Academic Technology Specialist

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology

The Academic Technology Specialist‘s primary responsibility is to empower students and teachers to use technology to improve teaching and learning. This is a full-time faculty (FLSA exempt) position that works with students and teachers in both the middle and upper schools, grades 5-12. The position will join the nine members of the Information Services department.


  • College degree in a related field

  • Experience in the classroom with sound teaching strategies

  • Expertise and experience with teaching and troubleshooting software applications and online resources

  • Demonstrated leadership in educational technology

  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt as needed

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Creativity, initiative, and effective time management skills

  • Strongcollaborativeskillsandinterpersonalabilities

  • Possess a positive attitude, patience, and an ability to communicate effectively with both adults and children


  • Collaborate with faculty to assess needs and recommend suitable technology and activities for curriculum

  • Assist in lesson planning that involves information literacy skills and technology tools

  • Teach skills and concepts and serve as a resource when technology is used in the classroom

  • Provide instruction to faculty and students in the appropriate use of technology and digital citizenship

  • Collaborate with librarians to maintain information literacy skills sequence and work with faculty to ensure skills sequence is implemented

  • Create, promote and facilitate faculty professional development

  • Train students, faculty, and staff to use hardware or software in one-on-one or group settings o Manage aspects of learning management system, educational domains of software tools, and other resources as needed

  • Facilitate and lead design and innovation projects in the school makerspace – the Design Den. o Assist with maintenance and management of the Design Den.

  • Serve as a student advisor and attend regularly scheduled faculty/staff meetings

  • Research, evaluate and promote new and emerging teaching and learning technologies

  • Attend and present at conferences related to technology and curriculum

  • Create a personal learning network comprised of technology experts throughout the world