Director of Technology and Innovation

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Full time

Director of Technology and Innovation

You will be a strategic partner to all the organization’s leaders and trailblazers, playing an active role in every aspect of technology-driven innovation.

This includes identifying opportunities for technology to improve academic performance & business operations, designing roadmaps to deploy that technology with fidelity, and working with a myriad of stakeholders to deliver on the mission.

Very little is “off the table” for the Director Technology & Innovation. You will work with Development, Facilities, Academics, Corporate Work-Study, and College Counseling: you may collaborate with our Academic Data Manager to build a dashboard for students and parents, you might train cohorts of teachers to improve their use of a new Learning Management System, you may contract a team of developers to build new functionality in our Salesforce environment or engineers to run new CAT6 cabling to the courtyard. Sometimes you will be the technical expert; more often, you will be the bridge that allows our team to access and apply the knowledge of outside specialists.

You’ll gain new skills and build on the strengths you bring to the organization. You will lead a capable team of on-site and offshore technicians and you’ll report to the school’s senior leadership. You will have the autonomy to seek out training, coaching, and mentoring from our network and beyond. However, there are some skills and qualifications you should begin with.

Requirements for Success

  • Emphatic interest and significant experience in Technology as well as Education
  • Ability to  lead an IT Break/Fix team
  • Ability to speak the language of teachers, fundraisers, administrators, and businesspeople
  • Ability to understand teachers’ instructional challenges and opportunities, preferably because of pedagogical experience
  • Interest and experience in supporting personalized and blended learning models
  • Significant experience and interest in coaching users in the use of new tools, processes, and tech
  • Demonstrated aptitude for analytics: ability to gather, analyze, and tell stories with data
  • Ability to translate end-user needs into elegant solutions
  • Comfort with hardware, selecting between different technologies, and with classical IT operations
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Ability to design, roll-out, and maintain data governance strategies
  • Ability to lead a team of on-premise and off-shore resources
  • Exceptional Project Management skills
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization, including students and families
  • Proven record of leadership and achievement
  • Experience with Salesforce, PowerSchool, Tableau, Google Classroom, ALEKS, Canvas, Nearpod, Google Admin Console, PowerBI, and data warehousing technology preferred
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Application Process

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  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references
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    District / School Edtech Coordinator

    Experience Level

    Senior Level

    Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

    Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School is a college preparatory, Catholic school for students of all faiths. CRPHS nurtures and challenges young people to recognize and realize their full potential as they learn to love others, grow in their faiths, and serve the common good.
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