Senior Director of Information Technology

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

About the Employer



We educate students in a college- preparatory program to be literate, critical thinkers, and independent problem solvers who are agents of social justice with sensitivity toward the world around them.


We believe that educating children is everyone’s job. Across our schools, nearly 500 staff members, from custodians to teachers, work hard to create safe and welcoming spaces for our students to learn. Our team is motivated by five core values or anchors: excellence, equity, community, innovation, and joy.


Our teachers are trained to track not just academic progress but also overall well-being. When emotional or behavior issues come up, a student is referred to a counselor for support. The Jeri Weiss Mental Health Program at Camino Nuevo gives students and families access to a variety of supportive services like individual therapy and peer support groups, so they can regain their well-being and focus on learning.


We are committed to exposing students to meaningful learning experiences outside the classroom. These experiences build their confidence and resilience, and help them discover what is possible and open to them beyond their neighborhoods.

Job Summary

Senior Director of Information Technology The Organization Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) is a network of charter schools serving students across the PK-Post Secondary continuum in the Greater MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Pueblo Nuevo Education Development Group (PNEDG) is CNCA’s resource development and capacity building arm. PNEDG invests in young people to foster personal transformation and generational social change. PNEDG staff support and build capacity for CNCA schools in achieving their vision. The organizations are grounded in the beliefs that public education is a civil right and all students deserve an excellent education that will prepare them for success in life. At CNCA/PNEDG, we recognize that lower income and immigrant communities often face institutional and cultural barriers that create impediments to students’ success, and that an excellent education must eliminate these barriers. We integrate a strong focus on progressive, research-based academics with a holistic, place- based approach to serving our students. Since opening its doors in 2001, CNCA has grown to 6 schools and nearly 3,200 students. Our goal is that by 2022, 2,000 CNCA graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and worldview necessary to be literate, critical thinkers and independent problem solvers. As a result of this success, 90% will have been accepted to, 80% will have attended and 60% will have graduated from a 4-year college within 6 years. Organizational Leadership Capacities We believe that every individual who works at the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Home Support Office must embody key mindsets and possess foundational skills to contribute to the organizational leadership of the organization. Mindsets Commitment to and belief in CNCA’s mission and vision Belief in and embodiment the CNCA Anchors in all aspects of the work Commitment to the vision of a progressive, socially-just education and is able to inspire.

Organizational Leadership Capacities

We believe that every individual who works at the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Home Support Office must embody key mindsets and possess foundational skills to contribute to the organizational leadership of the organization.



  • Commitment to and belief in CNCA’s mission and vision

  • Belief in and embodiment the CNCA Anchors in all aspects of the work

  • Commitment to the vision of a progressive, socially-just education and is able to inspire others towards that vision

  • Solution orientation and belief in supporting others to be the same

  • Commitment to an asset-based, capacity-building approach

  • Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion



  • Ability to support an inclusive, positive and high performing culture

  • Ability to take ownership in the day-to-day and overall success of the organization

  • Ability to think critically, use sound judgment and problem solve

  • Ability to work independently and proactively and to seek support and guidance when appropriate

  • Strong organizational and team leadership skills, with an ability to prioritize competing projects in a fast-paced, fluid environment

  • Respect, humility and discretion to work and communicate effectively with all stakeholders, including school leaders, teachers, students, and families

  • Strong self-awareness and ability to reflect


Location: HSO

Supervisor: Vice President of Strategy & Operations

Work Periods: Full Time, 12 Month Direct Supervision Exercised: General Class: Classified, Exempt


The Opportunity

Under general supervision of the V.P. of Strategy & Operations, the Senior Director of Information Technology will set and lead the network strategy for designing, developing, and managing the technological infrastructure of our organization. The Senior Director and his/ her team will work to proactively provide solutions and guidance for home office and school sites’ hardware and networking needs, sometimes including Tier 4 support to IT systems’ end users. We currently have a Windows Server environment with a Cisco network.


Essential Functions:

Strategy and Vision Setting Responsibilities

  • Establish CNCA's information technology vision and strategy to support the ongoing success of home office and school site users

  • Support the research, development and execution of a cohesive plan for information technology, data, assets, and networking for 6 schools and home office locations

  • Monitor the effectiveness of the IT infrastructure, policies, and processes using key metrics to anticipate growth needs, using creativity and resourcefulness to design, propose and implement proven technologies that improve CNCA's operational efficiency

    • Elevate challenges that arise within the information technology team and work with the VP of Strategy & Operations to inform and improve work

Team Leadership and Performance Management Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the V.P. of Strategy & Operations, oversee, manage, and evaluate direct reports in pursuit of professional goals

  • Provide ongoing coaching to and developing of direct reports including annual goal setting processes, periodic step backs and retreats, and consistent coaching meetings.

  • Collaborate to develop and facilitate long-term, substantive, coherent professional development plans for information technology team

  • Build strong relationships with all management to build trust, support, and optimize customer satisfaction at all levels

Administrative Management and Compliance Responsibilities

  • Ensure that expenditures for information technology and reporting are in line with budget and priorities

  • Ensures that all information technology functions and projects are effectively managed and that direct reports are held accountable to high expectations

  • Monitor the productivity of information systems resources and manage those resources in a cost-effective, flexible, and timely manner

  • Ensure that all information systems operate according to internal standards, external accrediting agency standards, regulatory agencies, and legal requirements, including HIPAA

  • Contribute to preparation and presentation of regular status reports for the Executive Leadership Team and/or the Board of Directors related to information technology usage and effectiveness

  • Evaluate vendor alternatives, perform appropriate cost benefit analysis, and recommend solutions that maximize effectiveness and minimize costs commensurate with acceptable risks

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor degree necessary; master degree or higher preferred

    • At least 5-7 years in information technology, computer science, systems management, educational technology, or other related disciplines

    • Experience building and developing technical teams, as well as working cross- functionally with other departments

    • Hands-on experience with network and systems troubleshooting

    • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and work well with all levels within an organization, ideally education-based

    • Experience managing interrelated projects that drive organizational and departmental objectives


Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Camino Nuevo Charter Academy requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.


Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or Title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to Margarita Domingo, Vice President of Human Resources. She can be reached at (213) 417-3410 or by mail at 3435 W Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.