Director of Educational Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology
Job Summary
The Director of Educational Technology works collaboratively with academic leadership to develop effective strategies for integrating innovative technology into the curriculum to support, enhance, and extend learning. The Director of Educational Technology reports to the Director of Academic and Student Affairs and is a full-time exempt employee.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Educational Technology will:
  • actively support the mission of The Fletcher School in the execution of his/her role and responsibilities.

  • provide leadership, vision, and day-to-day management of the Educational Technology department.

  • work collaboratively with the School’s IT consultant to support the data network, backup systems, firewall, databases, servers, printers, and telephone systems.

  • spearhead technology initiatives that support teaching and learning.

  • model a passion for technology and education.

  • develop and manage the school’s educational technology budget.

  • collaborate with the IT consultant and the Finance Office to develop and manage the School’s overall technology budget.

  • research and evaluate new and emerging educational technologies, remaining mindful of maintaining the school’s academic mission.

  • direct the work of the Educational Technology Specialist and IT Consultant.

  • collaborate with academic departments/discipline-specific coordinators on specific needs and growth opportunities.

  • contribute to professional development activities by developing, coordinating, and teaching workshops and classes for faculty and professional staff on instructional and administrative applications of various technologies.

  • provide technical curriculum assistance regarding device usage, software applications, and the general instructional use of technology in the classroom.

  • assist in the deployment and integration of age-/grade-appropriate technology applications across the school.

  • assist in the onboarding and training of new faculty, administration and students to optimize device usage within the guidelines of the school’s Responsible Use Policy.

  • work collaboratively with Division Heads to manage the Responsible Use Policy and to address Responsible Use Policy violations including investigation and documentation of infractions.

  • work with the IT Consultant to manage the inventory of school-owned or leased equipment including desktops/laptops, iPads, Apple TVs, projectors, etc.

  • collaborate with the IT Consultant to provide maintenance and support for all classroom technology, office technology, and audio-visual systems throughout the school.

  • assess and respond to technology needs as voiced by faculty, administration, and staff, involving IT Consultant as needed.

  • collaborate with the Finance Office and IT Consultant to manage vendor relations, procurement, installation, and implementation of information systems.

  • serve as a liaison of technology to the department chairs, division coordinators, academic and administrative teams.

  • network with local, regional, and national technology associations.

  • perform other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree preferred.

  • Five+ years’ experience in Educational Technology.

  • Three+ years’ experience as a classroom teacher, preferably in an independent school.

  • Experience as a supervisor.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team framework.

  • Experience working with students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD preferred.

  • Ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.

  • Expertise in Apple Hardware, Mac OS and iPad OS software, and G Suite for Education.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong interest and experience in pedagogy and innovation.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

General Requirements
  • A criminal history background check is required of all employees.

  • A drug test is required of all employees.

  • Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons

  • hired to work in the United States. The Fletcher School participates in the E- Verify program.

  • References and transcripts may be required.

The Fletcher School recognizes diversity and an inclusive school environment are vital elements of a holistic academic program. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, sex, color, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, creed, disability, family or parental status, genetics, veteran status or any other status protected by federal or state laws or regulations. The Fletcher School prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any of these characteristics.