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Executive Director of Technology and Information Services

North Clackamas School District
Closing date: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

To apply to this position, please apply to the North Clackamas School District jobsite, Applicant Tracking. Apply to JobID# 5976

Executive Director of Technology and Information Services

The North Clackamas School District is a growing district on Portland's east side. North Clackamas is known for its high quality of living. With approximately 2,000 employees, North Clackamas is nationally recognized for outstanding programs supported by the efficient utilization of resources. The North Clackamas community expects, and school leaders ensure, accountable and transparent investments that place funding as close to the student as possible.

The North Clackamas School District strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.

Position Summary:

Oversees 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 Executive 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. The incumbent acts as advisor to the Assistant Superintendent on matters related to information technology services.

Minimum Qualifications:

Incumbents must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
Master’s Degree or higher.
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.
Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and manage programs and projects.
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 analytical and problem solving skills.
Understanding and demonstration of “client-centered” support and services.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively.
Ability to organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels of the organization.
Ability to remain calm, deliberate, and tactful in stressful and emotional situations.
Demonstrated supervisory ability.
Valid state driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge and substantive experience in district specific technology equipment, systems, and applications.
Experience in the K-12 instructional application of technology.
Possess or ability to obtain Oregon administrative license.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Leadership: 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/strategies/activities, infrastructure, staffing, training, evaluation, budgeting, and collaboration with others. Responsible for maintaining technology operations to include systems 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 data base 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. Uses the state and local technology plans to establish standards for the purchase of equipment, software, related media, and supplies for instructional technology integration and management activities according to the local purchasing guidelines. Supervises the system-wide inventory of technology assets. Directs the development and delivery of technology training for use of administrative and instructional systems. Works collaboratively with Instructional Executive Team leadership to plan for and integrate technology as an integral part of the instructional program. Works with all other instructional administrative staff, including school based administrators, to implement and support instructional technology initiatives. Coordinates staff development in technology competencies for District staff at all levels.

Planning and Programming: Stays abreast of research on the changing nature of the profession, the field of public education and changing national, regional and local trends that may impact program areas. Participates in discussions on evolving demands and expectations and the impact those demands and expectations will have on assigned programs. Uses forecasting tools and strategies to predict future needs. Anticipates and develops strategies and programs that respond effectively to anticipated needs and the changing profession.

Financial Management and Strategic Planning: Advises the District leadership on the financial implications of technology programs. Administers programs within approved budget parameters including allocation of financial, technology, and staff (FTE) resources. Exercises overall leadership for federal, state and private source grants to support technology and telecommunications operations, enhancement, and support activities.

Policy Formulation and Guidance: Recognizes the need for and formulates policies necessary to implement district information technology management goals and objectives and to assure effective implementation and operation of assigned programs. Establishes a system for periodic review of policies to determine when modifications are necessary to advance the goals of the department and to serve the overall needs of employees and managers and the organization.

Program Direction and Staff Supervision: Oversees organizational management in all assigned areas. Assures that functions are effectively structured and work coordination procedures are in place to achieve a high level of integration and synergy across program functions. Approves position structures and operating practices essential to the development and delivering of quality programs and services. Recruits and assigns staff ensuring that they possess and practice the values necessary to achieving the level of program delivery and customer service that is essential to a highly effective organization. Assesses, evaluates, and provides for training and professional development of all staff. Creates communication, collaboration and coordination processes that assure all staff is timely and effectively informed of department policies, issues, and guidance that their programs are expected to support. Establishes an environment in which all staff members are comfortable and forthcoming in sharing their ideas, needs and concerns, and in which the staff collaboratively works together to seek solutions and resolutions.

Program Evaluation, Analysis and Feedback: Establishes a system of data collection and analysis that provides for continuous assessment of program effectiveness and/or changing needs. At least annually, conducts a comprehensive assessment review of all programs to determine their level of effectiveness and contribution to the mission of the department and to identify problem areas, areas of high success, and areas in needs of change. Prepares structured presentations to District leadership to share the program evaluation results.

Representation: Serves as a District designated representative in key national, regional, state and local forums both within and apart from the assigned area of technology. Maintains collegial relationships with technology administrators outside of the school district. Speaks and acts on behalf of the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent when interacting with public and community groups.

Serves as first responder to emergency and after hour situations.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Please refer to the attached job description for more detailed information.

Terms of Employment:

Approximate Annual Compensation Range (2020-2021): $146,419 - $161,428 (this includes the additional 6% employee contribution to PERS the employer pays).
Position is a 240-day work year that will include some evening and weekend work expectations.
North Clackamas currently pays the employee's portion of PERS (6%). Excellent benefits including medical, dental, eye insurance coverage, cell phone, mileage stipends, and life insurance. If North Clackamas Medical Plan V chosen, an employer contribution of $1500 - $3000 will be invested in employee's HRA VEBA, funded every January 1.
Other benefits include paid leave.
Professional development funds available.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.

North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preferences as required by law.

The North Clackamas School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups such as the Boy Scouts. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, 503.353.6128.