Technology Systems Manager

California Association of Independent Schools

The California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) is the leading organization of independent schools in California.  The Association serves and strengthens its schools by setting standards of academic quality and ethical conduct, by providing for the professional growth of faculty, administrators, and trustees, and by promoting ethnic and socio-economic diversity.

Technology has become an increasingly vital component of the organization’s mission and services to member schools.  One important system is the CAIS accreditation portal, which is a web application that was built in partnership with a third-party development firm.  The accreditation portal has been so successful that other regional associations have licensed the portal.  Meanwhile, CAIS maintains an active website and multiple FileMaker databases, all of which power various internal and external-facing data-driven projects and tasks.

CAIS seeks a technology-focused, customer-centered systems manager who can lead the overall environment of applications and databases deployed at CAIS, but also work at the tactical level when necessary to ensure that each system is working properly and meeting end-user needs.  This position reports to the executive director and begins in July, or earlier by mutual agreement.  This is an on-site position; CAIS offices are in Burbank, CA.

Priority will be given to applications received by March 26.  For more information please download the opportunity statement, which contains complete application instructions:


Post Date: February 15, 2018

Priority given to applications received by: March 26, 2018

Start Date: July 1, 2018 (or earlier by mutual agreement)


  • Oversee the development of, and improvement to, the major CAIS technology systems, including the accreditation portal, website, and backend databases.
  • Supervise third-party technology consultants, developers, and vendors that support the major CAIS technology systems.
  • Facilitate project meetings with internal CAIS employees, third-party developers, and external stakeholders throughout the design and development cycles of the major CAIS technology systems.
  • Evaluate system performance in terms of speed, security, functionality, and errors, and ensure the implementation of any necessary fixes and improvements.
  • Support members of the CAIS team in identifying and implementing technology-based solutions that support major CAIS strategic initiatives.
  • Deliver trainings and produce support materials that help the internal and external CAIS communities leverage the technology services and systems of CAIS.
  • Manage the deployment of any hardware and software to CAIS staff members.
  • Ensure that support requests are addressed in a timely and professional manner.
  • Coordinate technical production services for CAIS events
  • Administer technology-based collaboration and communication tools for the CAIS community.
  • Other duties as assigned

CAIS is looking for candidates who can demonstrate…

  • Experience deploying and administering ERP software, applications, and/or databases.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience evaluating and overseeing third-party vendors and consultants for software development, system implementation, and/or database design.
  • Experience working with internal stakeholders to identify programmatic goals, conduct needs assessments, and evaluate and implement technology solutions.
  • Experience designing and delivering technology trainings and developing technology support materials.
  • Excellent relational and communication skills — oral and written.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset.TO APPLYFor more information please download the opportunity statement, which contains complete application instructions:


Burbank, CA
Project Management
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Posted on:
February 20, 2018

How to apply

For more information please download the opportunity statement, which contains complete application instructions: