Director of IT and Information Systems

The Awty School - Houston, Texas - Full time

SUMMARY

At Awty, we believe all students thrive best in a culture of vibrant diversity, and that is reflected in our community. It is not uncommon to hear other languages being spoken in the hallways or around the lunch table. In fact 61% of our faculty members identify themselves as bilingual. We value every member of our community and celebrate many traditions, which in turn helps us guide our students to become responsible world citizens. Our commitment to learning about and respecting one another’s diversity brings distinct richness to students, alumni, employees, parents and our broader community.

Over the last several years, Awty has seen exceptional growth and as such has been able to invest in a world-class faculty and staff. The largest international day school in the United States, Awty has made a commitment to technology over the last several years: upgrading bandwidth and infrastructure, shifting to Apple devices for faculty, and equipping learning spaces with the best technology. The next Director of IT and Information Systems will be an important leader in helping plan for the campus of the future. This role reports to the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) and works in close partnership with the Director of Educational Technology, who also reports to the CAO.

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

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

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications Accepted Starting: January 14, 2021

Application Deadline: February 12, 2021 at 10:00pm PST

Remote Semifinal Round: March 1 – 2, 2021

On-site Final Round: March 15 – 18, 2021

Decision Announced: April 2, 2021

Start Date: Ideally by mid-April, or later by mutual agreement

SPECIFIC DUTIES

IT Operations

Oversee and evaluate the deployment of all hardware, software, and systems from various perspectives, including cost-effectiveness; customer satisfaction; compliance; asset management; migration, rollout, and transition; and performance

Develop and implement the department budget; 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

Data / Systems

Oversee the maintenance and reliability of the school's enterprise data / systems environment, including major systems such as: SIS, LMS, CMS, financial and accounting, and advancement

Work with senior leadership and various operational and academic departments to ensure they have the necessary access to, and reporting of, data

Coordinate technology projects with other departments and outside entities

Serve as the school's primary project manager for enterprise-wide data transitions

Leadership and Strategy

Oversee the hiring, supervision, evaluation and growth of all technology staff, and ensure that the department structure supports the school’s needs and goals

Develop and maintain strategic and operational plans for technology that are aligned with departmental needs, school values, and organizational culture

Lead and direct IT governance, planning, policy development, and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing hardware and software deployment, and service provision

Anticipate the needs of diverse constituents, monitoring trends and innovations in the industry and making actionable recommendations

AWTY 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

Prior enterprise technology leadership experience, preferably in a school

Leadership and Personal Qualities:

Extensive technical knowledge in areas of IT security, network components, computer operating systems, protocols and standards

Excellent budgeting skills with the ability to plan strategically and cost-effectively and prioritize resources

Proven supervisory and staff development skills, coupled with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community

Inspirational, pragmatic, diplomatic and patient leadership

An enjoyment from working in a youth-centered academic environment

Flexibility, creativity, and sense of humor

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/Awty

The Awty International School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ethnic or religious beliefs, disability, or any basis protected by federal, state, or local law in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, athletic programs, other school-administered programs, or in its employment practices.

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Role

District / Charter Chief Information Officer

Experience Level

Senior Level

The Awty School

At Awty, we believe all students thrive best in a culture of vibrant diversity, and that is reflected in our community. It is not uncommon to hear other languages being spoken in the hallways or around the lunch table. In fact 61% of our faculty members identify themselves as bilingual.
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