1809 Education Policy Analyst, Systems Solutions for Department of Technology

San Francisco Unified School District - San Francisco, California - Full time

Who we are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh-largest school district in California, serving more than 54,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century. What It Means to Work HereThe SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:

Student-centered: We put students’ needs first

Fearless: We persist through challenges

United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths

Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community

Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person

We are also inspired by Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives.SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025

Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.

As the 1809 Education Policy Analyst, Systems Solutions you will report to the 0992 Systems Product Manager, be a part of the Department of Technology (DoT), and a district leader in policy and practice for SFUSD systems solutions with a primary focus on SFUSD’s Google domain. You will be part of a team to help lead the Department of Technology’s transformational work to deliver on the promises outlined in both Transform Learning. Transform Lives. as well as our long-term, city-wide North Star, Vision 2025.

We want a strong problem-solver with a systems mindset who will act as SFUSD’s expert on the constantly evolving technology ecosystem with a primary focus on the district’s Google Suite ecosystem, and who can lead the design, support, and implementation of the District’s strategy for the direct development, testing, piloting, rollout, and change management of those services.

The 1809 Education Policy Analyst, Systems Solutions will:

  • Deep working knowledge of the Google Suite ecosystem and other core SFUSD systems such as Zoom and Clever, and a passion for applying those tools in a K-12 environment
  • Experience with user testing and user experience design with technology systems, including Google and Zoom
  • A strong record of managing organizational change and initiating key innovations with technology
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple functions and roles within a complex organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with senior level district staff and colleagues

Demonstrate a Leadership Mindset

  • Maintain a strategic, detailed, and forward-thinking understanding of the Google Suite ecosystem, and other core systems, to inform and guide SFUSD’s planning and roadmap for system adoption
  • Assist in the support, development, and exploration of Google Classroom as a potential, district-wide Learning Management System (LMS) platform
  • Co-Develop policy and best practice for the selection of which system services/features of core systems and Google services deploy and/or disable
  • Lead and support Google service pilots and perform Google domain administrative responsibilities, including advisement of Chromebook and Android device management
  • Lead and execute technical and security recommendations for current and future Google services and other core system services, as security standards for system and data integrations across Google and core systems
  • Review existing and future Google services to ensure they meet SFUSD’s legal and data privacy requirements for students, educators, staff, and enterprise operations
  • Expand use of Google federated logins to support single sign-on (SSO) for related, district-supported, online, digital tools and core systems

Who We Want - Continued

Manage to Results

  • Recommend, communicate, document, and affect approved day-to-day and periodic changes to Google services and settings within the Google Admin console, as well as in other core systems
  • Review and assess project, contract, and procurement requests to ensure alignment with security standards, including access/permission management, system integration, and data sharing

Manage Teams

  • Ensure appropriate professional development, internal training, and change management resources are in place to support existing and future Google services and other core system services

Manage Relationships

  • Understand the interconnectivity and holistic needs of students, educators, and staff within the current and ever-changing functionality of Google services
  • Develop and collaborate through thought partnerships with Google to shape the expansion and adoption of Google services within SFUSD
  • Work closely with the DoT’s Help Desk and Support Teams to provide Tier 2 support for technical issues related to Google services and other core systems, and a fulfill role of support liaison with Google for large-scale systems issues

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of San Francisco’s public schools/urban public schools and a passionate belief in SFUSD’s commitment to instructional leadership as a lever toward delivering on the SFUSD Graduate Profile
  • Previous experience presenting or creating effective professional development
  • Ability to strongly empathize with district users of Google and core system services and their unique needs
  • Google Educator Level 1 & Level 2 certifications and/or Google Certified Trainer
  • Experience deploying and/or supporting large-scale Chromebook deployments
  • Experience administering a Google Apps domain and/or Google Suite Administrator certification

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years of related work experience
  • BA/BS from an accredited institution in a related field

Substitution: Education requirement may be substituted for additional professional-level experience on a year-for-year basis.

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $98,416.47 - $134,433.68 commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

How to Apply

  • Visit www.careers.sfusd.edu and create a new account to begin your application.
  • If you have previously applied to a job on JobAps, you will be prompted to “select an application to copy;” please select any previous application: you will have the opportunity to update the application and your resume; if you have not previously applied you will be prompted to create a new account
  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities.

For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.

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