Landon School is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75 acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1929, our mission is to prepare talented boys for productive lives as accomplished, responsible and caring men whose actions are guided by the principles of perseverance, teamwork, honor, and fair play.
Landon is a diverse community committed to creating an environment where boys are encouraged to strive, reach, and endeavor towards becoming their best selves. This is done through our teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty, and a robust co-curricular program.
Landon seeks a Director of Information Technology who will provide leadership, management, oversight, and vision for technology at Landon School, promoting and implementing solutions that support and improve the school and the school community. This position reports directly to the Head of School and works closely with other upper administration, including the Director of Communications. The Director of Information Technology oversees the technology staff and coordinates, as needed, with librarians. The Director of Information Technology works with the technology staff, educational technology staff, and the Communications Department to implement and plan programs to manage a smoothly functioning program serving the needs of all departments, divisions, and constituencies within the school.
Develop and execute a schoolwide instructional technology plan, focusing on the integration of technology into the instructional curriculum and programs
Coordinate and collaborate with technology, librarians, and faculty/staff to establish priorities and ensure a coordinated approach to implementation of plans across the school
Provide leadership and management for educational technology faculty to maximize their effectiveness and to prepare for the future needs of the school
Set a schedule for project completion for the department and coordinate calendars among the department
Work closely with the Database Manager, the Information Technology Manager, and the Information Technology Specialists to serve the needs of administrators and non-academic staff (e.g., business office, development, etc.)
Provide clear communication on short and long-term planning with administrators and the Board of Trustees
Teach one or more computer science classes at the Upper School level
Work with the educational technology faculty, the Assistant Head of School, and Division Heads to infuse computer science and technology opportunities in each division
Conduct needs assessments to recommend new instructional technology products, along with identifying skills and capabilities essential to the growth of all community members
In partnership with the business office, technology staff members, and the faculty and staff, oversee and monitor operating and capital budgets for instructional technology implementation, information technology systems, networks, and platforms
Work with the members of the department to:
Develop and implement the school’s short and longterm plans and support, including action plans and annual budgets
Develop and implement curriculum to ensure that all students receive instruction in information literacy, digital citizenship, computer and technology basics, and computer science
Develop and implement schoolwide technology infrastructure and software strategies and direction, including digital learning labs
Oversee the use of technology throughout the school and plan for effective use of technology
In coordination with the Division Heads, Departmental Chairs, and Human Resources, develop and implement a professional development plan for faculty and staff relative to the integration of technology and curriculum
Serve as a source of information on trends, research, applications and effective practices in the field of instructional technology in schools
Formulate technology departmental policies and procedures? recommend new or revised standards and protocols that are consistent with the vision, mission and strategic plan
Administer the BYOD and 1:1 program with the divisional technology integrators
Guide the allschool Technology Committee focused on technology use policy and vision development
Participate in strategic leadership and administrative meetings
Work with school technology leaders locally, nationally, and internationally to stay abreast of trends and establish a network of mutual support to accomplish the school’s goals
Proven ability to manage and work effectively with others
Excellent communication skills – both in writing and speaking
An inclusive leadership style that is decisive and relational
Hardworking and reliable
Detail oriented with ability to meet multiple deadlines
Collegial and Helpful
Master’s Degree in relevant discipline related to technology and/or education
At least ten years of school leadership experience
Experience working with educational technology, various software and hardware, websites, and network administration/systems oversight
Experience managing budgets – both operational and capital
Significant experience with Microsoft products and Office 365, Blackbaud’s learning management system, and other school related software
Ability to identify and lead trainings and professional development as needed
Understanding and ability to oversee a wide variety of programs and applications to support students, teachers, administrators, and staff with technology and information needs.
Landon School offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including: health, dental and vision insurance, an attractive 403(b) retirement plan, professional development opportunities, free lunch, and much more.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume, along with contact information for three professional references, to email@example.com. No phone inquiries please.
About Landon School
Landon School is an independent day school for boys (grades 3-12) located in Bethesda, MD. The school's Code of Character promotes the values of respect, honor, and civility throughout campus life. Landon faculty and staff build meaningful relationships with students and colleagues through the school's Teacher-Coach-Mentor philosophy, where faculty and staff teach, coach, and advise students in a variety of settings.