Stretched along four urban blocks in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood lies University High School (UHS). Established in 1975, UHS is a nationally recognized and admired independent high school, with years of tradition and innovation behind it and an exciting future ahead. This urban school of five discontiguous campuses, all within a few blocks of each other, is home to a diverse community of students, faculty and staff who pride themselves on becoming better citizens of the world each and every day.
With major plans on the horizon UHS seeks a director of technology, reporting to the head of school, who is in the first year of his third headship. UHS will soon break ground on a parcel of land that it just acquired, with the goal of constructing a state-of-the-art STEM and innovation center. In the midst of a transformational time at UHS, the director of technology will take on an immense leadership role in all areas of technology: instructional, enterprise data, and IT. The school seeks a director of technology who is excited to partner with other leadership team colleagues, work collaboratively and closely with members of the faculty to reignite the instructional technology program, and oversee and grow a core team of IT/IS professionals. This position starts July 1, 2023, or earlier by mutual agreement.
12M Recruiting is running the search on behalf of UHS. Applications are due February 10. For application instructions and the full job opportunity statement, please visit:
Remote Semifinal Round: Late February / Early March
On-Site Final Round: Mid-to-late March
Decision Announced: April 10, 2023
Start Date: July 1, 2023, or earlier by mutual agreement
Reports To: Head of School
Salary Range: $180,000 to $190,000
In partnership with the leadership team, develop and coordinate a strategic vision for instructional technology.
Design, deliver, and evaluate faculty trainings across multiple campuses to help grow and evolve the teaching and learning program vis-à-vis instructional technology.
Inspire, collaborate with, and support various academic leaders, program coordinators, team leads, and teachers to explore, implement, and assess innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
Data / Systems
Work with senior leadership and various operational and academic departments to ensure they have the necessary access to, and reporting of, data.
Support and partner with divisional and departmental directors in their relationships with vendors.
Serve as a project manager for enterprise-wide data transitions.
Infrastructure and IT Services
Oversee technology services, and ensure that the department remains responsive to support needs.
Oversee and evaluate the deployment of all hardware, software, and systems from various perspectives, including: cost-effectiveness; customer satisfaction; compliance; asset management; migration and transition; and performance.
Ensure IT data security, risk management, disaster recovery and planning processes are in place and receive regular review for currency and adequacy.
Serve as an active member of the leadership team and report to the head of school.
Establish and maintain local, regional, and national partnerships to support the strategic goals of the school’s instructional and technology programs.
Manage the departmental budget, and hire and supervise all technology staff.
Perform other duties as assigned.
UHS IS LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree is highly desirable
Five or more years of experience leading departments and supervising employees, preferably in an educational institution, and/or in a department of technology
Experience designing, implementing, and overseeing professional development
Experience with technology planning and management in one or more of the following areas: enterprise IT, client services, data and systems management, and instructional technology and design.
Leadership and Personal Qualities
An ability to plan and oversee concurrent technology-related programs and projects, combined with strong motivational skills to ensure completion and success
Passion and interest for managing all areas of technology—IT, data/systems, and instructional—even if prior experiences in these areas are not equal
A thoughtful but determined approach to departmental objectives and individual staff growth—while remaining attuned to the school’s mission, values, and goals
Immersion in diversity work, both in training and in implementation
Inspirational, pragmatic, and diplomatic leadership that is sensitive to the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty
An ability to build consensus among diverse groups, facilitate critical discussions, and provide confidence to colleagues during times of transition
A collaborative, cooperative, empathetic, collegial, innovative, and patient mindset
Strong communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training
Genuine commitment to growing formal leadership capacity in a structured, dynamic, complex program with other leadership team colleagues
An understanding of the diverse technology needs and organizational complexities of high-achieving, multi-campus, independent high school
A commitment to the mission and values of UHS
Confidence and humility, together with a sense of humor and warm personality.
Working environment, physical requirements, and schedule
Work is primarily performed in an office setting with moderate heat, sound and light.
Work occurs during prolonged periods in stationary position at a desk or on a computer.
This job requires frequent and quick mobility to move from one campus to another throughout a typical workday.
This job requires the ability to access hard-to-reach areas.
For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.
San Francisco University High School welcomes students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.
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