The Technology Director is responsible for strategically planning for the school’s technology, managing the daily operations of the school’s tech platforms, and providing professional development to faculty, staff and students in support of both in-person and distance learning instructional environments. This includes short and long-term planning, maintaining technology infrastructure, purchasing, data management, and management of the school's internet and internal community websites. The Technology Director advises and assists all staff in maintenance and support for all computing devices including computers, servers, networking hardware, tablets, and peripherals, and advises on educational technology, software, and curriculum. The Technology Director reports to the Heads of School. The Technology Director contributes support, problem-solving, collaboration and planning as needed on major school-wide efforts such as enrollment, special events, and special projects.
Specifically, the Technology Director is responsible to:
Collaborate with leadership to assess, improve, and further develop the Co-op’s existing distance learning platforms
Create and maintain both short and long term strategic technology plans, including:
Physical equipment needs of teachers, students, and administrative staff
The school's web presence
Maintenance, growth and enhancement of our network
Data management and security
Teacher and staff technology professional development (both workshops and self-help documentation and instructions.
Ensure that all infrastructure technology is functioning and useful to the staff, including:
Support at home connectivity for staff and faculty
Physical network and internet connectivity in school building
Network software and network devices such as servers and connected printers
Administrative computers, software, and peripherals including remote support
Security Systems and Platforms
Manage the school's G Suite for Education infrastructure, including user management, training, optimization, and support.
Manage and support the school administration’s data information systems in support of admissions, development, and finance functions.
Oversee purchasing and documentation of technology resources - utilizing both school budget and non-public funding.
Manage the external website at www.montclaircoop.org through Wordpress to support Admissions, Development, and other content owners.
Maintain and support the internal school community websites, such as information portal for parents.
Manage the re-enrollment process in terms of data management and third party student registration system to ensure enrollment data are appropriately updated and accurately maintained each spring/summer.
Manage vendor relationships and services, including issuing RFPs and obtaining quotes.
Take leadership in providing ongoing research on technical trends and issues in technology education and security for the independent school sector.
How To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Namita Tolia, Head of School via email to email@example.com. Please indicate how you learned of the opportunity in your cover letter. Only candidates selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Montclair Cooperative School is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and the school’s needs.
The Montclair Cooperative School seeks an experienced professional who possesses a range of technical capacities from network hardware to staff training to systems implementation. The successful Director of Technology will be a self-starter, pay attention to detail, have an affinity for building systems, manage projects, and be able to support varied levels of tech expertise among faculty and staff with affability. Experience with databases, network administration including wireless and firewalls, G Suite for Education administration, and information technology resources and services is important. Strong familiarity with typical school hardware (desktops, laptops, printers, SMART boards, projects and so on) and typical software (Apple platform, G Suite including Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides, Microsoft Suite, web-based applications, licensing, databases, etc.) is also very important. The Technology Director should demonstrate experience with business process management in order to drive ongoing process improvement initiatives. The Technology Director should be committed to the school’s mission and its progressive educational philosophy.
Additional Salary Information: 30 hour work week to be spread over 5 days.
About Montclair Cooperative School
The Montclair Cooperative School is a community of learners (nursery through 8th grade) where children are invited to take risks, question, explore, discuss, interpret, and create. We discover ways to apply learning effectively in solving problems and constructing new knowledge. We value diversity and understand that the world is composed of different people, cultures, and ideas. We are cooperative in that everyone - teachers, students, and parents - participates in the educational process. We are progressive in that children learn by building on multi-disciplinary themes and experiences. The Montclair Cooperative School actively seeks to enhance diversity through its programs and hiring. For more information about the assistant teacher opening, see http://montclaircoop.org/about-us/employment/.