Director of Systems Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Systems / Operations

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is seeking a Director of Systems Technology. The Director is responsible for providing strategic vision, direction, leadership, planning, and management for the development, acquisition, implementation, and support of the technology infrastructure. The Director of Systems Technology supervises a team of IT professionals and reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

The principal responsibilities of the Director include:

Providing strategic leadership in the area of technology for institutional planning purposes
Establishing and implementing short and long term department goals and objectives in-line with mission and philosophy of the school and the immediate objectives of the Head of School
Assisting the Director of Educational Technology in planning for the use and integration of technology in the instructional program
Managing end user expectations by providing the leadership needed to resolve problems associated with ordering, service, and support
Remaining current and serving as a clearinghouse of information on trends, research, applications, and effective practices related to the technology infrastructure
Developing and managing the school’s technology budget
Serving as a systems contact for all technology related communications
Establishing and evaluating performance standards for the school’s information technology services
Ensuring that plans are carried out and resources are used effectively and efficiently
Maintaining, tracking, and reporting on the school’s technology resources inventory
Maintaining, auditing, and continuously improving computer, network, and data security
Developing, reviewing, and certifying all backup and disaster recovery procedures and plans
Interacting with key personnel on internal and external operations that are impacted by the capture, storage, processing, and dissemination of information
Reviewing all technology related purchases
Assisting in the design, coordination, and provision of instructional technology workshops
Attending faculty meetings and events in order to both listen to and address faculty needs and communicate with the faculty about continued developments in the technology infrastructure of the school
Working closely with the Communications Department to support and administer the school’s web content platform
Overseeing the troubleshooting and support efforts of the Systems Technology team, including Systems and Network Administrators, Application Support Personnel, and Help Desk/Desktop Support Staff
Providing maintenance and support for all computer labs, classroom technology, office technology, and Audio/Visual systems throughout the school

Additional attributes include:

A strong team leader with the ability to lead a staff with diverse skills and personalities.
First-hand experience in all levels of IT (support, systems, network, application delivery, etc.)
A patient, creative thinker and an excellent problem-solver
A detail-oriented approach to work and outstanding communication skills
A collaborative approach to leadership and a commitment to teamwork
A lifelong learner who uses latest research to compliment his/her own experiences
The ability to motivate, inspire, and support faculty and staff
Ideal candidates will have at least 5 years of management experience in technology systems
An advanced degree is preferred

Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. For further information about Brentwood School, please visit the school’s website:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references electronically to:

Na’eem Salaam
Chief Financial Officer
100 S. Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90049