The Athenian School – Director of Educational Technology

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The Athenian School



Internationalism. Democracy. Environmentalism. Adventure. Leadership. Service. These are the pillars of Round Square, an international network of 180+ schools in 50+ countries that The Athenian School co-founded. Athenian, a grades 6-12 day and boarding independent school located on 75 acres near the rolling East Bay hills of the San Francisco Bay Area, has been living out its mission of experiential learning as a Round Square school since 1966.


At Athenian, leading educational technology is more about creating an invitation for faculty to experience and explore new ideas than it is about deploying hardware for the sake of rapid change. Athenian seeks a director of educational technology who is skilled at building faculty partnerships and adept with technology design and implementation — from both an instructional and systems point of view. The job includes oversight of two IT professionals and affords the opportunity to collaborate with numerous coordinators, deans, and directors working in different co-curricular domains. The next director of educational technology at Athenian will start July 1, 2021.


For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.





Applications Accepted Starting: February 11, 2021

Application Deadline: March 12, 2021 at 5:00pm PST

Semifinal Round: March 22 and 23, 2021

Final Round: Week of April 5

Decision Announced: April 23, 2021

Start Date: July 1, 2021





Operational Oversight


  • Under the direction of the chief operational officer, oversee the daily operations of the technology department at Athenian.
  • Supervise the IT unit, which includes a director of information systems and a help desk technician.
  • Align departmental procedures, policies, and end-user support with the mission and culture of the school in such a way that builds effective bridges and partnerships with end-users.
  • Oversee the performance and integrity of the school’s enterprise data / systems environment, and coordinate major systems transitions when needed.


Faculty Partnership


  • Support and inspire teachers in both divisions to integrate technology into the core curriculum by working one-on-one with faculty to build trust and excitement.
  • Serve as an instructional design partner and mentor to teachers.
  • Design, deliver, and oversee professional development and growth experiences in the areas of technology integration and instructional design.
  • Be visible in the classroom, both with teachers to support their professional growth, and with students through a modest teaching component during the occasional experiential class, which at a school like Athenian is essential to build faculty trust.


General Leadership and Program Management


  • In partnership with other co-curricular program leaders as well as the assistant heads of school for each division, develop and implement a thoughtful 6-12 vision for instructional technology.
  • Establish and maintain local, regional, and national connections to support the strategic goals of the school’s technology program.
  • Serve on committees as directed, including the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Professional Development Committee.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




Professional Qualifications and Experience:


  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, though a graduate degree in the areas of curriculum, instruction, or educational technology would be highly desirable
  • Experience running a department, leading programs, or managing major projects and initiatives, preferably in a school’s technology environment
  • Experience leading workshops, trainings, projects, and new initiatives related to technology systems and tools aligned with an organization’s strategic objectives
  • Training or teaching experience, preferably in a 6-12 school, and a track record of successfully leveraging technology to improve instruction and learning outcomes
  • Experience managing and administering enterprise data systems and applications
  • Immersion in diversity work — both in training and in implementation — and a commitment to fostering culturally competent and inclusive learning environments


Leadership and Personal Qualities:


  • An ability to build consensus among diverse groups, facilitate critical discussions within large groups, and instill confidence in colleagues during times of transition
  • Inspirational and diplomatic leadership sensitive to the needs of a diverse faculty
  • Commitment to and facility with faculty support, professional development, and instructional innovation leadership
  • A collaborative, cooperative, empathetic, collegial, innovative, and patient mindset
  • Exceptional communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training
  • An understanding of the diverse technology needs of a independent school that simultaneously values experiential and outdoor education
  • A commitment to the mission and values of Athenian
  • Confidence and humility, together with a sense of humor and warm personality
  • A love of learning and a love for school




For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.


The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply. Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment, and a daily prepared lunch.

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