Director of Technology

Episcopal High School
Alexandria, VA United States


Founded in 1839, Episcopal High School is the only 100% boarding school located in a major metropolitan area. Situated on a 130-acre campus just 7 miles from Washington, D.C., Episcopal has a highly rigorous college preparatory curriculum and high-caliber faculty that intentionally leverage the educational and cultural resources of Washington, D.C., to provide students with unparalleled experiential learning opportunities. With one of the nation’s oldest high school honor codes, the school emphasizes intellectual, spiritual, physical, and moral growth in every student with a particular focus on the development of intellectual and moral courage. Episcopal’s community comprises adults and students with a diverse array of life experiences and perspectives, which strengthens the learning and living experience for all.

Episcopal High School now seeks an outstanding technology leader to run a mission-critical department that supports all faculty, staff, and students throughout campus. The director will oversee all aspects of IT and information systems, innovation, technology integration, and instructional design. Supervising a team of four technology professionals, this position reports to the chief financial officer and includes a generous compensation package and the opportunity for on-campus housing. Given the close-knit community of a boarding school environment, the director can look forward to participating actively in the life of the school. The entire community at Episcopal will be excited to welcome the next director of technology, who will hopefully be able to start later this summer.

Ed Tech Recruiting is running the search on behalf of Episcopal High School. Applications received by March 11 will receive priority review.  For application instructions and the full job opportunity statement, please visit:


Priority Deadline: March 11, 2024
Review Period: Rolling, as applications are received
On-site Final Round: Late March
Decision Announced: Early-to-mid April
Start Date: May 1 to July 1, 2024 (or later by mutual agreement)
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Classification: Full-time, Exempt


Information Technology and Systems

  • Under the supervision of the chief financial officer, oversee all operations of the technology department, including the hiring, supervision, evaluation, and growth of all technology staff.
  • Assess the effectiveness of, and lead efforts to improve, the school’s implementation of technology tools for instructional and operational purposes.
  • Inspire the technology team and the faculty community to model and explore best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.
  • Manage the deployment of IT infrastructure, hardware, and systems from various perspectives, including: cost-effectiveness; customer satisfaction; compliance; asset management; migration and transition; and performance.
  • Design, manage, and evaluate technology-related faculty and staff trainings, and ensure that all members of the community receive sufficient support.
  • Establish and evaluate technology policies, procedures, and processes in areas such as: end-user support, data management, network access, and content filtering.
  • Ensure IT security, purchasing, risk management, disaster recovery and planning processes are in place and receive regular review for currency and adequacy.
    Manage vendor relationships and third-party installation projects.

Leadership and Administration

  • Working closely with the chief financial officer, assistant head of school for academics, and other leaders, develop a mission-aligned technology strategy that inspires and serves faculty and staff.
  • Supervise and provide ongoing professional support and development to a team of four employees in the technology department.
  • Develop and maintain departmental budgets, policies, and procedures.
  • Establish partnerships and relationships with external organizations, and maintain an active presence in the local and national technology communities.
  • Develop and maintain strategic and operational plans that are aligned with departmental needs, school mission and values, and organizational culture.
  • Anticipate the needs of diverse constituents, monitoring trends and innovations in the industry and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Participate actively in the life of the school, and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Episcopal retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


Professional Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree is highly desirable
  • Experience leading departments and supervising employees, preferably in an educational institution, and/or in a department of technology
  • Experience with technology planning and management in one or more of the following areas: enterprise IT, client services, and data and systems management

Leadership and Personal Qualities

  • An ability to plan and oversee concurrent technology-related programs and projects, combined with strong motivational skills to ensure completion and success
  • Passion and interest for managing all areas of technology — IT, data/systems, and instructional — even if prior experiences in these areas are not equal
  • A thoughtful but determined approach to departmental objectives and individual staff growth—while remaining attuned to the school’s mission, values, and goals
  • Inspirational, pragmatic, and diplomatic leadership that is sensitive to the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty
  • An ability to build consensus among diverse groups, facilitate critical discussions, and provide confidence to colleagues during times of transition
  • A collaborative, cooperative, empathetic, collegial, innovative, and patient mindset
  • Strong communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training
  • An understanding of the diverse technology needs and organizational complexities of a large, high-achieving, multidivisional, private boarding school

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by the director of technology to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time and frequent viewing of computer screen and other resources
  • Ability to walk for long periods of time around campus
  • Ability to move, transport, and position objects up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs
  • Ability to communicate, discern, and exchange information in person and over the telephone/video conference platforms
  • Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities
  • Ability to operate computer and standard office equipment
  • The position does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, conferences, and programs

The director of technology must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.


For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

The Episcopal High School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability or any other protected category in accordance with applicable Federal, State and local laws.

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