Founded in 1889, Marlborough School is an independent girls college-preparatory school for grades 7 through 12 located in the beautiful Hancock Park district of Los Angeles, California. Marlborough School is the oldest independent girls’ school in the Southern California region. Since its founding, Marlborough has been known as a thought leader in education and an institution of extraordinary excellence.
Central to Marlborough’s mission is the belief in and passion for empowering young women to use their immense talents to better the world and become trailblazers in their own right. The core values highlighted in the School’s Strategic Plan represent the characteristics they hope their students develop throughout their time at Marlborough. Bolstered by world-class faculty and staff, Marlborough’s students are challenged and inspired to work towards their own personal best. Marlborough students have an almost endless array of courses, extracurriculars, electives, and programs to spark their curiosity, deepen their compassion for one another, and lead lives of purpose.
Over Marlborough’s history, the School has grown and changed in many ways. Today’s student body, as well as our faculty and staff, is representative of the talent and diversity of greater Los Angeles. Marlborough’s academic and athletic programs have expanded, college matriculation is highly competitive and distinguished, and campus facilities have kept pace with the educational innovation needed to help students grow and thrive. The School continues to evolve to meet the current moment; adapting, growing, iterating, and innovating.
Marlborough is seeking an innovative, experienced, creative and highly engaged director of technology to lead institution-wide efforts around technology planning and innovation. The position reports directly to the associate head for finance and administration and will join a dynamic and high-functioning team of six directors and managers committed to the school’s mission. The position leads a team of three dedicated technology professionals: the technology support specialist focuses on backend network systems and operational IT, in addition to helping with day-to-day support issues; the information systems administrator and registrar oversees the school’s academic systems and data services needs, with a concentration on the Blackbaud environment; and the educational technology specialist plays the dual role of supporting day-to-day help desk tickets as well as faculty integration of technology. Marlborough also works directly with a third party managed service provider, Knowing Technologies.
Ed Tech Recruiting is running the search on behalf of Marlborough. Applications received by February 25 will receive priority review. For application instructions and the full job opportunity statement, please visit:
Start Date: June 1 – July 1 (later by mutual agreement)
Reports To: Associate Head, Finance and Administration
Salary Range: $185,000 - $210,000
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
SPECIFIC DUTIES Information Technology and Systems
Under the supervision of the associate head of school for finance and administration, oversee all operations of the technology department, including the hiring, supervision, evaluation, and growth of all technology staff.
Assess the effectiveness of, and lead efforts to improve, the school’s implementation of technology tools for instructional and operational purposes.
Inspire the technology team and the faculty community to model and explore best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.
Manage the deployment of IT infrastructure, hardware, and systems from various perspectives, including: cost-effectiveness; customer satisfaction; compliance; asset management; migration and transition; and performance.
Design, manage, and evaluate technology-related faculty and staff trainings, and ensure that all members of the community receive sufficient support.
Establish and evaluate technology policies, procedures, and processes in areas such as: end-user support, data management, network access, and content filtering.
Ensure IT security, purchasing, risk management, disaster recovery and planning processes are in place and receive regular review for currency and adequacy.
Manage vendor relationships and third-party installation projects.
Leadership and Administration
Working closely with the associate head of school for finance and administration and other leaders, develop a mission-aligned technology strategy that inspires and serves faculty and staff.
Develop and maintain departmental budgets, policies, and procedures.
Establish partnerships and relationships with external organizations, and maintain an active presence in the local and national technology communities.
Develop and maintain strategic and operational plans that are aligned with departmental needs, school mission and values, and organizational culture.
Anticipate the needs of diverse constituents, monitoring trends and innovations in the industry and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership.
Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND QUALITIES
Qualifications and Experience
Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with advanced coursework in information systems or a related field desirable
Experience coordinating or managing technology projects and initiatives, preferably in an educational institution
Experience designing and delivering technology workshops and trainings
Experience administering data systems or enterprise applications
Prior experience supporting IT operations, including: security, networking, backup, disaster and recovery planning, risk management, or hardware deployment
Proficiency with ??sound and projection systems, and experience providing A/V support for events
Immersion in diversity work and a commitment to fostering culturally competent trainings and work environments
Leadership and Personal Qualities
An eagerness to step away from the office and seek out colleagues across campus, in the spirit of cultivating meaningful and supportive relationships
Curious, strong passion for technology, and a highly skilled problem solver
Excellent budgeting skills with the ability to plan strategically and cost-effectively, as well as prioritize resources
Leadership and project management skills to successfully lead large-scale change initiatives
Exceptional communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training
An understanding of the diverse technology needs of an urban, independent school
A commitment to the mission and vision of Marlborough School
Capability to lift up to 25 pounds and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces
For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.
Marlborough School is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V). We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Marlborough School is a diverse, inclusive community that strives to maintain diversity in all areas of employment.
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