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Director of Technology - District Office

West Linn-Wilsonville School District
Closing date: 
Monday, November 27, 2023

Director of Technology - District Office

This posting will close on Monday, November 27, 2023.

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Full Time - 12 month position.

Overview of Position:
Oversee the development, execution, support and evaluation of a robust and comprehensive information technology (IT) system. Works with senior leadership, departments, and schools to help them effectively utilize the applications of technology within their respective areas of responsibility. In addition, the Director focuses the department on innovation, efficiency, and implementation of effective 21st Century telecommunication and technology practices that will aid the District in providing the highest quality educational programs and services, and the infrastructure to ensure the smooth management of the overall operation. Serves under the broad guidance and administrative supervision of the Superintendent. Is responsible for results in terms of effectiveness of planning, policies, and programs, and for achievement of District goals and objectives. Work is guided by, and must be in compliance with, federal and state laws, operational direction of the Superintendent, policy direction of the School Board, and compliance with the state and local regulatory agencies.

Responsible for development, implementation, operation, monitoring and evaluation of the technology program for the District
Provides leadership for short- and long-range planning for all technology initiatives: vision, goals, program objectives, infrastructure, staffing, training, evaluation, budgeting and collaboration with others
Responsible for overseeing technology operations to include system administration, network management, telecommunications management, system and data security, system and data backup and emergency recovery plans.
Plans for, establishes, and maintains the District-wide database systems and custom application systems.
Responsible for assuring data integrity and assisting staff in data access and utilization
Provides leadership in identifying hardware and software needs and purchases, ensuring that they are consistent with the school system instructional technology plan and state technology guidelines. Establishes standards for the purchase of equipment, software, related media, and supplies for instructional technology integration and management activities and supervises the system-wide inventory for technology assets and anticipates future needs
Stays up-to-date on research of the changing nature of the IT profession, participates in discussions on evolving demands and expectations and their impact on programs. Anticipates and develops strategies and programs that respond effectively to anticipated needs and the changing profession

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrate a commitment to equity, appreciation of diversity, and awareness of multicultural/multilingual environments. Align technology initiatives with district’s goals and initiatives
Advises the District leadership on the financial implications of technology programs and administers programs within established budget parameters, including allocation of financial, technology and staff (FTE) resources.
Directly supervises and supports the work of the Assistant Director of Information Technology and District and Field IT Specialists. Recruits and assigns staff ensuring that they possess and practice the values necessary to achieve the level of program delivery and customer service.
Assesses, evaluates and provides professional development opportunities for all technology staff.
Establishes an environment in which all staff members are comfortable and forthcoming in sharing their ideas, needs and concerns, and inspire a collaborative environment where staff work together to seek solutions and resolutions.
Establishes a system of data collection and analysis, and conducts comprehensive assessment reviews of all programs to determine their level of effectiveness and contribution to the mission of the department and to identify areas of success, areas in need of change and problem areas. Prepares and provides the results to the District Leadership. Oversees State Reporting.
Serves as a District designated representative in key national, regional, state and local forums while maintaining collegial relationships with technology administrators outside of the school district.
Serves on District Safety/Security Team.
Promotes environment of Cybersecurity by education and modeling.
Works with the District Operations staff to coordinate overlapping initiatives

Minimum Requirements:
Master's Degree in Information Technology or other related field;
Minimum of five (5) years of technology management and/or leadership experience;
Knowledge of current technology environments including telecommunications, networks, database administration, programming, media and desktops;
Experience in the application of technology to instructional practice (may be substituted in part for the five (5) years of technology management and/or Leadership Experience);
Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to plan, organize and manage programs and projects;
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding district information related to students, financial matters, collective bargaining, personnel and legal matters;
Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization;
Ability to remain calm, deliberate, and tactful in stressful and emotionally charged situation
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
Ability to organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines;
Possess or ability to obtain an Oregon driver’s license;
Perform other duties as required.

Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge and substantive experience in District specific technology equipment, systems, and applications;
Experience in the K-12 instructional application of technology;

Physical Demands of Position:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job:
Frequently required to sit, talk, lift, carry, move about, hear and speak
Occasionally lift and/or move 25 to 50 pounds
Vision abilities required include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
May sit or stand for longer than two (2) hours at a time
May lift objects repeatedly
May undertake repeated motions

Community and District Information:
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is nestled within two thriving cities, West Linn and Wilsonville, within the rural area of Clackamas County. Both communities have a strong legacy of support for their schools, music and arts endeavors, and the overall well-being of their patrons. The school district and surrounding communities have experienced steady, constant growth over the past three decades. The estimated student population of the District as of February 2023 is 9,100.

It is the policy of the West Linn-Wilsonville Board of Education and School District (WLWV) that no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veterans' status, genetic information, or disability shall occur if the employee with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position. These protections apply to students, employees, and other members of the public. West Linn-Wilsonville School District is committed to equal access and equal opportunity in all activities/services, educational programs, and employment. Persons having questions regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Human Resources at the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, 503-673-7095.