Durham Public Schools Information Technology Executive Director of I/T
Job Description

JOB TITLE: Executive Director of Information Technology
REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer
SALARY: Based on State and Local Salary Schedules
STATUS: Permanent, 12 months, Classified, Exempt
SUMMARY: The Executive Director of Information Technology is responsible for the development, implementation, operation, monitoring and evaluation of the technology program for the school system. The position provides leadership in identifying hardware and software purchases, ensuring that they are consistent with the school system instructional technology plan and state technology guidelines. The position works collaboratively with the other members of the school system central office staff and school building staff with an emphasis on the use of educational technology and including technology applications as an integral part of the total instructional program.  Responsibilities include ensuring the operations of the technology from the end user teaching and learning devices, the district’s applications and secured data integration, and the operations of the district’s network and Internet access and core data center services, such as email, storage, VoIP phones.

  1. 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 the integration of educational technology in the classroom; works with coordinators and facilitators to implement system and the building-level technology plans in accordance with the North Carolina Technology Plan, the North Carolina Technological Recommendations and Standards, and other state recommendations and guidelines.  Responsible for the creating and updating the district’s I/T Roadmap for all supported technologies.
  1. Works with curriculum and instruction personnel to coordinate the integration of technology into the curriculum. Oversees the training of staff in the use of technology. Ensures access to documentation for the effective use of technology.  Promotes an environment for the use of instructional technology.
  1. Is knowledgeable of the hardware configurations and computer-related items on state contract and of other technology-related state contract products. Use 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.  Provides leadership for technology sustainability plans.
  1. Responsible for the system-wide inventory of technology assets.
  1. Provides support for technology users in resolving problems associated with ordering, services, and support through the I/T Division’s Help Desk services and the school/office level support services.
  1. Plans and coordinates the implementation of special activities to promote technology.
  1. Serves as a clearinghouse of information on trends, research, applications, and effective practices related to the use of technology in the school program and school system.
  1. Models technology use and integration in the classroom.
  1. Perform other duties as assigned

Master’s degree in related field, 10 years’ experience in technology field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  1. Extensive knowledge of computers and related technologies as they apply to pre K-12 education.
  2. Extensive knowledge of infrastructure requirements and components of local and wide area networks, Internet, intranets, identify management systems, and distributed learning.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of school system staff.
  4. Ability to assist users and trainers with software and hardware direction, guidance, and vision-setting.
  5. Ability to establish evaluation strategies and implement formative and summative activities.
  6. Ability to lead technology planning efforts including activities to develop, implement, and evaluate both system and school technology plans.
  7. Ability to manage financial resources.
  8. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers to repair equipment, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, kneel, crawl and use a ladder to reach equipment.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and   ability to adjust focus.
  9. Must maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

X Laptop                X Desktop computer (may be docking station with laptop)
X E-mail address        X Outlook
X Cellphone
X Pager
X Two-way radio
X iPad
X Office phone
X 10 digit phone number
X 5 digit extension
X Printer
X Fax
X Software (Microsoft Office, Adobe)
X AS400
X SharePoint
X Audio recording device
X Web site access
X Building access key/code (for necessary building access during non-traditional hours)
OPTIONAL: Wi-Fi hotspot to access VPN while away from their workstation (the person may already his/her own access)
Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force to move objects constantly; work considered light work.  Light work requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
The statements of the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this category.  The description does not contain an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and other requirements necessary of employees to perform in this position.