Diocese of Winona Employment

 

Director of Technology

Rochester Catholic Schools @ Rochester posted on Thu, Dec 13

Apply until: 2019-01-13

Selection Criteria: 
 

  • University degree in the field of technology, information systems, business, science or mathematics.
  • Five (5) years of experience in managing and/or directing an information technology operation.
  • Proven experience in technology infrastructure strategic planning and development, project management, and policy development.
  • Strong understanding of applications of technology in K-12 education, including software, hardware and information resources as applied by NETS and ISTE education standards.  
  • Certifications in educational technology such as CETL, Google Certified Educator, etc.
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems, including the currently supported Microsoft Windows desktop and Windows server platforms.
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of the G Suite for Education application set, including Gmail and Google Drive, and the support of G Suite, Chrome and Chromebooks through the Google Admin Console.
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of current network hardware, software, protocols, and standards, including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Network Firewalls Wireless network management, Microsoft Active Directory,  SCCM as well as other remote image and deployment technology.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Infinite Campus or other similar Student Informations Systems and their use by faculty and staff.
  • Extensive application support experience with desktop productivity applications, including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, and Microsoft Office.
  • Hands-on hardware troubleshooting experience.
  • Knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of Rochester Catholic Schools’ vision, mission, goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply technology in solving business problems.
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to IT.
  • Strong understanding of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct and direct research into technology issues and products.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.  
  • Current driver’s license, in good standing 

 
 
Position Summary    
 
The Director of Technology’s primary responsibility is to oversee the operation of the RCS Department of Technology  and to ensure it aligns with the educational and business objectives of the Rochester Catholic Schools. This individual’s principal goals are to develop and manage applications of technology to the educational and business functions of Rochester Catholic Schools, and deliver, support and maintain technology resources for the Rochester Catholic Schools community. 
 
The Director of Technology will also plan, design and coordinate all operational activities of the RCS Department of Technology , as well as provide direction and support for technology solutions that enhance education and productivity at Rochester Catholic Schools. The Director of Technology will work closely with the administration and other decision makers to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost effective technology solutions for all areas of Rochester Catholic Schools. The Director of Technology will work closely with the Technology Curriculum committees to ensure technology educational goals are supported with the appropriate technology and are in compliance with state and federal program requirements. 
 
 Key Functions and Essential Accountabilities – Communications 

 Planning: 
 

  • Aligns and maintains Rochester Catholic School’ technology operation to a three (3) year Technology Plan, in accordance to Minnesota and Federal requirements.
  • Directs research on computer hardware, software products and services.
  • Directs the planning of all activity to avoid disruption of key district education and administrative functions.
  • Actively pursues, applies for and maintains progress with opportunities for technology funding, including e-Rate and Title II.
  • Defines and communicates project milestones, and resource allocation to the Director of Schools, the administrative team, the department leads, support staff, and end users.
  • Develops a budget for the Department of Technology and ensures that it complies with established goals, guidelines, and objectives.
  • Reviews performance of technology systems to determine operating costs, productivity levels, and upgrade requirements.
  • Benchmarks, analyzes, reports-on, and makes recommendations for the improvement of the technology infrastructure and technology systems.
  • Manages Department of Technology operational and strategic planning, including business requirements, project planning, organizing the allocation of resources, and adherence to established processes for continuous improvement.
  • Develops business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for technology spending and initiatives.
  • Directs research on potential technology solutions and implementations in support of new initiatives, opportunities, and procurement efforts. 

 
Performing: 
 

  • Directs and maintains the operation of all aspects of computer, network and other designated forms of technology in the Rochester Catholic Schools system.
  • Authorizes and oversees the development, deployment, monitoring, maintenance, and support of all hardware and software, based on department and system needs.
  • Oversees provisioning of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services.
  • Oversees negotiation and administration of vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements.
  • Manages technology staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions.
  • Directs and supervises areas of technology productivity, including network administration, support and other technology roles; performing related duties as necessary. 

 

  • Establishes and maintains regular written and in-person communications with Rochester Catholic Schools’ administrators, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent technology activities. 

 
Documentation and Communications: 
 

  • Develops and implements all Department of Technology policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
  • Directs and approves the creation of Operating Systems deployment, Software Deployment, printer deployment, server support, system maintenance and end-user procedures.
  • Ensures that end-users and department heads are informed of changes that affect their technology environment
  • Directs the production of materials for appropriate end-user training and oversees the training. 

 
Evaluating: 
 

  • Evaluate results being achieved and introduce new initiatives to enhance those results. 

 
Work Relationships: 

  •  Keeps the Director of Schools, Building Administrators and Department of Technology colleagues informed of all changes and activities.
  • Manage the recruitment, hiring, training, and performance of the Technology Department personnel.  
  • Provides coaching and guidance to members of the Department of Technology team.  
  • Ensure that the Department of Technology members work responsibly and collaboratively on their assigned projects.
  • Set department priorities and ensure equitable assignment of department workload.
  • Maintain Department of Technology efficiency and morale. 

  
Other Key Functions 
 
Assist the Department of Technology with the following Tasks: 
 

  •  Installs, configures, maintains, and troubleshoots end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
  •  Deploys equipment, hardware and software upgrades.
  •  Maintains end user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
  •  Performs server and security audits.
  •  Performs server backups and recovery.
  •  Performs additional tasks as assigned by the Director of Schools. 

 
Typical Working Environment 
 

  •  The majority of the work is conducted in a temperature controlled office and IT lab environment.  
  •  Occasional time will be spent in cramped server rooms and network closet spaces, and in buildings and rooms without air-conditioning during the warm summer months, sometimes for extended periods.- 

 
Typical Physical Requirements for this Position 
 

  •  Sitting for extended periods of time.
  •  Visual acuity sufficient to accurately read computer and network displays and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle, maintain and install other network and computer components and network cabling.
  •  Occasional inspection of cables in floors and ceilings, under desks, etc.
  •  Requires frequent travel to all RCS locations.
  •  Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers, routers, switches and network and computer peripherals. 

 
 
 
Employee’s Acknowledgment and Date:    
 
 
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Supervisor’s Acknowledgement and Date:  
 
 
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