Education Technology Media Specialist

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

Description & Details: 

Full-time, 10 months, Exempt (salaried)

Sandy Spring Friends School seeks an Inquiry Guide who will serve as part of a team of librarians and educational technology specialists responsible for the use of information and information technology across its PK-12 academic program.   At Sandy Spring Friends School, Inquiry Guide work covers a range of library, technology, and maker integration responsibilities, delivered along with a team of Library and Educational Technology Specialists.

Essential Job Functions:  An Inquiry Guide supports teaching faculty and student support staff in their roles to deliver a high quality educational experience for Sandy Spring Friends students, through effective and creative use of information and technology.  This will involve daily work collaborating with teachers and students in classrooms, participating in library services work, promoting media literacy, integrating technology, building maker skills, and collaborating with Inquiry Guide team members to maintain and improve information integration across the School.  This position is also a teaching position. Inquiry Guides report to the Inquiry Guide Director.

Knowledge and Skill Set Requirements:  The ideal candidate will have a degree or commensurate experience in technology integration, library or media sciences, or a closely related field.  Candidates should be able to describe significant work experience assisting teachers with integrating technology into their classroom teaching as well as experience with library operations. A collaborative approach and outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills are essential. Candidates should be skilled at making technical subjects accessible to those without technical training. Classroom teaching experience in an PK-12 school is highly desirable. Knowledge of Quaker history and education is desirable, but not required

Physical Requirements: The ability to navigate stairs as part of daily routines; mobility around a large campus with uneven pavement; bending and squatting as required to participate in activities; lifting/carrying boxes up to 25 pounds; and the ability to maneuver as necessary within a regular classroom and office setting.

Commitment to Diversity: Sandy Spring Friends School embraces the Quaker testimony of Equality and seeks applicants who represent all backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We greatly value our diverse student population with 42% of students self-identifying as people of color and 89 international students representing 16 different countries. We actively seek faculty representative of our students’ diversity. Click to learn more about diversity at Sandy Spring Friends School. Special consideration may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends.

Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.