Director Of Technology

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


San Diego French-American School offers an exceptional bilingual education within a vibrant international community, preparing students to become confident, responsible and engaged global citizens.


Our vision is to be a leading exemplar of bilingual and international education in San Diego.

We aspire to send out into the world multilingual, academically and socially well prepared global citizens who are confident in their identities, guided by strong core values and who live purposeful, engaged, and impactful lives.


Open-mindedness. Intellectual Curiosity. Integrity. Empathy. Resilience.


  • Independent, co-educational dual language, +/-350 students PK-8. Spacious campus at top of beautiful Mount Soledad in La Jolla.
  • Founded in 1988, we are a unique, dynamic school moving each year toward greater and greater excellence. We offer a compelling combination of small size, bilingual international programs, and dedication to social-emotional learning and nurturing the whole student. A recognized leader in international education among San Diego private schools and within the French-American school network.
  • Accreditations: French Ministry of Education (one of 52 in the US and 580+ worldwide outside France), California Association of Independent Schools, and Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


The Director of Technology will provide strategic leadership in the development and implementation of the school wide technology program. This person will implement technology solutions that support and improve the school's existing processes. The Director of Technology will provide leadership to ensure the school meets both the educational needs of the faculty, students, as well as operational needs of the School. This position supervises non-academic information technology consultants, as well as services provided by external vendors such as internet service providers, Google, computer hardware contracts, software solutions, and more.

The Director of Technology is a 12-month full time administrative position serving all school stakeholders (PreK — 8).  Job tasks involve providing technology support in the form of consultative advice, training, inventory and upkeeping all of the school's technology materials and software acquisitions, oversight and administration of the one-to-one Chromebook program. This includes curriculum-integrated units that involve coding, robotics, computer programming languages, digital citizenship/media literacy and online safety.

The Director of Technology also supports the development of educational technology competencies in SDFAS teachers and students, with the goal of helping them become autonomous users who take ownership over their own ability to learn or improve existing skills (so as to get the most out of new and/or existing technologies and software/applications).


  • The Director of Technology reports to the Head of School


  • The Director of Technology will provide leadership and day-to-day management for the technology department. Collaborate with division directors and administrative departments, as well as directly support faculty, staff and students.
  • This position supervises and evaluates non-academic information technology department support staff (whether part/full time, outsourced, or SDFAS-hired employee)


  • Year-round exempt position as a Director-level employee (supervises others and is part of the Senior Leadership team)
  • As an exempt administer-level employee and member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Dir of IT may require additional work hours (in evenings and/or weekends), and including as needed at any and all times to ensure smooth functioning of the school in job description domains (even if during scheduled vacation time away from campus)
  • Vacation schedule as follows ("time away from campus yet available as needed to ensure smooth function of IT systems and programs")


  • Authorization to work in the United States for any employer.
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Information technology, with preference for K-12 experience and/or an advanced degree in business administration, project management, information technology, education, education technology, computer science, digital safety/literacy, and/or sufficiently relevant experience(s) in lieu thereof.
  • Considerable experience (3-5 years minimum) and demonstrated knowledge of and successful professional experience developing the skills outlined in the below lists of both Position Specific Duties.
  • Ability to lead by example in demonstrating an understanding and commitment to the school's mission and core values, and including group facilitation and team leadership skill sets.


Information Technology

  1. Develop and implement the school's short and long-term technology plans.
  2. In partnership with the business office and senior leadership team, develop technology operating and capital budgets, allocate resources and determine project schedules. Procurement of IT hardware and software for faculty, staff, and students.
  3. Develop and implement technology infrastructure and software strategies. Serve as a source of information on trends, research, applications, and best practices in the field of technology in schools.
  4. Provide a big-picture perspective while supporting and encouraging new initiatives throughout the school, both programmatically and administratively.
  5. Manage backup, disaster and recovery plan; ensuring systems are properly maintained and backed up. Serve as the point person for tech support for schoolwide databases.
  6. Create, implement, and maintain network and device security in accordance with best practices and industry standards; managing password protocols, anti-virus software, network and systems access.
  7. Managing and maintaining Google infrastructure.
  8. Administer 1:1 Chromebook program in collaboration with division directors.
  9. Schedule one-on-one meetings with faculty/staff for new hire technology setups and training, replacement equipment, onboarding and offboarding.
  10. Direct IT HelpDesk and support staff in the setup and maintenance of, but not limited to (account creation, network printer management, iPads, computers/ChromeBooks, projectors, document cameras, webcams, microphones, in-class tech set-ups for remote teaching / live streaming of video and/or audio, etc.).
  11. Providing occasional tech consultation and support, at times handling tasks requested to provide support to administrative departments, and notably marketing and communications and development.
    • Act as SDFAS's gatekeeper of critically important password lists on campus, having administrative access, control over and ability to troubleshoot minor and major tech related problems that can occur in a school setting
    • Continuously monitor and communicate updates/changes to EdTech and teaching software applications used by SDFAS to ensure the safety of students and of the school.
    • Provide 1:1 coaching, modeling, co-teaching, and small group training to assist faculty with utilization and understanding of new technology

Cultural competencies

Demonstrated cross-cultural, inter-relational and active listening competencies; commitment to building and sustaining a school culture centered around best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Autonomous, proactive, self-starter who values clarity at all levels and possesses superior social-emotional and relationship building skills.

"EQ" and self-regulation

Functions well in a paced and at times high pressure teaching and learning environment; adapts well to and assists others in adapting to and coping with uncertain and/or changing circumstances; possesses a sense of humor and reg