Information Technology Director

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

Plan, organize, control, and administer the District’s information technology services and activities; provide leadership and direct the development of strategic plans for the delivery of technology and information services to users; direct and monitor the ongoing development of standards for computer hardware, operating systems, networks and software.


  • Receives direction from the Chief Business Officer

  • Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical and assigned office support staff.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plan, organize, control, and direct, and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures related to the Information Technology Department.

  • Develop, implement and monitor goals, priorities, procedures, schedules and standards related to internal information systems operations; assure compliance with established goals, priorities, procedures, schedules and standards.

  • Establish procedures for the maintenance of the District’s database integrity.

  • Assesses and analyze existing and proposed systems.

  • Provide advice on personnel, hardware, software, and alternative methods of meeting the District’s information technology requirements. Identify potential areas of improvement achievable through new and improved systems.

  • Evaluates new technical developments in view of the District’s plans and objectives.

  • Evaluates new hardware and software technology and assesses applicability to requirements of the District.

  • Projects information technology resource requirements, including personnel, equipment, and materials.

  • Provides efficient and secure computer systems and services to meet the District’s needs. Reports to management on progress in information technology development projects, resource utilization, and production performance.

  • Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budget for Information Systems; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established

  • Measures performance of personnel, equipment, and systems by utilizing key performance indicators.

  • Plans and participates in management education information technology concepts.

  • Reviews requests for additional services and identifies impacts on current and planned resources.

  • Works with staff, vendors, and consultants to design secure, resilient and flexible infrastructure and data systems using industry standard technologies. 

  • Applies cost/benefit analysis methods to current and proposed applications, hardware and software configurations, organization structuring, and personnel management.

  • Selects contractors and monitors progress for system development assignments.

  • Writes grants and secures funding. Performs business process re-engineering in a K-12 educational environment.

  • Ensures that backup/recovery plan and security standards exist and are followed for all systems.

  • Manage computer system activity including security, problem analysis, troubleshooting system hardware and software components, crisis recovery, hardware and software updates, and tuning of computer system for efficient operation and support for District students and staff.

  • Oversee the development and control of District’s databases; develop and implement District-wide database standards.

  • Limitations; prepare cost estimates on data processing activities and project control as directed.

  • Direct the development of new programs; prepare progress reports as appropriate.

  • Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to assigned activities and personnel.

  • Communicate with other administrators, vendors, consultants, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information.

  • Supervise, trains, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees.

  • May participates in LCAP planning.

  • May be required to attend Board meetings.

  • Performs job related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of integrated information systems management, including network and applications design, hardware and software options for instructional and school administration applications and system alternatives.

  • Knowledge of applicable educational/federal, state, and local laws, regulations and procedures.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administrative and personnel leadership and management.

  • Knowledge of methods and techniques applicable to long-range and strategic technology planning.

  • Knowledge of implementation and enforcement of information protection and security systems.

  • Knowledge of network architectures, theory and principles of local and wide area enterprise network design and

    integration, including topologies and protocols; principles and practices of advanced network administration.

  • Knowledge of institutional technology, including potential use, acquisition and configurations in a multi-site environment.

  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of project management as applied to technology systems projects.

  • Knowledge of operating principles, parameters, methods, practices and limitations of computers, PC network hardware and devices and related peripheral equipment.

  • Knowledge of advanced structured systems analysis and design techniques.

  • Project control and management techniques.

  • Knowledge of data centers, WAN, LAN, and software systems design and management.

  • Knowledge of statistical principles and methods of compiling statistical data.

  • Knowledge of SAC accounting principles and practices.

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of budget development and administration.


  • Ability to stays current on new developments in digital technology and on trends in educational and business computing. • Ability to interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies, laws and regulations

  • Ability to research and apply effective cybersecurity and data governance practices in order to ensure the integrity and security of the District's data and systems.

  • Ability to draft RFPS, review and select proposals, negotiate, and manage consultants for contracted assignments.

  • Ability to manage simultaneous complex projects using tools such as Microsoft Project and smartsheets.

  • Ability to select industry standard infrastructure and data system products as optimal solutions for school District needs.

  • Ability to perform research required to implement technical systems, solve technology related problems, and evaluate solution options.

  • Ability to analyze situations carefully and adopt effective courses of action. Ability to manage information technology operations involving multiple independent and integrated information systems.

  • Ability to prepare a variety of written reports.

  • Ability to make oral presentations and represent department and district in meetings at various levels.

  • Ability to prepare and administer a budget.

  • Ability to collaborate with regional partners, surrounding agencies and other industry groups.

  • Ability to create and maintain a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement with other SBCUSD departments, school sites, and outside partners.

  • Ability to operate a computer and assigned software programs.

  • Ability to maintain current knowledge and evaluate emerging technology and related trends in the industry make recommendations regarding various hardware, software and supplies; serve as liaison with vendor representatives and assure maximum efficiency from service providers, equipment and software.

  • Ability to implement and maintain staff development and on-going training programs designed to keep information technology staff current with the technologies in use throughout the district.

  • Ability to supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, work rules, regulations and procedures; provide effective management.

  • Ability to interact with others with courtesy and respect;

  • Ability to accept supervision and constructive criticism; and appear for work on time.

  • Ability to uses personal transportation for incidental travel.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION/TRAINING: (These are the minimum experience and education/training standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for examination.)

  • Five (5) years of management experience (within the past ten (10) years) in the administration of information systems and technology in an educational environment. . California School system preferred.

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a closely related field.

  • A master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA) leadership certification is preferred.

A valid California driver license and auto liability insurance. *


Personal transportation for incidental travel. **
*Must be presented/**available upon offer of employment and maintained throughout employment in this position.