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KIPP Jacksonville Schools prepare students from Jacksonville’s North and Westside communities with the knowledge, skills, habits, and character for success in college and life. KIPP Jacksonville is comprised of three schools in Jacksonville, Florida: KIPP Impact Middle School, KIPP VOICE Elementary, and KIPP Jacksonville Elementary. We currently educate more than 1,300 students, with an ever growing waitlist. Currently, KIPP Impact Middle School educates fifth through seventh grade, KIPP VOICE Elementary educates kindergarten through fourth grade, and KIPP Jacksonville Elementary educates kindergarten through fourth grade.

KIPP Jacksonville Schools employs more than 150 full-time staff at our campus, three miles west of downtown Jacksonville. We seek educators and colleagues that represent our core values of high expectations, growth mindset, commitment to team, trust, joy, and sustainability. To learn more about what it is like to work and teach at KIPP Jacksonville Schools, please visit To see all openings, visit our Regional Job Board at

Title: Director of Data and Infrastructure
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Directly Manages: Data Manager; IT Manager
Position type: Year-Round; Full-Time; Salaried
Team: KIPP Jacksonville Shared Services team
Estimated Start Date: June 1, 2020

The Director of Data and Infrastructure is the primary liaison between the requirements and goals of the Academic and Operations Team as it relates to using and maintaining data for the region. You will ensure data systems are established and optimized, oversee technology infrastructures, and manager projects that span across different teams in the region.

The ideal candidate will understand K-12 or higher education, have a proven track record of building organizational capacity to integrate data into decision-making, and the capacity to analyze existing systems by engaging staff and lead to process improvements. This position is part of the Shared Services team and is a year-round employee. Typical hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Skills and responsibilities

Data Optimization
  • Maintains and optimizes student data systems, and integrates multiple data systems to allow staff to answer key business questions
  • Oversees the development and management of the KIPP Jacksonville data and research agenda
  • Identifies appropriate department level owners of various data functions and coordinates the necessary training and support on these functions.
Maximizing Technology for Learning
  • Collaborates with the Senior Director of Curriculum and Instruction and school leaders to develop and implement technology strategy and appropriate professional development to maximize the teaching and learning potential of the data and technology investments
Overseeing District Technology Infrastructures
  • Oversees KIPP Jacksonville’s technology infrastructure including network, storage and communication tools
  • Oversees development and improvement of device management systems and processes
General Department Leadership
  • Manages a team of others
  • Engages in long term strategic planning for the data and technology department in alignment with the KIPP Jacksonville growth strategy
  • Plans and advocates for the budget needed to acquire and maintain all major technology systems
  • Manages relationship with all technology vendors to ensure programmatic and financial value of those contracts and agreements
  • Stays abreast of and advises the senior leadership team on technology new and the technology implications of district and state educational initiatives
  • Develops, supervises, and evaluates staff responsible for technology-related customer services, help desk services, school technical support, office technical support, and customer-relationship management
  • Ensures team provides Superior Stakeholder Service to all parties within and outside of KIPP Jacksonville Schools
  • Other duties as assigned by their manager


  • Location:
  • Salary:
    , Commensurate with experience
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technology, Technology Education, Education with Technology related coursework or other equivalent field;
  • Demonstrated mastery of Microsoft Excel
  • A minimum of six (6) years of related management and leadership experience in the industry
  • Technical skill that includes: 
    • Fluency in a SQL language and 3+ years of experience in scripting language
    • Hands on experience designing and building reports using applications such as Crystal Reports, SSRS and Tableau.
    • Proven experience in the design and development of complex solutions using Microsoft SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS and SSAS.
    • Strong skills in converting business requirements into technical design specifications and technical documentation skills.
    • Working knowledge of Visual Studio.
    • Highly proficient in relational database design, Transact SQL, MDX and stored procedure development.
    • Extensive experience in data modeling (normalized and multidimensional) & architecture
    • Experience collecting data from external sources (, Web Services, file based, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and achieve results within required time, functionality, performance, quality and budget requirements
  • Understanding of system analysis, design, development, testing and quality assurance methodologies
  • Ability to quickly learn KIPP Jacksonville’s policies, regulations, and practices including our core values of high expectations, a growth mindset, commitment to team, trust, joy, and sustainability
  • Ability to write external functional specifications
  • Ability to assess, develop, and manage effective performance teams
  • Excellent skills in the areas of technical, process improvement, team-building, and oral and written communications
  • Some understanding of a variety of technology architectures including web-based architectures, client/server and centralized computing models
  • Extensive experience analyzing large datasets, with high accuracy and attention to detail

Preferred qualifications

Highly Preferred Qualifications:
  • An advanced degree in Technology, Technology Education, Education with Technology or related coursework
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement current information technologies and best practices
  • Coursework or training in data analysis and visualization; knowledge of coding/programming