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Chief Information Officer

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Job Description

Administrative Duties

  • The Chief Information Officer (CIO) reports to the head of School and is a member of the main administrative group.
  • The CIO provides leadership and expertise to the administrative team in the area of information technology. S/he engages in strategic planning, guides informed decision-making, develops relevant school-wide policies, coordinates IT implementation across departments, manages the IT budget, and supervises the IT staff.
  • The CIO should have excellent communication skills and demonstrate the ability to work effectively with the many constituencies within a school environment. The CIO must be student, teacher, listener, advocate, coach, administrator, and sage.
  • The CIO will make regular presentations to the Board of Trustees. In addition, a Board-level committee may be appropriate.
  • In some cases, the CIO will supervise the school's library staff.

Academic Duties

  • The CIO will support the academic mission of the school.
  • The CIO chairs the Technology Committee and works in tandem with the various department heads and/or an Educational Technology Specialist to maximize the benefits of technology in their areas of the School.
  • The CIO works in tandem with the various department heads and/or an Educational Technology Specialist to develop strategies to train the various constituencies of the school .
  • The CIO should assemble and develop a customer service-oriented team that is expert in the hardware and software necessary to promote better teaching and better learning.

Operational/Institutional Duties

  • The CIO should investigate, deploy and/or develop information and database systems that enable major school departments (Academics, Admissions, Development, Dean of Students, College Counseling, etc.) be more productive and efficient.
  • The CIO should assemble and develop a customer service-oriented team that is expert in the hardware and software necessary to maintain the school's database and information systems.
  • The CIO should be forward-thinking and able to knowledgeably anticipate the future landscape of an expensive, essential, and rapidly-changing field.

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