Position: Full Time, Instructional Support, Exempt

Benefits: Yes

Supervisor: Chief Information and Innovation Officer

 

The Educational Technologist works as a member of the Information and Innovation team.  Working in close connection with our maker staff, s/he is a successful collaborator between technologists and librarians on our team and all faculty members and students at Kent Denver. He/she maintains key partnerships to effectively implement the vision and direction of educational technology at Kent Denver.  S/he is responsible for training students and faculty in our Learning Management System, Canvas. S/he will also participate in other relevant technology projects, trainings, and meetings as a member of the Information and Innovation Team and perform other duties as assigned.

 

Duties and responsibilities for this position:

 

Implementing Educational Technology Vision and Direction

  • Assist in designing Kent Denver’s academic technology strategy and manage the implementation of academic technology goals
  • Lead technology professional development to onboard, train, and support Kent Denver faculty and students in Kent Denver’s educational technologies
  • In conjunction with our Director of Information Management, facilitate access, support, and training for faculty and students to utilize our LMS (Canvas) and SIS (Blackbaud)
  • Instruct teachers and staff in the vetting and responsible use of academic technology, advocating current practices of digital citizenship to students and teachers
  • Support other school-wide projects requiring educational technology expertise

 

Impact Studio Staffing

  • In conjunction with our impact studio manager, effectively staff our two impact studios (maker spaces), including creating welcoming spaces for students and faculty, and providing opportunities for designing, building, collaboration, and instruction
  • Assist students and teachers in troubleshooting technology issues that arise

 

Integrating Educational Technology into Classrooms

  • Collaborate with teachers on planning and implementing projects, platforms, software, and hardware that integrate academic technology in the classroom
  • Create and maintain easy to follow online trainings and documentation for educational technology
  • In partnership with classroom teachers, support the collection and use of data to further classroom instructional goals
  • Support students and teachers who are working on individual class projects 

 

Working with students

  • Assist in teaching in Kent Denver’s Freshmen Innovation course
  • Work in our impact studios to teach and support students in individual technology projects
  • Be a part of Kent Denver’s Institute of Technology and Design by supporting, advising, coaching and supervising individualized student-directed projects related to technology and design, including independent studies

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or higher required. Master’s degree in Educational Technology or a related field preferred
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems and Student Information Systems, and other technologies
  • Previous work in a school environment is necessary, preferably with teenagers
  • Must be personable, friendly, and empathetic with students and teachers at all times
  • Should have a growth mindset, receptive to feedback, and be comfortable ushering people through the change process
  • Must be able to manage projects, collaborate with others, and speak in front of groups of people
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects, tasks, and requests

 

Employment

  • 40-50 hours per week
  • Benefits include health, retirement and dental
  • 4 weeks paid vacation (primarily taken in summer) with 1 additional week vacation over spring break, 1 additional week vacation over winter break, and 1 additional week vacation over July 4th week.

SUMMARY

Organization: Kent Denver School
Location:
Colorado
Job Category:
Specialist / Associate
Areas of Responsibility:
Instructional Technology
Job Level:
Entry-level position
Job Sector:
Instructional Technology