Director of Academic Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology

Job Summary

Castilleja School seeks an enthusiastic, progressive Director of Academic Technology (DAT) who can help the school develop and deliver its academic technology program to support the school’s Strategic Plan for teaching, learning, leading, and working in the 21st century. Reporting to the Dean of Teaching and Learning, the Director of Academic Technology leads the integration of technology tools into academic and co-curricular projects and provides direct support to individual teachers. The DAT also designs and implements a professional development program throughout the year. This is an 11-month position requiring some summer work after school ends in June and before school starts in August.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Collaborate with faculty and academic leaders to inspire innovation within the school’s interdisciplinary, project-based teaching and learning program, its global programs, distance-learning courses, digital literacy curriculum, and co-curricular activities.
Provide and coordinate support for individual faculty members in their specific uses of academic technology.
Plan technology-focused workshops and ongoing professional development sessions throughout the school year.
Model and demonstrate best practices of academic technology.
Manage the design and implementation of major academic technology projects as assigned, including the school’s learning management system.
Provide direction and guidance to any interns and faculty assigned as academic technology integration specialists.
Attend workshops, conferences, and professional development trainings, and hold membership in professional organizations, to stay current with changes in the academic technology space.
Other duties as assigned.


Possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred).
Proven track record of technology leadership in independent schools.
Experience as a teacher and/or technology trainer.
Proficiency in commonly used Academic Technology tools and techniques, such as: Schoology Learning Management System; GAFE tools; Dropbox, SMARTNotebook software; iLife and Adobe Creative Suite; Scratch programming, movie making tools, Social Media tools, digital portfolio tools; and various core iPad apps including: Explain Everything, Notability, Showbie, iMovie, Garageband
Flipped classroom models (lecture recording and publishing), Online and Blended Learning tools and practices.
Strong foundation in pedagogy and teaching methodologies integrating technology into curriculum and instruction.
Understanding and appreciation of the ecosystem of all-girls schools, especially research on gender in STEM fields and brain-based research.
Active participation in appropriate personal learning networks, thereby highlighting the activities of the school and staying abreast of the best practices from other thought leaders and institutions.
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
Commitment to excellence and best practices.
Initiative and problem-solving skills.
Adept at working with all levels of technology users, from novice to advanced.
Ability to work independently, and with small and large groups of teachers, staff and administrators.
Powerful communication skills, both in oral presentations and written reports.
Ability to solve problems in an efficient and timely manner, and to exercise good judgment.
Ability to pass a state and federal fingerprinting and background check and provide a recent negative TB test.

If interested, please provide completed application, resume, and cover letter to Indicate DirAcTech in the subject field. Compensation is commensurate with experience. No recruiters please.