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Director of Learning and Business Technologies

School District #38 (Richmond)



Director – Learning and Business Technologies
Recognized for its diversity, dedication to inclusion, and strong partnerships with the community, the Richmond School District is among one of the largest districts in British Columbia with some of the highest graduation rates in the province. With a long history of providing high quality experiences for students, the Richmond School District strives to be “The Best Place to Learn and Lead.”

Richmond School District operates 37 elementary schools, 10 secondary schools, alternative and choice programs, continuing education, and a robust internal education program. The district enrolls approximately 22,000 students (K-12) and employs over 3000 dedicated staff.
The Richmond School District is seeking a highly motivated, collaborative, professional, and accomplished leader for the position of Director of Learning and Business Technologies, effective July 1, 2024. Reporting to a member of the Senior Leadership team, the Director has responsibility to lead all aspects of Learning and Business Technologies throughout the district. The Director will provide overall leadership, strategic planning, visioning, managing technology resources and infrastructure, strengthening the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning, overseeing and leading IT operations, data and information management, and information and cyber security.
As with any senior leadership position, the role and responsibilities are expected to grow and evolve over time in response to district priorities, technological advancements and innovation, and board direction.
CORE COMPETENCIES:
· Strategic Technology Integration : Lead the execution of technology-related actions aligning with the District’s Strategic Plan, ensuring functionality and efficiency. Guide the exploration of artificial intelligence, leveraging it as a tool for learning and business efficiencies.
· Technology Initiatives Leadership : Lead the strategic planning, development, and implementation of district-wide technology initiatives, ensuring they are sustainable and beneficial for both learning and business operations.
· Team Leadership : Mentor, guide and supervise the Learning the Business Technologies team, promoting professional learning, innovation, and excellence.
· Support for Educational Leaders : Guide and support educational leaders, Managers and Professional Staff, ensuring optimal technology integration that enhances learning and operational efficiency, including the use of AI.
· Professional Development Enhancement : Strengthen distributed leadership models to enhance staff support and professional learning opportunities focusing on technology integration.
· Data Management Oversight : Supervise district data collection processes aligning with Ministry requirements, ensuring accuracy, security, and privacy.
· Security & Privacy : Direct initiatives related to cyber security, data security and privacy, striving to achieve best practices and adhering to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
· Collaboration with Learning Services : Work in partnership with Directors of Instruction – Learning Services, to integrate technologies that enrich educational practices and enhancing student engagement and outcomes.
· Budget Management : Develops and manages budgets efficiently, aligning resources with strategic objectives.
· External Partnerships : Cultivate relationships with external providers to negotiate contracts, establish partnerships, and build positive community connections.


QUALIFICATIONS:

· Educational Leadership Experience:
o Demonstrated significant experience in educational leadership and/or industry experience
o Proven ability to lead and build cohesive, connected teams and systems within an educational context.
· Passion for Technology Innovation:
o A strong commitment to continuous professional growth, coupled with a genuine enthusiasm for technological innovation.
o Thorough understanding of leading educational change and integrating current and future educational technologies, including AI.
· Effective Communication Skills:
o Superior verbal and written communication abilities
o Proficiency in writing formal reports and delivering engaging public presentations.
· Organizational and Business Acumen:
o Exemplary organizational skills, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in administrative tasks.
· Student Information System Experience:
o Experience with the MyEducation BC Student Information System.
· Technology and Infrastructure Knowledge:
o Interest and understanding of network, telephony, and computing infrastructure.
o A proficient understanding of data management, analytics, application development and support, client services and both on-premise and cloud-based data management.
· Cyber Security Awareness:
o A keen focus on cyber security protocols to ensure data, system and network integrity and confidentiality.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are asked to submit a completed application package comprised of the following:

Cover letter explaining your interest in this position and how your skill-set and professional experience can contribute to success in these responsibilities
Statement of educational philosophy relevant to the role and responsibilities of the position
Current resume



Richmond School District is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Our ability to provide the best education for our student population relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and experiences. First Nations, Inuit, Métis, persons of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Chris Stanger, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources at [email protected].
Interested qualified applicants should apply online by clicking the “APPLY ONLINE” button. Application deadline is 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 .
For more information about Richmond School District 38, please visit www.makeafuture.ca/richmond or our website at www.sd38.bc.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being shortlisted will be contacted.
The Richmond School District is the best place to learn and lead.

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