Berkeley Hall School · Los Angeles, CA
Sitting atop 66 acres of the Santa Monica Mountains, Berkeley Hall School is the oldest PS-8, coeducational independent school in Los Angeles. Its campus is a serene retreat from the bustle of nearby neighborhoods. The grounds embody what Berkeley Hall School offers its 260 students – a safe, supportive, and close-knit community, where each child is empowered to become a fearless scholar and conscientious citizen. Students enjoy an abundance of outdoor learning areas, in addition to robust athletic facilities and a recently designed wellness center.
As important as the outdoors and face-to-face education are to Berkeley Hall, technology is also an essential – and increasingly so – area of school operations. Over the last several years, the school has invested heavily in its technology program. Continuing that trend, the school just created a new position: IT manager. That role will manage an on-campus support specialist and oversee a third-party technology solutions provider, which provides engineering and back-end support. The school is looking for an IT manager willing to be hands-on and proactive with data and systems administration. For the last few years, that area of technology support has been served by an out-of-state contractor, who will step aside once this position is filled. Another important focus area for the IT manager is the coordination of technology projects, which often involve a variety of stakeholders and critical needs. The IT manager reports to the director of campus operations, also a new role that was just hired earlier this spring. Berkeley Hall is excited to onboard an IT manager in early August, just prior to the start of the 23-24 school year.
Ed Tech Recruiting is running the search on behalf of Berkeley Hall School. Applications are due June 19. For application instructions and the full job opportunity statement, please visit:
Applications Accepted Starting: May 19, 2023
Application Deadline: June 19, 2023
Semifinal Round: Late June or Early July
On-Site Final Round: Mid-July
Decision Announced: Late July
Start Date: August 2023
Reports To: Director of Campus Operations
Salary Range: $90,000 – $115,000
- Maintain and support the school’s enterprise application systems, which includes Blackbaud’s “ON suite.”
- Identify, suggest, and implement improvement to the application system environment, including processes, functions, and database structures.
- Oversee and administer essential data services and functions, including: course scheduling and master calendar maintenance, report cards and transcripts, website and form integration, and student enrollment and matriculation.
- Interface with other departments to provide essential data services and report management.
Faculty, Staff, and Student Partnership
- Serve as the school’s technology project manager for upgrades and transitional initiatives, both school-wide and within specific departments.
- Oversee and evaluate the deployment and maintenance of all hardware, software, AV systems, and printing solutions.
- Design and deliver essential technology training for faculty, staff, students, and parents.
- Be a visible presence and supportive technology partner to the school community.
Technology Program Management
- Manage the full-time support specialist, and ensure that requests for technology assistance are addressed in a timely and professional manner.
- In partnership with the CFO, manage the third-party technology solutions provider, which is responsible for areas such as the school’s network, servers, cybersecurity, and higher-level engineering and data services.
- Manage the technology budget and general operations of the technology program.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
BERKELEY HALL SCHOOL IS LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE
Professional Qualifications and Experience
- Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with advanced coursework in information systems or a related field desirable
- Experience coordinating or managing technology projects and initiatives, preferably in an educational institution
- Experience designing and delivering technology workshops and trainings
- Experience administering data systems or enterprise applications
- Prior experience supporting IT operations, including: security, networking, backup, disaster and recovery planning, risk management, or hardware deployment
- Immersion in diversity work and a commitment to fostering culturally competent trainings and work environments
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
- An eagerness to step away from the office and seek out colleagues across campus, in the spirit of cultivating meaningful and supportive relationships
- Curious, strong passion for technology, and a highly skilled problem solver
- Excellent budgeting skills with the ability to plan strategically and cost-effectively, as well as prioritize resources
- Leadership and project management skills to successfully lead large-scale change initiatives
- Exceptional communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training
- An understanding of the diverse technology needs of an urban, independent school
- A commitment to the mission and core beliefs of Berkeley Hall School
- Capability to lift up to 25 pounds and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces
For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.
Berkeley Hall School provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Equal opportunity includes, but is not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination.