About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Director of Information Systems will lead the implementation, maintenance, and support of all data and technology systems and platforms across Democracy Prep Public Schools and its regions. This role requires the juggling of data science and systems administration norms with operational, instructional, and financial efficiency across multiple environments, with the end goal of providing a safe, structured learning environment that meets the expectations and mission of Democracy Prep Public Schools.

Who You Are

  • A champion for technology’s potential to improve educational outcomes and to elevate the teaching profession
  • A college graduate with a degree in Mathematics, Information Technology, Statistics, or equivalent area
  • An organized systems thinker with the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • A scrappy, cooperative team player who brings a fresh perspective to data and technology systems during a period of rapid growth
  • An innovator with multiple years of experience managing large data and technology teams
  • A data-driven thinker who uses data analysis to inform process improvement
  • A self described nerd who keeps up with the latest trends in data science and technology
  • An individual who demonstrates commitment to educating responsible citizen-scholars

What You’ll Do

  • Work with the CEO and senior level team to implement efficient and compliant data and technology practices at multiple sites located across the country
  • Ensure safety within and connectivity between all DPPS managed systems and processes
  • Collaborate with the DPPS Academic team to integrate technology into academic vision, especially as it pertains to computer-based assessments
  • Oversee Data and Technology team currently consisting of ten teammates, including three directors
  • Manage purchasing and contract renewal processes with external vendors for all centrally managed hardware and platforms
  • Deliver professional development (online and in-person) to teachers and operations staff on instructional technologies
  • Provide ongoing support to teachers, school-based technology associates, and school leaders, responding in a timely and professional manner
  • Maintain and improve systems that enable seamless use of technology by students, teachers, and leaders
  • Keep a pulse on the ed tech market for new tools that fit into DP’s model, coordinating and negotiating with ed tech vendors
  • Implement and evaluate small pilots at individual school sites to innovate new solutions
  • Support an Innovative Teacher Professional Learning Community made up of tech-forward teachers at DP schools in pushing boundaries and providing professional development
  • Occasional travel to various regions within the US (10-20%)

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience. Democracy Prep employees are provided with a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, 403B matching, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, a smartphone, and a laptop.

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