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IT Manager

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Willows Preparatory School
Seattle, WA, United States
Date Added: Jun 21, 2023

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IT Manager

REPORTS TO: Executive Head of School/Head of School

STATUS: Exempt/Salaried


Bellevue Children’s Academy (PK-4) & Willows Preparatory School (5-12) is a private school for children in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade with an enrollment of more than 850 students. We offer an individualized and coordinated IB curriculum PK-12 with an emphasis on core academic subjects. Our students are academically advanced, working one to two grade levels ahead of state expectations. Our curriculum is set against international standards, not state standards, further preparing our children to be dynamic and advanced thinkers and learners. Our class sizes are small and do not exceed 15 students. BCA/WPS is a member of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a consortium of 50 high-performing international schools located across the globe.

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Well-being and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

Purpose of Role

The IT Manager facilitates the integration of digital tools and best practices into instruction and administrative systems. Both a big picture thinker and a hands-on implementer, the IT Manager engages with administrators, educators, parents, and students, and IT contractors to extend responsible, and creative use of technology for Bellevue Children’s Academy (BCA) / Willows Preparatory School (WPS).

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with International Schools Partnership (ISP, the parent company of the WPS school leadership team to develop and implement a strategic vision for the use of technology in both the academic and infrastructural areas.
  • Oversee all administrative aspects of technology programs and services at the School, including infrastructure implementation and maintenance, and support of educators and staff in the use of different areas of technology.
  • Provide current, cutting-edge information to support decision-making on academic and administrative technology matters.
  • Perform proper troubleshooting and maintenance work and determine whether a problem needs outside help or can be fixed in-house.
  • Coordinate and integrate ISP-wide policies and technical requirements, and ensure they are effectively applied by working with IT contractors and in-house employees as needed.
  • Ensure that all educators and students have access to the appropriate technology tools to perform their tasks with the best possible efficiency and ease of access.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience and Requirements

  • Experience in managing Microsoft 365 platform, Azure AD environment, networking, scripting, and IP Phones.
  • Root cause analyses and technical troubleshooting.
  • Writing technical requirements.
  • Project management.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Customer focus, and collaborative leadership.
  • B.S. or Equivalent Degree in the field of Computer/Technology.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in the technology field, preferably 5 years of experience in a technology leadership position.

E-Verify Participation:

WPS and ISP participate in E-Verify and will provide the Federal Government with your form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

WPS/ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

WPS and ISP are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years of employment history.

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