities include hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems in a CBA environment
•    Prepares and monitors related contracts with outside vendors, and agencies.
•    Works with school administration, teachers and managers to understand work requirements and processes in order to map these requirements into systems design.
•    Supervises the evaluation, acquisition, installation and maintenance, of information and communications technology software to support instructional and business needs of the School. 
•    Takes a leadership role in developing and implementing the School’s technology plan in terms of Information needs, systems development and hardware acquisition and integration.
•    Advise school leadership in selecting new technologies
•    Manage IT budgets, allocate resource, and determine appropriate project schedules.
•    Identifies changes and trends in computer, network and system technology and interprets their meaning to senior management.
•    Performs related duties as assigned.


•    A degree in Computer science or a related field, and MBA preferred
•    MS MCSE and/or Apple certifications desirable

•    Experience with rolling out 1:1 program
•    Experience with running workshops for faculty and staff on Google Apps, iPad and other related educational technologies.
•    5+ years experience working with Windows server and Active Directory
•    3+ years experience working with Blackboard or similar SIS
•    3+ years experience working with Mac Open Directory.
•    5+ years experience working with firewall and content filtering in a school environment.
•    3+ years experience working with VMWare
•    Experience working with IT vendors and negotiating contracts
•    Familiarity with independent school administrative operations (Admission, Business) and supporting software systems such as Blackboard and Finalsite.
•    Experience managing IT for a $20 million organization in fast changing environment.
•    Experience supervising group of 3-5 employees
•    Must be familiar with cloud computing and private cloud concepts
•    Must have a good understand and vision for education technology and able to articulate that vision
•    Must be flexible, in that some evening and weekend hours may be required for this position.

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 stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.