Retained Search

Ed Tech Recruiting specializes in retained searches for senior technology positions in schools, associations, and companies.

We maintain a network of thousands of technology professionals across the globe.  Many of our searches are for newly created C-level and upper management positions. We take pride in the lasting recruitments we’ve made in our many years of technology recruiting. Here are a few of our success stories.

Technology Services Coordinator

The San Francisco School
Search dates
Jun 2021 to Jul 2021
Start date
Aug 2021
Location
San Francisco, CA

Community. Diversity. Inclusion. Creativity. Arts. Humanitarianism. Social justice. Empathy. Step onto the campus of The San Francisco School (SFS), and it’s easy to see examples everywhere showing why this school of 285 learners from age 3 through 8th grade is so special. The School, with its Adventure Playground and large garden, sits in the heart of a vibrant urban neighborhood in San Francisco known as the Portola. For decades, the school has prioritized the arts, emphasized social emotional learning, brought experiential and outdoor learning to life right on its campus, and helped its students not only find but express their true identity. At SFS, students and staff are on a first-name basis with each other, as a way of honoring the equality of each member of this very special village.

This community of learners seeks a technology services coordinator (TSC) to join its small but influential technology team. The TSC plays an essential role delivering tech support to end-users, administering enterprise systems, and managing some technology projects. The school leverages a third-party technology solutions partner to assist with IT engineering. The TSC works under the director of design, engineering, and technology and serves on the Technology Governance Team. The job starts later this summer, preferably in early August

Applications are due on July 7.  For more information, please download the opportunity statement, which contains a job description and complete application instructions.

Technology Systems Manager

Drew School
Search dates
May 2021 to Jul 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
San Francisco, CA

Drew School, an independent high school in San Francisco, knows and believes in teenagers — their ideas, their dreams, their opinions, and their potential. That’s why Drew is a community that challenges the traditional definition of success and celebrates achievement one student at a time. The result is that Drew's students develop into fascinating individuals who are sought after by colleges and who know themselves well when they step out into the world.

Now Drew seeks a talented and passionate technology systems manager (TSM) to help guide and support the world of technology at Drew. The TSM has three main areas of oversight: administering the IT/IS systems of the school; building partnerships with faculty, staff, and students; and managing the overall technology program. This represents an exciting time at Drew and for the technology program as the school defines and launches its next strategic plan in the Fall of 2021.  The TSM reports to the CFO/COO and starts later this summer.

Applications are due on June 24.  For more information, please download the opportunity statement, which contains a job description and complete application instructions.

Director of the Carter Innovation Studio

The Athenian School
Search dates
Apr 2021 to Jun 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
Danville, CA

Innovation is at the doorstep of The Athenian School — or perhaps more accurately, at the base of Mt. Diablo. Athenian is a school where virtually every part of its 75-acre campus near the San Francisco East Bay hills is a space for discovery and experimentation. But what makes Athenian truly unique is the role of the student in the learning process. Students don’t just own their learning, they live it — whether spending three months building musical instruments or spending three weeks camping in the wilderness.

The Carter Innovation Studio (CIS) is part of the newest learning commons on campus, having opened in fall 2018. This 5,200 square foot design lab features a shop area with metal and woodworking tools, an industrial arts area, a computer/CADD/3-D printer space, and three classrooms. Its central location at the heart of campus is no accident. The CIS is a hub of experiential learning activity for both middle and high school students. Athenian seeks a director of the Carter Innovation Studio with a passion for design, engineering, fabrication, and a welcoming presence to other teachers. This position reports to the assistant head of school and begins on July 1, 2021.

Applications are due on May 6.  For more information, please download the opportunity statement, which contains a job description and complete application instructions.

Director of Educational Technology

The Athenian School
Search dates
Dec 2020 to Apr 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
Danville, CA

Internationalism. Democracy. Environmentalism. Adventure. Leadership. Service. These are the pillars of Round Square, an international network of 180+ schools in 50+ countries that The Athenian School co-founded. Athenian, a grades 6-12 day and boarding independent school located on 75 acres near the rolling East Bay hills of the San Francisco Bay Area, has been living out its mission of experiential learning as a Round Square school since 1966.

At Athenian, leading educational technology is more about creating an invitation for faculty to experience and explore new ideas than it is about deploying hardware for the sake of rapid change. Athenian seeks a director of educational technology who is skilled at building faculty partnerships and adept with technology design and implementation — from both an instructional and systems point of view. The job includes oversight of two IT professionals and affords the opportunity to collaborate with numerous coordinators, deans, and directors working in different co-curricular domains. The next director of educational technology at Athenian will start July 1, 2021.

Applications are due on March 12.  For more information, please download the opportunity statement, which contains a job description and complete application instructions.

Director of IT and Information Services

The Park School
Search dates
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
Baltimore, MD

The Park School, a PK-12, independent day school located on 100 acres in Baltimore, celebrates core values rooted in the progressive educational philosophy of John Dewey. At Park, there is an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities. Building on that commitment, the school recently developed a comprehensive anti-racist action plan shaped by students, alumni, parents, and employees.

Since the pandemic, Park has seen an increased reliance on technology services and enterprise applications. Because Park does not expect this demand to subside post-pandemic, the leadership team has created a new director-level position, director of IT and information services (DITIS), to oversee support services, all back-end technology operations, as well as the school’s enterprise data / systems environment. In parallel, the school created a new instructional technology position (director of library services and instructional technology) that, along with the DITIS and two associate heads of school, will form a new Technology Cabinet. This collaborative model of technology governance aligns with Park’s approach to shared leadership and consensus-driven decision making. The director of IT and information services starts July 1, 2021 and reports to the associate head of school for finance and operations.

Applications are due on March 20.  For more information, please download the opportunity statement, which contains a job description and complete application instructions.

Director of Library Services and Instructional Technology

The Park School
Search dates
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
Baltimore, MD

The Park School, a PK-12, independent day school located on 100 acres in Baltimore, celebrates core values rooted in the progressive educational philosophy of John Dewey. At Park, there is an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities. Building on that commitment, the school recently developed a comprehensive anti-racist action plan shaped by students, alumni, parents, and employees.

Park is also building on recent momentum and enthusiasm for instructional technology and information literacy by creating a new position: director of library services and instructional technology (DLSIT). This role will oversee two co-curricular academic departments and be charged with augmenting Park’s student research program, which for Park is at the intersection of technology and information literacy. In parallel, the school created a new operational technology position (director of IT and information services) that, along with the DLSIT and two associate heads of school, will form a new Technology Cabinet. This collaborative model of technology governance aligns with Park’s approach to shared leadership and consensus-driven decision making. The director of library services and instructional technology starts July 1, 2021 and reports to the associate head of school for academics.

Applications are due on March 20.  For more information, please download the opportunity statement, which contains a job description and complete application instructions.