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Chief Information Officer

Company: Springfield Public Schools
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 20, 2023

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      Send me a copy Chief Information Officer Job Description DEPARTMENT: Office of Information, Technology and Accountability (OITA)REPORTS TO: SuperintendentBRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is a full-time, exempt, confidential, Cabinet-level position responsible for leading the district's information systems, technology, strategic data analysis, assessment, and digital learning efforts while providing vision, oversight, and leadership for the Office of Information, Technology, and Accountability (OITA). Leadership of the Office of Information, Technology, and Accountability includes responsibility for formative, benchmark, summative, and predictive assessment systems; research services; accountability systems; student information systems; data warehousing and reporting; enterprise applications and development; intranet site design and maintenance; computer science instruction (K-12); use of digital tools for teaching and learning; project and process management; and all technology infrastructure, hardware, and software procurement, implementation, and support. The CIO reports directly to the Superintendent and is a member of district's Cabinet and Instructional Leadership Teams.PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: -Leadership and Management
      • Manage technology operations and procurement; infrastructure and computer hardware implementation and support; district project and process management; operational and instructional software procurement, implementation, and support; student information systems; data warehousing and analytics; intranet site design and maintenance; computer science instruction; digital learning; internal accountability systems; and, formative and summative assessment programs.
      • Oversee the development and management of the OITA budget.
      • Identify emerging information technologies to be assimilated, integrated, and introduced within the District.
      • Collaborate with the Chief Schools Officers in planning and executing extended learning programming.
      • Collaborate with the Academic Department in the implementation and monitoring of district curricula and instructional resources.
      • Provide regular reports to the School Committee and sub-committees on matters related to strategic planning, technology, data, and assessment.
      • Manage the budget, procurement, and distribution process for an annual computer replacement cycle that has all staff and student computers (30,000 in total) replaced every four years and provides every 2 nd to 12 th grader with a take home laptop.
      • Participate in other District planning meetings and activities as requested by the Superintendent.Assessment
        • Work collaboratively with Senior Leadership, Central Office, and School Leaders to implement rigorous, relevant, and efficient assessment systems.
        • Work to continually evaluate and improve SPS assessment systems.
        • Provide a regular schedule of test administration and test security training.
        • Partner with external assessment partners to deliver aligned and rigorous formative assessments and to establish consistent and effective data cycles in schools.
        • Manage the effective implementation of MCAS, ACCESS, and other mandatory state assessments by supporting schools with the training, technical assistance, and support needed.
        • Ensure that the MCAS assessment appeals process is consistently followed, and that all appeals are processed fairly and on time.
        • Ensure that any allegations of testing inconsistencies or anomalies are handled in accordance with district and state protocols.Research
          • Ensure that a clear and fair research request process is followed, prioritizing approval of those research projects that result in the least disruption to our educational mission and the greatest value in terms of new information and knowledge for the district.
          • Develop and supervise the execution of internal research projects and program evaluation as needed to answer critical questions in support of district decision-making.Strategic Data
            • Provide near real-time data reporting to district and school leadership teams in support of data-driven decision-making.
            • Build systems and tools that increasingly allow district staff at all levels to access on their own the data they need to most effectively perform their duties and make good decisions.
            • Provide on-demand data analysis and coaching support to each zone and to individual schools.
            • Develop district capacity in and utilize predictive analytics to identify and respond to student and/or staff needs.
              • Provide data to internal and external stakeholders as requested and in support of district priorities.Accountability
                • Design, implement, and continually enhance accountability systems to improve the effectiveness of instruction and efficiency of operations, including such systems as the district's data warehouse, dashboard indicators, and scorecards.
                • Work collaboratively with the Superintendent, members of the staff and principals to create performance growth targets for district schools, departments, and staff to assist in assessing progress toward desired outcomes.Educator Evaluation
                  • Develop and implement the information systems necessary to support the Springfield Effective Educator Development System (SEEDS), including classroom observations, evidence gathering, and formative/summative assessments.
