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Director of Technology

Position Overview 

Kents Hill School is seeking an experienced Director of Technology who has a proven track record of delivering results in an ever-evolving environment.
As the Director of Technology, you will report to and assist the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and be the driving force behind the administration, security, technical support, and use of the school’s Learning Management System, database applications, system configurations, network infrastructure, and software and hardware updates.
We are looking for an all-rounded, versatile person, who can excel in a multi-platform environment, be hands-on, be patient, adaptable, and foster a culture of excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We look for our technology department to be customer-centric, with our constituents' positive relationship with technology being the key driver of success.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of the school’s network infrastructure, student information systems, instructional devices, digital resources, devices, and equipment to support the teaching, learning, and workplace environments.
  • Execute a comprehensive technology strategy that is aligned with the school's mission, vision, and values, including a demonstrated commitment to equity work.
  • Serve as the lead for information security initiatives. Maintain compliance, data governance, and compliance plans for operating systems with sensitive, confidential, and private client data. Ensure information security policy is reviewed and updated semi-annually.
  • Maintain and manage security group/role assignments across key technology platforms to ensure access permissions are granted on an as-needed basis.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including employees, vendors, students, and families, to ensure alignment and collaboration across the organization.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, including up-to-date documentation. Assist with change management, training, and user acceptance testing to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Manage the technology budget with a keen eye for detail, ensuring effective resource allocation and delivering regular reporting and analysis to senior leadership.
  • Possess thorough knowledge of the techniques and concepts used in designing and creating data structures and verification procedures to ensure data security, data back-ups, system updates, and recovery.
  • Develop and maintain disaster recovery and business continuity plans to ensure business operations continue seamlessly in the event of an outage or other emergency. Act as technical/project support liaison between Technology Department and third-party vendors to address major upgrades, interruptions in service, and/or project-specific initiatives.
  • Technology support, including printers/copiers and helpdesk.  

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent experience and background.
  • Knowledge and curiosity of emerging technologies and industry trends, with the ability to translate technical concepts into actionable plans.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical matters effectively with people of varying skills and backgrounds, including Board of Trustees members, supervisors, school faculty and staff, students, and city/state officials and law enforcement.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in the K-12 instructional application of technology.
  • Knowledge and experience in boarding-school-specific technology equipment, systems, and applications.
  • Experience with Linux, computer coding, and script writing.

Other Responsibilities and Duties

  • Share on-call duty with CTO

How to Apply 

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Human Resources at
Kents Hill School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

About Kents Hill

Kents Hill School is one of the oldest co-ed boarding schools in the country and will celebrate its bicentennial in 2024. Located on 400 beautiful acres in Maine, we bring boarding and day students together from across the world to engage in self-discovery and growth, both in and out of the classroom.

Diversity, equity, and belonging are integral to our community as we actively strive to be an anti-racist school through consistent and ongoing learning for all. Our caring and deeply engaged faculty members truly know each student, and because of that are able to create transformational experiences and be in their corner, all the time.

The academic curriculum ensures that students are prepared for anything by merging four dimensions of learning (knowledge, skills, character, and reflection) to balance academic rigor with strong support. Students also have the opportunity to explore their passions in athletics and the arts and develop leadership potential with over 30 different clubs and activities.

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