Chief Information Officer

    Washtenaw Intermediate School District
    Ann Arbor, MI
    $130,496 - $160,410
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) will develop enterprise information technologies, applications, and services necessary to meet the highest level of user expectations through a blend of technical expertise, administrative experience and strong communication and leadership skills. The associated job duties of the CIO are performed independently and in collaboration with others. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability and willingness to promote, communicate, and embrace the District’s incorporation of equity, inclusion, and social justice in the classroom and work environment. The ideal candidate will also support the vision of providing innovative, seamlessly integrated, secure, and reliable technology and data services.


Position Responsibilities
• Demonstrates a strong commitment to equity, social justice, and inclusion in all practices and position responsibilities.
• Demonstrates the ability to examine how his/her/their position (directly or indirectly) impacts educational inequities in student achievement outcomes.
• Engages in reflection and ongoing learning and development on critical concepts and terms identified in the Washtenaw ISD Educational Equity Policy including concepts such as cultural proficiency, racial equity, and systemic and structural inequities.
• Leads/directs enterprise information technology and services for the WISD (in alignment with the WISD’s Mission statement).
• Advances the use of technology in instructional practice for all students.
• Plans, develops, and implements a cohesive, collaborative, secure, and cost-effective information technology strategic plan and actionable roadmap.
• Ensures the work of the Technology and Data Services Department is integrated with the enterprise’s strategic planning process, and the resulting business strategies and plans.
• Collaborates with the leadership team to ensure alignment with the WISD’s mission and vision.
• Collaborates with local district superintendents and IT directors on the equitable distribution of services, resources and training offered through the Tech Consortium.
• Develops an understanding of local districts’ infrastructure and technology department services to foster collaboration and coordination on Tech Consortium services, resources and training.
• Develops and fosters effective collaborations between districts, counties, and statewide organizations.
• Provides effective communication with a clear articulation of ideas/direction to staff and local districts via email, phone, text, etc. depending on the circumstances.
• Establishes and maintains appropriate IT security and stability for all technology and data systems, consistent with current and emerging federal government and other applicable requirements (e.g. HIPAA, FERPA etc.). 
• Develops and manages the agency operating and capital funding plans to ensure established goals are cost effective, compliant, and implemented.
• Develops and implements appropriate refinements of these models based on the benefits, risks, and requirements of stakeholders.
• Serves on enterprise planning and policymaking committees; drives the development of enterprise technology standards, governance processes and performance metrics to ensure IT delivers value.
• Participates in statewide initiatives and represents the WISD in IT-related initiatives and policy discussions.
• Manages crisis or stressful situations effectively, providing clear thinking and a stable presence, and accessing and deploying resources as needed.
• Directs the activities of REMC 16.
• Responsible for other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent and/or designee.
• Evaluates and supervises personnel as it is related to technology services and data management.
• Organize and implement program objectives.
• Accepts and delegates responsibility while recognizing the need for teamwork.
• Respects and listens to diverse opinions regarding the successful accomplishment of tasks, and execution of projects.
• Effectively manages multiple tasks and demonstrate effective time management skills to meet deadlines.
• Adapts to changing priorities and assimilates new knowledge quickly and effectively in order to incorporate the products and outgrowths of evolving technologies.
• Practices restorative measures to heal and restore relationships in cases of conflict among team members.

• Minimum of a Master’s Degree in public administration, technology or related field required with a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the development and implementation
of diverse technology applications in a major public/private agency required (or such combination of education and experience deemed acceptable by the WISD Board of Education).
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience supervising a group of diverse technology (or other) professionals.
• Experience within an educational setting (and understanding of special education programs and services), is preferred.
• Experience with business/industry and interagency coordination activities.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Demonstrated understanding of the need to provide excellent customer service and to build/manage relationships across various levels of the organization.
• Demonstrated leadership in building a positive, creative culture around IT services and support.
• Demonstrated ability to provide active leadership in the development of innovative technology approaches to successfully address programmatic needs of all students.
• Extensive financial skills and understanding.
• Extensive experience in data management and analysis.
• Strong teamwork, interpersonal communications and creative problem-solving skills are required.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
• Ability to actively listen to ensure people feel heard and to build relationships.
• Ability to provide clear direction on projects and identifying the big picture outlook for the team.
• Ability to read, analyze and interpret periodicals and professional journals.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of educators, customers, and the general public.
• Ability to understand and synthesize governmental guidelines and regulations.
• Must have a strong background in technology skills with a knowledge of networking being preferred.
• Possess a working knowledge of the evolving field of technology and its uses for instructional practices and management, including distance and virtual learning.
• Familiarity with current and emerging technology issues impacting ISDs and local districts related to instruction and related technological areas is highly preferred.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
• Ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions in accordance with board policies and established administrative operating procedures.

Hiring Solutions LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hiring Solutions LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.