Directs the implementation of a Master Education Technology Plan for SAU #11 schools and district office. Responsible for activities which include the integration, coordination, operation, procurement, installation, maintenance, and budgets for all data technologies used by the district and directs the planning, coordination, integration, and control of all voice, video, and multimedia technologies used throughout the SAU #11 to support teaching, learning and district business activities.Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Under the direction of the Superintendent and within the framework provided by the NH Department of Education, develops and implements the district Master Education Technology Plan to guide district action in the effective implementation of: communication networks; hardware, software, and training standards; instructional technology; district administrative systems; human issues and technology support; and funding strategies, timelines, and utilization of resources. Facilitates the decision process for procurement, integration, coordination, operation, installation, maintenance, training, and support for technologies in all sectors of the district.Prepares and submits to the Superintendent each year an update of the district Master Technology Plan with recommendations for revisions to achieve the established goals of the District and Board, and within the funding parameters established to accomplish those goals.
Includes analysis of progress toward stated outcomes, assessment of needs related to education technology services and activities, updating of goals and strategic activities or recommendations for revision with assignment of priority to projects, and detailed analysis of resource requirements to achieve the proposed plan.Coordinates the development of district policies and administrative procedures to support the recommendations of the district's Master Education Technology Plan.Provides timely and sufficient feedback, as required, to the Superintendent or designee regarding any issue(s) related to a project or activity which may adversely impact the success or timeframe of the project or the implementation of the district Master Education Technology Plan.Acts as an advocate for education technology and engages the active participation of the community, parents, businesses, agencies, and other groups in fulfilling the district Master Plan. Serves as a district liaison to outside groups and organizations to inform and support the development of education technology for SAU #11 within the framework of a coordinated and integrated technology plan.Attends meetings as requested.Performs other duties as assigned.Maintains regular attendance.Supervises and evaluates the other members of the Information Technology department who are responsible for the integration of technology into curriculum and instruction, providing technology training for district staff, and directing the development of school technology plans.Supervises IT staff and contractors who manage the planning, coordination, implementation, procurement, installation, operation, and maintenance of the district's Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Network (WAN), the district's hardware and software technical support needs, maintains an inventory of district hardware, software, and technology, purchases, and supports the use of electronic mail and information resources such as the Internet.Supervises and evaluates IT staff and contractors, coordinating the development, design, and implementation of district-wide information/decision support systems, and systems to support district administrative functions. This includes designing systems to empower schools and district departments to enter, maintain, analyze, and perform report generation of their own data.Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.Training strategies and standards.Human issues and technology support.Computer system maintenance contracts, software license agreements, and leases.Apply current technologies to effectively support the learning, teaching, and business needs of the organization within the parameters of available funding capacity.Develop and implement results-oriented long-range and strategic plans.Plan for, define, and direct the development, design, and implementation of a district-wide communication network, an integrated information management system, and systems to support administrative functions and business practices.Negotiate and administer contracts, leases, and license agreements.Analyze data, predict problem area, determine effective solutions, and assess progress accurately.Develop and implement sound funding, budgeting and financial reporting practices.Plan, organize, and supervise the work of a staff of department personnel, both professional and non-exempt, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department and with personnel of departments that utilize the resources of the Department of Education Technology.Communicate ideas clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing, with district staff, parents, members of the Board of Education, and community leaders.Collaborate with department colleagues, school staffs, and district parents, technology experts in other organizations, businesses, and groups, and community leaders, to achieve the Master Education Technology Plan goals of the district.