About the Opportunity

The Assistant Director of Network Technology works with the Senior Director of Information Systems to select, setup, configure, monitor, manage, administer, and maintain all essential networking, computing, and technology tools/ infrastructure utilized at Democracy Prep Public Schools. In addition, the Assistant Director manages a team that is responsible for ensuring that the technical support and troubleshooting needs for all users are met across the organization. The Assistant Director of Network Technology uses their technical expertise to ensure that the organization is using the best technology tools to meet the organization’s needs, as well as helping develop recommendations on we should configure out systems to most effectively maintain/ enhance the security and reliability of our networks, while also accounting for the impact on user productivity/experience.

This role is based in New York City. Priority will be given to applications submitted by April 19, 2021.

Who You Are

  • A champion for technology’s potential to improve educational outcomes and to elevate the teaching profession
  • An organized systems thinker with the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • A cooperative team player who brings a fresh perspective to network technology systems and is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • A leader with experience managing technology teams
  • A data-driven thinker who uses data analysis to inform process improvement
  • A strong written and oral communicator who keeps up with the latest trends in information technology and can explain them to others
  • An individual who demonstrates commitment to educating responsible citizen-scholars
  • A college graduate (required) with a degree in Mathematics, Information Technology, Network Engineering, or equivalent certifications

What You’ll Do

  • In collaboration with the Senior Director of Information Systems, help lead the effort to assess our organization’s information technology needs and coordinate the action steps necessary to ensure those needs are met
  • Manage the configuration of network technology to maintain the reliability of our essential systems as well as the security of organizational data/information
  • Guide the training and oversight of the IT Team as needed to optimize organizational preparedness and response efficacy for day-to-day support/troubleshooting needs
  • Develops recommendations in consultation with the Senior Director of Information Systems regarding IT tools/strategy to ensure that Democracy Prep remains up to date with current networking best practices
  • Manages relationships and supports our procurement/purchasing process with vendors to ensure that Democracy Prep remains well positioned to quickly obtain essential technology when needed
  • Ensure clear and timely communication of important IT-related updates/information to schools as well as network staff (as needed) 
  • Coordinate any actions and long-term planning required to make sure that the network is maximizing its assets/capabilities and minimizing disruptions in service (e.g. E-rate applications, proactive contract renewal, etc.)
  • Raise significant IT-related issues 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

Compensation 

Democracy Prep staff members are provided with a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a working environment that includes the necessary technology and resources to succeed.

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Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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