Director of Instructional Technology and Information Systems

Francis Parker School - San Diego, California - Full time

SUMMARY

The quatrefoil window, present on both campuses of Francis Parker School and embodied in the school’s logo, has become a symbol for what the community of this large, JK-12, independent day school in San Diego represents: individual, innovative, engaging, and transformative. Inspired by the window itself, the school’s tagline emphasizes the academic rigor and varied opportunities Parker provides its students, while encouraging those students to pursue their passions, live purposefully, and see “as far as the mind can see."

Parker sees an exciting new role on its horizon: director of instructional technology and information systems. This new role will oversee two specific areas of technology (instructional and information systems) and lead a department that serves both faculty across three divisions on two campuses, as well as operational managers that increasingly depend on timely data and analysis from enterprise applications and school-wide systems. The role, which starts July 1, 2021 or earlier by mutual agreement, reports to the assistant head of school for JK-12 strategic initiatives and serves on the Parker Leadership Team, which is led by the head of school.

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

https://www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/Parker

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications Accepted Starting: January 21, 2021

Application Deadline: February 19, 2021 at 5:00pm PST

Final Round: March 8 – 11, 2021

Decision Announced: March 26, 2021

Start Date: July 1, 2021, or earlier by mutual agreement

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Instructional Technology

Lead a collaborative process to develop a JK – 12 strategic vision and curricular arc for technology that is aligned to the school’s overall strategic plan, values, culture, and individual departmental needs; and oversee the implementation of that strategy and integration of the curricular arc into core disciplines and other parts of the curriculum.

Evaluate emerging technology and assessment tools and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and programs.

Inspire the technology team and the faculty community to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.

Information Systems

Oversee the performance, maintenance, and integrity of the school's enterprise data / systems environment, in areas including: student information, learning management, content management, financial, health, summer operations, and advancement.

Serve as the school's primary project manager for enterprise-wide data transitions, and evaluate potential data systems to support various operational and academic departments.

Identify and implement opportunities for connecting and consolidating data systems, to ensure datasets are current, reporting is reliable, and redundancies are minimized.

Leadership

Oversee the hiring, supervision, evaluation and growth of all technology staff, which includes both instructional technology coordinators, as well as systems and operational staff.

Design, deliver, and oversee professional development and growth experiences for faculty and staff in areas of technology integration and instructional design.

Establish and maintain local, regional, and national connections to support the strategic goals of the school’s technology program.

In partnership with the CFO, coordinate and interface with the external technology solutions provider, which maintains and supports the network backbone and core IT infrastructure.

Serve as an active member of the Parker Leadership Team.

Manage the departmental budget and perform other duties as assigned.

PARKER IS LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE

Professional Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree is highly desirable

Director-level experience with departmental leadership, staff supervision and evaluation, change management, and goal setting

Experience leading workshops, trainings, projects, and new initiatives related to technology integration that are aligned with an organization’s strategic objectives

Experience managing, administering, implementing, and deprecating large data systems and enterprise applications

Training or teaching experience, preferably in a JK-12 school, and a track record of successfully leveraging technology to improve instruction and learning outcomes

Immersion in diversity work — both in training and in implementation — and a commitment to fostering culturally competent and inclusive learning environments

Leadership and Personal Qualities:

An enterprise approach to technology management that supports individual needs within a scalable framework for a large department at a large K-12 school

An ability to build consensus among diverse groups, facilitate critical discussions within large groups, and instill confidence in colleagues during times of transition

A thoughtful approach to team building, leadership development, and staff growth

Inspirational and diplomatic leadership sensitive to the needs of a diverse faculty

A collaborative, cooperative, empathetic, collegial, innovative, and patient mindset

Exceptional communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training

An understanding of the diverse technology needs and organizational complexities of a large, high-achieving, multidivisional, and independent school

A commitment to the mission and values of Parker

Confidence and humility, together with a sense of humor and warm personality

A love of learning and a love for school

TO APPLY

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

https://www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/Parker

Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, creed, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

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Role

District / School Edtech Coordinator

Experience Level

Senior Level

Francis Parker School

Francis Parker School is a large, JK-12, independent day school in San Diego that emphasizes the academic rigor and varied opportunities it provides its students, while encouraging those students to pursue their passions, live purposefully, and see “as far as the mind can see.
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