IT Systems Manager (12 Months)

The Foundation Schools
Largo, MD
May 02, 2022
Jun 01, 2022
Full Time

The Foundation Schools is a special education day school which delivers innovative school programs and support services for children and adolescents with emotional disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and other learning challenges. For over 40 years, the combination of academic support and therapeutic services has given our students a chance to reach their full potential. The Foundation Schools has schools in Gaithersburg, Largo and Landover, Maryland that serve over 200 students in grades K-12. We are currently accepting resumes for IT Systems Manager candidates for our program in Largo location. This is a 12 month position.

The mission of The Foundation Schools is to provide a highly specialized educational and therapeutic program for students preparing them to be productive and successful in their future academic and career paths. The Foundation Schools employs special education strategies and techniques to provide quality instruction that results in the students’ mastery of approved curriculum and that promotes social, emotional and cognitive learning. We effectively manage student behavior through implementation of behavior management systems, school rules and policies.

Our Core Values’ provide a strong foundation for our programs, are integrated into our positive behavior intervention system, drive our actions and guide our staff and students daily to TWIRL (Teamwork, Work Ethic, Integrity, Respect, and Leadership). We offer a supportive working environment with small class sizes and excellent resources.

The Foundation Schools offers a comprehensive benefit package including tuition assistance and a generous retirement package. Visit our website at for more information.


The IT Systems Manager is responsible for the Student Information System (SIS) and data compliance. This position is responsible for supporting data development, data tracking, compliance auditing and conducting company needs analysis in coordination with school leadership. The IT Systems Manager will support the integration of the SIS with other organization systems. 

FLSA STATUS: Exempt employee

SUPERVISION: IT Systems Managers are supervised by the Director of Information Technology



    Manage the student information systems (SIS) and all the educational systems adopted by the organization Ensure that student and staff data are consistent across the systems Create and maintain student data reports integrating data across multiple systems Train internal stakeholders to ensure critical knowledge of systems management and report creation throughout the organization Contribute to the development and management of operations data systems Lead the evaluation and adoption of a comprehensive data collection and reporting platform that integrates data from other departments  Work with the Development Department to produce reports to support the department’s initiatives Collaborate with colleagues and program teams to determine opportunities for improvement in data collection and usage. Research issues and develop recommendations and implement plans to execute resolutions Develop and maintain systems and processes to ensure that students’ onboarding and offboarding processes are performed in compliance with company policies Ensure all school information systems and databases are following HIPPA and FERPA regulations Utilize data systems to manage reporting of federal and state compliance data within deadlines Work with management to make changes and ensure accuracy of reporting to stakeholders Serve as the backup to the IT Specialist to assist staff with software platforms and manage student and staff accounts Maintain student confidentiality in accordance with The Foundation Schools Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Statement and student record confidentiality procedures Demonstrate knowledge of special education laws and regulations regarding confidential student information and ensure information is shared only when appropriate and in accordance with company policies and procedures, as well as with all federal, state, and local laws  Actively participate in committees, meetings, supervision, and professional development activities Consistently model and implement the company’s core values to drive actions and to guide our students to incorporate Teamwork, Work Ethic, Integrity, Respect, and Leadership into positive behaviors while at work Comply with all of The Foundation Schools’ policies, rules, protocols, and procedures Complete other duties as assigned


Education, Experience and Certification

    Bachelor’s degree in a related field, IT certification or related course work is preferred Minimum of three years of related experience in data tracking, data management, analysis and reporting Previous experience in database administration Skill managing large data sets and exposure to data analytics software Experience creating reports for dissemination and analysis Experience in operationalizing the process of creating and accessing important data

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