Job Description

To meet the opportunities and challenges of a complex and dynamic world, schools and school systems must create innovative and effective systems for planning, organizing and operating an innovative technology department. These systems support student learning and employee effectiveness directly, while also providing a window into the future of student learning and efficient and effective workplaces. The Director of Management Information Systems provides the critical leadership needed in this mission, leading a technology department that is customer-oriented and supports both the administrative and instructional technology needs of the district.


  • Lead and directly supervise staff members in Management Information Systems department, ensuring quality, accuracy and integrity of all work performed by the department for its clients.
  • Lead and manage the organization and operation of programs in MIS, in collaboration with administrators, program staff, operational departments, partners, families and other stakeholders.
  • Supervise a multi-platform (Client/Server and virtual server machines) environment.
  • Create, implement, supervise and report on progress of the District’s technology plan.
  • Provide training, consultation and assistance to MIS department and others towards ensuring efficacy of MIS department goals.
  • Maintain district databases (SQL and Access) and establishes and conducts disaster recovery procedures.
  • Provides leadership in creating, supervising and monitoring technology budget and purchasing of technology for district use.
  • Serve as liaison of MIS with State and County offices.
  • Collaborate with academic departments and schools to provide management information regarding the progress of students.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.


·         Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences or a related technological field.

·         Certification as a Certified Network Administrator.

·         Combination of prior experience and technical training may be substituted for degree or certification if comparable to degree or certification program completion requirements.

·         At least 5 years of experience in administrative or managerial position.


·         Advanced degree in Computer Sciences or a related technological field.

·         Certification as a Certified Network Engineer

·         Prior work experience with client/server platforms

·         Experience in an educational or public school setting.


Knowledge of:

  • Instructional software, student management information systems and technology curriculum that meets current market standards.
  • Maintaining inventory control and service contracts for hardware and software.
  • LAN, WAN and computer applications including client server Windows bases systems, programming tools, database management, and network operating systems.

Skilled in:

  • Serving as spokesperson for a technology department within a corporate or educational administrative management team, including communication with Superintendent, Cabinet and Governing Board.
  • Maintaining strong relationships with computer service organizations within and outside of the educational sphere.

Ability to:

  • Lead others to producing significant results through long-range and short-range planning.
  • Ensure high quality of service across a department with a variety of projects.

 Core Competencies:

? Analytical Thinking           ? Concern For Order             ? Developing Others                ? Accountability


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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.  The employee must use hands, arms and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach; employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud and can vary in temperature. The nature of this position is fast-paced and may occasionally be thought of as stressful. Through interaction with the public and other district employees, the employee may encounter different scents.


At Phoenix Elementary School District #1, we are Inspiring Every Child to Achieve, educating the future leaders of Phoenix! We’re looking for passionate people who want to shape the future to join in our mission. The education of our children is a shared responsibility among our community, and we encourage you to apply for the opportunity to be part of that.

Every member of our Phoenix #1 family—from our top leadership team to our bus drivers, our nutrition team to our nurses, and our teachers to our technology gurus is shaping the lives of our students every day.  It’s not just our work; it is our passion!

We are a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade school district in Phoenix, Arizona, established in 1871 as the first free public school district in Arizona. The district boundaries cover an area from 16th Street to 23rd Avenue, and Buckeye Road to Thomas Road.


  • Our 14 schools are in the heart of hip Phoenix.
  • We are educating the future leaders of Phoenix.
  • We are accessible by Phoenix Light Rail.
  • We want you to relax and refuel with healthy vacation time.
  • We have University partners that offer discounted tuition.


The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Job descriptions are subject to change. Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.PESD1 is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Lauren Pagnotta, HR Coordinator, at (602) 257-6072 at least 3 days in advance.


Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Crystal Senesy
Title HR Specialist
Phone 6022573755

Applications will be accepted
Friday, March 26, 2021 12:00 AM  -
Monday, April 12, 2021 8:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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