Director of Technology

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

Employer: The Rectory School
Location: Pomfret Connecticut, USA
Type: Full Time, 12 Month
Salary: Not Specified
Estimated Start Date: 7/1/2015
Category: Technology/IT
Benefits: Health Benefits, Campus Housing, Retirement Contribution
Job Description:
Position Overview The Director of Technology is responsible for the vision and implementation of all technology related applications, software, hardware, and network operations. This includes, but is not limited to all servers, network/wireless infrastructures, firewall and security issues, student information systems, data backup systems, as well as all computers and related peripherals. Part of this position’s role is to install, configure, and maintain desktops, tablets, laptops, peripheral equipment, and software. Additionally, the Director of Technology oversees and contributes to Help Desk operations in an effort to ensure courteous, timely, and effective resolutions of end user issues. The Director of Technology reports to the Director of Innovation. Responsibilities include the following: General • Evaluate hardware and software for classroom or administrative needs. • Remain current on new developments in the areas of software, hardware, networks, telecommunications, training and maintenance. • Assure the health and effective operations of the School’s network and support infrastructure (ex. fiber optics, T- I line, classroom connections.) including hardware (network, server, classroom, computer lab, administrative, and laptop computers), Intranet, Internet connection, website, and software (virus control, software coordinator, software support, etc.). • Provide technical documentation regarding hardware usage, software applications, computer technology and the general instructional use of technology in the classroom. • Provide on-call tech support as needed. Leadership • Work with the Facilities Committee, the Headmaster, the Director of Innovation, and other school administrators in the long range planning, facilities design, school construction issues, and budgeting with regards to technology. • Coordinate the development, monitoring, and periodic evaluation of a five-year technology plan for Rectory. • Establish system-wide software and hardware standards, requirements and specifications. • Review and approve all system technology purchases to assure compatibility. • Prepare proposals and solicits bids for system technology needs. • Consult with administrators and teachers to define equipment and training needs. • Coordinate, evaluate, and recommend hardware and software purchases and replacement. • Serve as the School’s representative, when appropriate, for Department of Education programs and other agencies. Management • Develop, manage, and evaluate the technology budget. • Manage vendor relationships, including maintenance, hardware and software upgrades, and ongoing development work with the system and users. • Develop, update, and maintain the School's inventory of hardware and software. • Coordinate the activities and evaluate the job performances of the Technology Office staff (Network administrator and Data base coordinator). Administrative • Serve on select School and/or the Board of Trustees committees. • Keep relevant statistics on all aspects of technology usage and to prepare reports as needed. • Develop and maintain relationships with other area schools, school technology, and other relevant sources. • Assist with the residential life program. • Perform other duties as assigned by the Headmaster.

• A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is required; a master’s degree is preferred. • At least 5 years experience in technology-related work, preferably academic technology. • An ability to lead a collaborative, efficient, collegial work team. • Professionalism, energy, and commitment necessary to achieve the responsibilities of this position. • Excellent interpersonal skills. • The ability to communicate clearly in written and oral forms with a diversity of constituents.

Specific Instructions:
Interested parties are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and at least three references along with contact information. (Email submissions preferred.) Mrs. Diana Richardson Assistant to the Headmaster The Rectory School 528 Pomfret Street P. O. Box 68 Pomfret, CT 06258

Applications Accepted Via:

Regular Mail
Diana Richardson
PO Box 68
528 Pomfret St.
Pomfret, Connecticut 06258, USA

Diana Richardson