Chief Technology Officer – Skokie, IL

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Job Description

Niles Township High School District 219 
TITLE: Chief Technology Officer
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
SUPERVISES: Technology Department

The Chief Technology Officer shall provide vision and leadership to the District’s technologies to improve student achievement by building capacity and implementing fully integrated technology, to support engaging learning practices within the curriculum while providing and supporting systems and services that include technical support, web services, application development, technical infrastructure, hardware, systems management, networks, communication, security and data systems. 


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent area of technology 
  2. 5-8 years experience in the Information Technology industry with at least 3 years in a leadership role 
  3. Proven record of delivering successful IT projects within the constraints of budget, schedule and scope 
  4. Core understanding of IT services, technology infrastructure, IT Security & Data systems, organizational alignment 


  1. Possess or in process of obtaining masters or doctoral degree 
  2. Industry certifications in networking such as CCNA, CCNP 
  3. Security certifications such as Ethical Hacker CEH, PCNSE, CISSP 
  4. IT Service management Certification such as ITIL Foundation or higher 
  5. Strong knowledge of data systems and database management or certification such as MCDBA, MCSE 


  1. Communicator – Effective and appropriate exchanges with others through a variety of media 
  2. Exhibits Professional Courage – Able to accept or avoid risks and challenges 
  3. Results-oriented – Consistently achieves goals and completes projects 
  4. Innovator – Creates unique solutions to developing opportunities, challenges, and problems 
  5. Flexible and Adaptable – Responds to changing needs assigned by the Superintendent and the Superintendent’s Cabinet 
  6. Establish and execute strategic vision for the District and Department 
  7. Stakeholder management and customer-centered approach to leadership 

The Chief Technology Officer is responsible for the leadership of D219 Technology Department. This position reports directly to the Superintendent. In addition to various duties that may be assigned by the Superintendent, the Chief Technology Officer: 

  • Leads the team and oversees administrative and technical support for attaining strategic plan goals relating to curriculum, staff development, and instructional technology; 
  • Participates as a thought partner, advocate and contributing leader of the Cabinet Team and District Administration; 
  • Oversees all technology initiatives and projects to ensure strategic alignment to the District’s vision and goals; 
  • Maintains healthy strategic relationships with critical stakeholders such as Cabinet, student organizations, and staff; 
  • Ensures the District maintains a detailed cybersecurity plan that includes infrastructure, processes, policies, documentation, training, phishing campaigns, etc.; 
  • Oversees the safety, integrity and reliability of all data systems to ensure adequate measures are in place based on best practices such as auditing, role-based access, two-factor authentication, etc.; 
  • Ensures the IT department maintains a fully documented disaster recovery and continuity of operations plan, data backups and disaster drills; 
  • Ensures the IT department maintains operations excellence through industry recommended practices such as audits of processes, practices and procedures; and evaluates the use of best practices in the District related to technology; 
  • Ensures the IT service desk maintains a strong and proactive customer-centric approach to service, change management and incident management; 
  • Leads the Technology Committee for School Improvement and ensures student and staff voice in technology selection; 
  • Maintains and communicates the predictability of District’s hardware and software replacement cycles and roadmaps; 
  • Procures federal grants and other funding opportunities made available to the District; 
  • Oversees and serves as program/project manager for all IT projects, ensuring that project requirements align with stakeholder expectations; manages risks, dependencies and schedule; communicates project status to Cabinet and Board of Education 
  • Collaborates in the development and enforcement of District policies and their application to technology matters within the District; 
  • Oversees the planning, selection, purchase, distribution, security and inventory of all hardware, communications equipment and software to support the District’s instructional, administrative and operational goals; 
  • Oversees the development and makes recommendations regarding the district technology budget; 
  • Performs other duties assigned by the Superintendent. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; operate a computer; and reach with hands and arms and will frequently repeat the same hand, arm or finger motion such as when typing. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and frequent use of a computer display. The employee may occasionally lift more than 45 pounds such as microcomputers, monitors and printers. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually low. Work is usually at one job site. However, tasks and job demands may require the employee to travel to another site for short periods of time. Work is done indoors. 

EMPLOYMENT: 260 workday
SALARY RANGE: Regionally Competitive

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the District procedures on administrative evaluation. 

Candidate must apply on-line at 

Niles Township High Schools District 219 is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of District 219 to decide all matters relating to employment solely on the basis of the applicant’s ability to perform the essential functions of the position. District 219 ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, religion, age or handicap. 

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. 

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