• Full Time
  • Hillsborough
  • May 31, 2024

Website The Nueva School

 

 

 

Director of Technology

 

The Nueva School is searching for a Director of Technology. As a member of the school’s extended leadership team reporting to the Associate Head of School, the Director will supervise and manage a team of information and education technology professionals and consulting and managed services partners to lead and elevate every aspect of technology and data in support of the academic and administrative capabilities and experiences of the school.

 

We are seeking applicants who represent the full diversity of our community in the Bay Area. Our ideal candidate will possess a deep appreciation for the diverse socioeconomic, racial, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, academic, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. In joining our team at Nueva, you will become a part of an inclusive, iterative and equity-minded community that recognizes that equity and social justice is a lens with which we examine all aspects of our school community in order to ensure an educational experience where all students and colleagues can thrive.

 

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Nueva, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with Nueva’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Technology Leadership

●      Innovation – Anticipate, evaluate existing, create new, and recommend best practice current and emerging technology and data solutions to address school, division, department, instructional, and administrative needs and goals of the school. Sustain and elevate the school’s role as a widely recognized industry innovator and leader locally, regionally, and nationally.

●      Leadership – Lead development of technology and data related goals in partnership with the leadership and extended leadership teams and aligned with school, division, department, instructional, and individual needs and goals.

●      Management – Oversee planning, implementation, outsourcing, integration, maintenance, and ongoing operations of technology and data resources and life cycles, including but not limited to personnel, partners, facilities, equipment, software, services, data records, and finances (including capital and operating budgets and purchasing). Collaborate with colleagues and partners managing data in key functions including but not limited to academics, admissions, business, counseling, development, health, and registrar records.

●      Integrity, Integration, and Security – Ensure appropriate, accessible, efficient, and effective data and cyber integrity, integration, security, back up, recovery, and periodic audits within and across the school’s divisions, departments, colleagues, community, and partners.

●      Education and Training – Offer technology education and support internally and via partners for colleagues, students, and parents. Evolve and elevate our computing; digital social, emotional and citizenship; and artificial intelligence education programs, policies, and practices.

Community and Culture Leadership

●      Customer Service – Foster a cohesive, high-performing, and superlative customer service mindset and team.

●      Communication and Collaboration – Develop, define, document, and communicate collaboratively expectations, policies and practices, performance, and education needs and opportunities.

●      Recognize and appreciate individual, team, colleague, partner, and community growth and achievements.

●      Citizenship – Foster a culture of trust, transparency, respect, communication, and collaboration to enhance team cohesion and productivity and effective collaboration with colleagues and community.

●      Community – Actively and visibly participate in the academic, social, and cultural life of the school.

●      Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Technology

●      Knowledgeable about trends in technology, education, educational technology, data, standards, and best practices and principles.

●      Highly proficient in network design and maintenance.

●      Highly proficient in cybersecurity design, data encryption, secured networked devices and systems, and intrusion mitigations.

●      Highly proficient in managing technical support, education technologists, web programmers, consultants, and outsourced managed service providers.

●      Highly proficient in end-user support & support management.

●      Proficient in backup systems as well as disaster recovery and incident response processes.

●      Proficient in wireless networking design and maintenance.

●      Proficient in classroom, workspace, performance, presentation, remote, and personal  technologies.

●      Highly proficient in education SaaS platforms (e.,g. Google Apps for Education, Blackbaud, Canvas, Raisers Edge, Ravenna, etc.). Experience with SaaS integrations and SSO.

●      Proficient in Windows and MAC OS servers and workstations.

●      Proficient in end-user applications (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator & Photoshop, iMovie, GarageBand, Audacity, MS Office, etc.)

 

Professional

●      Interest, capacity, and commitment to the school’s mission and strategic plan.

●      Proven ability to motivate others, develop relationships, and inspire trust.

●      Collaborator with strong communication skills and a team and community orientation.

●      Mediator who resolves conflicts and disputes.

●      Personable, positive, helpful personality with a customer service and growth mindset.

●      Learner with deep curiosity and ability to develop forward-thinking ideas.

●      A strategic thinker and creative problem solver.

●      Self-starter with appropriate initiative. Seer of what needs doing. Doer of what needs doing.

●      Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities

●      Ability to adapt to frequent and unexpected changes.

●      Calm problem solver with appropriate sense of urgency.

●      Mature with excellent judgment.

●      Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and follow-through execution skills.

●      Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, public speaking, and facilitation skills.

●      Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion of people and programs.

●      Demonstrated ability to function effectively in multiple, sometimes conflicting roles and situations, including as a friend, colleague, supervisor, and leader.

●      Sense of humor. Emotional intelligence. Patience.

●      Bachelor’s degree required and advanced degree preferred in relevant fields.

●      Successful experience working in education, independent schools, nonprofits, and/or comparably-sized organizations and community settings greatly preferred.

 

Compensation and Benefits

The Director of Technology is a 12-month full-time position starting 7/1/24 or as negotiated. The full-time equivalent salary range for this position is $150,000-$180,000. The starting salary is based upon, but not limited to, several factors that include type and years of experience, education level, and expertise.

 

We offer a compensation and benefits package that includes fully paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees, employer contribution toward dependent insurance premium, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, and free lunch. Eligibility rules must be met.

 

To Apply

Please submit your application information – cover letter describing your interest and preparedness for the position, a resume documenting your relevant experience and expertise, and contact information for three professional references including an explanation of your relationship – to the Nueva Employment Website. To address specific questions, please email Scott Bowers at sbowers@nuevaschool.org or Terry Lee at tlee@nuevaschool.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as received.

 

The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer – we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability or sex. We welcome applications from people of color and those with experience outside the education field.

 

About The Nueva School

The Nueva School, an internationally-recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 1000 students PK-12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.

 

A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, the US Department of Education National Green Ribbon Award, and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability; has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School; co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series; hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”

 

For more information about The Nueva School, visit our website: www.nuevaschool.org

 

To apply for this job email your details to sbowers@nuevaschool.org


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