Instructional Technology Specialist

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

Valley Christian Schools in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area is expanding their Technology Department and seeks to add an Instructional Technology Specialist. This is a full-time, year-round position reporting to the Director of Technology. Experience with a range of technologies, but specifically iPads in education, is desired.

Mission of Valley Christian: 

The mission of Valley Christian is that students know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, live like Him, and prepare academically, physically, socially, and spiritually, so they are enabled to make a difference in the world.


The candidate must be a professing and maturing Christian enthusiastically supporting Valley Christian’s statement of faith and mission statement.  The following skills and traits are necessary:

  • Positive attitude

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Intermediate to advanced skill in the use of Apple iPads

  • Intermediate to advanced skill in the use of Microsoft Windows

  • Intermediate to advanced skill in the use of Microsoft Office applications

  • Basic knowledge of wired and wireless networking

  • A desire to support and advance the mission of equipping students to be culture changers for Christ

Candidates with the following skills or experience will be given preference:

  • A minimum of five years of classroom teaching experience is preferred

  • A minimum of two years of technical experience is preferred

  • Knowledge of system imaging and deployment

  • Experience with JAMF Software’s Casper Suite of tools

  • Intermediate to advanced skill in the use of RenWeb

  • Intermediate to advanced skill in the use of Moodle

  • BA degree in technology, computer science, or related major. Work related experience may be considered.

Position duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide VCS staff and teachers with instructional technology training and workshops as needed.

  • Support VCS staff and teachers in the use of scheduling, grading, and transcript software of the school’s learning management system and other educational software used by the school.

  • Work with the Director of Technology and Vice Principal for Academics to develop an instructional technology plan for the school.

  • Provide ongoing instructional technology support for VCS teachers.

  • Possibly develop online education, and oversee and support it as needed.

  • Support the installation and use of automated systems and other instructional software programs for student/staff usage.

  • Maintain school policies, processes, and procedures for staff and student use of electronic equipment on campus, e.g., desktops, laptops, iPads, projection equipment, and other audio-visual equipment.

  • Assist with the administration of standardized tests which are administered through technological means.

  • Oversee the administration of student surveys.

  • Install software and programs/applications as necessary on staff desktops, iPads, and school servers as needed.

  • Flexibility to work late or early hours to troubleshoot technology problems.

  • Prepare/teach instructional technology training sessions for students, staff, board members, and/or parents as needed.

  • Oversee the training of new students in the use of their iPads.

  • Collaborate with the Special Education Department (V.I.N.E.) to meet the technology needs of individual students served by that department.

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to best meet the technological needs of all students.

General staff duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in ongoing and regular staff, team, and individual professional development; be a positive addition to discussions; participate in decision-making.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop, plan, and implement best practices based on the needs/ abilities of the students.

  • Work collaboratively with other colleagues across discipline and content areas.

  • Attend all common preparation time meetings with colleagues and team members.

  • Attend all appropriate staff/faculty meetings.

  • Serve on committees and school activities as needed.

  • Attend school functions as needed.

  • Ability to work in fast paced work environment.

  • Operate standard office equipment (fax machine, copier machines, etc.).

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or administration.

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Medical, pension, and additional benefits are included with the position.

Background Check Statement:

VCS conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Instructions to Apply: 

Attach a single document, which includes: a cover letter, resume (including the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three professional references).

Resume should include all employment in month/year format (e.g., 6/10 to 8/16), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.  Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the qualifications of this position. Candidates who do not meet qualifications will not be considered.  REQUESTED MATERIAL MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. Email to:

About Valley Christian Schools™:

Valley Christian Schools™ features Arizona’s only nationally ranked private, Christian high school.  Since 1982, VCS provides 500+ students in grades 6-12 a distinctly Christian education with excellent academics, championship athletics, award-winning fine arts and a supporting community that encourages spiritual growth and the success of our students in and out of the classroom. Valley Christian is ranked as one of the Top 50 Christian high schools in the U.S. and was named one of the Top 125 Places to Work in Arizona.  Over the last five years, 97% of students have been accepted to the school of their first choice and have averaged more than $50,000 per student in college scholarships.
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PLEASE NOTE: Valley Christian Schools™ does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. However, Valley Christian Schools is a Christian educational institution and, in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. It is our desire to build an employee community of individuals who are currently actively living out their Christian faith.