NOW HIRING: Wilmington Schools Hiring Director of Technology

WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools began advertising for a new Assistant Superintendent on Friday.  The posting can be found HERE.  Key highlights of the posting is below:

Position: Director of Technology

Application Deadline: Posted Until Filled

Starting Date: September 7, 2016

SUMMARY: The Director of Technology reports directly to the Superintendent and is responsible for the overall quality of Wilmington’s instructional and information technologies programs. The Director is expected to provide leadership and vision for the school department in the area of instructional and information technology as well as digital learning. The Director will plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the technology department and its operations to ensure effective support for organizational objectives, responsiveness to clients, and effective implementation of initiatives and will assist administrators, educators and the school community with the infusion of technology throughout the district.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned.):

  • Provides leadership to maximize student learning through the implementation and appropriate use of technology in classrooms
  • Provides leadership to utilize information technology in order to enhance the district’s capacity to use data for decision making; oversees the development, management, and evaluation of online data and assessment systems that directly support teaching and learning
  • Fosters the development and broad awareness of innovative technologies and effective services for advancing teaching and learning with technology; develops and updates annual goals and timelines for technology planning
  • Works with the technology support team and instructional technology staff to maintain, oversee, and expand the technology infrastructure, including the network infrastructure, hardware and software licensing to support connectivity for students, faculty and staff for computing resources and applications provided by the network including file and application servers and all other applications related to the district’s business operations, instructional program (including online and blended learning courses), research activities, data integration, and student record-keeping
  • Provides leadership, supervise and evaluate the technology support department through planning and coordination of priorities and schedules
  • Provides leadership to and assists with supervision and evaluation of school-based instructional technology specialists, library media, and administrative technology staff throughout the district
  • Creates educational resources for staff for use with students and families. These may include web sites, tutorials and databases that support teachers in integrating technology and using technology to assess their own practice; coordinate technology-related staff development, trainings and workshops including training staff on the MA Technology Literacy Standards and Expectations.
  • Teaching and modeling safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology to all staff for use with students (ISTE Standards)
  • Supervises and coordinates the organization of the system-wide inventory of technology assets
  • Works with administrators, technology support team, instructional technology specialists, and teachers in the selection of appropriate software and hardware
  • Recommends and oversees all the technological needs which include infrastructure, hardware and software in collaboration with the project consultant for the school department’s building and renovation projects
  • Maintains the utmost security of the products of the District for the purpose of protecting students and staff
  • Supervise the support, maintenance, integrity, and implementation of all District online student data and assessment systems including: special education and student information systems to enable the District to meet all local, state, and federal communication and reporting requirements
  • Oversees all DESE submissions in collaboration with the District Data Coordinator (EPIMS, SIMS, SCS, SSDR, Technology reports, PARCC readiness, etc.)
  • Oversees the development and deployment of the technology budget, including requisition and purchase of related expenditures
  • Works with the Assistant Superintendent to coordinate professional development and training efforts in technology
  • Creates a District Technology Committee including teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders to develop and implement a coordinated PK-12 technology integration and digital learning plan
  • Establishes documented policies, procedures, and processes for the operation, integration, maintenance, compatibility and security of all software and hardware
  • Writes and oversees technology grants
  • Establishes and maintains effective, timely, and proactive communication, both written and oral, with all employees, public officials, vendors, community groups and committees as well as others as appropriate.
  • Communicate with families and students about student learning and technological practices (i.e. parent trainings / workshops, communication information via newsletter, etc.)
  • Establishes a work environment and department culture that is conducive to continuous improvement, positive morale, creativity, quality, and teamwork
  • Performs other duties as developed and assigned by the Superintendent

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises and evaluates Network Administrator, Systems Administrator, Technicians, and Data Coordinator. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer

Wilmington Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum five years combined experience teaching and / or public school leadership experience in instructional technology or information technology
  • Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with emphasis on educational technology or leadership preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with supervision and evaluation of staff
  • Experience managing a budget and following procurement regulations and processes
  • Experience with school building projects preferred

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated ability and successful experience in developing and implementing technology related professional development
  • Possess current knowledge of technology including administrative and instructional data systems, and its impact on teaching and learning
  • In-depth knowledge, understanding of LAN / WAN internet technology; knowledge of information security practices; knowledge of hardware, software, networking technologies, telecommunications including VOIP, audio / visual equipment, instructional and administrative software
  • Working knowledge of Active Directory, Group Policy, Switch and Router programming, Storage and SAN, Wireless systems design and programming, RADIUS, Microsoft 2012 server, Thin Client design and troubleshooting, mobile device management systems, point of sale systems and management, exchange or other email systems, security access and camera systems, firewalls, VLAN programming and design, printers and print servers operations and maintenance including MFPs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in library media and technology in an educational setting
  • Significant experience implementing Google Apps for Education (GAFE) as well as Google Apps Admin Console; Google Trainer certification or ability to pursue preferred
  • Experience implementing personalized learning device (one-to-one) initiatives
  • A strong work ethic; high ethical standards; strong leadership and communication skills; ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships; ability to work collaboratively and build consensus among diverse stakeholders; ability to set priorities, assign resources, and deliver projects on time and within budget

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a Director/Supervisor plus license in Instructional Technology preferred
  • Certified or eligible for certification as Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) through COSN
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information:

Amanda Ducharme
161 Church Street
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
Phone: 978-694-6000
Email: amanda.ducharme@wpsk12.com

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