Job Title: Technology Director
Reports to: Chief Academic Officer
Coordinates with: Technology Specialists
Responsible for the overall management of the Technology Department and strategic planning of technology systems districtwide. Provide expertise and direction in the development, deployment, innovation, vision, and use of technology in the district. Facilitate the effective use of computers and other technology in instructional programs districtwide. Assist in the development of short- and long-range plans for the integration of technology into the instructional program. Implement and coordinate the technology staff development and training program. Provide effective management of technical resources. Direct and manage access to technology and technology resources. Oversee technology budget.
Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Knowledge of computer applications development and implementation
Knowledge of computer hardware and software applications
Knowledge of technologies available for use in instructional setting
Ability to manage budget and personnel; coordinate district function; implement policy and procedure
Ability to develop and deliver technology training to adult learners
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Preferred teaching experience
Three years experience working with computer hardware and instructional software applications
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
- Manage, direct, and assign priorities and personnel to major projects to ensure attainment of district and department goals and objectives.
- Assist campuses to develop and implement plans to address technology needs.
- Oversee the installation, maintenance and repair of all computer hardware and software throughout the district in a timely manner.
- Devise, develop, implement, and maintain systems of internal controls, emergency and backup procedures, proper licensing, system upgrades, and disaster recovery plans to ensure integrity of information, security of databases, and internal network access control.
- Oversee support between the education service center and district staff, including programming, application support, and end-user support.
- Provide leadership and technical expertise to principals and other district personnel in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of effective instructional technology throughout the district.
- Coordinate the development and implementation of a comprehensive staff development plan for the use of instructional technology.
- Provide staff development to teachers and administrators in methods of involving technology in the delivery of curriculum.
- Assist in integrating technology in the existing instructional curriculum.
- Disseminate information regarding current research and significant developments in technology education at the state and national level.
- Develop and implement a continuing evaluation of the instructional technology program and implement changes based on the findings.
- Assist with the bidding process, purchase, distribution, maintenance, and installation of hardware, software, and other technological equipment and materials within instructional programs.
- Serve as liaison to outside vendors that provide support for technology equipment and materials.
Budget and Inventory
- Develop and administer the technology budget based on documented needs, and ensure that operations are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely.
- Compile budget and cost estimates.
- Coordinate the purchase of all computer hardware, software, and supplies; initiate purchase orders and bids in accordance with budgetary limitations and district policies.
- Coordinate the selection and purchase of technology equipment and software. Manage technology hardware and software inventories.
Policy, Reports, and Law
- Assist in the development of policies and procedures regarding technology issues.
- Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
- Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the area of instructional technology.
- Follow district saftey protocols and emergency procedures.
- Select, train, supervise, evaluate staff, and make recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
- Facilitate regularly scheduled meetings with technology personnel.
- Prepare, review, and revise technology department job descriptions.
Recruit, train, and supervise personnel and make sound recommendations relative to personnel placement, retention, and dismissal.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals
Posture: Prolonged Sitting
Motion: Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse
Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: Work is primarily performed in an office environment with frequent districtwide and occasional statewide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress