Job Description

This position closes at 5:00 pm on November 19, 2018.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Management Information Systems provides the leadership for planning, organizing and operating a complex technology department that is customer-oriented and supports both the administrative and instructional technology needs of the district.

SUPERVISION ADMINISTERED

 

The Director of Management Information Systems supervises the Management Information Systems Department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

The Director of Management Information Systems reports directly to the Chief Operations Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences or a related technological field. Advanced degree preferred.  Certification as a Certified Network Administrator. Certification as a Certified Network Engineer desired.  Combination of prior experience and technical training may be substituted for degree or certification if comparable to degree or certification program completion requirements.
  • Five years of successful administrative/managerial experience in a related position. Prior experience in an educational or public school setting is highly desired.
  • Experience with instructional software, student management information systems and technology curriculum is preferred.
  • Proven prior successful experience as a leader of others with the ability to produce results.
  • Experience in management of budgets. Knowledge of fund accounting highly desirable.
  • Prior successful experience as a spokesperson for your department within a corporate or educational administrative management team.
  • Prior work experience with client/server platforms is preferred.
  • Proven physical and mental stamina and rigor. Proven history of demonstrating a desire to work hard and succeed.
  • Prior experience in long and short range planning.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Supervises the daily activity of subordinates to ensure quality, accuracy and integrity of all work performed by the department for its clients.
  • Supervises a multi-platform (Client/Server and virtual server machines) environment.
  • Reports the progress of the district’s technology plan to the Chief Operations Officer on a regular basis.
  • Develops and implements, in conjunction with Management Information Systems, staff development activities for continual upgrading of Management Information Systems department skills.
  • Maintains District databases (SQL and Access), establishes, and conducts disaster recovery procedures.
  • Provides leadership in recommending and monitoring allocation of technology budget and for purchasing of technology for district use.
  • Liaison of Management Information Systems with State and County offices.
  • Maintain productive contact and relations with other computer service organizations within and outside of the educational sphere in order to maintain high level of quality services for the District.
  • Maintains inventory control and service contracts for all district hardware and software.
  • Takes leadership role in the creation and support of plans for technology applications for all new building construction, remodel projects, and retrofit operations within the school district.
  • Works with the Curriculum and Instruction Department to provide management information regarding the progress of students.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely to the Superintendent, Cabinet, and Governing Board, the district's technology needs and plans.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Assumes other responsibilities and performs other related tasks assigned by the Chief Operating Officer and Superintendent.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

 

  • Knowledge of computer applications including but not limited to client server Windows based systems, programming tools, data base management and network operating systems.
  • Knowledge of SQL, LAN and WAN.
  • Knowledge of and ability to create and manage a departmental budget using principles of fund accounting.
  • Knowledge of and ability to establish and maintain department tracking and information systems.
  • Knowledge and ability to lead a staff including clerical and highly specialized project individuals in a humane and productive fashion in order to reach school district and departmental goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge and ability to develop and maintain sound, productive working relationships with technology services departmental clients (i.e. Superintendent, Directors, Principals, Professional Staff, Classified Staff, Governing Board).
  • Knowledge and ability to develop, maintain, and expand the role of computers and other technology in an educational environment.

EQUIPMENT/TOOLS UTILIZED

 

  • Posses a working knowledge of computers, application servers, routers, printers, backup devices, and network management tools.

 

EVALUATION

A. Organization and Administration

  1. Works as an administrative team member with other District administrators.
  2. Demonstrates leadership qualities and show initiative in maintaining a quality level of technology to the District.
  3. Will develop growth objectives based on the District evaluation plan on a yearly basis.

 B. Communication

  1. Will maintain a high level of oral and written communications to all District users of technology.
  1. Will be accessible to all District personnel to discuss existing or new use of technology.
  1. Will assign suitable Management Information Systems Department staff to assist with resolution of computer user problems.

 C. Personnel

  1. Will develop job descriptions for all Management Information Systems personnel.
  1. Will interview applicants for selection of quality technology service employees.
  1. Will evaluate all Management Information Systems staff members.
  1. Will direct the training and development of Management Information Systems staff members.

D. Student

  1. Will cooperate and aid in ensuring computer services to District students at all levels possible.

E. Instructional

  1. Will work with administrative and school personnel to provide instructional services directly to students utilizing current technology.

 F. Properties

  1. Will monitor the proper usage of equipment and software within the department.
  1. Will monitor the need for updating equipment, furniture, or computer software of technology.

G. Financial / Business

  1. Will follow State and District procedures for budgeting and expenditure of funds and cooperate with internal/external auditors.

H. Personal

  1. Will maintain a level of activity conductive to maintaining physical and mental health.

I. Professional

  1. Will maintain correspondence with professional technology organizations, conferences, or seminars; and whenever possible, attend in person.
  1. Will participate in District organized improvement programs.
  1. Will read current literature in the field of technology.

 

Notices:

 

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.

Employees must be able to pass an extensive fingerprint and background check.

Phoenix #1 reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual identity, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with district policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. It is the policy of PESD #1 to ensure and maintain a working environment free of coercion, harassment, and intimidation at all job sites, and in all facilities at which employees are assigned to work.

PESD #1 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 the Human Resources department at 602 257-4009 at least 3 days in advance.



Primary Location: DISTRICT OFFICE EMERSON COURT

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted
Monday, November 5, 2018 12:00 AM  -
Monday, November 19, 2018 5:00 PM
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