This is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Robert College. The CTO is responsible for the daily management of the RC technology program including both technical and curricular components as well as leading the articulation of a vision for technology at RC. The CTO will participate in embedding that vision in the strategic planning for RC and assist the Headmaster in executing the plan.
Review update the IT procedures of RC in light of the ITIL model, and manage the processes accordingly
Redesign and restructure the technology hardware and software infrastructure when needed, and according to the current technology possibilities and necessities
Manage the ongoing IT projects; maintain contact with suppliers, and manage the projects,
Manage the planning, follow-up, monitoring, management, problem solving and coordination activities of the systems, according to the continuity needs
Manage the software development activities
Manage the hardware, software, applications and service purchasing process
Oversee the RC network management
Make and put into practice a work plan based on user requests; follow up and report to respective authorities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
TECHNOLOGY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Work with school leadership and other stakeholders to develop and manage a Technology Strategic Plan as part of the overall RC Strategic Plan
Lead and facilitate collaborative conversations throughout RC focused on technology and innovation.
Develop and maintain an organizational structure that enables RC academic and operational technology staff to achieve short-term and long-term goals
Coach both instructional and operational technology staff in routine operations and on their annual goals
Oversee the annual budget and long-range financial planning process for RC Technology through partnership with departmental stakeholders
Responsible for maintaining budgets and tracking spending
Proactively manage outsourcing and vendor relationships for school-wide technologies, including the negotiation and maintenance of contracts
Oversees the development and maintenance of documentation for all operational procedures
Oversee the development and management of the RC public website, community portals and learning management system
Ensure compliance with RC’s external auditors on matters of technology
Assists with the interpretation and presentation of data generated in all aspects of school life including standardized testing (MAP, ISA), community climate surveys, the strategic plan and so on
Oversees the recruitment of all IT staff including Network Staff
Works closely with the RC administrative team and Headmaster to promote and advance whole-school curricular and academic goals
Plays an active role in the recruitment of all teachers involved heavily involved with the use of educational technology (TIC’s, tech teachers etc.)
KEY OVERSIGHT AREAS/GOALS
The integration of technology into the curriculum, and to develop scope and sequence for the technology curriculum.
The Identification of best practices and research to assist teachers in supporting student learning throughout the curriculum
The integration of IT in promoting effective teaching strategies
In conjunction with the academic administrators coordinate and develop professional development opportunities for teachers and administrative staff, including planning and delivering learning institutes, weekend workshops and developing resources
Parent and staff workshops on technology-related topics, including digital citizenship and Internet safety, technology and ICT curriculum overviews
Opportunities for students to extend themselves through additional co-curricular opportunities in technology
Investigate and evaluate emerging trends in educational technology and teaching and advises on the implications for and infrastructure
In collaboration with the RC community develop technology-related policies (Responsible Use Agreements, Social Media, etc.)
Education: University graduate. Graduate degree preferred.
Experience in the field with increasing levels of administrative/management responsibility -- 8 - 15 years
If Turkish, military service: completed, or exempt
Advanced level English
Experience working in an international business or school setting
Experience working with a variety of operating systems, devices, and software applications (especially PC based Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Powerschool, Finalsite)
Knowledge of and experience in system and infrastructure applications
Experience in process-based management of IT; preferably holder of an ITIL certificate
Knowledge of and experience in network management (Lan, Wan, TCP-IP, Router, Switch)
Knowledge of and experience in security solutions like Firewall, Proxy Management, Anti Virus, etc.
About American Robert College
Founded in 1863, Robert College is a private secondary school operated under the jurisdiction of the Turkish Ministry of Education and accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools. A coeducational, day and residential, university preparatory school, Robert College (RC) is located in Istanbul, on a sixty-five acre wooded area overlooking the Bosphorus strait.
Statement of Purpose
RC seeks to graduate young men and women with the skills, insights, and determination to function as leaders and contributing citizens in a wide range of social and cultural roles, both locally and internationally. For over 150 years, RC is proud to have graduated prime ministers, Olympians, notable academicians and a nobel laureate among many others successful in their respective fields.
RC serves primarily Turkish students admitted solely on the basis of a highly competitive national exam; there are no legacy, sibling or transfer student contingencies. Typically, RC is only able to enroll students scoring within the top 1% of the more than one million test takers who enter the exam. Thus, the academic ability of the student body is extraordinary. Unlike mo...st international schools, the composition of the student body remains stable. Virtually all students who enter will graduate.
RC, home to many ethnic identities, enrolls day and residential students, the latter comprising 18% of the student body. Though the school population is entirely Turkish, the availability of residence halls creates significant geographic diversity and the generous financial aid program enables socio-economic diversity. Approximately 25% of the students receive financial aid to attend RC, totaling $5 million this year. This is a reflection of RC’s strong endowment and loyal, committed alumni.
The faculty, of whom 51 are foreign nationals and 65 Turkish, have an average of 20 years of teaching experience. 61% hold a master’s degree or higher.