Director of Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Director
Sector
  • Technology
Job Status
Full-Time
Areas of Responsibility
  • All Areas of Technology

Position Overview

The Technology Director directs the technology vision, strategy and long-range plan for the St. Andrew’s Schools’ technology for the downtown K-12 campus and The Preschool at our Nuuanu campus. The director seeks creative and cost-effective integration of technology and manages the school’s technology plan; budget; contracts; network systems; cloud storage; hardware inventory; technological support for faculty, staff, and students; and the integration of technology within the school curriculum and operations. St. Andrew’s Schools has approximately 120 employees and 450 students.

The Director of Technology will embody St. Andrew’s Schools’ core values and professional behaviors.

Essential Duties

Technology Management

  • Creates, monitors and updates St. Andrew’s Schools’ technology plan in concert with the Leadership Team and as approved by the Head of School;

  • Manages, inventories, and maintains information management systems, network infrastructure, computers, phone, servers, and copiers;

  • Adept at Site-to Site VPN, WAN/LAN management;

  • Monitors network performance (availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency) and proactively tests for weaknesses;

  • Manages firewall configurations on campus, servers, and individual school-owned devices;

  • Is knowledgeable about and understands procedures to enforce compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and requirements;

  • Researches, tests, purchases, inventories, installs, and tracks technology devices and applications at the school and periodically surveys the school population to understand their technology needs;

  • Administers school systems such as Camp Brain, Canvas, DonorPerfect, GSuite for Education, Meraki, MDM, PBX, PowerSchool, SchoolAdmin, Naviance and others;

  • Evaluates and assesses compatibility between software; seeks integration and consolidation of software; collaborates and consults with staff and faculty to identify software solutions; approves software packages prior to purchase; deploys and manages software licenses; and is well-versed in eRate compliance and planning.

Emergency Management

  • Oversees disaster recovery to ensure availability of services;

  • Recommends how to use technology to successfully manage emergency procedures and responses.

Policies and Budgets

  • Maintains network policies and procedures;

  • Drafts and manages technology budgets;

  • Negotiates and manages service and software contracts; works with vendors to meet service level agreements and support infrastructure;

  • Maintains St. Andrew’s Schools’ Employee Technology Manual;

  • Updates the Faculty and Students Responsible Technology Use Policy (RTUP) annually.

Educational Community Support

  • Works directly with the school principals/directors to effectively integrate technology into the curriculum;

  • Sets up user accounts and credentials for school systems for employees, students, and parents;

  • Manages an annual process to update school-owned devices;

  • Provides the needed technology for classroom teaching, school events, and administrative meetings;

  • Trains and supports employees and students in using technology;

  • Manages and performs repairs and troubleshoots devices including computers, projectors, speakers, phones, mobile devices;

  • Applies custom codes to resolve issues using basic coding and HTML editing.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the Director of Technology is regularly required to sit or stand, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus are required.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold at least a BA/BS degree in an appropriate major such as Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Systems Management, and/or Educational Technology. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the development, installation, and maintenance of information systems is preferred. Experience with technology management in a school setting is ideal.

About St. Andrew’s Schools

For more than 150 years, St. Andrew’s Schools has developed tomorrow’s courageous and compassionate leaders. In 1867, the great royal Hawaiian leader, Queen Emma Kaleleonalani, a visionary and transformational thinker, established St. Andrew’s Priory, the oldest girls’ school in Hawai?i. An enduring testament to her towering vision to educate the Hawaiian people, The Priory has become St. Andrew’s Schools and grown to include The Prep, a K-6 boys’ school, and Queen Emma Preschool (The Preschool), for boys and girls ages two to five.

Our personalized educational program allows students to uncover their unique strengths, passions, and interests through discovery, practice, creation, and self-reflection. Our emphasis on social-emotional, spiritual, and cognitive learning sets the stage for children to cultivate healthy habits of mind, body, and spirit that positions them to live a life of learning and good health.

Our K-12 education program in downtown Honolulu is the only coordinate school system in Hawaii. We offer two single-sex schools on the same campus. Our girls (The Priory, K-12) and boys (The Prep, K-6) are educated separately in the classroom yet can socialize together on campus. Coordinate schools recognize that the social and emotional experiences that children have in schools shapes their learning – and ultimately affects how they think and act. By understanding and embracing the differences between boys and girls, we create the conditions for all students to learn and grow. Our students readily venture past societal expectations or stereotypes to reach their full promise. Students learn deeply, stay curious, are hopeful about the future, and understand how to lead themselves and others with a compassionate and courageous heart.

How to Apply

This is a regular/temporary, full time, exempt, salaried position offering a generous benefits package including retirement plan, health benefits, paid vacation, and more. Please send a resume and references to employment@standrewsschools.org. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

St. Andrew’s Schools is an equal employment opportunity employer. To learn more about our school, please visit www.standrewsschools.org.