Have a “seat at the table” as a member of Cabinet. Join a county office that views technology as a strategic differentiator. Be part of a county office that is an educational leader in the state. Play a highly visible leadership role that intersects with every part of the educational organization in San Luis Obispo County. Enjoy an executive level commitment to technology investment. Join a culture of collegiality and respect.
Reporting directly to the County Superintendent, the Director - ITS provides oversight and direction to IT and school district leaders on strategy, standards, and opportunities for shared services and economies of scale. Defines and delivers IT strategy and capabilities across the enterprise including data analytics and business intelligence, development and support, infrastructure, security and technical services. Is responsible for IT operations and for technology and digital innovation and is a key contributor to the company’s strategy and planning process. Critical to providing strong ITS leadership to San Luis Obispo (SLO) County school districts, the Director - ITS builds strong and productive relationships with our districts and partner organizations, acting as a true partner and making IT a productivity enabler in SLO County schools.
1. Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field and five years increasingly responsible experience involving the operation, maintenance and repair of computer systems, hardware, software and networks, including three years in a management capacity, supervising and evaluating staff preferred. One year of additional increasingly responsible and relevant experience may be substituted for one year of education towards the Bachelor's degree, up to a maximum of four years, which must include significant relevant management experience.
2. Demonstrated experience driving digital transformation and enterprise growth through innovation and the implementation of technology.
3. Experience leading complex, major change initiatives; demonstrated skills in change management.
4. Experience building an enterprise level data analytics capability.
5. Demonstrated experience with SaaS, cloud-based, and outsourced solutions through third party providers.
1. Experience in public school or government position.
2. California Education Technology Professionals Association (CETPA) Chief Technology Officer’s (CTO) Certificate.
About San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
What We Do
Support for Districts – Our County has over 34,000 students enrolled in over 75 schools in the 10 school districts in the county. Our schools stretch from Nipomo to Parkfield and from the Lucia Mar Unified School District with over 10,000 students to the Pleasant Valley Joint Union Elementary School District with 125 students. The County Office of Education provides academic and financial support and assistance regardless of district size. We serve as a source of information and we provide a variety of professional development and training opportunities for both the teaching and non-teaching staff in the county. We also provide assistance to all districts to maintain fiscal solvency and have statutory authority to exercise fiscal oversight for districts.
Specialized Student Services – We provide instruction to students in a variety of classrooms and centers for high-need students. The needs of these students range from students with severe educational disabilities to students who are at high risk of dropping out of school. We also operate California State Preschool classes, as well as the Rancho El Chorro Environmental Education Center and Outdoor School
Countywide ...Leadership and Advocacy – Our office serves as a focal point for community education about our schools. We are able to provide a county-wide perspective on educational issues that might arise locally or at the state and national level. Our office is also in a position to mobilize local interests on behalf of providing a quality education for all students.