Chief Technology Officer

San Antonio ISD - San Antonio, Texas - Full time

Opening: August 20, 2018

Closing: Until Filled

Reports To: Superintendent

Wage/Hour Status: Exempt

Pay Grade: Administrative Management – XX3

Rev: 07-2018

Terms of Employment:

12 months/230 days per year. Salary is at Administrative Management Job Group XX3 on the SAISD Compensation Plan on a Non-Chapter 21 contract. Annual Salary range is $115,188 - $154,175 based upon directly related experience.

Primary Purpose:

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for setting the vision, direction, and strategic plan for District Technology serving as the point-person for Technology Initiatives throughout the District. The CTO provides leadership in developing the information and educational technology services vision and policy for the District. The CTO is also accountable for shaping and reshaping both immediate and long-range strategic information systems requirements, operating core information technology resources and services, and managing the centralized aspects of those resources necessary to the support the immediate educational, business mission and priorities of the District and upgrade support for the future.

Responsibilities include long-term planning and delivery of services in the areas of educational technology, information systems, software applications, data center operations, telecommunications, network operations, enterprise systems and comprehensive client support services. Additional responsibilities also include providing strong, collaborative, forward-thinking and responsive leadership in the development, management and maintenance of the District’s technology programs and services, and formulation of strategies that address both immediate and future technology needs and services.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Computer Science, Information Management or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years progressive experience in the areas of technology, education, public or business administration and management or an equivalent combination of training and experience providing the required combination of knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience managing a technical staff
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience with data warehousing and/or data marts
  • Experience in the public school sector preferred
  • Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the applicant

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to problem solve, think critically and manage conflicts
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel
  • Ability to collect, analyze and use multiple sources of data
  • Strong organizational, communication, public relations, strategic planning and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively to build consensus while also delivering exceptional results
  • Ability to inspire, manage and collaborate with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to be flexible, resilient and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience
  • Broad knowledge of computers, tablets and peripheral devices and proper integration into an educational environment
  • Understanding of proper procurement processes and laws
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Proper database design and database languages
  • Programming design and familiarity with the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for software engineering
  • PEIMS reporting requirements
  • School district information systems for Student, Finance and Human Resources
  • Database normalization, data extraction and data aggregation
  • Strong communication, public relations and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of enterprise network implementation to include, but not limited to, Ethernet and wireless networks Ability to diagnose and resolve technical and procedural problems and to confidently articulate the rationale for technology based decisions
  • Ability to communicate very technical solutions and proposals to leaders in the organization
  • Knowledge of enterprise reporting tools


  • Experience with the selection and implementation of new information systems, including data conversion
  • Experience working collaboratively across key departments of a school district
  • Experience in research and evaluation related to the design and implementation information technology systems
  • Experience working with both elementary and secondary level schools and programs
  • Supervision of a professional staff
  • Experience in planning, data analysis, research, evaluation of programs and knowledge of various software programs used for research and statistical analysis
  • Experience facilitating or team building

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)

Technology and Information Systems Management

  1. Manage seven (7) assigned offices: Technology & Business Services; PEIMS & Data Services; Operations & Systems Integration (including the District Technology Help Desk); Technology Acquisitions and Project Management; Internet Security & Telecommunications; Data Warehouse; Networking & Technology Support
  2. Oversee the data reporting system for SAISD operations
  3. Lead district technology projects and systems integration
  4. Provide guidance and management of the District E-Rate program
  5. Investigate and demonstrate knowledge of current database programming and software development
  6. Provide tools and direction for district-wide planning and decision making
  7. Coordinate campus planning, accountability, principal evaluation and programmatic activities/concerns with executive staff
  8. Keep superintendent informed about technology and information systems management affairs of the district

Policy, Reports and Law

  1. Comply with the State of Texas accountability system’s rules and regulations and district policy and procedures
  2. Knowledge of the E-Rate program, offered through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Schools and Libraries Division (SLD), and ability to adhere to the laws and requirements for this program
  3. Provide state and federal data to staff to assist in academic goal setting and accountability efforts
  4. Compile, maintain and file all physical and computerized reports, records and other required documents

Organizational Management

  1. Provide administrative direction and leadership for the operational, financial and personnel resources of the technology and management information systems organization to effectively support District goals
  2. Develop budget and cost estimates based upon documented program needs; manage departmental budget effectively and efficiently
  3. Evaluate software and hardware for suitability and applicability within the District’s data repositories
  4. Coordinate the purchase of all computer hardware, software and supplies; initiate purchase orders and bids in accordance with budgetary limitations and district policy
  5. Develop, review and approve operating policies, procedures, and budgets

Qualities of Effective Chief Technology Officers

  1. Demonstrates a high level of personal integrity, a collaborative leadership style and high ethical standards
  2. Attend professional growth activities to improve job knowledge and performance
  3. Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and campus policies affecting schools, including daily attendance, punctuality and confidentiality
  4. Comply with the Texas Educator’s Code of Ethics
  5. Demonstrate the following core values: integrity, high expectations, commitment, respect, dedication to teamwork and passion for a student centered environment
  6. Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and evaluate job performance of assigned employees include managers of technology departments


Computer, computer software programs and peripherals, teacher resource materials and equipment, copier, fax, and other

equipment applicable to position.

Working Conditions:

Mental and Physical Demands:

Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions/deadlines and prolonged or irregular hours; Frequent walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing; Occasional: Lifting and carrying 10-25 pounds frequently, 25-40 pounds occasionally, more than 45 pounds infrequently with assistance; Pushing/pulling 10-35 pounds sporadically; Frequent districtwide and occasional statewide travel.

Environmental Factors:

Frequent exposure to: temperature extremes (hot and cold), humidity extremes, noise. Occasional exposure to: biological hazards (communicable diseases, bacteria, insects, mold, fungi, etc.)

It is the policy of San Antonio ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and SAISD's board policies DIA, FFH, and FFI.

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