Director of Technology

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

The Role.  Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia seeks a knowledgeable, meticulous, and creative technology leader. This role is the lead technology engineer, support technician, and leadership liaison for the school. This role oversees the design, provisioning, deployment, configuration, and maintenance of all of the school’s technology resources and services, including but not limited to: employee and student laptops, managed network services on internet and intranet routing and security, account management, printing, VoIP, and campus-wide WiFi, LMS and SIS administration.

Knowledge of Google Suite for Education and extensive experience with LMS administration (Blackbaud K-12 preferred) is imperative as is the ability and eagerness to learn more every day.  Knowledge of Active Directory and Windows Server administration is helpful but not required. This customer service oriented individual interacts with the entire school community on a daily basis, including middle and high school students, faculty and staff, and families and must handle those interactions with empathy and skill.


  • Well-developed ability to establish rapport with other members of the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students
  • Ability to cater support to the needs of various constituent groups; “listen first” attitude
  • Collaborate and communicate, both orally and in writing, effectively and often with the prospective and current parents, students, faculty, and staff and administrative team
  • Track and manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work independently and produce quality results on schedule
  • Participate in the life of the school; be a part of the school community

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance, vision, and planning as a knowledgeable leader in the field of educational technology; develop multi-year school technology plan and conduct periodic reviews
  • Oversee the growth, maintenance, and function of the technology infrastructure of the school as chief engineer
  • Manage the annual technology budget, manage all technology acquisitions and develop lifecycles for hardware and software
  • Work with the various divisions and departments of the school as a partner in their technological goals
  • Collaborate with the leadership team on the changing roles and requirements in educational technology to meet emerging needs and goals
  • Help improve the collective capacity for growth of the faculty by working with division heads as a coordinator of purposeful professional growth in the realm of technology

Tandem Friends School aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community. The school welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to



  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent education and experience)
  • A history of professional growth and learning
  • Technology support and troubleshooting experience
  • Experience with current network and enterprise technologies
  • Extensive SIS and LMS management experience
  • Experience in K-12 school preferred