DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Framingham Public Schools ( learn more )

Framingham, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3153519
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : September 11, 2019

Job Description

FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

TITLE:

Director of Information Technology 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

To plan, organize, direct, supervise and evaluate the acquisition and application of technology in support of all District activities; coordinate the development and implementation of the District’s technology master plan; coordinate, organize and supervise staff development, training and technical guidance in software, educational technology and use of systems; assist in the development of the District’s technology budget with the goal of delivering Framingham Public Schools’ high expectations for achievement, support for the physical, social and emotional health of all students, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.  

 

OUR MISSION:

Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. A core value, embedded in the district’s philosophy and goals, is that “all children will learn”. Offering an equitable access to education to all of our students hinges largely on providing the highest quality teachers in every school and classroom.

 

Diversity among teachers undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of students. Compliance obligations establish the baseline; as a district, Framingham Public Schools are committed to achieving, developing and maintaining a workforce reflective of the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.  

 

Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by embracing the individual skills, perspectives and experiences our people bring to the workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We want our employees to feel included, valued and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and productive working career.

 

Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Current and valid administrative DESE license and SEI Endorsement for Administrators. 

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors degree in job related area. Five years public school experience with at least three years progressively greater experience in information technology. Job related experience within specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITY:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  

Ability to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including utilizing pertinent software applications; planning and managing projects and programs; overseeing program financial activities; developing effective working relationships; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and administering personnel policies and procedures. Ability to perform advanced math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; personnel processes; standard business practices; current generation and emerging programming languages; networking technologies and operating systems. Ability to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a variety of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and utilize equipment under a variety of conditions for multiple purposes. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a wide variety of types of job- related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is significant. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working with multiple projects, frequent interruptions, and changing work priorities; working with detailed information/data and maintaining accurate records; maintaining confidentiality; and facilitating communication between persons with frequently divergent positions.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

  • Develops and implements a strategic vision for the use of technology in the district in both the academic and infrastructural systems.
  • Supports the carrying out of the District’s strategic plan.
  • Maintains knowledge of and communicates current research findings and forecasts related to the effective use of technology in the school’s educational program.
  • Provides current, cutting-edge information to support decision-making on academic and administrative technology matters.
  • Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. other administrators, hardware/software providers, consultants, auditors, public agencies, community members, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.
  • Develops and monitors the District web site for the purpose of providing information regarding the activities of the District. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit. 
  • Develops liaisons with business sources and school support groups for the purpose of subsidizing the acquisition of new technology by soliciting and obtaining funding, hardware, software, expertise and/or community support.
  • Directs department operations; the maintenance of services and the implementation of new programs and/or processes for the purpose of providing services within established timeframes and in compliance with related requirements.
  • Facilitates meetings, workshops, seminars, etc. (e.g. technology committee, personnel actions, financial procedures, regulatory requirements, actions involving outside agencies, etc.) for the purpose of identifying issues, developing recommendations, supporting other staff, and serving as a District representative.
  • Manages the development of the district wide area and local area networks for the purpose of ensuring the efficient growth and development of productivity computing for teachers, classified/support staff and district administrators.
  • Monitors budget allocations, expenditures, fund balances and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, revenues are recorded, expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. cabinet, leadership, workshops, inter and intra district committees, community and public agencies, seminars, conferences, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and gathering information regarding a wide variety of subjects required to carry out their administrative responsibilities.
  • Performs personnel administrative functions (e.g. hiring, counseling, training, supervising, evaluating, providing professional development opportunities, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining necessary staffing, enhancing productivity of staff, and ensuring necessary department/program outcomes are achieved.
  • Prepares a wide variety of reference, presentation, policy and administrative materials (e.g. plans, budgets, funding requests, reports, analyses, recommendations, procedures, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, requests and issues; providing audit references, and/or meeting compliance requirements.
  • Provides leadership and technical support for the purpose of designing, developing and maintaining an efficient, unified and fully integrated technology system.
  • Researches topics related to current and emerging technology (e.g. relevant policies, current practices, staffing requirements, financial resources, etc.) for the purpose of developing new programs/services, ensuring program compliance with established requirements, securing general information and/or responding to requests.
  • Responds to issues involving staff, conflicts in policies and regulations, community concerns, parental requests that may result in some negative impact and/or liability if not appropriately addressed for the purpose of identifying the relevant issues and recommending or implementing a plan of action that will efficiently resolve the issue.
  • Ensures that all educators have access to the appropriate tools for 21 century learning.
  • Focuses on ensuring that network and other technology resources are used safely and responsibly rather than limiting access.
  • Oversees all administrative aspects of technology programs and services in the district, including infrastructure implementation and maintenance, support of educators and support staff in the use of hardware and equipment and management.
  • Evaluates the performance of technology department employees and oversee training and support to enhance contributions.
  • Oversees the delegated responsibility of designing, developing, analyzing and enhancing school district based programs and applications.
  • Oversees the delegated responsibility of isolating, researching and resolving complex problems or issues for critical district applications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent(s) and the Superintendent.

 

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The other time is primarily sedentary, performed in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands; fingers; to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision, and close vision such as reading typewritten material. The work typically requires occasional in-district travel to attend meetings.

 

REPORTS TO:  

Superintendent of Schools

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Members of the Department of Technology

 

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) CLASSIFICATION:

This position is classified as Exempt (Professional).

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

228 days worked days as specified under the provisions of the Framingham Administrators Association (FAA) contract. 

 

HELPFUL LINKS: 

 

Framingham Administrators Association (FAA) Contract

Benefits package information

 

Framingham Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Framingham Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the District has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Framingham Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. 

 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Administrator > Public Affairs / Relations
    Administrator > Technology
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    Framingham Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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    Contact Information

    • Tiago Gadens , Staffing Manager
    • 73 Mt Wayte Ave
    • Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

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