Vice President of Information Systems

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

BASIS.ed, the Education Management Company for some of the highest performing schools in the world, is seeking a Vice President of Information Systems (VPIS). BASIS.ed provides IT services to all BASIS Ventures subsidiaries (BASIS.ed, BASIS Independent Schools and BASIS Global) as well as to all schools it manages: BASIS Charter Schools, Independent Schools and International Schools. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Information Systems will oversee IT Infrastructure, Information Systems Administration, Data Analytics and Systems Development. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a senior leader committed to building and sustaining the infrastructure of a fast-growing exceptional company. BASIS.ed is the only one of the only education management companies that demonstrates continuous exemplary quality of education services, impressive speed of growth, as well as financial stability and heath. It currently oversees 24 schools in five states and China, and has almost 1500 employees.


Systems & Capabilities Design:

Maintain, evaluate and further develop current IT systems
Lead IT strategic and operational planning and budgets to achieve the company's goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment and management of current and future IT systems across the organization
Identify business risk associated with IT solutions and services used by BASIS and ensure level of risk is quantified and mitigation plans are developed

Data Management:

Maintain, evaluate and further develop current Data systems
Manage the project evaluating possible solutions for data integration/Middleware
Manage the process of implementation of data integration solution.

Talent and Team Management:

Provide day-to-day leadership that instills our mission, core values, collaboration and BASIS Culture into the operations of the IT Division
Lead, engage and develop a high performing team within IT, setting objectives, appraising performance, planning future succession and coaching the team
Align team and resources to meet business priorities and deliver high level of service and support to all schools

Services Delivery:

Ensure systems and services delivery to schools is realized as value added enhancement to the education offered and ability to assess students' progress toward BASIS standards and goals
Manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a rapidly changing, entrepreneurial work environment
Manage delivery of new / enhanced IT solutions into schools by collaborating effectively with the Schools Management team to scope and plan successful implementations and to ensure plans and processes are in place to realize target benefits of IT investments


Strong belief in and adherence to the BASIS.ed model
Expert knowledge of information and data systems to quickly understand current state of and expertly manage current systems
Ability to think strategically to be able to further develop current and develop new systems
Track record of experience with management of comparable systems
Proven track record of leadership in attracting, developing and retaining talented staff who deliver results
Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and with time constraints
Exhibit strong analytical skills to determine root causes of problems
Superior problem solving skills and ability to identify unique approaches to solutions to issues
Ability to make decisions using sound judgment and facts
Patience, flexibility and a sense of humor
Professionalism - approaches others in a polite and tactful manner; maintains composure and reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments


Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems or other IT field; Masters preferred
5-7 years' experience in a senior IT leadership role; 12 years of experience in Information Systems
Experience in an educational environment preferred

Additional Job Information:

Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS offers a comprehensive benefits package including Housing, Insurance and meals.

NOTE: All applicants must pass a criminal background check and education verification.

Note: BASIS (for the purposes of this policy only collectively refers to BASIS.ed, BASIS Schools, Inc., BDC, A Public Charter School, Inc., BTX Schools, Inc., BASIS Global, LLC., and BASIS Independent Schools, LLC.), is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment are recruited, hired and assigned without discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by law. BASIS expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment.