Lead the school’s technology efforts in support of the school’s mission. Over 700 students, 100 teachers and 60 staff utilize technology on a daily basis to support the enriched and innovative learning environment at Graland. Our students from Grade 3 through Grade 8 benefit from a one-to-one device to student ratio and other grades have regular access to mobile devices. The school utilizes robust database systems to help manage student records including grades, homework assignments, attendance and other school related information, as well as software platforms to assist in operations and communicating with parents, students and other constituents.
The Director of Technology will be responsible for managing a four person department that includes network administration, technology help desk and data systems management and support. Ideal candidates will be innovative, strategic, have strong people and project management skills, and be very knowledgeable about networks, hardware, databases and other software platforms.
Reports to: Director of Innovative Learning
Terms: Full-time, exempt, 12-month position
The following list is not comprehensive, but serves as a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.
- Support the school through the efficient management of the technology infrastructure, desktop support staff and data systems manager.
- Ensure that the school’s systems including servers, peripherals, databases, phone and security are fully operational, have current updates installed and are accessible by all users.
- Develop and implement a technology training program for new employees.
- Plan and ensure seamless rollout of new software and systems. Includes understanding the user experience, its impact on the community, engaging a cross-functional team and associated training for the school.
- Provide the highest quality technology services and customer satisfaction to faculty, staff, students and families.
Strategic Vision and Planning
- In conjunction with the director of innovative learning, develop and update a multi-year technology plan to ensure that the ever changing needs of the school are being met and that the school integrates relevant technological advancements.
- Understand and support the growing role of virtual experiences for our families and expand our virtual accessibility to reach new constituencies.
- Continually stay abreast of new technologies, research these new technologies and propose solutions for unmet needs of the school, as well as operational efficiencies.
- Works collaboratively with divisions and business teams to understand how technology systems fit into the big picture, and the resulting user experience.
Administration and Team Management
- Manage and nurture the growth of each technology team member.
- Maintain software licenses and system updates.
- As needed, respond to technology issues during and after business hours and work in a timely manner to resolve them.
- Develop and maintain technology vendor relationships, oversee and reevaluate agreements as needed.
- Develop and maintain technology department standard operating procedures.
- Manage technology acquisition process and inventorying of equipment.
- Prepare an annual technology budget, manage adherence to the budget and inform the director of finance of any anticipated variances.
- Develop a technology risk management plan to include securing data, performing back up recovery, developing redundant systems, managing network access and minimizing outside threats.
- Periodically engage outside consultants to evaluate the school’s cybersecurity and potential cyber risk.
- Continually educate Graland employees on cyber risks such as good password management, phishing emails, virus management and other cyber risks.
A collaborative and supportive member of the Graland Community who...
- Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.
- Provides a safe environment for students.
- Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues growth as a culturally responsive educator.
- Represents school in position and in community.
- Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.
- Demonstrates a growth mindset, open to feedback and new learning.
- Supports collective efforts of the school on instructional and non-instructional sides in addition to team responsibilities.
- Approaches situations with flexibility and creative thinking to identify solutions.
- Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
Networking architecture and operations
Server architecture and operations
Advanced knowledge of Apple devices in an enterprise environment
Experience supporting Microsoft and Linux server based software
ITIL best practices in service level management, change management, and configuration management
High organizational skills
High customer service orientation
Planning and project management
Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends to upgrade systems while minimizing downtime for the school.
Strong interpersonal skills that are conducive to working with a collaborative team and instrumental in establishing and sustaining effective working relationships with faculty, staff and students and families.
Education or Formal Training
BA/BS in Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent work experience
Ten years of progressive technology experience with at least three years of technology management.
A great school never sits still. It keeps going, growing and evolving. Graland Country Day School is an independent school in Denver that serves students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and
middle school. Since the school’s founding in 1924, Graland has delivered an intellectually robust, character-based educational experience derived from current research about how children learn.
While so much in the world is changing, the school’s focus remains the same: Graland is faithful to the enduring aspects of its mission while seeking new ways to promote character and intellectual excellence. We inspire students to pursue excellence with passion and intent - academically, creatively and in their personal growth as engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our program and keep it relevant for the next generation of students. Guided by our mission, values, and strategic plan, we go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible.
Our current enrollment totals 700, and we have just over 100 faculty members, 70 percent of whom have advanced degrees. Graland’s faculty and staff enjoy a collaborative, supportive environment where each member is encouraged to be a lifelong learner. Professional development, onsite childcare, a desirable location in the heart of Denver and other benefits make Graland a dynamic, inclusive and innovative workplace.
Achieve intellectual excellence,
build strong character,
enrich learning through the arts and athletics,
and prepare our students to be
engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.
Our Motto: Ascende Omnem Montem - Climb Every Mountain
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Salary is between $100,000 and $110,000. Benefits include professional development, employer-paid health, vision, dental and life insurance, vacation, sick and personal time off, as well as participation in a retirement plan. Daily free lunch, access to an on-campus workout facility and opportunities based on availability for subsidized on-site child care.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications are to be submitted electronically.
Graland Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of Graland Country Day School to comply fully with all laws barring discrimination against employees, or applicants, for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, military discharge status or physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, discipline, demotion, rates of pay or other compensation, employee benefits, tuition assistance programs and termination of employment.