Director of Technology

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

What You’ll Do

The Director of Technology is a creative and dynamic leader charged with developing and implementing a strategic vision in all areas of technology for the school.   Both a big picture thinker and a hands-on implementer, the Director engages with administrators, faculty and support personnel, parents and students to extend responsible and creative use of technology.

  • Oversee the infrastructure of technical operations.

  • Coordinate IT activities to ensure data availability and network services with as little downtime as possible.

  • Oversee departmental finances, including budgeting and forecasting.

  • Identify and recommend new technology solutions and facilitate the integration of new software, hardware and digital tools and best practices into curriculum and administrative systems.

  • Manage IT staff activities.

  • Oversee staff development opportunities to meet the diverse learning needs of faculty and staff as it relates to integrating technology into academic programming.

  • Maintain knowledge of and communicate current research findings and forecasts related to the effective use of technology within the school.

  • Oversee all administrative aspects of technology programs and services within the school, including infrastructure implementation and maintenance, support of administrators, faculty, and staff in the use of hardware, equipment and management.

  • Provide current, cutting-edge information to support decision-making on academic and administrative technology matters.

  • Effectively allocate and manage resources to support strategic priorities and initiatives.

  • Provide leadership in the purchase and acquisition of new technology and equipment while consulting with appropriate stakeholders to coordinate, evaluate and recommend and purchase new technology and equipment.

  • Possess the understanding of industry-standard related practices and procedures of regulations and guidelines as they relate to the purchase and use of software (specifically copyright laws and the use of licensed equipment and materials).

  • Comply with applicable school, state, local and federal laws, rules and regulations.

  • Respond willingly to emergency situations outside of the standard work schedule.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Programming, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field

  • Experience with a range of software, hardware, and operations systems (Windows, Mac, IOS)

  • Experience planning and managing a budget

  • Proven track record of effective project management

  • Broad knowledge of industry standards and best practices in the use of technology in schools

  • Strategic thinking with strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills, and the enthusiasm and creditability to create and sustain instructional momentum in the appropriate use of technology in the school’s curriculum and instruction

What Would Be Ideal to Have

  • Prior experience with non-profit and or educational technology (Schoology, Blackbaud, Campus Management, etc.)

  • PMP Certification

Who We Are

Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Berlin just fifteen minutes from the Ocean City beaches, Worcester Preparatory School is a co-ed independent day school with an average of 500 students in grades pre-K – 12. The school has comprehensive facilities on a 45-acre campus just a mile from the vibrant town center in Berlin. Governed by an independent board of trustees, WPS was founded in 1970 and enjoyed rapid growth in the decades that followed. It is the premier independent school on the Eastern Shore, drawing students from Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware; some travelling over an hour to reach campus. All graduates matriculate to four-year colleges or universities, many among the most selective in the nation.


WPS strives to keep its curriculum relevant to the dynamic world of the 21st Century, while remaining true to its values as a traditional college prep school. WPS is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) and is a member of NAIS.


In the spirit of “bricks & mortar do not a school make”, WPS’s greatest strength is the tremendous passion the educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the school. It is a wonderful school and community in which to work and a great opportunity for new faculty.


Worcester Preparatory School is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

How to Apply

Compensation and benefits are competitive with other area private schools and are adjusted based on experience level and credentials. Interested persons should send a letter of interest, employment application, and resume to Heather Parsons, Director of Human Resources, at