Educational Technology Director

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

Academy of the Sacred Heart, established in 1851, is Michigan’s oldest independent school, offering a Catholic, college-preparatory education to girls (infant-Grade 12) and boys (infant-Grade 8) of many cultures and faiths. As part of an international network of schools, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the Goals and Criteria, these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education and charge our community with a unified educational mission.

At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to being an equitable and inclusive community and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals.

Fundamental skills include but are not limited to:

  • Master’s degree in Educational Technology (or related degree) 
  • Keen administrative abilities with strong skills in organization and management of resources
  • Possess extensive experience with various operating systems (including Windows, Chrome, and Apple OS), mobile technologies, networked systems, telecommunications, and databases
  • Ability to assess software and hardware and make full use of these resources
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Work well with students, educators, and staff members
  • Broad and deep understanding of the role of technology in a school setting

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the Academy’s technology infrastructure, including servers, switches, leased printers, leased VOIP phone system, wireless network, cloud-based web filtering, and leased fiber Internet connection
  • Provide leadership for the school’s 1-to-1 laptop program for Grades 5-12
  • Supervise IT personnel and the Academy’s IT Helpdesk
  • Provide leadership and guidance for educators, staff, administrators, and students as it relates to technology
  • Assist and develop new ways to integrate technology into the school’s curriculum
  • Communicate and maintain an active awareness and participation in appropriate professional development opportunities
  • Participate in administrative and faculty/staff meetings 
  • Meet periodically with the Head of School to discuss ongoing projects relating to technology and the use of technology in the classroom
  • Provide leadership by modeling the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education
  • Other duties as assigned

Academic Technology Responsibilities

  • Creates, organizes, and supervises all technology workshops and informs employees of upcoming technology workshops and conferences
  • Provides collegial leadership by mentoring and assisting faculty, staff, and administration
  • Assists faculty members to develop and implement strategies to enhance and enrich their teaching through the use of current and emerging forms of technology
  • Ensures faculty, staff, and students know the guidelines set by the school’s Appropriate Use Policy and models these practices for others
  • Works with the Learning Community Leaders to evaluate curriculum and pedagogy in the context of technology education
  • Provides parent education in the area of technology curriculum and pedagogy

IT Responsibilities

  • Supervises the school’s Network and Technology Support Specialist
  • For complex issues, assigns work to the school’s contracted IT support company 
  • Works with administrators and faculty to assess needs and expenditures
  • Develops, seeks approval for, and manages the school’s technology budget
  • Purchases budgeted technology hardware and software
  • Collaborates with facilities team on projects such as campus security and drills
  • Assists personnel involved with research and grant writing in the field of technology

General Responsibilities

  • Reviews and evaluates new software as it is developed and communicates such evaluations to staff and faculty as appropriate
  • Maintains professional contacts with other schools, associations, organizations, and vendors concerning technology and equipment

A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools as articulated in the is essential. 

The School Network

Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to cultivate in our students a personal and active faith in God and to lay the foundation for a meaningful life.

Archdiocese of Detroit

All teachers in the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit shall be certified and /or approved for teaching by the Department of Education for the State of Michigan.  All teachers are required to hold the appropriate endorsement for the subject(s) they are assigned to teach. 

The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Angie Saylor, Human Resources & Operations Officer, at