IT & Educational Technology Manager

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology
  • Information Technology

Department: Administration
Reports to: Director of Innovative Learning

Park Century School was founded in 1968 as an independent not-for-profit, co-educational day school to meet the needs of children who learn differently. Park Century serves students between the ages of 7 to 14, or grades 2nd to 8th, living in the Southbay to the San Fernando Valley and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Park Century’s mission is to empower bright children with learning differences to reach their academic and personal potential. Students flourish within our individualized, evidence-based curriculum and supportive environment. In collaboration with their families, the school inspires students to develop into resilient self-advocates and builds a foundation for lifelong achievement.


The IT & Educational Technology Manager is responsible for providing leadership, planning, and management for the development, acquisition, implementation, and support of the technology infrastructure and information services at Park Century School. This position serves on the Administrative Team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Abides by the policies and guidelines contained in the Park Century School Employee Handbook

  • Provide vision, leadership, and day-to-day management, maintenance, and support of the IT department, including data network, WIFI, firewall and security issues, databases, servers, printers, and telephone systems.

  • Coordinate the security and efficiency of the School’s network infrastructure as well as oversee the technical side of the School’s web content platform

  • Develop a strategic and long-range technology plan (with the Head of School, collaborating with the Director of Innovative Learning) as well as manage the hardware, software, and services IT budget.

  • Manage vendor relations, procurement, installation, and implementation of information systems.

  • Oversee and manage third-party technology consultants to set priorities, ensure reliable network performance, perform routine maintenance, and upgrade systems.

  • Manage inventory of all school-owned or leased equipment including desktops, laptops, iPads, digital projectors, copiers, printers, etc. as well as ordering supplies.

  • Maintain and evaluate essential processes and procedures, including; security, risk management, retention, backup, compliance and recovery.

  • Design and deliver onboarding training for faculty, staff, students and parents, including Admissions and Enrollment.

  • Promote the use of technology by identifying, evaluating, and recommending new and emerging technologies for the classroom.

  • Support staff and students to help troubleshoot any technical issues.

  • Develop a technology strategic plan and technology governance model that align to the mission and culture of the school and meet the needs of a diverse community.

Professional Qualifications and Experience:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with advanced coursework in information systems or a related field

  • An education-related post-graduate degree, with coursework in computer science, media or technology is preferred.

  • Prior experience in an educational technology capacity is strongly preferred, as is experience working with K-8 students

  • Thorough knowledge of media and computer software systems

  • Collaborative, team oriented problem solving style to address technology problems.

  • Proactive approach; ability to anticipate needs before they arise.

  • Ability to make effective judgements, decisions, and take necessary action in various situations.

  • Excellent organizational, time management and follow-through skills.

  • Curious, strong passion for technology, and a highly skilled problem solver.

  • Exceptional communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training.

  • Ability to follow through with colleagues to achieve school’s educational technology goals.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight or up to 30 pounds; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard. Ability to climb stairs, walk, and sit for extended periods of time. Ability to climb a ladder for purposes of inspection when necessary.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without corrective lenses. Ability to read printed matter and computer screens. Prolonged eye exposure to computer screen.

Hearing: Hear in the normal range with or without correction. Ability to hear and speak to conduct group training and to exchange information in person, electronically, and on the telephone. Ability to understand speech at normal levels.

How to Apply

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