Head of Educational Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Assistant / Associate Head
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • All Areas of Technology

Number of vacancies:


Working conditions:

Full time – indefinite duration contract

Brief description:

The job responsibilities of the Head of Educational Technology focus on the leadership of K-12 innovation and educational technology integration at ISL; the development, organisation and administration of the school’s teaching and learning information systems and oversight of the administrative information systems;

The Head of Educational Technology is expected to be a contributing member of the School Leadership Team and of the School Operational Team.

Interview Schedule:

1st round of interviews: week of 10th of October 2016 (through Skype)

2nd round of interviews: week of 14th of November 2016 (1 day visit to ISLux)

To begin:

1st August 2017

To end:


We offer:

Leadership, inspiration and support.  A competitive salary scale with a range of benefits and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For further information, please visit our website (www.islux.lu).

To apply

Please submit your online application in English through ISL’s Careers webpage:  Apply to ISLux

Profile: (training, experience, skills and aptitudes necessary to do the job)

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in appropriate subject (MA strongly preferred);
  • Current teaching certificate or equivalent required;
  • A minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in a similar position, preferably in a large international school;
  • Proven experience in developing vision and strategy for the role of innovative technology within teaching and learning
  • Proven successful experience in leading and managing a team;
  • Experience with assessing a school’s technology needs with respect to teaching and learning, hardware, software, policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with both PC and Macintosh platforms on a common network;
  • Experience implementing and maintaining Learning Management Systems
  • Recent experience with managing extensive budget;
  • Recent experience with overseeing a large computer network and inventories;
  • Proven experience working in a “1 to World” / BYOD environment for students;
  • Experienced in working in a collaborative teaching environment;
  • Absolute fluency in English (near-native speaker level) with French or German an advantage.

The successful candidates must:

  • Be able to lead and inspire innovation in educational technology
  • Be passionate about excellence in teaching and learning and innovative technology;
  • Be innovative and knowledgeable about latest IT trends in education;
  • Be committed to and experienced in international education
  • Be responsible for own learning and well-being: value continuous learning, collaborative work, self-reflection, and resiliency;
  • Be confident and motivated in working with students, parents and colleagues: build and maintain partnerships;
  • Be pro-active, well-organised and discrete;
  • Be adaptable to a wide range of situations, work independently as well as part of a collaborative team;
  • Be able to work collegially with fellow members of the leadership team and operations staff;
  • Be an effective communicator by reading, writing, speaking and listening confidently and reflectively as well as asking questions appropriately;
  • Be committed to the health, safety & security of children, including child protection issues;
  • Demonstrate ethical behaviour in and out of the School;
  • Be contributors to the World, culturally sensitive, create a caring environment for students and display care, empathy and consideration for others.

Among main responsibilities:

  1. Teaching and Learning
  • Ensure that the School has an innovative vision and strategy for educational technology
  • Collaborate, as part of the School Leadership Team, to integrate technology into the teaching and learning K-12
  • Design and implement educational technology professional development
  • Provide leadership and support to Technology Integration Facilitators and Faculty to help them use current educational technology resources appropriately and effectively
  • Provide recommendations for hardware and software for staff and student use
  • Monitor and assess the success of technology integration across the School.
  1.   Management and Leadership
  • Meet regularly with the Director and report on technology-related issues;
  • Collaborate, as part of the School Operational Team, on all strategic initiatives which involve technology
    • Provide leadership and planning for all technology initiatives
  • Provide leadership and direction to the IT Team
  • Maintain and update the Educational Technology Vision, plan and oversee all IT documentation
  • Oversee the IT budget and all software and hardware purchases
  • Oversee technology compliance with Business Continuity planning
  • Proactively ensure that all ISL projects support the Educational Technology vision
  • Work with the Head of Communications to assist in the structuring of the school’s overall communication systems
  • Organise and chair the Technology Committee
  1.   Hardware and Software
  • Provide highest-level support and advice for issues that are escalated from other IT staff;
  • Collaborate with operations staff to advise and choose and utilize appropriate hardware and software;
  • Oversee effective management of school databases and servers (including, but not limited to): AFAS Accounting Server, Outlook Email, INSIS School Information System, Learning Management System, Microsoft Active Directory, Remote Access (Terminal) Server
  • Oversee development of documentation for managing school hardware and software and for disaster recovery
  • Oversee appropriate management and protection of ISL’s data
  • Ensure compliance with School policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, welfare, security, confidentiality and data protection
  • Such other duties as may be requested by Principals or assigned by the Director.