San Francisco Unified School District serves over 57,000 public school students. Its Department of Technology provides more than just IT services - they are thought leaders who are transforming how education and administration is delivered for the 21st century.

This newly-created role will oversee four teams (totaling about 30 people) and report directly to the Chief Technology Officer.

The ED for Data Infrastructure and Systems will be the District’s top authority for our technical infrastructure, systems, applications, development, and data and analytics. In this role, you will oversee the foundations of SFUSD’s transformation into a Digital District.

Skills and responsibilities

The Executive Director will perform or oversee the majority of the SFUSD’s systems and data infrastructure lifecycle and ongoing administration functions, including needs and feasibility analysis, cost-benefit analysis, structured systems analysis and design, technology and software assessment, project planning and management, system consolidation and deployment, implementation and testing, conversion to production status, technical and procedural documentation, and collaborate on user training and support and post-implementation assessment and administration.
This individual will supervise teams responsible for managing and supporting student systems, server, business applications, and data/analytics. In addition, the Executive Director will work cross-functionally with many other departments and staff the district workgroups created to work collaboratively on systems alignment and integration and, based on the analysis completed to-date, continue to implement, develop, and improve SFUSD’s data maturity across the organization.


  • Location:
    San Francisco
  • Salary: , This position is eligible for employer-paid benefits worth ~$40-50,000, primarily health insurance and pension
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

Applicants must have a BA/BS and 5+ years of relevant leadership experience. We also hope to find someone with experience managing managers, using various development methodologies, working with AWS and other cloud vendors, and managing change.

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Senior experience (7+ years) managing 4+ managers and teams
  • Senior experience (7+ years) with various devops methodologies including waterfall and agile
  • Senior experience (7+ years)  with global cloud-based product delivery, particularly AWS, is highly desired
  • Successful leader of change in highly complex, dispersed organizations