CLOVER PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 400
I. IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
A. Job Title: B. Classification Level:
Director of Information Non-Represented G
C. Reports to:
II. SUMMARY OF ASSIGNMENT
Under general supervision and direction of the Deputy Superintendent, this position will oversee and guide the implementation of instructional technology, maintain, build the necessary informational infrastructure to support district programs and operational functions and assume the lead for monitoring and recommending local and state legislative initiatives that impact K-12 education. This position is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all information technology functions across the district. The Director must possess initiative and drive, and have broad relevant technical knowledge with good management expertise. Directly supervises, Systems Analyst, Network Administrator, and Director's Secretary.
III. CONTRIBUTION TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
This position contributes to student achievement by ensuring continual functioning of mission critical operations, providing, operating, and maintaining computing and telecommunication facilities, equipment, and services to meet the needs of administrative and educational programs, and provides vision for continual integration of technology into student education, professional development of staff and operational functions aligned with district goals and initiatives.
IV. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Monitor, evaluate, and ensure effective implementation of the I.T. strategies that support the Board and administrative priorities.
2. Develop and manage comprehensive programs and reports to assist schools and departments in their data management needs. Ensures internal customer service to schools and departments in regards to PC's, software, hardware, network, data management, internet, e-mail, and websites.
3. Maintain the security and privacy of the information systems, communication lines, and equipment.
4. Develop, review, maintain and certify all back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plans.
5. Supervise the ongoing operations of the IT help desk providing quality and timely support to staff concerning all technological needs.
6. Articulate technical issues in a clear and concise manner to district administration and advise management team on technology, planning, purchases and services.
7. Manage daily operation of data processing applications and computer maintenance, programming, and expenditures, as well as projecting future needs for upgrading infrastructure and for keeping pace with technological trends.
8. Manages and monitors department budget.
9. Maintain current knowledge of trends in technology and information services.
10. Lead, evaluate, and develop assigned personnel.
11. Coordinate with Human Resources to ensure the proper recruitment, staffing, and selection of qualified personnel for information services.
12. Use current knowledge to address educational and administrative matters.
13. Develop genuine, positive, and effective working relationships with staff, professional associates, other departments, schools, and the community.
14. Continue professional study and activity.
15. Performs related duties as required.
The essential functions listed above are not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The position may perform a variety of non-essential functions consistent with the scope and intent of the position.
IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A. Education and Experience
1. Master's degree with major in Business, Mathematics, Computer Science, Education Administration or related technical field, and five (5) years of increasingly responsible management experience in project management, systems design, instructional technology management or related area, or
2. A combination of formal education, training and experience that demonstrate expertise in planning and information management at a senior level of responsibility.
B. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Demonstrated proficiency in oral, written, and presentational communication.
2. Broad range of knowledge of technology and its application to school district operations.
3. Knowledge of server hardware, and software including network components, operating systems (Netware, Windows NT and Macintosh), Microsoft Exchange, Groupwise or Lotus Notes
4. Knowledge of human motivation and needs.
5. Knowledge of accounting and budgetary principles and ability to develop, administer, and monitor budgets.
6. Knowledge, understanding, and sensitivity in working in a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse environment, with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the community and school environment
7. Ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences in a variety of formats.
8. Ability to think creatively, to analyze data and to problem solve.
9. Ability to take initiative, work independently, and effectively manage multiple projects with conflicting deadlines and/or priorities as well as work effectively with in a team environment.
10. Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage crisis situations.
11. Ability to exercise independent judgment and sound decision making skills.
12. Ability to organize, set priorities, delegate and coordinate activities.
13. Ability to forecast and develop long-range plans.
14. Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining strong and effective working relationships with the community, administrators, staff, and outside agencies.
15. Demonstrated skill in supervision, management, leadership, development, and evaluation of staff.
C. Certification and Licenses
V. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION
1. Successful experience in public school administration and supervision preferred.
2. Project Management experience or training
VI. WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in a typical office setting. During the normal workday employee may be required to travel to multiple sites throughout the district in all types of weather and maneuver traffic, steps, ramps, and uneven ground. Must have normal use of fingers, hands, and arms; ability to site or stand for prolonged periods of time. Maybe required to bend, kneel, reach, and lift in order to resolve technological issues. Required to attend extra-hours events and meetings. Required to travel to various school and community sites. Requires exposure to distraught, angry, or hostile individuals. Required to respond to technological crisis situations. Represents the District on potentially controversial or sensitive matters.
FLSA: Exempt AFFILIATION: Non-Represented
JOB CLASS: Professional WORK YEAR: 260
Dates: Developed 1/2000 Revised 08/2005
Revised 01/2003 Revised 01/2011