Who we are
Springs Charter Schools are revolutionizing K-12th grade education in Southern California. Our six schools are all 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit California public charter schools serving students and families in Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Los Angeles Counties. Created in 2000 with just 17 students, Springs has grown over the last 20 years to serve over 10,000 students at 25 learning centers and in their own homes via a sophisticated school network with both internal and external hosted services and systems. We are one of the oldest and largest Charter School networks in California and are driven to provide a personalized education to every student we serve.
Voted by staff three years running as one of the top five large workplaces in the Inland Empire in The Riverside Press-Enterprise’s Top Workplaces event, Springs Charter Schools was created to provide parents and students with a free public school choice in their education. We understand that every child is on a personalized educational journey. Our talented teachers incorporate a rich diversity of skills development, curriculum, and extracurricular activity into each day, through distance learning and in the classroom. We put students in the driver’s seat of their own educational journey by providing students personalized skills instruction, interest-based content choices and a wide variety of formats of instruction. As a charter school, we are part of the solution to a better public education system.
What you'll be responsible for
As our Senior Director of Information Technology, you will be responsible for leading a diverse group of IT professionals who are building and maintaining a suite of application and integration services that serve our 10,000+ students, their families and a staff of over 1,000. In addition, this role will be leading the team maintaining the network and support group for all devices in the school.
Under general direction from our Superintendent, your responsibilities would range from working independently on multiple complex projects to serving as a technical manager, consultant, project leader and direct supervisor of IT staff and/or contractors.
You would apply a broad range of knowledge and expertise to challenging and complex assignments, initiating projects and determining their staffing, schedule, methodology and completion metrics.
You would assign and direct the work of technology staff and/or contractors, providing consultation, advice and support to your staff on a range of new development projects, integrations between a wide variety of internally and externally hosted systems, the schools network and services, as well as providing learning technology support to thousands of students, families and staff throughout our service region.
You would act as a resource to other educators in the resolution of complex problems and issues, providing reports to senior leadership and our Board of Directors on all aspects related to the organization’s purchase, development and use of technology.
Some of responsibilities and challenges of the position
Information Technology Vision-setter
Some of the skills and knowledge you will bring to the position
What we’re offering
Not only is the job interesting and important to the world, you will receive a competitive salary.
As a charter school employee, you will participate in California Public Retirement Program (CalPERS), which provides you with a lifetime pension after retirement (assuming you spend at least five years working for us). In addition, we have a full “cafeteria” health plan with several PPO and HMO options for medical benefits, as well as Delta Dental and MES Vision.
The work you do will make an immediate impact on staff and students in our mission-driven workplace. Our school's aim is to provide a 21st century education for our kids, so your work is vital. Although not all your colleagues will understand your job duties, they will value your contributions.
Fun & Flexible is our core value
We operate by a set of 10 core values that include getting out of your comfort zone, believing the best, and keeping the workplace fun and flexible. You will have flexible working hours and location, with team camaraderie. We know this isn’t just lip-service talk, because for three years in a row, our employees have reported in the independent Top Workplaces survey that they love their boss and their team.
Temecula is an up-and-coming community in Riverside County, an hour from San Diego and 90 minutes from Los Angeles. Temecula is home to many wineries, the Pechanga Indian reservation and Casino, and events including the annual Balloon and Wine Festival, and the Temecula International Film Festival.
Not only will you get ten days of paid vacation the first year, you will also get 18-21 paid holiday days on each school year calendar, including the week between Christmas and New Year and the week of July 4th where the whole organization is closed. After your third year of service, you will receive 15 paid vacation days.
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