Wellesley Public Schools includes one pre‐school, seven elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. In Wellesley, the grade configurations are Kindergarten through Grade 5 in the elementary schools; Grades 6 through 8 are located at the Wellesley Middle School; and Grades 9 through 12 are located at Wellesley High School. With elementary enrollment in a long‐term decline, currently the town is planning to rebuild two of the three schools, the Hunnewell School, and the Hardy School, with the Upham School closing once the project is complete.  There are currently 4,336 students enrolled.

This Director position encompasses grades PreK-12 and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team, The Administrative and the Academic Councils.

Responsibilities: These responsibilities are intended as an illustration of the various types work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or within the scope of the expectations. 

  • Direct the District’s strategic educational technology planning efforts including developing and maintaining the Technology and Digital Learning Plan.
  • Develop and manage the technology budget for the district in collaboration with principals and school leadership teams.
  • Ensure accountability for overall implementation of plans and strategies, and evaluate IT services and progress on strategic plans and goals.
  • Coordinate the writing, submission and management of proposals for state, federal and private funding.
  • Coordinate the development of a five year district technology plan in alignment with the districts’ strategic plan with annual updates.
  • Develop and implement plans that address data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices related to computer systems and networks.
  • Ensure the privacy and security of student data including online educational services relating to computer software, mobile applications (apps), and web-based tools provided by third-party vendors.
  • Develop and coordinate staff technology professional development.
  • Create and support a maintenance plan for all technology devices, software, network components, peripherals, etc. .
  • Function as contributing instructional leader on District Leadership Team.
  • Assist in the evaluation, selection, implementation, and on-going utilization and support of instructional and administrative technology, networking infrastructure, security systems, and communications systems..
  • Coordinate and support district and state online assessments at the district level.
  • Oversee the districts’ website, social media, and communications systems, policies and procedures.
  • Recruit, hire, professionally develop, supervise, and evaluate Instructional Technology Specialists, tech operational staff, and data/web management staff.
  • Partner with directors, coaches, teacher leaders, and teachers on the development and implementation of technology-rich lessons supporting MA Digital Literacy and Computer Science Curriculum Standards (DLCS) as well as to support and assess students’ development of 21st Century Technology Skills.
  • Responsible for training, maintaining, and sustaining each school’s Building Technology Specialists.
  • Develop and administer a comprehensive security program to protect information, integrity and ensure compliance with federal privacy requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with other town departments to ensure efficient use of technologies across the town.
  • Oversee state, federal, and E-rate reporting.
  • Work with Special Education to ensure that students receive appropriate assistive technology, with Human Resources on equipment for accommodations and email compliance; with Finance on public records request documentation as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendent.

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Must hold or be able to achieve a Massachusetts DESE Licenses in both: Teacher of Instructional Technology and Director:  Non-Core
  • A Master’s degree or higher in educational administration or related field preferred.
  • Minimum five years of successful school experience in use of instructional and administrative technology.
  • Extensive knowledge of instructional technology and current research regarding its effective and efficient application in classrooms.
  • Experience and demonstrated expertise regarding the application of instructional and administrative technology for a variety of purposes.
  • Experience and demonstrated expertise in professional development for teachers and administration in the area of instructional technology and administrative applications.
  • Experience and demonstrated expertise in building strong, highly productive, and collaborative working relationships with teachers and administrators.
  • Experience and demonstrated expertise in managing a large technology infrastructure including networks, video systems, communications systems, and security systems.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Salary: In accordance with the Unit B scale.  (entering into negotiations for a successor agreement)

To Apply:  Submit letter of interest, resume, references, certification for the position via schoolspring.  https://www.schoolspring.com/employer/jobs/applicants/profile.cfm?a_id=36152338