Job: Chief Technology Officer

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Posted: 01/18/2018

Job Reference #: 8643

Job Description

Openings as of 1/19/2018

  • Chief Technology Officer JobID: 8643
  • Position Type:
    Administrative/Chief Information Officer

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Superintendent‘s Office

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled

  • Certification Status:


    The Tucson Unified School District is an urban school district encompassing 230 square miles in southeast Arizona, Pima County. The District serves 47,347, 61% Hispanic, 21% white, 9% African American, 4% Native American, 2% Asian American, remaining 3% multi-racial/ethnic heritage. In the upcoming 2017-18 school year, the District will be operating 10 high schools, 10 middle schools, 47 elementary schools, 16 K-8 schools, 6 alternative schools and 2 infant and Early Learning Centers, for a total of 89 schools and programs.

    Established in 1867, TUSD is committed to excellence in student and staff performance providing a safe and collaborative learning environment which supports academic achievement and social development for all students.

    The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) provides technology vision and strategic leadership for the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) including policy formulation and executive management covering all aspects of information technology of the organization. The CTO is a member of the TUSD Superintendent’s Leadership Team and in this capacity is responsible for aligning technology vision with academic and administrative computing needs and serves as the primary advisor to the Superintendent and Superintendent’s Leadership Team to this end. The CTO will provide staff project and budgetary management of all District TS services to meet the District’s academic and administrative computing needs. The scope of responsibility also includes the supervision, direction and evaluation of functional areas and staff within the Technology Services Department.

    Master’s degree in Information Systems Management, Computer Science, Business Management or a related field, AND
    Four years as a supervisor or manager of information systems, data management, or integrated automation and telecommunications network.


    Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management, Computer Science, Business Management or a related field, AND
    Seven years as a supervisor or manager of information systems, data management, or integrated automation and telecommunications network.


    Eleven years of progressive information systems, telecommunications/automation integration management, or information security management experience., AND
    Three years of supervisory experience.

    Knowledge of state and federal laws, policies and regulations as pertaining to K-12 level educational institutions.
    Ability to use high level interpersonal skills in order to maintain effective relationships.
    Experience in Information Systems Security planning and implementation.
    Experience developing and managing budgets.
    Experience facilitating the development and implementation of a strategic plan.
    Executive level experience and participation in development and execution of enterprise strategies.
    Experience facilitating and presenting executive level presentations.
    Verbal & written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to read and comprehend written/graphic and oral instructions.
    Work experience may be concurrent experience.

    Any combination of education, training, or experience.

    Ability to develop and foster strategic relationships with internal and external constituencies.
    Information Technology experience in a large urban educational setting or school district.

    FBI fingerprint background check (at employee’s expense).
    Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.


    Direct and manage district-wide computing and information technology strategic plans, policies, programs, and schedules for academic and business/operational systems to accomplish District goals and objectives.

    Develop strategic plans and implement the objectives of the information technology needs of the district to ensure that computer capabilities are responsive to the needs of the district’s objectives.

    Develop and establish operating policies and approaches for computing and information technology.

    Act as an advocate for the district’s IT vision via regular written and in-person communications with the district’s executives, department heads and end users.

    Prepare enterprise objectives and budgets to facilitate the orderly and efficient capture, storage, processing, and dissemination of information.

    Interact with multiple levels of managers, supervisors, and leadership on internal and external operations that are impacted by information systems and technology changes.

    Define and communicate procedures, policies, and standards for the organization for acquiring, implementing, and operating new information network systems, equipment, software, and other technologies.

    Develop, track, and control the technical services annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing, and operations.

    Develop, integrate, and implement information technology systems in a large educational environment, including but not limited to ERP, Student Information, Learning Management, Transportation, etc.

    Ensure the security of the information and information systems, communication lines, and equipment.

    Oversee the development, design, and implementation of new applications and changes to existing computer systems and software packages.

    Identify emerging information technologies to be assimilated, integrated, and introduced within the district.

    Direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

    Assess and communicate risks associated with technology-related investments and purchases.

    Establish district infrastructure standards to support and guide individual divisions/departments/sites in computing and information technology efforts.

    Coordinate with the Technology Oversight Committee for the district; take under advisement the Technology Oversight Committee’s recommendations, compile, and present final recommendation to the district.

    Promote and oversee strategic relationships between internal IT resources and external entities, including government, vendors, and partner organizations.

    Supervise recruitment, development, retention, and organization of all IT staff in accordance with corporate budgetary objectives and personnel policies.

    Adheres to all court orders, District policies and regulations, and state and federal laws.

    Communicates. Comprehends. Performs functions from written, graphic and oral instructions and from observing others. Evaluates written materials. Reads.

    Work involves the performance of duties where physical exertion is not normally required to perform all aspects of the job. Assistance is available as required to perform physically demanding tasks. Work involves sitting for extended periods of time, requires moving from one location to another, reaching, stooping, bending, and holding and grasping objects. Visual weakness must not prohibit the performance of assigned duties. Verbal communicative ability may be required of public contact positions.

    Uses office equipment such as telephone, computer, printer and copier. Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, including Work, Excel, Outlook and Power Point.

    Indoor. Office environment. Exposure to noise. Contact with employees, students and public.

    Supervisory control of staff, which includes interviewing, selecting, training, directing and appraising work, handling employee complaints, disciplining staff, and providing for safety and security.

    LOCATION - Technology Services - Tucson Unified School District - 1010 E. 10th Street
    SPT - Exempt
    12 month position
    Salary commensurate with experience

    Please be sure to upload cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference to your application

    Notice of Nondiscrimination
    Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning Governing Board, District employees, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Board does business.

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