Director of Technology

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

Notre Dame Preparatory School (NDP), an independent, Catholic school for approximately 800 girls in grades 6-12, invites applicants for the position of Director of Technology. This twelve-month position reports directly to the Head of School, serves as a Board liaison, and is an active participant in school leadership. The School Sisters of Notre Dame sponsor the institution which is dedicated to educating young women to transform the world.

The Director of Technology is responsible for all current and developmental technologies and communications servicing NDP’s internal infrastructure, external constituent presence, academic technologies, administrative programs, future planning, and implementation endeavors.  The Director of Technology’s primary function is to develop all short- and long-term strategic initiatives relating to audio, visual, virtual, and infrastructure technologies throughout the NDP organization.  The Director of Technology oversees all Technology staffing while providing direct supervision to the Assistant Director of Technology and Coordinator of Educational Technology.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Develop strategies for best-practice technology implementation campus-wide, including short-term and long-range solutions for Administrative Departments (Admissions, Advancement, Business, Communications, Counseling, and Facilities), Curriculum Technology, and Academics (including both faculty and student usage).  Develop project implementation plans and schedules when necessary.

  2. Liaise with other Administrative Department Directors and Leadership so as to understand all necessary aspects of their needs, ensuring they are effectively achieving their goals and organizational proficiencies as related to technology.  Organize critical strategy meetings and operational reviews of current and future endeavors in these areas, evaluating market data and trends to help drive the strategic process and analysis thereof.

  3. Develop, oversee, and execute all technology in capital improvement projects, relating to the expansion or renovation of campus structures.  Provide research and market data for the selection and installation of innovative and cost-efficient technologies to ensure NDP remains state-of-the-art in its selection process.  Manage the budget of expenditures during the process, as well as coordinate all vendors and contractors involved in the construction process, as it relates to technology.

  4. Participate on the Crisis Management Team and provide leadership as it relates to the usage of technologies that ensure the safety and security of all personnel on campus during a state of emergency.  Implement procedures using the latest facility and infrastructure technologies to aid in the communication and tracking of all human assets.

  5. In conjunction with Facilities Department, assist with selection and design process of all security systems (e.g. video surveillance, entry access, audio warnings) relating to technology integration for both existing and new construction facilities.

  6. Work with the Coordinator of Educational Technology and the Principal to plan and align technology-related professional development goals for faculty, staff, and administration, ensuring the effective use of both existing and future technologies to benefit all constituents.  Promote assessment methodologies that measure individual or group needs and determine program effectiveness.

  7. Participate in STEAM educational leadership and innovation by vetting, procuring, and implementing advanced engineering and digital/visual arts technologies to enhance our current and future programs as aligned with curricular vision of the school.   Participate in grant writing, as needed, in conjunction with the Director of Advancement. 

  8. Represent NDP’s technology strategies and initiatives by participating in the Board of Trustees’ sub-committees as they related to campus infrastructure technology, software and educational technologies, and financial impact and strategic development of those technologies.

  9. Act as the primary resource for oversight and development of campus policies that correlate with federal and state legislature regarding child privacy, online safety, and cyber-security.  Ensure all constituents, including parents, students, faculty and staff understand and abide by these privacy laws as mandated by the government through the planning and execution of professional development or information sessions.

  10. Oversee the continued development and enhancement of the school database in conjunction with the Blackbaud Power Users Group.  Provide best practices and strategies regarding both synchronous and asynchronous data flow for internal and external sources. Ensure that the back-end databases are cohesively integrated for maximum efficiency and long-term usage for strategic solutions.

  11. Maintain awareness and knowledge of emerging academic technologies and resources, including developing relationships with other educational institutions of equivalent size and technological environments and philosophies.

  12. Manage and control departmental expenditures including all proposals and adherence to annual budgets.   This includes reconciling variances together with the Director of Finance throughout the year for both capital and operating expenses for all telecommunications, network infrastructure, audio/visual, personal computing, and specialized technologies for academic curriculum.  Monitor the Assistant Director of Technology, who is in charge of ordering hardware, software, and services, reviewing and submitting invoices for processing payments. 

  13. Other duties as assigned by the Headmistress.

Personal skills and attributes must include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other relevant field or equivalent combination of training and experience

  • Five to seven years experience in an education environment with significant experience with technology team management and systems

  • Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative work orientation, and proven performance in an educational environment

  • Demonstrated personnel leadership and managerial skills in the areas of talent selection, development, and performance management.

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively elicit information and convey technology content to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Strong background in working with Microsoft platforms (server & workstation) and applications including educational applications.

  • Effective decision-making skills, including the ability to manage and prioritize multiple matters concurrently.

  • Goal-driven, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment, especially in relation to project deadlines

  • Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success

How to Apply

Interested candidates are to send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Sister Patricia McCarron, SSND, Ph., Headmistress, at