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Director of Technology -- Community High School District 94

posted Oct 11, 2012, 6:00 PM by Jeff Hunt
Director of Technology 
  Community High School District 94 (West Chicago) - website
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  Community High School, West Chicago, IL
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Position:  Director of Technology


Responsibilities:  It is the responsibility of the Director of Technology to assist the Principal or his/her designee in the training, modeling, and assisting teachers in integrating technology into instruction to improve student learning.  Coordinates the management of instructional and non-instructional technology resources.  Acquires and updates skills as necessary for effective technology management.  Installs, troubleshoots, and maintains hardware and software and supervises others in the same.  Trains users in applications.  


The duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:

¨        Coordinates the purchase and installation of new and replacement technology hardware updates and maintenance, supplies, software updates and licenses, and vendor databases and contacts.

¨        Serves on various committees (Staff Development, School Improvement, PAC, Administrative Team, etc.) to provide guidance, assistance and direction for staff.

¨        Coordinates and/or provides training to staff in hardware and software use.

¨        Coordinates the maintenance, operation, and management of networks.

¨        Assists with the planning, design, and installation of future technology expansion as growth and instructional needs demand.       

¨        Manages student and staff databases of network logic accounts, passwords, server directories, domain group policies and user profiles.

¨        Coordinates research on, reviews staff requests, writes acquisitions for, purchases and manages installation of, new and updated hardware and software.

¨        Prepares and monitors the District's technology budget.

¨        Helps establish and maintain policies on the responsible and ethical use of technology.

¨        Remains current and proficient on technological research and trends.

¨        Communicates with outside specialists, vendors, and experts regarding changes or concerns as they relate to technology and its use in the District.

¨        Runs, operates and maintains the many internet lines and access, web filtering software systems and network routers, switches, hubs, IDF and MDF network electronics.

¨        Serves as a resource to computer teachers, advisors of technology-related activities and support service providers on matters of technology services, program upgrades, hardware and software purchases and other aspects of the technology program.

¨        Oversees/directs the work schedules of technology staff assigned to work with the Director to include the full-range of their job descriptions.

¨        Participates, as requested, in interviews for the selection of new personnel for technology programs.

¨        Develops, where possible, partnerships and networks with other governmental entities and represents the District on those ongoing affiliations with outside groups (ROE, ICEA, various regional, State and technology meetings, etc.).

¨        Writes and applies for technology and distance learning grants when appropriate and available; serves as E-Rate Coordinator.

¨        Guides the Technology Committee as it deliberates and decides about matters of technology import in the schools.

¨        Collaborates with the LRC to achieve the most efficient and effective use of the resources in both departments.

¨        Oversees security and antivirus software, tape backup systems and maintains network imaging files.

¨        Works with others to plan long-range and implement defined cycles for the replacement and upgrade of District technologies to support a strong instructional program and to comply with the defined guidelines of ISBE.

¨        Coordinates network engineering functions that are outsourced.

¨        Supervises staff members

¨        Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

¨        Teaching experience preferred

¨        Be successful managing people and delegating responsibilities.

¨        Must be able to perform all of the duties and responsibilities of the position

¨        Demonstrated leadership ability

¨        Ability to communicate effectively and accurately, both orally and in writing, in English

¨        Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external constituents

¨        Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures

¨        Ability to deal with difficult situations courteously and tactfully

¨        Possess strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

¨        Be knowledgeable of and have experience with managing various network, software, and hardware solutions appropriate to an educational setting

¨        Must be able to perform all of the assigned responsibilities for the position


Reports to:  Principal



¨       Position works a twelve month administrative contract

¨       Full benefits including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; paid vacation, sick, and personal leave.


Application Procedure:

¨        Current CHS staff should submit a letter of application, a current resume, and three current letters of recommendation by the date noted.

¨        External applicants should complete the online application and upload all supplementary materials electronically.    The online application may be accessed via our website:  www.d94.org (click on HR/Employment).


Application Deadline: Position will be posted no fewer than five business days.  Position will be posted until filled.


It is the policy and practice of District 94 to decide all matters of employment solely on the basis of the applicant’s ability to perform the essential functions of the position.  The Board of Education of Community High School District 94 will comply with all state and federal statutes, laws, rules, and regulations which prohibit discrimination in the employment of personnel or in the provision of programs, services, activities, or benefits, on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, unfavorable discharge from the military service or any other unlawful basis.