Educational Technology Specialist

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

Position Commences: August 1 2020

Summary Description:

Wichita Collegiate School is seeking an experienced educator who can teach computer science classes in our Upper School and provide technology support to our community. This is a full-time, 10-month position reporting directly to the Director of Electronic Learning and ultimately the Head of School.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach computer science classes as assigned - likely Computer Programming and AP Computer Programming. Possibly also teach a middle school enhancement class depending on expertise.

  • Coordinate, support, and promote co-curricular and interdisciplinary projects for the school with an emphasis on the utilization of technology in innovative ways

  • Teach using student-centered, experiential, and differentiated methods, in line with school philosophies.

  • Maintain regular office hours and help sessions to work with students and faculty technology issues as needed during the school day consistent with the policies and procedures of the Electronic Learning Department.

  • Participate in department and faculty meetings.

  • Demonstrate strong classroom management skills

  • Integrate diversity, equity and inclusion work into their work

  • Build strong partnerships with families and communicate regularly about student learning and classroom events

  • Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of curricula, materials and methodology.

  • Maintain expertise in the field through ongoing professional development

  • Serve as a faculty advisor to students, engage substantively in the life of the school outside the classroom, collaborate with colleagues, and assume other duties as assigned by the Director of Electronic Learning.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate work in Computer Science or related field

  • Minimum 3 years experience teaching

  • Technical expertise in hardware and software applications that support the Collegiate Community. Examples are Apple, Microsoft, Google suite, Seesaw, One note, Schoology LMS etc

  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion work

  • A passion and commitment to creating a supportive, fun, and enriching classroom culture that reflects Wichita Collegiate School’s core values and teaching philosophy

  • An interest in professional growth, development, and leadership opportunities

  • Experience with technology as a tool for engaging students and enhancing instruction, experiential/project-based learning, and innovative thinking

  • A commitment to equitable and culturally responsive teaching practices

  • The ability to communicate positively, openly, and in collaboration with students, teachers, peers, and the parent community

General School Information

Wichita Collegiate School (WCS), a coeducational, college preparatory, independent day school for students in Early Childhood 2-year-olds through Grade 12. For more than 55 years, Collegiate has nurtured inquisitive thinkers, compassionate citizens, and students who are prepared to have a positive impact on their communities. Grounded in the values that have sustained it over the course of more than a half century, Collegiate provides its students with a challenging academic environment supported by its long-standing history of being a highly balanced institution with equal excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics. Located in East Wichita on a 42 acre campus, Wichita Collegiate is home to just under 900 students in four divisions. These divisions are named Early Childhood, Lower School, Middle School and Upper School. Wichita Collegiate School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and is a member of Independent School Management (ISM).

Why Collegiate?

Wichita Collegiate School’s faculty and staff make up a supportive and diverse community of colleagues who are experts in their fields and dedicated to lifelong learning. All faculty are engaged in professional growth plans that encourages them to further their expertise. All faculty and staff engage in a variety of valuable professional development opportunities, both on campus and around the country supplemented by a healthy budget to support these opportunities. Wichita Collegiate School also offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 403(b) plan with a generous annual match; term life and disability insurance; supplemental insurance plans; and flexible spending account, child tuition remission of 50% and more. Why Wichita? Not only has Wichita been named an All-American City four times since 1962, it also consistently ranks among the top cities nationally for quality of life. These accolades communicate affordability, short and easy commutes to work and a high level of public safety for your family - attributes you simply can't find in most metro areas.

Links to articles on Why Wichita!

  • One of the Coolest Cities in America

  • Top 10 City for First-Time Homebuyers

  • Top City for Work-Life Balance

  • Wichita Ranks Among Top 100 Best Places to Live

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Wichita Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should email the following materials. A cover letter, resume and a list of five professional references to the attention of Nathan Washer, Head of School by May 18, 2020