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Chief Information Officer (Immediate Opening

Company: IDEA Public Schools
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Chief Information Officer (Immediate Opening) Headquarters WESLACO, TEXAS SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS AUSTIN, TEXAS EL PASO, TEXAS FORT WORTH, Texas HOUSTON, TEXAS BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA MIDLAND, TEXAS Description Position at IDEA Public Schools About IDEA Public Schools : At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities! IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve-- over 65,000 --students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions an d new launches in --Tampa Bay , FL --(2021) ,-- and-- Jacksonville, FL (2022) ! When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality. To learn more about IDEA, check out this video .
Role Mission: The Chief-- Information-- Officer-- (C I O)-- is-- the --senior leader-- responsible-- for-- empower ing --IDEA staff to enrich our students' educational experience for a successful transition into college and citizenship, through the effective use of technology and by providing a reliable,-- secure --and robust infrastructure and innovative and scalable-- information-- solutions. The CIO is part of the senior leadership team reporting to the Chief Executive Officer at IDEA, and the Information team supports --and enables all of --our-- topline organizational goals-- including --college matriculation, financial stewardship,-- student achievement, staff-- and teacher retention, and enrollment.-- This is a national role and candidates should be able to reside in one of IDEA's named or future locations: the Rio Grande Valley, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Houston, Tarrant County, Permian Basin, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Tampa, Jacksonville, or Cincinnati.--

Accountabilities Provide reliable, scalable , --secure, --and cost - effective infrastructure services

  • Keeps pace with market innovation and leads network infrastructure improvements across the organization
    • Ensures ongoing savings in total cost of ownership (TCO) for technology equipment, software platforms , --and the overall network-- infrastructure
    • Provides and supports the network and infrastructure services for Head q uarters and Campuses across all of IDEA with an ensured availability of 99.5% uptime
    • Ensures there is consistent services being delivered to our campuses and minimiz es /eliminat es --any outages during critical business hours
    • Ensur es --all applications are monitored and steps are taken proactively for issue prevention rather than issue resolution
    • Provid es --the adequate tools and training all users across IDEA to ensure there is a culture of understanding and ownership of Information Security and Privacy Practices
      • Ensur es --adequate technical safeguards, policies , --and procedures are in place to protect IDEA-- data Continuously leverage existing, emerging, and innovative technologies to enhance, improve, and streamline business processes with goal of reducing cost per student year over year --and ensuring highest level of services and support to staff and students
        • Leverages emerging commoditized trends in technology services to build a scalable yet cost - effective technology practice --for staff and students as part of our 1:1 technology model
        • Ensures overall costs are constantly monitored and technology spending is itemized by service line
          • Ensures a streamlined procurement model that combines best in class technology services at the lowest possible price
          • Establishes and ensures a customer service model among field technicians at the campus levels --and provides the training and development needed to sustain service as we scale
          • Builds and improves the operating mechanisms to provide top notch customer support year around at the campuses Enable centralized collaboration across IDEA with effective collaboration strategies, tools , --and operating mechanisms
            • Identifies key needs of the collaboration platforms within IDEA and ensures the tool continues to meet the end user needs
            • Builds and fosters a culture of constant improvement with the platforms to stay relevant and useful to end user community
            • Driv es --adoption for the collaboration tool and-- process Partner with other senior leaders to ensure IDEA achieves its top-line goals
              • Leads IDEA's data management strategy, by developing cross-functional frameworks for ensuring data accuracy and integrity, implementing cross-functional system integration, and creating the infrastructure for readily available, timely and relevant access to-- data
              • Provide s --financial, instructional, and operational data systems and analytics to accurately predict costs and-- needs
              • Partner s --with budget and finance to build analytical tools for new region pro forma and operating models to accurately predict costs and-- needs
              • Inform s --Advancement/Growth team with key metrics and KPIs to properly assess risk of potential-- regions
              • Unif ies --local demographic trends, student persistence, attendance, and academic success to set ambitious targets for expansion and early scaling success
                • Provide s --rich analysis for national and regional boards to inform growth with quality and future-- actions
                • Effectively build s --usable products-- to-- ensure highest levels of adoption-- o f the tools in day - to - day operations
                • Fosters a culture of the right balance of build vs buy to be cost effective yet innovative where IDEA leads the way Live values of IDEA
                  • Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students-- are capable of getting --to and through college--
                  • Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
                  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve-- quickly
                  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
                  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
                    • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships-- in order to --achieve outcomes Supervisory Responsibilities :
                      • M anages --the --Information Technology, Information Systems, and Data Analytics teams Qualifications:
                        • Education:-- --Bachelor's degree required
                        • Experience: 1 0 + years of professional experience , with at least 5 years of senior leadership experience --leading growing teams with a strong record of results Competencies
                          • Exceptional quantitative and technical skills
                          • Processes, Methodologies, and Tools
                          • Quality Management and Assurance
                          • Systems Design
                          • Training design and development
                            • Data analysis
                            • Project management
                            • Product management
                            • Strong written and oral communication skills
                            • Survey/polling administration and analysis
                              • Knowledge of-- R (or industry accepted equivalent)
                              • Leading and developing specialist teams IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000. You have been redirected to a IDEA Public Schools job page

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