[NHDOE-ETNews] Position Opening - ConVal District Director of Technology

Higgins, Cathy CHiggins at ed.state.nh.us
Mon May 24 13:52:20 EDT 2010

There is a tech director position opening in the ConVal Regional School
District. The job posting is included below.

Dr. Cathy Higgins, State Educational Technology Director
Office of Educational Technology
NH Department of Education
101 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301
Voice: 603-271-2453 *** Fax: 603-271-1953 
OET Website: www.nheon.org/oet
ETNews Listserv: http://maillist2.nh.gov/mailman/listinfo/nhdoe-etnews

Full time position    
Contract and Benefits Highlights:
261 days per year
Minimum salary $70,000/yr. Pay is commensurate with experience.
20 Vacation days/yr.
90 sick/personal days/yr
Comprehensive and competative Medical and Dental plans (premium is 5% of
base plan)
15 paid holidays/yr.
POSITION TITLE: District Director of Technology 

SUPERVISOR: Superintendent
*	Master's Degree or equivalent in Information Technology or
related field from an accredited college 
*	 3-5 years of Administrative experience and successful
industry/technical knowledge 
*	Education, training, and experience as an educator,
systems/technology manager, and knowledge of children and adult learning
*	Demonstrated evidence of excellent written and oral
communication skills. 
*	Excellent interpersonal skills, including group facilitation 
*	Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the School
Board may find appropriate and acceptable

To coordinate and direct district efforts in synchronization with the
ConVal School District Technology Plan, and to employ present and
emerging technology in meaningful ways that will enhance staff
efficiencies, improve instruction, increase student opportunities, and
assist teachers to be more effective/efficient in the teaching/learning


I.  Educational Technology - Vision & Direction
Provide leadership and inspiration in the area of educational
technology, working closely with the Superintendent, Assistant
Superintendent, building administrators, and technology integration
specialists to create and support 21st century learning opportunities
throughout the district.
*	Serve as the district's expert/adviser on technology issues,
keeping abreast of new developments and trends in educational
technology, and maintain professional memberships. 
*	Provide plans and implementation guidelines for the integration
of technology into administrative, support staff, instructional programs
and Professional Development of staff. 
*	Provide leadership and support to the District Technology
*	Update, report progress annually, and implement a comprehensive
strategic District Technology Plan in conjunction with the ConVal
Technology Committee, including approval by the NH Office of Educational
*        Ensure the development of replacement, recycle and upgrade
schedules for hardware and software to meet the needs of students,
staff, curriculum, administration and community in accordance with the
District Technology Plan.
*	Establish procedures for use and expansion of hardware,
software, and the network (including Internet) to support the District's
goals and district-wide library system. 
*	Provide professional development activities to meet technology
integration needs.
*        Identify and provide professional development activity and
training needs of the staff, teachers, and administrators on an
instructional basis; create and direct training programs responsive to
those needs.
*        Develop, support, and implement with the building principals a
yearly district-wide budget proposal for educational technology.
*        Lead the development and implementation of and maintain a
district web site and coordinate the development of school web sites and
web applications.
*        Develop and oversee new initiatives such as adult literacy
programs, distance learning, video production to include utilizing
community cable opportunities, etc.
*        Establish connections with community resources; seeks grants to
expand the District's technology efforts; serves as contact for all
technology-related communications.
*        Seek collaborative ventures with other school districts, with
businesses, and with state or regional agencies that will enhance the
functions of instruction and administration.

II.  Supervision of District Technology Network & Infrastructure
Planning and directing the work of the district network administrator
and the technology support staff.
*        The management of all computer and telecommunication related
resources of the School District; maintain proficiency with the networks
and operating systems used within the District.
*        Ensure the availability, continuity, reliability and security
of data and information technology services.
*        Ensure that the District's computer systems and communications
infrastructure are operational and meet each school's and department's
*        Work closely with technical staff in selecting hardware &
software upgrades, and in developing long- term technology
infrastructure upgrade plans.
*        Design, implement, support, maintain, and document the
configuration and inventory of all technology resources, such as
computers, peripherals, networking equipment, telecommunications
equipment, cable TV equipment, and video production equipment.
*        Manage and oversee the provision of telecommunications
contracts with vendors.

III. Personnel/Management
*	Develop in conjunction with building level administrators, and
monitor compliance with, technology-related policies and procedures, in
accordance with state and federal guidelines. 
*	Supervise, support and evaluate the building level stipend
positions in conjunction with the building level administration.
*        Ability to work in a team setting and approach technology
support needs holistically
      with respect to educational improvement.
Perform other job related tasks and assume other job related
responsibilities as may be assigned by the Superintendent.

*        Frequently standing, particularly for sustained periods of
*        Frequently walking, moving about on foot to accomplish tasks,
particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
*        Occasionally lifting, raising objects from a lower to a higher
position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This
factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires
substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
*        Constantly talking, expressing, or exchanging ideas by means of
the spoken word. Those activities in which one must convey detailed or
important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or
*        Constantly hearing and perceiving the nature of sounds at
normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive
detailed information through oral communication, and to make the
discriminations in sound. 
*        Sedentary work, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally
and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift,
carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if
walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other
sedentary criteria are met.
*        The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform
an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures;
transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual
inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of
machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or
assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
*        The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse
environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative

To review additional details and submit an application on-line: 
www.conval.edu  (click on Career Information)
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