Upper School Academic Digital Learning Specialist

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate, Teacher / Instructor
  • Technology
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology
  • Digital Media

Garrison Forest School is seeking an Upper School Academic Digital Learning Specialist and Media Arts instructor for the 2016-2017 school year. This individual will be a member of the Upper School faculty and a member of the Art (40%) and Technology (60%) Departments. In addition to the specific skills described below, a successful candidate will be a patient problem solver, observational, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and will be self-directed and highly organized. This position reports the Director of Technology and the Head of the Upper School and meets with the Chair of the Art Dept.

• Establish relationships with Department Chairs and the members of their departments through meetings and class visits to develop technology objectives for themselves and their students;
• Provide technology expertise, current research, and best practice benchmarks to design, measure, and evaluate technology integration,
• Knowledge of and experience applying the ISTE standards for student and teacher technology integration;
• Design, coordinate, and deliver technology-related faculty professional development through self-paced lessons, presentations, and workshops;
• Teach a 9th grade Media Literacy course, Digital Thinking: Apps to Ethics and one other STEAM elective (film & video production, computer animation or web / graphic design);
• Be a contributing member to the technology and art departments.

• B.A. or B.S. Degree in a related field
• Proven experience in instructional design, technology integration, working with teachers and teaching students;
• Highly proficient in Google Apps for Education, experience using and managing Moodle or equivalent (LMS);
• Experience with multiple platforms including iOS, Windows 10, and Mac OSX

Candidates must have a desire to contribute to the education of young women as well as the ability to build positive, constructive relationships with students. The candidate will be joining a school with a collaborative faculty working to build a hands-on, relevant curriculum that delivers “knowledge that sticks” through innovative programming for girls in the STEAM disciplines. Ideal candidates will be interested in preparing our students to live and work in a global and multicultural society.

Garrison Forest School is an independent girls’ day and boarding school located in the Greenspring Valley of Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. The school enrolls 620 students in Preschool through 12th Grade. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send cover letter and resume to: humanresources@gfs.org or mail your information to Christine Herdson, Assistant to the Head of School, Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. No phone calls please.