Director of Technology

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Avenues Shenzhen

Shenzhen

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Role Managed by:

Jesse Sloane

Consultant

t: 00 852 3619 8214

e: Jesse.Sloane@PerrettLaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate upon experience

The Opportunity

Avenues: The World School is widely recognized for the sophisticated use of technology for learning and innovative global school concept, with campuses connected across multiple continents through technology. Now, the new Avenues Shenzhen campus seeks a Director of Technology. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an entrepreneurial, collaborative leader with deep abilities as an educator, people manager, and technologist to manage and enhance the environment at Avenues Shenzhen.

The Director of Technology will ensure that technology effectively supports innovative teaching, learning and daily operations. S/he will also lead a future team of talented technology integrators, system administrators, and IT support staff committed to the operation of the campus and to the successful technology use by every member of the community. And s/he is a leader in the global Information Systems and Technology team, comprised of talented, diverse professionals at the intersection of education, operations, and technology.

What Will You Do?

As Director of Technology at Avenues Shenzhen, you will:

Academic Excellence

  • Select, support and implement technologies that best contribute achieving the campus’s short- and long-term goals
  • Partner with, influence and support other campus leaders to embrace and best utilize information technology at Avenues
  • Build and maintain a highly engaged, effective team of technology staff, including technology integration, technology support, campus infrastructure and library and media
  • Collaborate with division and department directors (academic, admissions, business, registrar, library, etc.) to identify and support technological needs in their areas
  • Develop and manage technical projects and programs by the VP, Information Systems or other appropriate administrator

Campus Infrastructure

  • Provide high-level operational planning and support to build the local campus infrastructure as well as hands-on understanding of technology systems and services. This includes technology planning, implementation, and troubleshooting across IT, Security, and AV as needed to successfully support the campus teams and supporting locations

Qualifications
You'll bring to this role most or all of the following:

  • Energized by Avenues’ mission and opportunity for impact in education
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, systems analysis, operations or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience at the intersection of technology and education/learning
  • A keen analytical, problem-solving approach, including in ambiguous situations that require figuring out new solutions rather than taking predetermined paths to success
  • Ability to lead effectively through relationships, persuasion and influence
  • Keen intellectual curiosity and mindset of continuous learning and growth
  • Sense of deep personal responsibility for the organization’s success
  • Strong understanding of usability, information design, hierarchical analysis, architecture design

To Apply

For an exploratory conversation, to apply, or to refer someone for this role, please apply through this page or contact Dr Jesse Sloane at Jesse.Sloane@perrettlaver.com. All communications will be kept in strict confidence.

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