Interim Director of Information Technology

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

Reports To: Head of School
FLSA: Exempt

The Interim Director of Technology is a creative and experienced professional who directs the school’s overall technology program. This is a full-time administrative leadership position responsible for leading the school’s technology mission and vision.

Essential Job Functions
The Interim Director of Information Technology’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining the long-range technology plan for the school

  • Maintaining long-term planning for network hardware, software, wiring, and peripherals

  • Maintaining the technological infrastructure to support the academic and administrative needs of the school

  • Creating and implementing annual and long-term technology budgets

  • Staying current on new trends in technology and how they impact the educational arena

  • Ensuring ethical utilization of technology resources

  • Supervising, supporting, and evaluating technology support staff

  • Supervising appropriate technology training and professional development of faculty and staff with Educational Technology Chair

  • Researching and promoting technological professional development opportunities for administrative staff

  • Helping to integrate technology into the curriculum with the Educational Technology Chair as approved by the Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and Curriculum Committee

  • Managing computer hardware (laptops, desktops, projectors, Promethean Boards, printers, scanners), software, network infrastructure, servers, and information architecture

  • Reviewing and evaluating requests for multi-media equipment and software, while maintaining inventory of purchases and equipment

  • Reviewing and regularly updating technology policies (including Disaster Recovery Plan, Security Policy, Acceptable/Responsible Use Policy, etc.)

  • Coordinating all aspects of database use on campus; improving and maintaining database integrity

  • Working with staff members to create standard data entry procedures and documenting standards in policy and procedural guides

  • Maintaining the electronic student records system and assisting with faculty training on report card program (Blackbaud)

  • Organizing technology support for special events and groups 

  • Working with the Development Office to identify and obtain grants for technology funding

  • Completing special projects requiring his/her expertise

  • Participating in weekly Desktop Support and monthly Educational Technology Committee meetings

  • Representing the department at functions held within and outside the school

  • Review and implement internal controls where necessary.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Must possess a collaborative nature and be forward-thinking

  • Ability to mentor and train faculty in the use of technology in order to enhance students’ educational experience

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Outstanding communications skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community

  • Ability to visualize and implement

  • Supports a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and array of contacts

  • Familiarity with web technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript

  • Experience with database administration

  • Experience with network administration/security

Qualifications and Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred

  • Demonstrated administrative experience relating to technology and technology integration

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively as a team player with faculty, administrators, and members of the technology team

  • Experience and skill with a wide range of hardware, software and cloud resources

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

  • The job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment, but there may be possible exposure to childhood diseases and illnesses.

  • Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities with average interior dust with occasional exposure to outdoor elements.

  • Exposure to a normal school environment that is usually quiet but sometimes noisy.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions. Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:

  • Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, hear and read during the course of normal activities.

  • Able to use computers and other tools. 

  • Able to relocate computer and electronic equipment or other hardware weighing up to 10 pounds.

  • Ability to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time.

  • In-person attendance necessary to provide an effective level during normal school hours.


Elena Gallud