Director of Technology @ Westlake Christian School

Westlake Christian School, a National Blue Ribbon School and the premier private school in northern Pinellas County, is seeking a highly motivated, engaged, and passionate Director of Technology (or an Assistant Director of Technology who is well-positioned to grow into the Director role within three years). The position is available for the 2022-2023 school year due to school growth. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about and have experience in the planning, implementation, and management of technology in a school. The Director of Technology is an administrator position that will work collaboratively with the Executive Director of Technology and Advancement.

The ideal candidates must have the ability to articulate a Biblical worldview and consider themselves to be 21st Century educators who embrace current best practices.  Candidates should possess a desire to grow within a professional learning community and be enthusiastic about teaching and learning.  Candidates should exhibit a passion for education, working with children and teams, and uphold the highest standards of excellence professionally and personally. Candidates should be willing to collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators as well families and operate as reflective practitioners.

A major function of the Director of Technology is to support the technology plans for Westlake Christian School. This position serves as a liaison between the teachers and other members of the school community, and serves on the school leadership team.

The Director of Technology will be responsible for:
  • Leading and managing the Technology Team
  • Developing, implementing, and managing technology plans, policies, procedures, projects and budgets
  • Interpreting approved technology plans, policies and procedures for internal and external audiences
  • Administering technology infrastructure (hardware, software and networking components) to assure efficient, uninterrupted operations
  • Collaborating with a wide variety of internal and external people and groups to achieve objectives
  • Promoting, facilitating and monitoring the integration of technology into curricula and classrooms to support student learning and achieve school objectives
  • Providing technical support and training that equips technology users to become increasingly independent
  • Serving as an expert on technology issues common to parents (e.g., popular social media apps)
  • Teaching student courses as assigned
  • Performing other duties as assigned
Selection Criteria:
  • Articulates knowledge of current professional literature and best practices
  • Proficient in integrating the Biblical worldview into instruction
  • Experience in leading teams
  • Values differentiated instruction
  • Proficient in the use and integration of technology in the classroom, including SMART Board technology
  • Familiar with SIS systems; recent experience with FACTS SIS preferred
  • Familiar with LMS systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (related certification preferred); additional familiarity with Google apps preferred
  • Experience in licensing the above products preferred
  • Experience with Windows Server and Fortinet preferred
  • Articulates understanding of the unique developmental needs of elementary and middle school students
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Exhibits strong problem-solving skills
  • Shows skill and sensitivity in working with all members of the school community
  • Willing to contribute regularly to school community activities
  • Bachelor’s degree required; post-graduate degree or certification-based work preferred
  • Five years of related experience
For consideration, candidates should provide all of the following information.  Candidates will not be considered without all documents:
  1. Statement of Faith
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Resume
  4. Philosophy of Education

Send above items to:
Paul Weaver, Executive Director of Technology & Generosity