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Director of Technology

  • 20 May 2022 4:13 PM
    Message # 12788559

    Director of Technology

    Redwood Day

    3245 Sheffield Avenue

    Oakland, CA 94602


    Redwood Day's K-8 program includes over 400 students and 80+ faculty and staff, all learning together on our 4-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other's differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

    Job Description

    The Director of Technology reports to the Head of School and CFOO and is responsible for the operation of academic and information technology in line with the mission, vision and operational objectives of the School. The Director of Technology  plans, coordinates, directs, and designs all operational activities of the Technology department, as well as provides direction and support for all faculty and staff at Redwood Day. The Director of Technology works closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the school’s functions.

    Essential Job Requirements

            Bachelor’s Degree and/or experience in Information Technology, Educational Technology, or Computer Science required, Master’s degree preferred

            3-5+ years of experience leading a school IT department or department in technology related field

            Demonstrated ability to apply information technology in solving business problems

            Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technology hardware, software, and related web-based or other tools, information technology, systems management, as well as network development and management

            Demonstrated success working with faculty in all disciplines to identify instructional needs to enable/enhance student learning

            Familiar with relational databases and client-server concepts

            Experience with Blackbaud Education Management Solutions and JAMF

            Experience with Google Admin Console and Google Apps for Education

            Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills with equally strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels in the organization

            Strong working technical knowledge and experience with maintenance, administration and implementation of multiple operating system and server platforms

            Familiarity with applicable laws and regulations as they relate to information and technology issues

            Effective negotiation and vendor management skills

            Strong supervisory, organizational, technical, and analytical skills

            Ability to coach, develop and mentor staff

            Willingness to be very hands-on in the day-to-day operations of the technology department

            Physical requirements - this position requires occasional lifting of objects up to 30lbs

    Essential Job Functions


            Develops a strategic and long-range technology plan for the school, regularly updates the plan with input from the Technology Department team members

            Provides leadership, vision, and day-to-day management of the technology department, including data network and backup systems, firewall and security issues, databases, servers, printers, telephone systems, overhead paging, bell system and other related areas

            Coordinates the identification of, and plans for, future technology needs

            Collaborates with the Technology Integration Specialist, Division Directors and Head of School on specific needs and growth opportunities to spearhead technology initiatives that support teaching and learning across the grades

            Serves as the lead technology liaison to the Division Directors, non-academic Directors, and administrative teams

            Remains current on new developments in the areas of software, hardware, networks, telecommunications, training, and maintenance

            Networks with local, regional, and national technology associations


            Supervises the technology team including the Technology Integration Specialist and Systems Administrator and conducts annual performance reviews

            Sets a vision for the technology department, motivating team members to contribute to the success of the team and the School

            Provides mentorship to team members to help them grow professionally


            Member of the Technology Committee and collaborates to create technology policy, anticipate planning needs, monitor and review technology plans, future needs, long-term strategies, proposals, etc.

            Develops and maintains the department budget, including technology capital expenses

            Coordinates the evaluation, purchase, deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, and support of all hardware and software based on departmental needs, including managing inventory and determining best use of retired equipment

            Collaborates with the Technology Integration Specialist to evaluate existing hardware and software, recommend new programs, configure software, and budget accordingly

            Provide technical assistance and training regarding device usage, software applications, and the general instructional use of technology in the classroom and non-academic related departments

            Collaborates with the Systems Administrator to support and troubleshoot problems relating to hardware and software

            In partnership with the Technology Integration Specialist, promotes the use of technology to support classroom learning and optimize student achievement


    Network Duties

            Oversees and reviews the systems and network architecture of the school in collaboration with the Systems Administrator

            Monitors all student and staff network privileges

            Ensures the coordination, security, and efficiency of network infrastructure

            Problem-solves any faults with the network and other technology hardware and software

            Develops and maintains the school’s databases and internal and external networks

    Other Duties

            Develops, coordinates, and teaches workshops and classes on instructional and administrative applications of various technologies

            Manages vendor relations, procurement, installation, and implementation of information systems and hardware

            Manages and maintains the School’s Student Information System/ Learning Management System

            Collaborates with the Systems Administrator to manage and maintain the Google Workspace, including maillists and groups

            Assists with ERB test coordination and deployment

            Assists with AV equipment set-up for School assemblies and events

            Provides backup support for the Help Desk when necessary to meet demand

            Actively pursues relevant professional development

    Schedule and Hours

    This is a full-time, exempt position. Standard hours are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday.


    Redwood Day offers competitive compensation and benefits.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form electronically by May 27, 2022, to directoroftechnology@rdschool.org. No phone calls, please.

    Limitations and Disclaimer

    The listed job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers contingent on passing background check and TB test.

    Non-Discrimination Policy
    Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name, or pronoun usage.

    Authorized Employment Status

    As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas.

Cal-ISBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org

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