Information Technology Systems Manager

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Information & Communication Technology
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Saltus Grammar School invites applications for the position of Information Technology Systems Manager.

Saltus Grammar School is seeking a creative and dynamic Information Technology Systems Manager. The Information Technology Systems Manager will provide vision, leadership and management to all aspects of educational and information technology as it relates to the mission and operation of the school. In addition he/she will be responsible for the school’s technology infrastructure and its efficient and effective use to support teaching and learning, daily operations as well as strategic initiatives.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain a high-level understanding of the day-to-day operations and goals of all functional areas of the school, as well as the strategic direction of the school
  • Collaborate with members of the Leadership Team to identify needs in their areas, and advise on technological solutions that will best contribute to the fulfillment of the school’s short and long-term goals
  • Direct IT Department staff, vendors, and consultants in implementing and supporting selected technologies, and mediate contracts for cloud-based and contracted services
  • Stay current with emerging technologies, software and hardware solutions in Primary and Secondary educational institutions, and propose learning strategies using new technology
  • Plan, manage and implement technology initiatives such as new systems, processes and structures
  • Manage the operating budget for the department with a strong lens on cost effectiveness
  • Develop plans and budgets for information and network infrastructure systems and their integration into academic and operational activities
  • Develop, communicate and enforce technology standards, policies and procedures (which include Acceptable User policies) ensuring that all stakeholders are updated
  • Negotiate service level agreements with customers and service providers, monitor service delivery to ensure the agreed targets and standards are met
  • Lead and manage the IT Department staff, providing high-level operational support as well as hands-on systems, network, and end-user support services
  • Provide organizational leadership and direction for IT Department staff inclusive of staff development and performance appraisal
  • Manage and Administer the management of the school’s network, infrastructure, databases and telecommunications systems
  • Coordinate ongoing technology maintenance and support activities
  • First responder to network outages and failures on a 24 hour basis as required
  • Other responsibilities as required


Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Educational Technology
  • Minimum of 5 years in a similar position
  • Previous experience in an academic environment preferred
  • MCSA OR MCSE Certification or equivalent
  • In depth knowledge of IT operations and associated concepts and technologies to include: TCP/IP networking, switching/routing, firewalls, network security, backup and disaster recovery, Windows Server, Active Directory, Server Virtualization, Storage Area Networks, VoIP
  • Experience with leading and managing staff
  • Ability to arrive at decision in a collaborative manner
  • Experience with maintaining a BYOD environment is preferred
  • Strong business acumen with extensive technical knowledge and experience
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing needs and requirements
  • Excellent communication and the ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Willingness to work extended hours – including weekends and evenings as required
  • Strong work ethic and dedicated lifelong learner
  • Highly organized and able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Sense of humour
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