                    • Develop and implement tools for administering surveys to students to collect and distribute data on educator performance from the student perspective.Information Systems and Data Management
                      • Work to ensure the quality and integrity of Springfield Public Schools' data by developing and managing the district's data governance program.
                      • Work to ensure the security of SPS data, proprietary information, and related intellectual property through information security policies, procedures, and access management.
                      • Ensure that all district information systems work reliably, efficiently, and in conjunction with each other.
                      • Develop a robust data warehousing solution that provides self-service access to near real-time data for all staff in the District.
                      • Implement the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to ensure proper procedures for adoption, implementation, and retirement of SPS systems.
                      • Support all SPS departments in their information systems needs by process mapping problems, identifying possible solutions, evaluating solutions, selecting the optimal solution, and then implementing, documenting, and training end users on the solution.
                      • Evaluate, procure, develop, implement, and support all software need for operational and instructional purposes in the district.Technology Operations and Infrastructure
                        • Ensure compliance with CIPA and all other rules, regulations, and laws that apply to district operations and infrastructure.
                        • Work with district operations and infrastructure staff to ensure that district computer and network systems function effectively, reliably, and consistently. Coordinate regular updates and upgrades to data center equipment to increase capacity and keep pace with end user needs.
                        • Work to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the data center and the district's help desk.
                        • Work cooperatively with appropriate district staff to ensure timely and accurate filing of eRate and other grant applications and discount programs.
                        • Provide professional development and training for SPS staff to ensure effective use of existing and new technology systems.
                        • Manage the district's IP-based phone systems.
                        • Develop tools and systems to make supporting the fleet of devices more efficient so that a larger volume of devices can be supported without a proportionate increase in staffing.
                        • Develop tools, systems, and procedures that best support schools to use technology in the classroom with minimal interruptions and distractions from the technology.
                        • Prioritize the security of the district's network and data and identify and implement strategies to improve security.Web Presence (Intranet)
                          • Ensure that the District's Intranet presence is professional, useful, appropriate, and updated regularly.
                          • Develop procedures to ensure that Intranet content is appropriately vetted and to distinguish internet from intranet content.Other
                            • Actively participate as a member of the district's Cabinet, the Instructional Leadership Team, the CSO team, summer school planning team, night school planning team, and other teams as designated by the Superintendent.EDUCATIONAL & JOB EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
                              • Bachelor's Degree from accredited institution in Information Technology, Education, Administration or other related field required.
                              • Minimum 5 years successful technology and statistical analysis experience required.
                              • Minimum 5 years successful management/supervisory experience required.
                              • Knowledge of principles and techniques of administration, organizational leadership, and management including an in-depth understanding of the key opportunities, challenges, and issues that exist in the public education.
                              • Knowledge of project management concepts and strategies, and demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage several projects.
                              • Knowledge of risk analysis and mitigation strategies.
                              • Knowledge of process management documentation and continuous improvement techniques and strategies.
                              • Knowledge of change management strategies.
                              • Demonstrated successful experience in budgeting, strategic planning, and execution.
                              • Demonstrated professional written and verbal communication skills.
                              • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with people across all levels of the organization.
                                • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality results within tight timeframes.Reach out to Valerie Williams, the Senior Administrator of Talent and Diversity Development at -williamsv@springfieldpublicschools.com . She will be happy to answer any questions that you have. Nondiscrimination StatementThe Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness. Title IX Notice of NondiscriminationSpringfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O'Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 01103, 413-787-7100, ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O'Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481. Primary Location Central Office - Human Resources Salary Range Per Year Shift Type FT - Full Year Job Contact Information Name Valerie Williams Title Senior administrator of Talent and Diversity Development Phone 413-787-7100 Email williamsv@springfieldpublicschools.com Help Powered by TalentEd Hire
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