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Carolina Friends School (CFS) is seeking a full-time Director of Technology. Director of Technology is a collaborative leadership role, working with the Head of School and staff in the planning and management of operational and academic technology. The Director of Technology will work collaboratively with head teachers and administration to develop effective strategies for integrating technology into the classroom curriculum.  The Director will be a hands-on manager of a staff of technology professionals and will lead the team’s efforts to ensure that the staff and other stakeholders understand the systems we have in place and are kept informed of best practices. 

 

Reporting to the Head of School, the primary responsibilities of the Director of Technology include:

  • Facilitating the process of priority setting and decision making for meaningful and effective use of technology in support of the School’s mission and strategic vision

  • Coordinating and supporting the implementation of existing and new educational technology to support classroom instruction

  • Collaborating with the facilities team in maintaining the emergency notification systems

  • Assisting the Systems Administrator in the management of the School’s technology infrastructure

  • Participating in answering technical support requests 

  • Administering staff computer security training and testing program

  • Recommending appropriate hardware, software, and other systems necessary for a rich learning environment and robust infrastructure

  • Ensuring that disaster recovery and business continuity plans are in place as an integral part of CFS’s technology systems

  • Staying current on national standards as well as benchmarks and frameworks for technology literacy

  • Managing the technology budget, contract negotiations, and technology asset procurement

  • Leading and mentoring the Technology Team

Strong candidates will demonstrate:

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master’s degree preferred

  • 10+ years of IT experience preferred

  • Experience in assessing and implementing academic technology to support classroom instruction

  • Experience in technology operations 

  • Strong networking, server administration, and network infrastructure skills  

  • Ability to assess and manage IT security, risk management, and disaster recovery processes

  • Capacity for strategic planning and visioning the School’s technology future

  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with all members of the school community

  • Willingness to provide operational and educational support to staff and students for regular programs, activities, and special events

  • Ability to manage, encourage, mentor, and motivate employees

  • Strong problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills

  • CCNA preferred; at least one other current technology certification preferred

  • Understanding of and strong affinity for Quaker philosophy and the School’s mission

  • A willingness to understand and explore how power and inequality influenced by factors such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and learning and physical disabilities impact our students and families

Disclaimer: The above describes the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals hired into this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Carolina Friends School reserves the right to change any or all content of this job description based on business needs. The incumbent, if applicable, will be notified of any changes before they become effective.

 

How to Apply:  

Interested candidates should submit the following: 

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Position Statement regarding the role of technology in an independent school setting 

  • Three letters of recommendation, including their names and contact information

Please submit this information to jobopenings@cfsnc.org.  Please indicate Director of Technology in the email subject line. Please submit the information as one PDF.  

Under separate cover, please ask each reference to send a letter directly to jobopenings@cfsnc.org indicating Director of Technology in the subject line. All letters of reference must be received in order for the applicant to be complete.

Review of resumes will begin immediately.  CFS reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as all materials can be compiled.

APPLICANTS:  Please review the Who We Are, Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity, and Important Information for All Applicants sections on the CFS Employment Opportunities page.

       CFS is an equal opportunity employer in both policy and practice.

SUMMARY

Organization: Carolina Friends School
Location:
North Carolina
Job Category:
Director
Areas of Responsibility:
All Technology
Job Level:
Senior position
Job Sector:
All Technology