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Director of Instructional Technology and Information Systems

  • 21 Jan 2021 9:37 AM
    Message # 9898952


    The quatrefoil window, present on both campuses of Francis Parker School and embodied in the school’s logo, has become a symbol for what the community of this large, JK-12, independent day school in San Diego represents: individual, innovative, engaging, and transformative. Inspired by the window itself, the school’s tagline emphasizes the academic rigor and varied opportunities Parker provides its students, while encouraging those students to pursue their passions, live purposefully, and see “as far as the mind can see."

    Parker sees an exciting new role on its horizon: director of instructional technology and information systems. This new role will oversee two specific areas of technology (instructional and information systems) and lead a department that serves both faculty across three divisions on two campuses, as well as operational managers that increasingly depend on timely data and analysis from enterprise applications and school-wide systems. The role, which starts July 1, 2021 or earlier by mutual agreement, reports to the assistant head of school for JK-12 strategic initiatives and serves on the Parker Leadership Team, which is led by the head of school.

    For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.



    Applications Accepted Starting: January 21, 2021

    Application Deadline: February 19, 2021 at 5:00pm PST

    Final Round: March 8 – 11, 2021

    Decision Announced: March 26, 2021

    Start Date: July 1, 2021, or earlier by mutual agreement


    Instructional Technology

    • ·         Lead a collaborative process to develop a JK – 12 strategic vision and curricular arc for technology that is aligned to the school’s overall strategic plan, values, culture, and individual departmental needs; and oversee the implementation of that strategy and integration of the curricular arc into core disciplines and other parts of the curriculum.
    • ·         Evaluate emerging technology and assessment tools and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and programs.
    • ·         Inspire the technology team and the faculty community to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.

    Information Systems

    • ·         Oversee the performance, maintenance, and integrity of the school's enterprise data / systems environment, in areas including: student information, learning management, content management, financial, health, summer operations, and advancement.
    • ·         Serve as the school's primary project manager for enterprise-wide data transitions, and evaluate potential data systems to support various operational and academic departments.
    • ·         Identify and implement opportunities for connecting and consolidating data systems, to ensure datasets are current, reporting is reliable, and redundancies are minimized.


    • ·         Oversee the hiring, supervision, evaluation and growth of all technology staff, which includes both instructional technology coordinators, as well as systems and operational staff.
    • ·         Design, deliver, and oversee professional development and growth experiences for faculty and staff in areas of technology integration and instructional design.
    • ·         Establish and maintain local, regional, and national connections to support the strategic goals of the school’s technology program.
    • ·         In partnership with the CFO, coordinate and interface with the external technology solutions provider, which maintains and supports the network backbone and core IT infrastructure.
    • ·         Serve as an active member of the Parker Leadership Team.
    • ·         Manage the departmental budget and perform other duties as assigned.


    Professional Qualifications:

    • ·         A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree is highly desirable
    • ·         Director-level experience with departmental leadership, staff supervision and evaluation, change management, and goal setting
    • ·         Experience leading workshops, trainings, projects, and new initiatives related to technology integration that are aligned with an organization’s strategic objectives
    • ·         Experience managing, administering, implementing, and deprecating large data systems and enterprise applications
    • ·         Training or teaching experience, preferably in a JK-12 school, and a track record of successfully leveraging technology to improve instruction and learning outcomes
    • ·         Immersion in diversity work — both in training and in implementation — and a commitment to fostering culturally competent and inclusive learning environments

    Leadership and Personal Qualities:

    • ·         An enterprise approach to technology management that supports individual needs within a scalable framework for a large department at a large K-12 school
    • ·         An ability to build consensus among diverse groups, facilitate critical discussions within large groups, and instill confidence in colleagues during times of transition
    • ·         A thoughtful approach to team building, leadership development, and staff growth
    • ·         Inspirational and diplomatic leadership sensitive to the needs of a diverse faculty
    • ·         A collaborative, cooperative, empathetic, collegial, innovative, and patient mindset
    • ·         Exceptional communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training
    • ·         An understanding of the diverse technology needs and organizational complexities of a large, high-achieving, multidivisional, and independent school
    • ·         A commitment to the mission and values of Parker
    • ·         Confidence and humility, together with a sense of humor and warm personality
    • ·         A love of learning and a love for school


    For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.


    Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, creed, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

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