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JOB SUMMARY:  The Executive Director for Technology leads the identification, assessment, management and communication of a comprehensive technology infrastructure for current and future needs. The Executive Director ensures that students and staff have equitable access to technology resources that provide for an efficient, creative and innovative working and learning environment. The Executive Director ensures that the District’s needs and support of technological resources, infrastructure, hardware, software and applications are met in an efficient and timely fashion. The Executive Director consults with Senior Administration regarding technological resource needs, to ensure that the mission and vision of the district are successfully supported.  The Executive Director ensures that all District technology systems are functional and responsive. The Executive Director partners with District leaders to ensure that technological resources are compliant with state and federal guidelines and staff receive professional development and training on resources. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily:


  • Work closely with all stakeholders to develop a shared vision of the long-term goals of Technology and how it can be utilized to meet the district’s strategic plan.
  • Lead, supervise, and facilitate department teams and groups to identify goals and objectives, and determine action items and timelines within a continuous improvement model to ensure that they are achieved on time and within budget.
  • Provide a visionary and leadership role in developing and implementing an information system security culture where the confidentiality of students, staff and district data and systems are protected.
  • Promote and ensure best practice methodologies and industry standards relating to security, device and system implementation and cost analysis.
  • Manage the creation, implementation and enforcement of policies and educational programs relating to the social, legal and ethical issues of technology use.
  • Ensure equitable access to technology resources to promote the effective use of technology in an effective learning environment.
  • Provide guidance and professional development opportunities that supports educational best practices.
  • Provide active participation and technical perspectives to the Superintendent’s Senior Leadership Team and the Assistant Superintendent’s Administrative Services Team meetings and objectives.
  • Assess, plan, coordinate, implement and maintain all systems, services and devices related to the district's technical, data and communication networks.
  • Create and manage the annual operations budget and provide input into the long term financial plans for technology in the district, including use of external funding sources. Serve as a strong business leader who guides purchasing decisions, determines the return on investment for all technology implementations, and fosters good relationships with vendors, potential funders, and other key groups.
  • Manage the establishment and maintenance of systems and tools for gathering, mining, integrating, and reporting data in usable and meaningful ways to produce an information culture in which data management is critical to strategic planning.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory processes and guidelines. Develop internal IT policies and procedures to improve compliance, efficiency, collaboration, and services.
  • Establish and maintain an accurate inventory of all technology hardware and software in the district,
  • Provide leadership and supervision for all areas of the technology department, including hiring, professional development, performance evaluations and initiating corrective and/or disciplinary actions.
  • Perform other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Business Administration or equivalent work related experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with technology programming in an educational environment, preferably in a unit district.
  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with General Administrative endorsement preferred. Approval to evaluate licensed instructional per Illinois School Code staff desirable


The work year for this position is 12 months.  Salary for this position is regionally competitive.  Valley View offers excellent fringe benefits, including life, health and dental insurance.  FLSA Exempt.


How to Apply

Applicants should apply on line at www.vvsd.org and upload a letter of application with a resume and three (3) current letters of recommendation, dated within the last twelve (12) months.


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