Chief Technology Officer

Naperville, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Oct 06, 2020
Job Type

Indian Prairie School District 204, located in Naperville and Aurora, Illinois, is seeking an outstanding educational leader at the Crouse Education Center who will help us achieve our mission of inspiring all students to achieve their greatest potential. The District serves over 26,000 students. The Chief Technology Officer position is a full-time, 12 month position, that will begin on January 11, 2021. The CTO is responsible for planning, developing, and overseeing all functions and activities of the District’s technology services department. 

Job Summary:
1. As a member of the Superintendent’s cabinet, will work closely with the executive team and stakeholders to develop a shared vision as to how technology will support district goals.
2. In collaboration with district-wide instructional and technical teams, identify steps needed to transform the technology vision into actionable plans for successful implementation including student and staff device use in a 1:1 model.
3. Direct, coordinate, and ensure implementation of all tasks related to technical needs, scalable infrastructure, implementation standards, and integration of technology into every facet of district operations.
4. Oversee technology services department personnel including selection and evaluation of staff.
5. Manage the creation, implementation, and enforcement of policies related to technology use throughout the District. Consult with legal counsel when appropriate and recommended changes as needed.
6. Build relationships with all stakeholders, while monitoring requirements, expectations, and preferences for technology adoption and use, district-wide.  Understand the key factors that lead to end-user satisfaction, with processes in place to evaluate effectiveness and inform necessary changes.
7. Deploy and support the use of technology to improve communication and organizational needs including, but not limited to enterprise email system, data-systems and communications systems.
8. Manage the technology services budget and serve as a strong business leader who guides tech-related purchasing processes and decisions, and fosters good relationships with vendors, and business partners.
9. Oversee departmental technical support for the Edupoint Synergy Student Information System.
10. Oversee departmental technical support for technologies deployed to support student, staff and building safety and security.
11. Serve as the District’s data privacy officer and implement data privacy and cyber security awareness initiatives, district-wide.
12. Prepare and present reports to the Board of Education as directed by the Superintendent.
13. Provide direct supervision to the Technology Services Coordinators, serving Data Systems and Operations, Network and Server Infrastructure, Telecommunications, End User Devises, and Classroom Technologies.
14. Facilitate project management of technology-related initiatives beyond the scope of Technology Services departmental coordinators.
15. Provide support and consultation to district and building administration on planning and implementing technology initiatives.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

1. Thorough knowledge of current trends in research and practices in public education.
2. Demonstrated competence in leadership, management, interpersonal relations and communications.
3. Knowledge of administration and supervision concepts.
4. Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education, students, and staff as it relates to technology.
5. Knowledge of behavioral management methods successful in school environments at all levels.
6. Ability to maintain and instill high standards of ethics and integrity.
7. Ability to organize and coordinate work.
8. Ability to develop and implement projects.
9. Ability to prepare oral or written communications for distribution to the Board of Education, employees, students and parents.
10. Ability to organize multiple tasks and conflicting time constraints.
11. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
12. Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership, performance and professional growth.
13. Ability to plan and implement professional development for administrators and teaching staff.
14. Ability to anticipate and address problems that may arise in a resourceful and consistent manner.
15. Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.

Required: Master’s degree in Education, Computer Science, Information Services, Business Administration, or related field with a minimum of two years of experience as a Chief Technology Officer or in a related leadership role.

Preferred: Solid and diverse experience leading progressive technology programs and initiatives in a large K-12 school district in a building and/or district administrative role.

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