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Director of Technology, San Francisco University High School:

I held this position from 2002-2006.

San Francisco University High School (UHS) seeks to appoint an experienced Director of Technology.

Reporting to the Head of School, manages IT infrastructure supporting all academic, administrative and development functions of the school. Supervises direct staff of three and coordinates with Academic Technology Coordinator and the Academic Dean. The school is a dual platform environment. The network consists primarily of HP Proliant servers running Windows 2008 Server in a VMWare environment with a Hitachi SAN with 8 Terrabytes of storage. Distribution is through a Cisco-based campus-wide gigabit Fiber-optic backbone supporting wired and wireless access for approx. 230 workstations. The school is implementing a campus-wide 1-1 iPad program in the fall of 2011.

The successful candidate will have experience in an academic environment and demonstrated success in technology administration and project management. Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with varying levels of technical sophistication is very important.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Jim Chestnut
San Francisco University High School
3065 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

or email to jim.chestnut@sfuhs.org

No phone calls please!

Hiring: Systems Administrator

We have a great opportunity for a qualified server/network specialist to work in a friendly, high-performing PS-12 school community.

Apply for this position


Apply by:       March 10, 2011

Reports to:   Director of Information Technology


The Systems Administrator has primary responsibility for network and server hardware and software support and secondary responsibility for user workstation hardware and software support. Serves as a member of the IT Team.


  • Manage mixed-platform server environment including Windows (25), Debian Linux (2), and Mac OS X (1) servers. Troubleshoot and resolve server hardware and software problems. Perform routine server maintenance tasks (check error logs, install patches, monitor capacity and performance). Manage configuration of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP. file, database, and other services as necessary in response to school needs. Manage server group policies and permissions to ensure network security. Perform server upgrades and migrations as necessary. Manage backup software and hardware systems to ensure consistent, reliable backup of server and client data. Manage configuration of additional server software applications such as voicemail, inventory, database, and deployment systems.
  • Manage the Avaya phone and voicemail systems, including maintenance, support, and upgrade (as needed). Maintain the proper configuration of phone numbers, extensions, ports, and voicemail options. Keep current the published phone numbers list. Anticipate upcoming needs and adjust system capacity appropriately.
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain Cisco, Aruba, Sophos, SonicWall, and SafeConnect network infrastructure systems (switches, routers, wireless access points, cabling, antivirus, wireless access control system).
  • Provide end-user workstation hardware and software support, particularly troubleshooting, workstation-network interactions, best practices for image creation, and on-demand training in a mixed-platform, multi-function environment. Place and manage service calls with network infrastructure vendors as necessary.
  • Create and maintain internal systems documentation including hardware and software maintenance records, inventory records, and a procedures resource book. Maintain organized library of electronic resources including software and documentation.
  • Respond to technical requests from the Director of Information Technology and other IT staff in a timely manner. Regularly communicate project status and take responsibility for project completion.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge, skills and abilities on new and emerging technologies that improve efficiency and effectiveness included but not limited to new operating systems, methods, systems, hardware and software. Make recommendations for proceeding in new directions where appropriate.
  • Complete server and network maintenance work after hours and on weekends (on rare occasions when necessary).


The Systems Administrator is primarily responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the school’s server and network environment. The successful candidate must adapt to the academic calendar and its seasonal priorities, be comfortable with and adept at multitasking, exercise sound judgment in establishing priorities, regularly communicate with other members of the technology staff, participate in shared decision-making, work independently and effectively manage his/her time.  The ability to communicate and work effectively in an academic setting with teachers, students, and administrators of widely varying skills and abilities is critical.

This is not a supervisory position.


Daily interaction with the Catlin Gabel community including: faculty, staff, students and parents.  Communications include face-to-face, phone and electronic interactions.


Experience with Windows Server, Windows 7, Linux Debian, and Macintosh OS X operating systems.

Experience configuring and supporting Cisco and Aruba or equivalent local area network hardware.

