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30 Oct 2021

Full-Time Academic Technology Coordinator

University Prep – Posted by Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Reports To:  Assistant Head of School for Academics and Strategic Initiatives

FTE:  Full-Time, Academic Year

When Needed:  Starts November 1, 2021

University Prep is seeking a talented, engaging and compassionate Academic Technology Coordinator to help us advance our vision of being an inclusive community of learners that provides an outstanding education for each individual in a diverse student population.  We are looking for someone who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team.  We need a leader who understands best practices in academic technology and who is passionate about working with middle and high school students and enhancing student life.  We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education.  If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.  Salary is competitive with public and independent schools. University Prep offers an excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and an extraordinary work environment.

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, coordinates academic technology programs and services, including supporting student uses of Chromebooks, iPads, and laptops in a 1:1 environment, faculty uses of a variety of educational technologies such as apps, websites, and projection systems, and answering family questions related to their students’ uses of family-owned devices and school systems. Manages the Makerspace and advises student clubs and robotics teams. