Director of Technology

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

San Francisco University High School is a leader in education in the Bay Area. We are searching for a visionary tech leader who can build on the work we have started and take us to the next level.

SPECIFIC DUTIES
Information Technology and Instructional Technology 

  • Under the supervision of Chief Financial and Operations Officer, and working closely with the Head of School and Assistant Head of School, oversee all operations of the technology department, including the hiring, supervision, evaluation, and growth of all technology staff. 
  • Assess the effectiveness of, and lead efforts to improve, the school’s implementation of technology tools for instructional and operational purposes. 
  • Inspire the technology team and the faculty community to model and explore best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design. 
  • Manage the deployment of IT infrastructure, hardware, and systems.
  • Design, manage, and evaluate technology-related faculty and staff trainings, and ensure that all members of the community receive sufficient training and support. 
  • Establish and evaluate technology policies, procedures, and processes in areas such as: end-user support, data management, network access, and content filtering. 
  • Ensure IT security, purchasing, risk management, disaster recovery and planning processes are in place and receive regular review for currency and adequacy. 
  • Manage vendor relationships and third-party installation projects. 

Leadership and Administration 

  • Working closely with both assistant heads of school and other leaders, develop a mission-aligned technology strategy that inspires and serves faculty and staff. 
  • Develop and maintain departmental budgets, policies, and procedures. 
  • Establish partnerships and relationships with external organizations and maintain an active presence in the local and national technology communities. 
  • Develop and maintain strategic and operational plans that are aligned with departmental needs, school mission and values, and organizational culture. 
  • Anticipate the needs of diverse constituents, monitoring trends and innovations in the industry and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. 
  • Serve on the director’s group, which is led by the head of school. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Professional Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree is highly desirable 
  • Experience leading departments and supervising employees, preferably in an educational institution, and/or in a department of technology 
  • Experience designing, implementing, and overseeing professional development 
  • Experience with technology planning and management in one or more of the following areas: enterprise IT, client services, data and systems management, and instructional technology and design 

Leadership and Personal Qualities: 

  • An ability to plan and oversee concurrent technology-related programs and projects, combined with strong motivational skills to ensure completion and success 
  • Passion and interest for managing all areas of technology—IT, data/systems, and instructional—even if prior experiences in these areas are not equal 
  • A thoughtful but determined approach to departmental objectives and individual staff growth—while remaining attuned to the school’s mission, values, and goals 
  • Immersion in diversity work, both in training and in implementation 
  • Inspirational, pragmatic, and diplomatic leadership that is sensitive to the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty 
  • An ability to build consensus among diverse groups, facilitate critical discussions, and provide confidence to colleagues during times of transition 
  • A collaborative, cooperative, empathetic, collegial, innovative, and patient mindset 
  • Strong communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training 
  • Genuine commitment to growing formal leadership capacity in a structured, dynamic, complex program with other leadership team colleagues 
  • An understanding of the diverse technology needs and organizational complexities of a large, high-achieving, multidivisional, and independent school 
  • A commitment to UHS’s mission and values 
  • Confidence and humility, together with a sense of humor and warm personality 

How to Apply

Please submit applications at:

https://www.sfuhs.org/about-uhs/job-opportunities