Closes: Until Filled
The Ridgefield Public Schools announce a vacancy for a Director of Information and Technology effective July 1, 2012. Ridgefield is a suburban town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, 55 miles northeast of New York City.
- Oversee all technology and data management operations of the school system.
- Lead the integration of technology into curriculum and instruction to provide students and teachers with a motivating and personalized 21<SUP>st</SUP> century environment for teaching and learning.
- Lead a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment.
- Ensure the effective use of data analysis in district strategic planning, program evaluation, and assessment of student progress.
- Create, implement, and enforce necessary policies and procedures regarding the social, legal and ethical use of technology in the district.
- Determine and coordinate on-going and systemic technology training for all staff.
- Select and develop user-friendly, comprehensive systems and tools for data management, reporting, and analysis.
- Determine, prioritize, and budget for all hardware and software needs in the district.
- Maintain a secure, robust, and comprehensive technology infrastructure to support district-wide functions and operations.
- Ensure robust disaster recovery systems to protect the integrity of all technical operations, information storage, and emergency communications.
- Comply with all state and national reporting requirements and keep district informed of new and emerging needs for data collection and application.
- Oversee all aspects of technology budget including recurring sources and one-time funding, capital and operational expenses, unit and extended costs, municipal budget cycles and fiscal year calendars.
- Supervise and evaluate all technology staff.
- Lead and manage technology applications in numerous back-office funtions.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Prior successful district-level leadership in technology
Record of effective strategic planning and creative thinking for the effective integration of technology into a wide range of district functions
- Strong work ethic, enthusiasm, and sense of humor. Ability to lead, inspire and collaborate with faculty and staff
- Strong academic preparation with substantial background in computer science and technology education. Knowledge of teaching and learning theory as they relate to the role of technology in curriculum and instruction. Knowledge of software and hardware resources, organizations, developers and vendors.
Excellent written, oral and presentation skills. Ability to analyze problems and recommend practical solutions. Background in staff development, skill in evaluation and management of technical staff.
- Extensive experience in diversified systems, including the planning, integrating and maintaining of hardware and software for local area and wide area networks.
- Connecticut certification as Intermediate Administrator (092) preferred, or its equivalent.