Director of Technology

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


UNIS is seeking an experienced and visionary leader as its next Director of Information Technology. This
is a hands-on position with extensive responsibilities that include strategic and long-range planning,
school-wide technology solutions, and various models of training and support. Experience working in
the field of education is critical in leading a team that understands how technology can support great
educational outcomes and that demonstrates how a culture of collaboration and creativity can support



Essential Responsibilities


  • Analyzes needs, forecasts requirements, and plans future direction of the school's technology infrastructure through short-term and long-term technology plans at the direction of the Executive Director.
  • Collaborates with the UNIS Leadership Team, Academic Technology integrators, and external partners to present and implement technology solutions that promote deeper learning for UNIS students and faculty.
  • Prepares and recommends the operations and capital budgets to the CFO, working closely with the Business Office to ensure all IT expenditures are within fiscal guidelines and utilize revenue streams such as E-Rate.
  • Plans for the development and implementation of new, efficient, and effective technology solutions that maximize teaching and learning while limiting risk and operational overhead.
  • Ensures compliance with all state, federal, and international laws and policies as they apply to technology in independent schools, including, but not limited to, CIPA, FERPA, and the Shield Act.
  • Represents UNIS while interacting with all members of the UNIS community, including students, parents, faculty, staff, trustees, international partners, and United Nations representatives.
  • Sets policy, regulations, standards, and operating procedures for all aspects of technology, encompassing hardware, software, data, cybersecurity, and A/V systems.

 Information Systems

  • Manages staff/consultants supporting, and assumes ultimate responsibility for, all school-wide IT systems and services, including, but not limited to,
    • Email and productivity software (Google/Office 365)
    • IT support platform (IncidentIQ)
    • Phone, voicemail, and emergency communications (on-prem/SaaS)
    • Network management (enterprise Cisco and Dell solutions)
    • Identity management (Active Directory/Clever/Google)
    • Student information system (Veracross)
    • Device management platforms (Intune/JAMF)
    • Network and device filtering (GoGuardian/Securly)
    • A/V management (Crestron/Screencloud)
    • On-Prem and Cloud based Windows and Linux servers
    • Other cloud-based applications owned by various UNIS departments
  • Directs and deploys IT support assets based on tickets tracked through IT support platform.
  • Support data flow between various departments such as Human Resources, Finance, Facilities, and Events.
  • Manages MSP contract in charge of maintaining firewalls, enterprise-class stackable access-layer switches and routers, network infrastructure, and key backup processes.
  • Supervises technology and media staff for effective provisioning of all technology and media support services, consistent with users’ needs, the school's priorities, and fiscal responsibilities.
  • Procures all technology related hardware, including, but not limited to, Macbooks, iPads, Windows computers, security cameras, switches, servers, access points, video conferencing, televisions, and classroom-specific tools.
  • Leads community education on the risks and benefits of cutting-edge technologies, balancing safety, cost, and innovation.
  • Offers regular training sessions and documentation for UNIS staff, faculty, and direct reports.

 Academic Support

  • Works closely with the Leadership Team, Academic Technology Integrators and Faculty Team Leaders to ensure technology hardware, software, and digital resources support UNIS' mission, limits administrative overhead, and maintains community safety in compliance with reasonable cybersecurity standards.
  • Systematically shares the latest applications of technology as an instructional tool in partnership with the Director of Curriculum and the Chief Academic Officer.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with members of the community by making time for regular classroom tours, community meetings, and training sessions.
  • Develops digital resources for classroom teachers and academic leads on ideal usage of different platforms and hardware.

How to Apply

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultants in confidence. Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:

  • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
  • A current résumé;
  • A list of three to five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:

Scott Roy, Carney Sandoe and Associates

Chief Technology Officer

The full-time equivalent salary range for this position is $150k - $180k. The starting salary is based upon, but not limited to, several factors that include years of experience, education level, and expertise.