Technology Director

The Details

OPSRC

Oklahoma City
Posted on:
December 21, 2018
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description

About the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC)


OPSRC is a non-profit dedicated to improving all public schools in Oklahoma.  In an effort to relieve the administrative burden on public schools, OPSRC provides technical services in the following areas: Finance, Technology, Legal, Teaching and Learning, and Communications.  Additionally, OPSRC works to foster collaboration in the public education community by articulating collaborative reform strategies and advocating for policies that help strengthen public schools in Oklahoma.

Job Description

The Director, Technology is responsible for planning, implementing and directing the technology services for member schools and managing technical issues pertaining to the OPSRC organization.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director.  

Primary job Responsibilities

  • Develop and expand the OPSRC Technology Vision defining how OPSRC provides technical assistance to public schools related to their use of technology.  
  • Provide technical assistance to OPSRC member schools regarding the schools’ technology infrastructure focusing on reducing costs and improved student data management and use.  This includes recommending hardware and software options for OPSRC members as appropriate.
  • Provide professional development in technology topics at annual conferences, regional meetings, state conferences and at member school sites. This includes collaborating with the Teaching and Learning team in order to develop and deliver professional development regarding the integration of technology in the classroom.
  • Oversee and manage the OPSRC database, Salesforce, which serves to track member information, professional development, and school interactions.  
  • Oversee and manage OPSRC’s online learning management system including the development of online courses and oversight of the school website developers.
  • Create monthly technology newsletter article. Support production, editing and curation of blog content, podcasts, and videos.
  • Seek resources for funding technology services, including grants, for OPSRC members.  Assist with grant proposal developments as appropriate.  
  • Support legislative efforts pertaining to the expansion of broadband and other technologies that meet the needs of OPSRC members, as appropriate.
  • Provide internal technology support for staff and the technological infrastructure of the organization. i.e. maintenance of the OPSRC website, internal network, and equipment including computers, video and audio production equipment, and interactive boards.

Key Abilities and Attributes

  • Working knowledge of K-12 educational technology integration. School and/or classroom experience is recommended.
  • Detail oriented, extremely organized, and have exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service skills in order to foster positive OPSRC member interactions
  • Possess knowledge of audio and video production including equipment and editing.
  • Passionate about public education reform. OPSRC is dedicated to identifying solutions to improve public school options for all children in Oklahoma. Employees operate with a sense of urgency and possibility.  Must be able to work collaboratively in a culturally and politically diverse community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Extensive knowledge in word processing, presentation software, audio and visual production and editing.  Willing to explore and evaluate the latest emerging educational technology.  
  • Travel is required across Oklahoma for meetings or nationally for conferences.  Must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

Salary and Benefits

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Work Environment

OPSRC are located at 309 NW 13th Street.  The OPSRC office is located in a two-story structure which has no elevator. When necessary, meetings will be conducted in space accessible by all.  Some locations visited during the course of executing job duties may not be wheelchair accessible; some time may be spent participating in outside activities.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, such as keyboarding and writing.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Must have visual acuity to read and draft reports, memos, letters, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision adequate for the incumbent perform the responsibilities and functions of the job efficiently.  Must be able to walk, climb stairs, kneel, crouch, crawl, and lift arms and hands above shoulder level. Must be able to lift and carry items up to 25 pounds occasionally. Must be able to manually operate and use a computer. Must be able to clearly hear and understand telephone conversations. Must be able to speak and communicate clearly.

The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at OPSRC will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  OPSRC does not discriminate in hiring, promotion, or any other aspect of your employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.