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Associate Director, Information Technology

Company: CESA #1
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Director, Information Technology
- Vacancy ID: 166775

Vacancy Details

Associate Director, Information Technology


Number of Openings


Close Date (11:59 p.m. Central)
Open until filled


Sandy Stefczak

Human Resources Administrator




Position Details

Position Start Date

Competitive salary, full benefits including Wisconsin Retirement

Appointment Type
Full Time

Recipient of the Top Workplaces Award for five years in a row, Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) #1 is all about students. CESAs were started over 50 years ago to partner with local school districts to provide high-quality educational and therapy services for students. Wisconsin is divided into 12 CESAs, with CESA #1 comprising six counties in southeastern Wisconsin. CESA #1 is home to 30,000 educators and more than 300,000 students. We are a critical partner to schools, providing reliable, just-in-time support. We offer over 100 kinds of services, including consultation, workshops, and staffing for districts. We are proud of our strong history supporting schools and students.

The Associate Director of Information Technology will:
- Lead, in an inclusive and integrated manner, technology services to support the operations and infrastructure of CESA 1's educational and business operations in order to improve educational equity, learning, staff capacity, service level quality, and cost effectiveness.
- Provide leadership and vision for the strategic development and management of instructional technology, computing information systems, network communications, telecommunications, media services, instructional applications, information security systems, and CESA 1's technology infrastructure.
- Recommend, evaluate, develop, and implement technology support systems for CESA 1's mission, strategic priorities, goals, and objectives.
- Direct, coordinate, and facilitate tasks needed to affect comprehensive integration of appropriate technology to support Agency operations.
- Provide leadership in identifying, assessing, and managing technology needs and staff training for CESA 1's student programs.
- Facilitate, support, and leverage the Agency's technology planning, while maintaining established processes and protocols.
- Oversee CESA 1's network infrastructure to ensure the stability, reliability, and security of systems, data, applications, and information, as well as to meet the changing technology demands of Central Office and educational program sites.
- Oversee and manage all outsourced technology services.
- Develop and maintain processes for technology procurement that include clearly defining requirements, evaluating, and maintaining vendor and partner relationships.
- Propose current and long-range goals and objectives.
- Conferring with the Technology Committee, develop and monitor the department's budget.
- Provide staff supervision and coordination, including work prioritization, professional development, coaching, monitoring, and evaluating.
- Oversee the selection, creation, and implementation of data reporting tools, online learning management, and website/virtual conferencing tools.
- Develop, recommend, and implement policies and procedures related to network hardware and software acquisition, use, support, security, and backup.
- Evaluate technology-related projects, programs, and/or products to ensure that they are of the highest quality and meet Agency, state, national, and/or grant guidelines. Recommend modifications to the Director as necessary.
- Demonstrate a continuous effort to improve operations, improve customer service, streamline and re-engineer work processes, and remain current with trends and emerging technologies.

- Master's Degree
- 3-5 years of experience as an administrator in a district / school
- Proven experience leading information technology initiatives and programming in a school district.
- Experience leading professional development modeling best practices for adult learning
- Passionate about improving education for all learners.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Innovative thinker, continually looking for ways to improve processes, programs, and outcomes.
- Self-directed learner; actively adds to his or her own knowledge and skill base.
- Strong service acumen, strives to help others.

Why Do You Do What You Do? - This is a question we ask ourselves all the time. Here are just a few of the reasons why our employees work for CESA #1.
- IMPACT: You'll work on a team that builds the capacity of learners to grow, educators to teach, leaders to lead, and schools and districts to improve, all for the benefit of children.
- BALANCE: You'll experience work/life balance from an employer that really cares. For instance, our staff engage in a robust wellness program, which has won national awards from both the American Heart Association and Humana.
- GROWTH: You'll continue your journey as a life-long learner through our comprehensive onboarding program, access to expert colleagues, and high-quality professional development.

CESA #1 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, and prohibits unlawful discrimination.

Candidate Requirements

Years of Experience


Additional Requirements

Cover Letter

Keywords: CESA #1, Waukesha , Associate Director, Information Technology, Executive , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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