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The Academic Technology Coordinator works closely with the Director of Technology and Academic Team to provide leadership for the school’s use of educational and emerging technologies, pedagogies and practices in support of student learning.

The Academic Technology Coordinator is responsible for:

• Provide leadership for design and implementation of 1:1 program
• Oversight of the scope and sequence of technology instruction grades 4 through 12
• Support faculty in innovating and the use of technology in support of student learning
• Design, develop and deliver technology training resources for employees including a variety of delivery methods (printed materials, workshops, videos and screencasts)
• Ongoing research on, and implementation and support of computer applications, emerging technologies, trends and effective practices related to the use of technology in the school’s academic program.

Specific duties will include:

• Maintain technology curriculum map for MS and US outlining ISTE-based technology skills/standards as introduced, reinforced and mastered by students.
• Serve as Chair of the Computer Science Department as needed including attending DC and CASC meetings. Also attend US Division meetings.
• Work with faculty and students to develop and support technology offerings for middle and upper school interims.
• Provide multimedia support to students and employees for assemblies, presentations and other events
• Assist teachers in implementing technology related curriculum in middle and upper school courses as required.
• Develop and implement scope and sequence for curriculum addressing safe & appropriate use
• Conduct technology camps for new upper school students before each academic year begins
• Teach the 8th grade Digital Media course
• Co-teach the 7th grade Computer Science course

Skills, Knowledge and Attributes:

Communication Skills:
• Shares information with others willingly and appropriately
• Oral and written communications are timely, appropriate based on the audience grammatically correct
Thinking and problem solving:
• Demonstrates creativity and innovation
• Identifies and solves problems effectively
Leadership Skills:
• Model high standards and act as a role model
• Actively supports the Centennial Vision in word and deed
Customer Service:
• Committed to understanding and meeting the technology expectations of internal clients
• Acts with the client in mind
• Establishes and maintains effective relationships with internal clients
Teaching Skills:
• Experience teaching Computer Science classes including programming preferred
• Minimum 5 years of teaching experience with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology preferred
Technical knowledge:
• Strong comfort with technology: new software, new hardware and challenges associates with their use
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe products as well as programming and video & audio editing
Attributes:
• Excellent at multi-tasking and setting priorities
• Develops and maintains positive relationships with multiple constituencies
• Takes the initiative when given an assignment
• Self-directed with assignments and tasks
• High attention to detail
• Maintains the highest level of confidentiality when appropriate
• Demonstrates high degree of diplomacy and poise

Lifting & Carrying Requirements & other physical requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; and have sufficient hand, arm and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment. The employee works with electric and electronic equipment. Exposure to video display terminals occurs on a regular basis. Learned physical skill required for keyboarding.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Essential duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job (including physical requirements). An incumbent must be able to perform all of the essential duties and responsibilities described above. An employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Exempt Status

SUMMARY

Organization: Westridge School
Location:
California
Job Category:
Coordinator
Areas of Responsibility:
Instructional Technology
Job Level:
Mid-level position
Job Sector:
Instructional Technology