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Technology Systems Manager

Technology Systems Manager


An independent Junior Kindergarten through 8th grade progressive school based in San Francisco, Alta Vista School prepares students to thrive as creative thinkers, innovators, and catalysts for positive change in the world. Between two campuses – the lower school in the Portola District, and the middle school in the Mission District – the school's STEAM-powered curriculum and foundation of deep social-emotional learning inspire curiosity, creative problem-solving, and love of learning for all 300+ students.

AVS now seeks a technology systems manager who is ready to lead all areas of IT/IS, which will include gradual, long-term improvements to the school’s network and systems architecture, while ensuring daily support needs continue to be met on both campuses. The technology systems manager will begin alongside a new head of school, and report to a new CFO – both of whom will begin later this summer. The manager will also supervise a database administrator, and work closely with external partners for technology support as needed. AVS is excited to welcome its next technology systems manager this summer, ideally before the start of the school year in August.

Ed Tech Recruiting is running the search on behalf of Alta Vista. Applications received by May 31 will receive priority review.  For application instructions and the full job opportunity statement, please visit:


Priority Deadline: May 31, 2024
On-site Final Round: Early June
Decision Announced: June 21, 2024
Start Date Window: Summer 2024 (Preferably on or before August 5)
Salary Range: $140,000 to $160,000
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Classification: Full-time, Exempt


Systems Management

  • Oversee and evaluate the deployment of all hardware and software in terms of migration, rollout, customer satisfaction, performance, and asset management.
  • Identify, suggest, and implement improvement to the application system environment, including processes, functions, and database structures.
  • Ensure that the school’s network, servers, data storage, phone system, A/V installations, printing systems, and overall IT infrastructure are delivering a reliable service and meeting the needs of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Interface with other departments to provide essential data services and report management.

Faculty, Staff, and Student Partnership

  • Serve as the school’s technology project manager for upgrades and transitional initiatives, both school-wide and within specific departments.
  • Partner with other academic leadership to ensure educational technology needs are supported.
  • Design and deliver essential technology training for faculty, staff, students, and parents. 
  • Be a visible presence and hands-on support partner to ensure that requests for technology assistance are addressed in a timely and professional manner.

Technology Leadership

  • Manage the database administrator, and ensure that requests for technology assistance are addressed in a timely and professional manner. 
  • Under the direction of the CFO, to which this position reports, and in partnership with other school leaders, engage collaboratively with long-term technology planning and strategy.
  • Evaluate emerging technologies in support of current, as well as future, academic and operational needs, and establish external technology partnerships as needed.
  • Manage the technology budget and general operations of the technology program, and perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Experience coordinating or managing technology projects and initiatives, preferably in an educational institution
  • Experience administering data systems or enterprise applications
  • Prior experience supporting IT operations, including: security, networking, backup, disaster and recovery planning, risk management, or hardware deployment

Leadership and Personal Qualities

  • An eagerness to step away from the office and seek out colleagues across campus, in the spirit of cultivating meaningful and supportive relationships
  • Curious passion for technology, and a highly skilled problem solver
  • Excellent budgeting skills with the ability to plan strategically and cost-effectively, as well as prioritize resources
  • Leadership and project management skills to successfully lead large-scale change initiatives
  • Exceptional communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training
  • An understanding of the diverse technology needs of a two-campus independent school
  • A commitment to the mission and core beliefs of Alta Vista School
  • Capability to lift up to 25 pounds and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces


For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

Alta Vista School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees and makes its hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, or medical condition as defined under applicable laws. Employee decisions shall comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.