Director of Technology
Job Details

Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA seeks an experienced Director of Technology to begin work in December 2020. The Director of Technology will develop the vision and management of the school’s technological needs, and oversee all aspects of the School’s technology infrastructure, program, and services. The Director must have a hands-on approach to working with a variety of constituents to develop and implement technology solutions for managing and securing data, innovative learning, and communications. This is a 12-month position that supervises a technical support team, manages external vendors, and serves on the Core Senior Leadership Team and reports to the Head of School.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain the integrity, reliability, and security of all network components including servers, switches, Wi-Fi, peripherals, and school-wide database systems including but not limited to Blackbaud Financial and Raiser's Edge, Canvas, and PowerSchool.

  • Ensure technology policies, procedures, and processes in areas such as IT security, network access, purchasing, risk management, disaster recovery and planning processes are in place and receive regular review for currency and adequacy and are in compliance for the annual IT audit.

  • Manage IT staffing including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, professional development, and evaluation and provide backup for members of the IT staff as needed.

  • Manage the BVR IT Help Desk to ensure high-quality and timely technical support for all school constituents.  

  • Collaborate with Division Directors and Department Heads to provide support and guidance with pedagogical initiatives.

  • Create and maintain the technology budget, control and monitor department spending, and provide reporting to the CFO.

  • Manage IT staffing including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, professional development, and evaluation and provide backup for members of the IT staff as needed.

  • Negotiate and process all technology-related vendor agreements including software licensing, copier leasing, internet, telephone, and cable services; review submitted bids for compliance with stated requirements, and make vendor recommendations to the CFO.

 

Qualifications:

  • BS in computer science, information systems, or related discipline; Master's degree preferred.

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in technology management, preferably in an educational environment in progressively responsible roles.

  • Experience with building and staffing a team.

  • Strong understanding and technical knowledge in areas of IT security, network components, computer operating systems, protocols and standards; familiarity with learning management systems and Google G-Suite preferred.

  • Strong budgeting skills with the ability to plan strategically and cost-effectively and prioritize resources.

  • Proven supervisory and staff development skills, coupled with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community.

  • Must enjoy working in a youth-centered academic environment.

  • Flexibility, creativity, and sense of humor.

  • Three references from past supervisors or managers.

Beaver Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, handicap status, national origin, ethnicity or military veteran status in hiring or other employment practices.

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