Director of Educational Technology
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Definition: Under general direction of the Associate Superintendent, performs work of considerable difficulty designing and coordinating the district's voice, data, and wireless networks and computer systems and services, and supports effective use of educational technologies in all aspects of the educational process.
Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a complete listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this job class.)
- Collaborate with the Associate Superintendent to develop and implement a long range plan for the funding and use of current and future technology.
- Design wide-area and local-area networks, including generating specifications, seeking and reviewing bids and RFPs, and coordinating multiple construction and installation contractors at multiple sites.
- Develop and implement technology system policies and procedures regarding system specifications, system security/access, and specifications for purchases.
- Procure, implement, and secure cloud-based network solutions and services.
- Review, revise, and communicate the district's Emergency Response Plan in collaboration with the Associate Superintendent.
- Research and evaluate prospective hardware and software to assure quality, compatibility, and suitability prior to purchase for all district sites.
- Coordinate and file necessary E-Rate paperwork for Federal funding for technology utilities and hardware.
- Supervise district technology staff and advise site computer technicians.
- In conjunction with the district technology staff and site technicians, support and troubleshoot issues relating to hardware and software.
- Procure and maintain administrative and educational software licensing.
- Set up user and network access guidelines.
- Support and maximize use of technology for teaching and learning and help develop new solutions for the future.
- Liaison with technology vendors to obtain quotes for the annual budget, and assist in continuous assessment of technology platforms, devices, and systems.
- Maintain system integrity and security.
- Collaborate with various CFSD departments to provide advice, information, quotes, and project management, as needed.
- Be fully trained in the technology equipment and functions needed to support governing board meetings and serve as the back-up for the Network Technician position who performs this duty.
- Develop and monitor technology related budgets.
- Network with local, regional, and national technology groups/associations.
- Maintain effective working relationships with staff, administrators, students, vendors, and the general public.
- Participate in district committees regarding the district's computer technology, as needed or requested.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Characteristics:
- Knowledge of network operating systems, email, productivity, and project management software.
- Knowledge of network hardware, including routers, switches, firewalls, content filters, and web servers.
- Knowledge of Mac, Windows, Chrome OS, iOS, and Linux.
- Knowledge of the design and implementation of local and wide area wired/wireless networks.
- Knowledge of applicable laws affecting technology in education, including CIPA, COPPA, HIPPA, and FERPA.
- Knowledge of and fluency with Google Apps for Education (Google Workspace).
- Skill in project management, including managing time, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines with deliverables.
- Skill in administering complex voice, data, and wireless networks. (Cisco experience preferred)
- Skill in evaluating, installing, and maintaining technology solutions.
- Skill in using desktop management tools, email, productivity, and project management software.
- Skill in training computer users.
- Skill in developing and monitoring a technology services budget.
- Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in field preferred or commensurate experience in related field
Five (5) years of experience with network administration, managing large scale database solutions, and data and voice networks.
Valid Arizona Driver's license and clear driving record.
Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Policy
CFSD is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to sex (which includes a prohibition against sexual harassment as described in the District's policy concerning sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, or disability.