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Scope of Position:

To oversee the deployment of technology in the effective operation of the school and in support of teaching and learning. The Director manages the daily use of technology and plans its strategic, long-term use in a manner consistent with Cape Fear Academy’s mission, vision and values, maintaining a high level of professionalism and support of the school at all times. This individual oversees the deployment of technology to ensure effective operation of the school and support teaching and learning for all constituents.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing a technology plan for the school, including identifying specific hardware and software application needs for students, staff and faculty, and providing continuity of systems and vision as it relates to technology across all divisions.

  • Managing all financial aspects of Information Technology activities, including preparation of the annual operating budget, ongoing review of financial operations, purchasing and disposal of technology assets and resources, maintenance of technology inventories, and long-term financial planning for technology replacement, repair and maintenance (TRRSM)

  • Working with the Leadership Team and Academic Dean to develop and implement training and instructional programs for students, employees and parents to allow for the successful use of technology in student education and school operations.

  • Developing and maintaining the school's internal and external networks;

  • Hiring, managing and developing all IT employees. Maintaining effective delegation of responsibilities and project management to ensure staff can successfully meet school’s IT needs. Cross train with systems administrator/database administrator on networking and servers as well as the integrated school software, Senior Systems

  • Creating and maintaining a network security policy and other school technology policies

  • Work with members of the Leadership Team to determine and implement short-term and long-range planning strategies for the operation of CFA

  • Maintaining an active role in the local and state-wide technology community, with particular emphasis on participation in NCAIS

  • Manage contracts with vendors

  • Providing tier 2 and 3 technical support to users and technology staff

  • Mentor student independent study and summer internship positions

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Expert technical knowledge of operating systems, specifically Windows XP and VMware. Practical knowledge of wireless network infrastructure and mobile computing technology; use of Internet and Intranet to deliver information; relational databases and their application in integrated systems.

  • Excellent management, organizational, project management and communications skills. Ability to pay attention to detail and evaluate issues from a broad organizational perspective. Ability to be effective and productive in multiple-task, deadline-oriented work environment.

  • Ability to create a cooperative and inspiring work environment for staff.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a technical area with emphasis on information systems, computer science, technology, and/or education. MCSE or other certifications preferred. Advanced degree preferred.

Experience: A minimum of seven years’ experience in information systems, programming, consulting, problem solving networks with at least two years of executive leadership experience. Must have at least five years of personnel managerial experience, preferably in an information services setting. Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience may be considered in place of the above requirements.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Information Technology: 7 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

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SUMMARY

Organization: Cape Fear Academy
Location:
North Carolina
Job Category:
Director
Areas of Responsibility:
All Technology
Job Level:
Senior position
Job Sector:
All Technology