Educational Technology Director

Website Julia Morgan School for Girls

This is a full time position for the 2021/22 school year for an Educational Tech Director.

 

The Mission of Julia Morgan School for Girls is to prepare our students to be the confident, capable, creative, and compassionate women of tomorrow.

Julia Morgan School for Girls is committed to a challenging and inspiring academic program that encourages each girl to recognize and meet her potential through individualized attention, cooperative learning, and the guidance of expert teachers.

We are dedicated to the intellectual, creative, social, and emotional growth of girls during their critical middle school years. Our goal is to provide educational opportunities and positive role models not fully afforded girls in coeducational institutions.

JMSG believes girls should graduate with a deep sense of social responsibility. The JMSG program nurtures each girl’s compassion and sense of social justice in every area of school life. The relational model is core to what we do at Julia Morgan School and therefore cooperative learning, creative expression, and valuing each girl is emphasized. In academic classes, girls are engaged in explorations of culture, as well as environmental, economic, and ethical issues.  Weekly advising check-ins and activities, cross-graded groupings called Families, all-school assemblies, along with SEL classes, develop girls’ personal and social awareness, teaching them to empathize, to give support within a community, and to tackle the complex moral issues that arise during adolescence.

 

Central to the JMSG Mission is the commitment by every member of the Julia Morgan School for Girls community, including students, parents, guardians, faculty, and staff, to do her/his part in creating a positive, respectful, and supportive community.

 

 

Title:                             Educational Technology Director

Date Modified:             March 2021

FLSA Classification:      Exempt

Supervisor:                   Head of School, member of the Leadership Circle

 

Job Objectives:

●      To develop, implement, operate, monitor, and evaluate the School’s technology curriculum

●      To enhance instruction through the effective use of technology in the classroom

●      To promote and support technology use throughout the school

 

Job Functions:

Technology Leadership

●      Provide leadership and direction for the technology department

●      Oversee technology curriculum development for faculty, staff, and students

●      Oversee and administer Technology Responsible Use and Device Agreement Policies

●      Attend administrative meetings as needed

●      Seek ways to improve instruction, student performance, and teacher performance

●      Oversee integration of technology into all three grades

●      Oversee 1:1 device program for all three grades and faculty

●      Evaluate technical skills for teacher and staff candidates

●      Continually review emerging technologies and software, identifying trends in software, curriculum, teaching strategies, and other educational areas

●      Participate in department and school task forces or committees

●      Work collaboratively with local and state independent school community

●      Develop hardware and software standards, policies, and procedures

●      Attend technology-related workshops and conferences

●      Research, evaluate, test, and select administrative and educational software including approval of student iOS apps requested by faculty

●      Oversee standardized testing digital administration and manage support as needed

●      Collaborate with administrative team to run campus and online events

●      Collaborate with administrators and communication director to deliver materials via school website

●      Collaborate with STEAM team to integrate technology including community events like Family STEAM Night

●      Proactively communicate with parents around teen social media trends

●      Interface with Network Consultant as needed

●      Oversee technical support queue and help technology assistant prioritize tickets

●      Work collaboratively with the Finance and Facilities teams to develop and plan technology budgets and major A/V projects[MOU1]

 

 

Technology Training

●      Encourage and inspire teachers to use new technologies creatively

●      Observe teachers using technology in their classrooms and provide feedback

●      Assess technology skill level of teachers, administrators and staff and provide training as needed

●      Provide tips to increase productivity through the use of technology

●      Provide faculty training for the student iPad and online/hybrid programs

●      Develop faculty, staff, administrator, and student technology competency skills

●      Provide professional development sessions and workshops for faculty, staff, students and parents, both in large and small groups including 1 on 1 training

●      Administer and train new faculty & staff on school-wide emergency notification system

●      Collaborate with registrar and dean to set up and train assessment tools (progress reports, report cards)

 

Technology Integration

●      Collaborate with teachers to support their use of technology in delivery of curricula through a variety of instructional methods

●      Work with teachers toward achieving technology-related learning objectives through the use of various hardware, software, and Internet resources

●      Create and provide learning resources for faculty and staff, including web sites, tutorials, and interactive programs that support technology integration

●      Create and provide media literacy and citizenship resources for faculty and advisory program, including web sites, tutorials, and interactive programs; collaborate with advisory and R.I.S.E team on related issues

●      Guide and encourage teachers to develop their own resources and provide additional support of their efforts as needed

●      Assist teachers in developing and purchasing curriculum and content that utilize educational technology resources

●      Research, evaluate, test, and recommend new hardware, software and web-based tools

●      Teach 6th, and 7th grade technology & tools, and 8th grade Arts Elective classes

●      Coach and manage After School Technology Enrichment activities including Robotics & Coding Competitions

●      Lead multi-grade T.E.C.H. Club

●      Supervise iPad Cornerstone Lounge

●      Design and implement monthly hands-on projects for three Tinkering Stations

 

 

Technical Requirements:

●      Extensive working knowledge of computer hardware, software, peripherals, and related technologies as they apply to K-12 education

●      A minimum of 5 years’ experience with GAFE/Google Admin including Google Classroom as LMS

●      Working knowledge of school SIS and Web platform (currently Blackbaud)

●      Working knowledge of infrastructure requirements and components for LAN’s, WAN’s and the Internet

●      Strong technology literacy

●      Ability to creatively and effectively solve technical problems

●      Experience managing technology infrastructures

●      Ability to explain complex technical jargon to general audiences

●      A minimum of 5 years’ experience troubleshooting and using Mac OS and iOS

●      Knowledge of relational database structures

●      Knowledge of network operating systems

 

 

 

Job Requirements:

●      Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)

●      Experience and passion for working with middle-school aged girls

●      High level of professional confidentiality

●      Ability to work with multiple distractions and changing priorities

●      Initiative

●      Ability to inspire teachers and students to embrace the use of technology

●      Interest in and experience as a technology lifelong learner

●      Excellent verbal and written communication skills

●      Demonstrated leadership skills

●      Flexible, resilient and collaborative

●      Partnership with parents that supports students

●      Fulfilling Teacher/Staff responsibilities as defined in the JMSG Employee Handbook and Employment Agreement

●      Available for occasional night and weekend work

 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

●      Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts

●      May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time

●      Be able to occasionally lift up to 40 lbs.

●      Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled office environment

●      Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold

Please send a cover letter and resume to Pam Maycroft at pmaycroft@juliamorganschool.org or to Katie Topper at ktopper@juliamorganschool.org.

 

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