IT Manager/Technology Teachers

Website Houghton Academy

Private Christian School in rural Western NY

General Description:

The Information Technology Manager / Technology Teacher (ITM) contributes to fulfilling Houghton Academy’s (HA) mission by implementing his/her relational and administrative skills to support HA faculty and students’ success. The ITM oversees all areas related to Informational Technology and Instruction.

Ministry Description Summary:

He/she has a calling in his/her heart to serve God as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is assured of his/her personal worth and professional competence, both in balance with the Scriptures, leads a consecrated life before the Lord, co-workers, students, and parents, and is a committed follower of Jesus Christ. He/she shows a high degree of professionalism and responsibility in fulfilling his/her ministry as an employee of Houghton Academy.

Reports to:

Head of School (HoS)


The HoS evaluates the ITM’s performance per the HA Employee Manual and this job description.

Personal Qualifications:

A commitment to live in a Christ-like manner
A passion for supporting student success
A commitment to accuracy and details
An ability to work well with the administrators, employees, students, and parents
Professional Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field
Master’s degree preferred
Christian school experience preferred
Teaching or school employment experience preferred
Interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
Project management skills
Strong knowledge of IT systems, infrastructure, and emerging technologies
Strong knowledge of current educational technology trends, tools, and best practices
Understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices


Informational Technology:

The ITM is crucial in overseeing and managing the academy’s technology infrastructure. This includes maintaining and enhancing the efficiency of all hardware, software, and network systems to support the overall operational objectives.

Audio/Visual Management:
Oversee the management and maintenance of all audio/visual equipment, including, but not limited to, classroom, office, auditorium, and dorm-related equipment.
Serve as advisor to the Auditorium Student Tech Team.
Infrastructure Management:
Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of the organization’s IT infrastructure, including servers, networks, hardware, and software.
Ensure the security, integrity, and availability of data and information systems.
Serve as the School Information System manager and liaison with system vendors.
Project Management:
Plan, execute, and monitor IT projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.
Coordinate with various departments (e.g., Academic, Boarding, Facilities) to understand their technology needs and implement effective solutions.
Security and Compliance:
Implement and enforce security policies and procedures to safeguard HA information assets.
Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards, such as HIPAA or accreditation-specific requirements (e.g., ACSI/MSA standards).
Social Media/Website Management:
Develop a social media strategy, utilizing the Academy website and social media accounts to support HA’s public relations.
Coordinate with division leaders to ensure the implementation of the strategy to improve the Academy’s online presence continually.
Ensure social media and website content are branded consistent with HA colors, logos, USP, etc.
Strategic Planning:
Collaborate with administrators to develop and implement IT strategies that align with HA goals and objectives.
Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices to ensure the Academy remains technologically current to the best of our ability.
Technology Vendor Management:
Collaborating with the administration, evaluating, selecting, and managing relationships with external technology vendors, ensuring quality services and cost-effectiveness.
Negotiate contracts and agreements with vendors to meet the organization’s needs.
User Support:
Oversee the IT work orders, ensuring timely resolution of user issues and providing excellent service to faculty, staff, and students.
Develop and implement user training programs to enhance technology proficiency among employees and students.


While ensuring alignment with the Academy’s Essential Agreements of pedagogy as a guide to their teaching methods, the functions of the teacher are as follows:

Instructional Planning: Use the school’s curriculum, effective strategies, resources, and data to meet the needs of all students, naturally and effectively relating Christian faith to the course content.
Instructional Delivery: Effectively engages students in learning by using various instructional strategies to meet individual learning needs, demonstrating critical thinking in matters of faith and course content, and effectively assisting students in making connections between the course content and Christian faith.
Assessment of/for Learning – systematically gathers, analyzes, and uses data to measure student progress, guide instruction, and provide timely feedback.
Learning Environment: Uses resources, routines, and procedures to provide a respectful, positive, safe, student-centered environment conducive to learning, establishing a climate that fosters faith integration.
Professionalism – maintains a commitment to professional ethics, international mindedness, and the school’s mission; takes responsibility for and participates in professional growth that enhances student learning; demonstrates and models a Christian worldview that exhibits their work as an act of worship.
Student Progress – work results in acceptable and measurable student progress.

Additional Responsibilities and Expectations of Living Curriculum Educators (LCEs):

Parent Partner – respect and collaborate with parents, communicating early and often.
Spiritual Health – passionately pursuing a maturing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Relational – intentionally investing time in students and peers beyond the classroom, actively building healthy relationships.
Pursuing Excellence – frequently seeking feedback and embracing constructive criticism, open and teachable as a lifelong learner.
Service-Minded – identifying opportunities to contribute to fulfilling the Academy’s mission and continual improvement.
Positive – supportive of the Academy’s mission and promotes it enthusiastically, refusing to participate in complaining or listening to gossip.
Mature Culture – pursues restorative justice, so self-discipline and self-control dominate the Academy culture.
Responsible – readily take responsibility for motivating and inspiring themselves and others to pursue the Academy’s mission and continual improvement.

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