Academic Technologist

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology

St. Luke’s School is looking for an experienced academic technology professional to join their technology team. This is a highly visible role for which the successful candidate must have demonstrated experience designing instruction, teaching teachers, and providing thought leadership in stateoftheart uses of technology in education. If you are a high energy achiever who can’t help but go above and beyond, St. Luke’s is for you. The successful candidate will join a seven person team and report to the CTO. Team play, excellent communication and genuine empathy for others is expected.

General Responsibilities

Works to help plan and implement the School’s strategic objective of using technological innovation to advance the academic mission of the School.
Provides technical assistance and training to faculty working on instructional technology projects, e.g., development and use of digital image collections, interactive tutorials, web resource site development, online assessment tools, blended or flipped classes, etc.
Coordinates, develops and organizes programs—such as workshop, lecture and training series—to inform faculty on trends in instructional technology, methods for effective use of technology in teaching and use of specialized tools.
Helps identify a standard selection of instructional tools for use across the school.
Develops and maintains an online repository of resources for faculty training using the same tools the faculty are expected to use.
Engages the faculty and IT Team in the exploration, discussion, and assessment of educational technology. Works collaboratively to expand existing efforts into an intentional program of faculty support for technology use.
Maintains awareness of best practices, emerging technologies and new potentials in educational technology that may be adopted as new and emerging instructional media, technologies, pedagogies and practices.
Supports student learning by determining impact of various uses of technology.
Perform other duties as required in support of the IT Team.

Required Skills

5+ years experience with instructional technology supporting faculty within a school.
2+ years classroom teaching experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development and evaluation.
Coursework or professional development in instructional design.
Ability to build trusted relationships with teachers, determine cultural, pedagogical and personal needs for enhancing learning and identify. comprehensive technological supports to instructional staff being mindful of standards and operational constraints.
Ability to apply various instructional design approaches to learning content and to design and implement engaging and effective teaching and learning strategies.
Experience developing instructor-led,web-based,and digital media instruction.

Preferred Skills

A Master’ degree in Education, Instructional or Educational Technology or a related field with emphasis on teacher education and development, educational technology, or learning and teaching theories from an accredited college or university.
Significant knowledge of and experience with current learning management systems and other instructional technologies.
Familiarity with Blackbaud (formerly Whipple Hill) a plus.

Desired Characteristics

Can-do attitude; ability to drive projects to completion in ways that result in faculty members feeling that they had a voice in selecting educational technology tools.
Selfstarter; Self-motivated. Ability to work with minimal supervision, yet open to feedback and able to adapt to varied user requirements.
Active listener; makes those with whom he or she works feel heard.
Desire to determine results of longterm projects. Ability to measure the success or failure of various tools. Willingness to follow up with users to provide ongoing support.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Bruce Strothenke, Chief Technology Officer, by email at

St. Luke’s School is a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12. Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, St. Luke’s attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke’s and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and home to the Center For Leadership—offering global education, service learning, and TLC (Teamwork, Leadership, and Communication) skills.

St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.