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Director of Information Technology – Ramaz School

Job Information

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 5-10 years

Job Description

The Director of Information Technology reports to the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for technical oversight of all areas of the school’s IT infrastructure, hardware, and software. The IT network spans four buildings on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The Director of Information Technology should be an innovative leader who can both support our current needs as well as play a significant role in the Ramaz School’s vision for the future.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES INCLUDE:

Manage all aspects of technology department and equipment, including staff, vendors, budgeting, purchases, warranty & subscription renewals, and inventory.

Develop and implement strategic plans and priorities to ensure innovative and cost-effective technology programs and services to the school.

Monitor cybersecurity systems and status, respond to threats and proactively harden and secure Ramaz’ technology and data resources.

Supervise technical support staff, and manage vendor relationships, and provide or coordinate escalated support, to maintain the service level and security of the school’s technology systems including the network, servers, wireless network, cloud services, data, phone system, office and classroom desktops, interactive flat panels, projectors, and mobile devices.

Plan and implement necessary projects relating to upgrades of infrastructure and core technology equipment, including evaluation, selection, coordination, and continued maintenance, to meet the educational and administrative needs of Ramaz.

Collaborate with technology integration educators to support innovative integration of technology resources into instruction.

Maintain accurate, up-to-date and complete documentation of the school network, hardware, servers, systems, and recovery processes.

Coordinate with Chief Operating Officer, Director of Facilities, and Director of Security in school-wide operations meetings for the successful functioning of school events.

Provides leadership in communicating and collaborating with faculty & staff in the secure and effective use of technology.

Prepares, submits and ensures that expenditures meet proper guidelines for technology-related grants and reimbursement programs.

Create and distribute policies relating to technology and data use at Ramaz.

Keep current with new technologies and solutions in the industry and with strategic integration in the school, and propose initiatives that will boost efficiency and foster educational innovation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A minimum of five years of experience in IT management experience in an educational setting preferred

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, Master’s Degree and/or technical certifications preferred.

Technical experience with network and systems administration, including but not limited to managed switches, firewalls, LAN and WAN security, IP telephony, wireless systems, Microsoft & Apple operating systems, mobile devices, VMWare, Windows Server management, and Cloud Service applications.

Organizational and budgeting skills with demonstrated success in the planning and implementation of projects and managing support teams.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills with experience dealing with both tech savvy and non-tech savvy users.

Ability to clearly articulate vision, goals, and responsibilities.

Ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.

Adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.

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