5504 Project Manager, Unified Data Systems Project

Recruitment #PEX-5504-091305


5504 IT Project Manager II

SFUSD Department of Technology



Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSDs Graduate Profile.  Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.


What It Means to Work Here

The SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:

        Student-centered: We put students’ needs first

        Fearless: We persist through challenges

        United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths

        Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community

        Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person

We are also inspired by Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability

and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025. 

Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.


As the IT Project Manager II, you will report to the Executive Director, Project Management Office, and will work to manage enterprise projects in our Digital District portfolio which range in size from $1-5M. You will work with student, employee, and financial information divisions, our infrastructure, server, and network divisions in the Department of Technology, and non-technical stakeholders and business owners across the District to help ensure that we deliver transformational work that supports our teaching and learning goals in Transform Learning. Transform Lives. as well as our long-term, city-wide North Star, Vision 2025.


As IT Project Manager II, you will:

        Strategically execute against the Unified Data Systems (UDS) project roadmap, project plan, and budget

        Work with stakeholders across the district and broader SFUSD community to ensure their data needs are met

        Monitor progress and remove obstacles to ensure successful district-wide data governance and data  interoperability

        Manage the UDS project to successfully build the data infrastructure necessary to provide actionable insights to improve teaching and learning for every student

        Ensure everyone from C-level staff to partner vendors and consultants to school leadership are appropriately and regularly kept aware of project progress


The strongest candidates will have:

      Knowledge of San Francisco’s public schools/urban public schools and a passionate belief in SFUSD’s commitment to instructional leadership as a lever toward delivering on the SFUSD Graduate Profile and Digital District Plan

      Successful experience preparing and monitoring project budgets, including occasionally obtaining additional resources and controlling project costs;

      Experience with system architecture/infrastructure planning;

      Developing and implementing strategic and change management planning;

      Directing or managing the development of technical and functional requirements;

      Selecting and negotiating with software vendors and/or integration partners;

      Coordinating the work of a multi-disciplinary staff which may cross more than one department, technical, and functional areas;

      Managing the performance of project staff, including contractors and City and County employees;

      Developing training plans for project staff during development and for all users at implementation;

      Managing eventual deployment of the new system;

      Fluency working with and communicating to C-level leaders, technology laypeople, and technical teams including developers, engineers, database administrators, architects, and engineers;

      Familiarity with education accountability reporting (especially in California);

      Experience in a large, urban school district, or other educational or government setting is preferred;

      Certification in project management, agile product management, or process improvement methodology is preferred.


Minimum Qualifications

      A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field AND at least four (4) years of experience implementing and managing integrated information systems projects

      OR at least eight (8) years of experience implementing and managing integrated information systems projects


What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $116,597-$158,693 annually commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

How to Apply

      You will be prompted to electronically attach a cover letter, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses

      Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process.



Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.


Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District.


Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities.

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