Assistant Director of Technology

Elmwood Park Board of Education | Elmwood Park, NJ


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Posted Date 7/21/2022
Expiration Date8/09/2022
Assistant Director of Technology

Primary Purpose
Under the general supervision of the Director of Technology, to oversee and administer the functions and operations of the school district's Information Technology Systems and technology activities, integrating technology into District functions and education, assessing the effectiveness of school district's technology infrastructure and security, providing recommendations regarding potential hardware and software upgrades, and maintaining the proper functioning of all computer systems.

Essential Functions
  • Oversees and manages the school district's Information Technology Systems and technology activities, including the development and administering of the District technology plan.
  • Assesses malfunctions of hardware and/or software applications for the purpose of determining appropriate actions to maintain computer and network operations, filtering devises, security, and proper use.
  • Designs appropriate technical training materials or workshops the purpose of training school district employees in the use of computer applications.
  • Manages the development of the school district local area networks for the purpose of ensuring the efficient growth and development of productivity.
  • Serves as a consultant to District staff and assists in the use of technology to support instruction and integrate with the District's curriculum and instill in students the concepts of discovery, research and experimentation through technology.
  • Works with subject area coordinators to develop classroom technology applications in various content areas.
  • Develops school district Information Technology procedures and revises as necessary to ensure internal and external quality controls.
  • Provides leadership and technical support for the purpose of designing, developing and maintaining an efficient, unified and fully integrated technology system.
  • Engages in trouble-shooting and problem solving to diagnosis problems with the school district's computer network systems, hardware, software, and takes corrective action as needed.
  • Researches computer hardware and software applications, vendors, consultants and current technology for the purpose of being knowledgeable on trends, ensuring availability of instructional materials, and recommending applications and purchases.
  • Handles all questions from employees regarding the use of the school district's computer network systems for the purpose of resolving issues and implementing corrective measures.
  • Maintains and ensures the reliability of key operating data and databases.
  • Maintains records relating to inventory, repair and use of school district computer equipment.
  • Composes or generates a variety of materials (e.g. reports, memos, letters, manuals, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, training, providing written reference and/or conveying information regarding the status of projects, etc.
  • Recommends policies, procedures and/or actions for the purpose of providing direction for the school district's IT function and to ensure the computer network system is meeting school district needs.
  • Manages and supervises all employees in responsibility areas, including the recruitment, selection, training, professional development and evaluation of staff; makes recommendations regarding goals, provides constructive feedback and takes corrective action if necessary.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments related to the position by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
Additional Duties
Performs other related duties, as assigned.
                Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Uses standard office equipment such as personal computer, scanner, copy machine, fax machine, telephone.

Work Schedules
Twelve months per year, standard manager schedule as needed to successfully meet management goals and objectives, manage department, and meet employee and client needs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • In-depth knowledge of, and ability to use, MS Office Standard (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), including most current and previous versions.
  • Knowledge of PC and MAC hardware and software.
  • Knowledge of sound practices in network troubleshooting.
  • Ability to problem-solve and prioritize a variety of support questions and user needs.
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form, and to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to train employees and lead them through changes in procedures, etc.
  • Ability to problem solve job-related issues.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding school district financial and other information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
  • Teamwork and consensus-building skills.
  • Ability to supervise employees and provide clear direction, goals and objectives in a respectful manner.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office building environments.
See the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Job Duties for this position.

Qualification Profile
Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in use of technology to support instruction.
  • Formal training (courses, workshops, conferences) in use and implementation of technology in a school setting.
  • Successful experience training others and serving as a resource in use of technology.
  • Experience using a network to store, retrieve, and disseminate files and documents to end-users.
  • Software troubleshooting experience.
  • Successful supervisory experience.
FLSA Status:       Exempt

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