The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough

Southborough, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3413814
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 10, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Do you want to join an organization making a difference in the lives of students everyday? If so, the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough has a very exciting opportunity where every day the decisions and actions from this position support the meaningful mission of educating our students!

The purpose of the Director of Information Systems & Security position is to provide a vision and implementation for the successful integration and application of technology in the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough. Performs comprehensive leadership, management, technical, and professional responsibilities to carry out the direction of the District’s technology program. Is the District’s key staff member on all matters related to Information Technology as it relates to supporting the infrastructure to promote the mission of education. The goal of this position is to ensure that information technology adds the maximum value to our organization.

Bachelor’s degree in Technology or Computer Sciences or other applicable field required.
Master’s degree in Technology, Business or other equivalent education and/or experience preferred.
Certifications preferred: Certified information systems security professional (CISSP), Cisco certified internetwork expert (CCIE), Cisco certified network associate (CCNA), Cisco certified network professional (CCNP), Certified information systems auditor (CISA), Project management professional (PMP), AWS certified solutions architect — professional, Certified in the governance of enterprise IT, Microsoft certified solutions expert (MCSE)
Proven experience as CIO or similar managerial role
Excellent knowledge of IT systems and infrastructure
Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation
Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations
Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities
A strong strategic and business mindset
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
Massachusetts DESE Licensure in technology is preferred.
Massachusetts Valid Driver’s License is required.


(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations 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 the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

Coordinates ongoing development and implementation of The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough technology plan.
In collaboration with leadership team members, develops the department’s budget. Monitors budget expenditures, manages and secures grant funds and monitors and complies with the requirements and expenditures through E-rate funding.
Meets regularly with Administrative Leadership Members to review progress on goals, discuss issues, solve problems, and develop in-the moment and long-range technology needs.
Facilitates communication and collaboration between and among programs in the department and external to it; both with and outside of the school department.
Prepares reports and related materials for the purposes of communicating information to support district operations, including to internal and external constituents (ex: School Committee and state or federal agencies).
Maintains contemporary knowledge of technology platforms and trends, including pursuing technology-related professional development.
Although this position is a leadership role, may be needed to assist in hands-on implementation depending on project needs.
In collaboration with the Director of Instructional Technology & Digital Literacy, provides support for the implementation of the district plan for instructional technology, including supporting technology users in the schools, providing student access to technology, consulting on the selection of technology equipment and related materials and systems.
Supports IT staff to provide professional development related to technology, information literacy, technology integration to school faculty and administration, as well as administrative support staff.
Coordinates administrative technology-related training, develops trainers within existing district staff, designs and delivers advanced workshops, and locates training resources outside the school system as needed. Serves as District contact and support person for school-based tech support staff.
Collaborates with the finance department in developing bid specifications for administrative technology equipment, and related materials, and school-wide data networks.
Investigates emerging technologies and assesses their potential for cost-effective use and optimization.
Plans for and oversees the equipment maintenance and replacement cycle, while partnering with the Director of Instructional Technology & Digital Literacy to maintain equitable student-to-computer ratios across schools.
Sets goals for the District’s data management, information management, internet services, technical support, and computer maintenance and repair. Identifies the life cycle for upgrading of systems.
Works on the development and maintenance of all areas of the Administrative Technology Program. This includes technical assistance, database management, and the production of the Department of Education, local, state and federal reports.
Oversees Network management and upgrading.
Responsible for the administration of the District's electronic communications and services (eg: email, VOIP, card access, security systems, etc.).
Works to ensure that all equipment and software is properly identified, marked, and stored in the inventory database.
Supervises staff responsible for developing, maintaining, and upgrading The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough website.
Supervises the maintenance and upgrading of wireless networks in all of the school buildings.
Other responsibilities as needed.

Responsibility: Performs varied and highly complex responsible work requiring the exercise of significant leadership, independent judgment, and initiative in the planning, administration, and execution of department services to meet the District’s technology and school needs. Planning and coordination regularly require responsibility for multiple, concurrent major projects. Develops and plans programs for technologies that affect a wide range of people; school employees, students, parents, and the community.

Supervision Received: Works under the administrative direction of the Director of Operations, independently formulating decisions regarding procedures, operations and department plans, and assuming responsibility for department results.

Supervision Scope: Has direct and indirect supervisory responsibility for employees including administrative technology staff including direct and indirect employees. Hires staff, provides regular direction, reviews employees’ performance, and counsels staff consistent with goals and school policies.


Work Environment:
Work is generally performed under typical school department office conditions. May be required to work outside of normal business hours and attend some evening meetings. The incumbent is required to attend numerous meetings with various committees.

Operates PC and MAC-based computer systems, components, and other standard office equipment.

Makes frequent and direct contact with local agencies and officials, community leaders, municipal employees, local groups, and the general public. Contacts are in person, by telephone, in writing and via the internet. Contacts require considerable persuasiveness, resourcefulness, discretion, and negotiating skills to influence the decisions and behavior of other parties. Contacts involve attendance at meetings and conferences.

Has access to an extensive amount of district-wide confidential information relating to The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough from databases. Confidential information may include, but is not limited to, student information, bid proposals, and personnel records.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office equipment. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical requirements are consistent with those for sedentary work, which involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time. Must be able to talk and hear. Must be able to communicate via telephone. Vision correctable to normal ranges.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 112,000 to $ 125,000 Per Year
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Employer Description

    For more information about the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough Schools, please visit our website at

    The Vision of the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough promotes high expectations and excellence for all in a dynamic learning environment that inspires opportunities for thinking critically, solving problems, and engaging intellectual curiosity. We integrate relevant technology and foster innovation to set the stage for success in a global society. Our culture supports diversity, inclusion, discovery, resiliency, and effective communication in a safe environment.

    The Mission of the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough is to provide an exceptional educational experience for every student in a safe environment. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough 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.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Northborough Southborough Public Schools
    • 53 Parkerville Road
    • Southborough, Massachusetts 01772
    • Phone: (508) 486-5115

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