Director of IT and Information Systems

The Allen-Stevenson School - New York, New York - Full time


Founded in 1883, The Allen-Stevenson School has been educating boys in Grades K-8 for over 140 years. Allen-Stevenson designs learning experiences that challenge boys to take thoughtful risks in pursuing excellence. Allen-Stevenson strives to give boys the foundation to become conscientious, impactful global citizens. With a focus on the 3 A’s — Academics, Athletics, and the Arts — Allen-Stevenson allows each boy to have experiences that fuel his curiosity and connect learning across all disciplines. An Allen-Stevenson boy’s journey is possible because of Allen-Stevenson’s engaged and supportive faculty, who believe there are many ways to be a boy and recognize Allen-Stevenson boys for their varied interests and accomplishments. The schoolhouse on the Upper East Side of New York City was recently fully renovated and includes modern spaces for visual and performing arts, science & engineering labs, an enlarged Library Tech Commons, and a teaching greenhouse.

Technology is a huge part of the academic program at Allen-Stevenson and it also serves every operational and non-academic department as well. The Director of IT and Information Systems will lead a department that includes one other full-time technology professional who focuses on managing the help desk and overseeing several enterprise application systems. The IT/IS Department is responsible for delivering, maintaining, and monitoring core IT infrastructure and services. The IT/IS Department works in parallel to a Library and Educational Technology Department, which is led by a director and focuses on student tech education, faculty coaching, and academic technology integration.

Allen-Stevenson seeks someone who is capable of managing an IT/IS environment with a hands-on approach, while at the same time bringing excellent project management and leadership skills. The school also seeks a director who will be eager to partner with the Director of Library Services and Educational Technology on all-school technology strategy and planning. The Director of IT and Information Systems reports to the Chief Financial and Operating Officer and would ideally start on or before July 1, 2024.

Ed Tech Recruiting is running the search on behalf of Allen-Stevenson. Applications received by March 22 will receive priority review. For application instructions and the full job opportunity statement, please visit:


Post Date:February 22, 2024

Application Deadline:March 22, 2024

Semifinal Round: Mid-April

Final Round: Late April

Decision Announced: Mid-May

Start Date: On or before July 1, 2024

Reports To: CFOO

Salary Range: $160,000 - $200,000



  • Oversee the deployment of all hardware, software, and systems, and evaluate all technology services from various perspectives, including: cost-effectiveness, customer satisfaction, compliance, security, performance, and maintenance.
  • Evaluate internal IT systems for performance, efficiency, and customer satisfaction; and oversee and manage all accounts, contracts, and financial issues related to the department.
  • Ensure IT data security, risk management, disaster recovery, and planning processes are in place and receive regular review for currency and adequacy.
  • Inspire the technology team and the faculty community to model and support best practices in innovation and technology integration.

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.


  • Supervise a full-time helpdesk manager, and develop and maintain relationships with third-part vendors and consultants to ensure network reliability and provide ongoing backup support.
  • Under the direction of the CFOO, to which this position reports, and in partnership with other technology professionals at the school, engage collaboratively with long-term technology planning and strategy.
  • Serve as the school’s project manager for upgrades and transitional initiatives involving hardware, software, infrastructure, systems, and classroom AV.
  • Manage the departmental budget and perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with advanced coursework in information systems or a related field desirable
  • Experience coordinating or managing technology projects and initiatives, preferably in an educational institution
  • Experience designing and delivering technology workshops and trainings
  • Experience administering data systems or enterprise applications
  • Prior experience supporting IT operations, including: security, networking, backup, disaster and recovery planning, risk management, or hardware deployment
  • Proficiency with sound and projection systems, and experience providing A/V support for events
  • An understanding of diversity work and a commitment to fostering culturally competent trainings and work environments

Leadership and Personal Qualities

  • An eagerness to step away from the office and seek out colleagues across campus, in the spirit of cultivating meaningful and supportive relationships
  • Curious, strong passion for technology, and a highly skilled problem solver
  • Excellent budgeting skills with the ability to plan strategically and cost-effectively, as well as prioritize resources
  • Leadership and project management skills to successfully lead large-scale change initiatives
  • Exceptional communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training
  • An understanding of the diverse technology needs of an urban, independent school
  • A commitment to the mission and vision of The Allen-Stevenson School


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

The Allen-Stevenson School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs and hiring. The Allen-Stevenson School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other characteristic protected by local, state and federal law. The Allen-Stevenson School actively seeks diversity in its faculty and student body.

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The Allen-Stevenson School

Founded in 1883, The Allen-Stevenson School has been educating boys in Grades K-8 for over 140 years. Allen-Stevenson designs learning experiences that challenge boys to take thoughtful risks in pursuing excellence.
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