Director of Information Systems

Irving, TEXAS | 19 days | Deadline: 30 May 2021

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Irving ISD

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Job Description

POSTING DATE:   03/31/2021
CLOSING DATE:   05/30/2021
LOCATION:   Irving Central Administration
POSITION:   Director of Information Systems

To provide leadership, direction, and supervision of the district’s information systems. This includes directing the ongoing planning, implementation, and maintenance of the District’s student, human resources, and financial information systems. This also includes providing project management leadership for Information Systems related projects that have district wide impact.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or related field. 
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or related field. (preferred)


Organizational Management:


  • Effectively manage the daily operations of the district’s information systems to support the core business of education.
  • Provide support to the administrative staff to further instructional goals.

    School/Organizational Climate:


  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure successful project implementations.
  • Promote responsiveness among staff to provide the highest support for school/district goals.
  • Establish an organizational climate to provide the components of high-quality customer service:  courtesy, caring, flexibility, and problem resolution.
  • Promote a positive working environment among subordinates and between departments.

    School/Organizational Improvement:


  • Identify and advocate the need for equipment upgrades and improvements, manpower, and other support requirements to ensure that the department’s automation capabilities successfully meet the changing needs of the district.
  • Support the Chief of Technology and Innovation in the development and implementation of new technology solutions for all district departments and functions.
  • Plan and coordinate server projects and activities and ensure continuity of the development, implementation, and maintenance of all appropriate systems as required by the District Technology policies, procedures, and as otherwise directed.

    Personnel Management:


  • Supervise and maintain an effective team capable of completing assigned goals.
  • Provide adequate training for staff when new methodologies are to be applied.
  • Evaluate job performance of staff to ensure effectiveness.
  • Model and ensure that your department provides excellent customer service.

    Administration and Fiscal/Facilities Management:


  • Oversee all projects and activities of the department to ensure that they are implemented on-time and within budget.
  • Maintain operations statistics to forecast future Technology requirements.
  • Prepare annual budget for all personnel, hardware, software, data processing and network supplies required for the effective daily operation of all information systems.
  • Maintain and support all information systems that manage Human Resources and Finance records.

    Student Management:


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of information systems operation on the student population.
  • Maintain and support all information systems that manage student records.

    Application Service Desk Management:

    1.      Direct the operations of the district’s Application Service Desk to provide excellent support to campus and central office personnel.

    2.      Direct and supervise the Service Desk Manager in monitoring and reporting on Application Service Desk performance.

    3.      Review and prioritize improvements to the Application Service Desk.

    4.      Support the Service Desk Manager and Analysts in following structured Information Technology Service Management / Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITSM/ITIL) principles and strategies.

    a.       Resource planning

    b.      Change management

    c.       Knowledge Bases

    d.      Continuous Improvement

    e.       Incident/Request management tools.



    School/Community Relations:


  • Participate in community activities, to the extent feasible and appropriate, that foster rapport and mutual respect between the district and the community.
  • Communicate with the Chief of Technology and Innovation on a regular basis on the status of current projects.

    Professional Growth and Development:


  • Continually stay abreast of emerging technologies and make recommendations for future needs.
  • Participate in professional organizations that provide synergy and quality benefits to the department.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior at all times.


    Supervises and evaluates the following professionals:

    ·         Service Desk Operators

    ·         Assistant Director of Information Systems

    ·         Computer Programmer / Analysts



    A minimum of 5 years of experience in the management or supervision of medium to large scale Information Technology environments is required.  Experience in an educational environment is an asset.

    SALARY:   $93,924.00 - $129,705.00 / Per Year
    WORK HOURS:  FROM -   TO -
    GRADE / STEP:  

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