• Director of Information Technology

    Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/21/2018 6:28 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1321
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) is a non-profit charter school management organization designed to significantly increase college entrance and graduation rates for underserved students in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.


    Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that result in college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.

     

    The Director, Information & Technology Services is accountable for delivery of IT strategies, services and operations. Acts as an advisor to management and facilitates the organization’s initiatives across the enterprise. Provides guidance on the uses of technology to meet operational, security and business requirements; implements technology to serve clients; implements education-specific technologies.

    Responsibilities

    Competencies

    • Execute Strategy: Develop and execute departmental strategies designed to support organizational vision and goal attainment
    • Change Agent: Drive organizational change by creating a sense of urgency and fostering cross-functional collaboration and conflict resolution
    • Influence: Utilize influence to set goals, change culture and deliver on outcomes
    • Decision Quality: Enable customer focused, business driven decision making and allocation of resources
    • Integrity: Exercise diplomacy and discretion in dealing with highly sensitive, complex, and confidential issues and situations

    Essential Duties

    • Develops and executes departmental strategies and measures progress toward goal accomplishment aligned with the organizational vision
    • Directs development of the department budget and work practices required to meet strategic and operational objectives
    • Formulates the information technology strategy and long-term information technology direction for the IT Department
    • Provides leadership and coaching necessary to attract, develop and retain a highly competent, diverse, customer oriented staff
    • Oversees the administration of comprehensive Information & Technology programs and services including, but not limited to, applications, technical operating and information technology security systems, networking, voice and data communications and technology, telecommunications, cellular services, data management and customer support services
    • Identifies changes and trends in education, computer and systems technology and assists senior management with the implementation of changes
    • Collaborate and oversee external vendors and partners while conducting independent work on various IT systems
    • Create and submit detailed reports to senior management, including needs analysis, evaluations, and results of testing and pilot projects
    • Manage, maintain, and negotiate IT related leases and contracts
    • Administer and apply for Federal and state grants, including e-Rate the universal service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as the E-rate Program
    • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • B.A./B.S. in computer science, information systems, electrical engineering, or a related field (Master’s preferred)
    • 9+ years of progressively responsible experience in information and technology systems; at least five of which were in a supervisory or program management capacity and preferably in an education environment
    • PowerSchool and Microsoft Windows environments experience preferred
    • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data

    Skills

    • Strong managerial and leadership skills
    • Ability to demonstrate leadership and lead a team
    • Great customer service skills
    • Organized and detail orientated 
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) 
    • Must be flexible and team-oriented
    • Able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
    • Must be flexible and team-oriented
    • Positive attitude
    • 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. Occasionally required to kneel, climb and reach with hands and arms above shoulder level, lift up to 30 pounds. To bend, sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms at shoulder level or below. Always required to wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task, which may include gloves, goggles, aprons, belts, etc.

    Salary & Benefits

    • Salary based on experience
    • Ongoing Professional Development
    • Full-time benefits: medical, dental, vision and 403b
    • Paid Time Off

     

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