Experience installing and upgrading hardware components such as RAID, NIC, RAM, and hard drives.

Experience with laptop and mobile device support.

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks successfully with strong attention to detail.

Ability to work with a wide variety of people who have a wide range of skill levels and abilities.

Ability to explain problems in non-technical terms.

Ability to work independently, smoothly, even when under pressure with several issues needing attention.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Possess great team skills to work on group projects and other collaborative efforts.


BS/BA in Information Services/Technology, Computer Science or related field, or previous experience with systems administration and individual in-person support.


Office environment. Occasional heavy lifting up to 50lbs. Walking required between multiple buildings on campus. Interface with young children through adults. Time spent on phone. Working with people in person. Time spent working on computers.

Seeking CMS Graphic Designer

Catlin Gabel seeks a graphic designer on a contract basis for a new version of the school’s web site, www.catlin.edu. This person will produce an original graphic design suitable for a content management system and consistent with the school’s existing style guide for print materials. The design will contribute to the vitality, accessibility, and usability of the new site. The project will be limited to graphic design and a small amount of interaction design — the information architecture is already in place. The school already possesses a considerable amount of photographic imagery for use in the site. The final deliverable may be either a layered Photoshop document or a complete Drupal theme, depending on the designer’s skills and experience.

To apply, please send:
– A letter describing your interest in this project
– A résumé of your graphic design experience and training
– A description of your web graphic design process
– The URL of a portfolio of your web site graphic design work
– References for prior web site design clients

We will select finalists and then request from each a project bid and interview (in-person or Skype).

Richard Kassissieh
Director of Information Technology
Catlin Gabel School
kassissiehr (at) catlin.edu

Seeking Drupal Consultant

Catlin Gabel seeks a Drupal expert on a consulting basis to advise and assist school technology staff with the development of a new version of our public-facing web site, www.catlin.edu. The consultant will explain Drupal best practices to the school’s development team, provide suggestions for techniques to solve specific problems, and directly assist with site configuration and programming as needed. Please visit ww3.catlin.edu for examples of the ideas we are currently exploring.

To apply, please send:
– A letter describing your interest in this project
– A résumé of your Drupal development experience and computer science education
– The URLs of sites that you have developed and/or a web-based portfolio
– References to prior Drupal site clients, especially in the nonprofit and education sectors

We will select finalists based on these materials and then request an in-person or Skype interview.

Richard Kassissieh
Director of Information Technology
Catlin Gabel School
kassissiehr (at) catlin.edu

Putney School (VT) seeks technology director

Director of Technology

The Putney School, a progressive secondary boarding school, has an opening for a Director of Technology. The job provides considerable scope for innovative leadership within a forward looking educational community.

The Director will:
• Oversee school-wide data structures, policies and procedures;
• Provide vision and strategic direction to the department;
• Oversee and manage technology staff;
• Work with all major departments (i.e. Development, Admissions, etc.) to make the best use of technology
• Manage budgets;
• Oversee inventory and planned refresh of the infrastructure;
• Develop and maintain a strategic plan (both academic and administrative);
• Cultivate vendor relationships;
• Be a portal into the rest of the technology world (i.e. professional development, site visits, staying current on new technologies and “best practices”);
• Act as an “internal consultant” to the Director, Trustees, faculty, students and parents.
• Be able to step in where needed for network administration, solving problems as they arise, and working with teachers in the academic realm.

The ideal candidate:
• Has interest and demonstrated ability in an educational setting, sense of humor, flexibility, energy, collegiality, and the ability to work effectively with a team.
• Has the ability to learn quickly and teach effectively
Minimum requirements:
• At least two years in a comparable supervisory and management position.
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong technical skills

The Putney School seeks to promote diversity in its program and hiring. We recognize that a diverse faculty and staff is crucial to the success and continued relevance of the school.

Please send a cover letter, resume and list of references by April 10, 2008 to:

Emily Jones, Director