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Boston Public Schools Chief of Instructional and Informational Technology [Anticipated Vacancy] (SY24-25) in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Overview: The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for providing visionary leadership in the strategic planning, development, and implementation of technology initiatives throughout the school district. The CTO will drive technological innovation to enhance educational experiences, improve operational efficiencies, and support the district’s mission to prepare students for the future. This role demands a collaborative approach, working closely with the Superintendent, Board, district leaders, and other stakeholders to integrate technology across all functions. Key Responsibilities: Strategic Leadership and Planning: Lead the identification, assessment, and management of technology needs within the district, aligning with the overall strategic goals and objectives. Develop and execute a comprehensive technology plan that supports the educational and operational needs of the district. Collaborate with the Superintendent and Cabinet to ensure technology initiatives are aligned with district priorities and policies. Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement in technology use across the district. Educational Technology Integration: Drive the integration of technology into classrooms, libraries, media centers, and district offices to enhance teaching and learning. Work with educational leaders to support the adoption of technology that promotes 21st-century skills and digital literacy. Oversee the implementation of technology that improves instructional practices and student outcomes. Operational Management: Direct and supervise all technology-related functions, including network infrastructure, software applications, hardware deployment, and user support services. Ensure the security and integrity of all district technology systems and data. Develop and manage the technology budget, optimizing resource allocation and expenditures. Professional Development and Support: Coordinate and support the professional development of staff in the use and application of technology. Build awareness among employees about the role of technology in education and the resources available to support their work. Create cross-functional teams to support technology adoption, training, and development across the district. Collaboration and Communication: Engage with stakeholders, including principals, teachers, students, parents, and community members, to understand and address their technology needs and perspectives. Communicate effectively with the Board of Education and other governance bodies regarding technology initiatives and progress. Foster partnerships with external organizations, vendors, and agencies to enhance the district’s technology capabilities. Innovation and Change Management: Lead district-wide technology initiatives that drive innovation and change, supporting both instructional and administrative functions. Stay current with emerging technology trends and best practices in education to inform district strategies and operations. Encourage and support experimentation with new technologies and approaches that can improve district performance and outcomes. Qualifications: Education: Minimum of a Master’s degree in Educational Technology, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field. Experience: Significant professional experience in a technology leadership role, with a preference for experience in K-12 education environments. Proven track record of successfully managing large-scale technology projects and initiatives. Skills and Competencies: Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas clearly and persuasively. Excellent leadership and team management skills, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. Deep understanding of the role of technology in education and its potential to transform teaching and learning. Ability to manage budgets and resources effectively, ensuring the efficient use of technology investments. Certifications: Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) certification is required or must be attained within one year of hire. Job Goals: To provide dynamic and visionary leadership in all aspects of technology to support the district’s educational mission and goals. To ensure that the district’s technology resources are effectively integrated into all aspects of operations, improving teaching, learning, and administrative efficiency. To foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation, leveraging technology to create engaging and effective educational experiences for all students. Terms: Managerial, F101. The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. " />

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Chief of Instructional and Informational Technology [Anticipated Vacancy] (SY24-25)

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Primary Location Central Office - Instructional & Information Technology

Salary Range $192,225.00 / 1.0 FTE

Shift Type Central Office

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