2022-2023 Director of Information Technology

Director of Information Technology
2022 – 2023 School Year
Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School
Brooklyn, New York
What is the Role?
The Director of IT will design, implement, and manage clear technology systems so that Coney Island Prep’s network connectivity is seamless and all staff and students have the hardware and software they need to teach, learn, and work effectively. Technically savvy and equally curious, the Director of IT will develop the approach to technology for Coney Island Prep’s four campuses and network office. This position is approximately 50% people-facing and 50% management in which your project planning skills abound – you’re a master of timeline and implementation as well as confident in presenting across roles and teams on a new process. You’re relational, curious to gather context when it comes to approaching an issue, and consistently asking, “how can this be done better”? 
The Director of IT will be hired by and will report to the Chief Operating Officer.
What You’ll Be Asked To Do

Lead the effort to assess our organization’s information technology needs and coordinate the action steps necessary to ensure the needs are met
Manage the configuration of network technology in a manner that ensures the reliability of our essential systems as well as the security of organizational data/information
Manage and guide the training and oversight of key operations team members  as needed to optimize organizational preparedness and response efficacy for day-to-day support and troubleshooting needs
Manage external IT vendors, outsourcing partners, and offer technical guidance on vendor selection to ensure all agreements are held in service of strong technology outcomes
Develop an IT strategy and provide recommendations regarding IT tools to ensure CIP remains up to date with current networking best practices
Lead procurement process to ensure that CIP has appropriate inventory of all needed student and staff devices and equipment 
Ensure clear and timely communication of important IT-related updates and information to schools as well as network staff 
Coordinate any actions and long-term planning required to make sure that the network is maximizing its assets and capabilities and minimizing disruptions in service
Offer technology training and guidance to staff, students, and families; provide alternate IT solutions where possible to increase overall organizational efficiency
Collaborate with Directors of Operations, the Director of Facilities, Principals, and the Operations Team to ensure technology plans meet the needs of the school
Regularly visit school campuses to provide guidance to AOMs, Principals, and DOOs around school based technology needs.
Maintain standard operating procedures and best practices, including providing written protocols and guidance to staff and to end-users to support a fully-remote tech environment
Raise significant IT-related strategy and challenges to senior management for visibility as well as to ensure that appropriate stakeholders are involved in major decisions about technology that impact the full network
Lead AV/IT efforts for current and future capital improvement projects

What You’ll Need

Passion for education and a dedication to Coney Island Prep’s mission, beliefs, and values and its commitment to anti-racism
Steadfast belief that all students can achieve at the highest academic levels and deserve an opportunity to succeed in the college and career of their choice
Proven organizational, oral, and written communication skills; timeliness; accuracy; and consistent and regular communication; and ability to meet deadlines
Self-reflective and open to frequent feedback, with the ambition and desire to grow and develop
An entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in a growing organization
A positive, solutions-oriented attitude and drive for excellence
Professional demeanor and interpersonal skills to foster relationships with vendors, staff, scholars and their families while demonstrating value towards diversity and inclusivity
Cultural competencies to work in low-income communities and a willingness to examine your beliefs and biases across lines of difference
Flexibility and open to being interrupted and getting back on task in a highly reactive role
Ability to prioritize appropriately, with a demonstrated ability to distinguish between the urgent and the important
Attention to detail
Eagerness to work collaboratively as part of a team
Willingness to take on physical tasks such as moving boxes, packages, and rearranging furniture 
Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems or related field, or IT training and/or five (5) to eight (8) years work experience in a similar field
Experience in supporting both in-person and fully-remote tech environments
Experience in building and working with cross-functional teams; ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff 
Extensive project management experience and fluency in project management methodologies 
Strong experience with Excel
Understanding of databases and reporting solutions; working knowledge of network infrastructure and active directory 
Demonstrated experience managing budgets, ideally specific experience managing USAC/e-rate funding processes
Experience with Google Admin platform, and document sharing/file permissions structures
Experience using Clever to integrate student-facing programs 
Familiarity with Zoom user management and settings
Experience implementing systems for device management, in particular Apple/MacBook and Chromebooks
Familiarity with JAMF, PowerSchool, and SchoolRunner a plus
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in providing telecom, desktop, hardware and cyber security support to a growing organization 

Who are we?
Coney Island Prep is a college preparatory public charter school in Brooklyn, New York. Merging growth, performance, and commitment, the Coney Island Prep community takes its responsibility to prepare scholars for the college and career of their choice very seriously, but not ourselves. We balance our sense of ownership and responsibility with humility and levity and support each other every step of the way. Coney Island Prep currently serves over 1,300 scholars across its four schools, including:

312 scholars in kindergarten – second grade at the lower elementary school
336 scholars in third – fifth grade at the upper elementary school
348 scholars in sixth – eighth grades at the middle school
349 scholars in ninth-twelfth grade at the high school

Commitment to Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
Coney Island Prep is committed to building a team that collectively reflects the various backgrounds, experiences, and identities of our scholars. We recognize and respond to different points of access, so that everyone maximizes their highest potential. We also recognize that because of institutionalized racism and systemic oppression, historically marginalized groups are at a disadvantage when it comes to most application and hiring processes. We want to ensure that all candidates, regardless of their identity, are able to demonstrate their qualifications and are not limited by a lack of opportunity or access. We are committed to creating a space where everyone’s identity is acknowledged, respected, and welcomed. We are intentional about creating an environment where people feel comfortable being their authentic selves at work by constantly examining our organization culture and challenging our traditions.
Benefits and Compensation

Employees at Coney Island Prep are provided with salaries that are highly competitive, set through a lens of equity, and based on an individual’s skills and experiences relevant to the role. The salary range for this role is from $90,000 – 115,000.
As a regular full time employee of Coney Island Prep, you will be eligible for benefits that include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as a 403(b) retirement benefit package and Paid Family Leave.
Staff are provided with a MacBook Air and access to all the necessary technology and resources needed to succeed in their role.

Are you “All In?” This position starts April 2023. To apply, head to our Careers Page!
Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship or disability. We want Coney Island Prep to be a place where scholars and staff of all backgrounds, experiences, and identities feel as though they are valued and can excel.

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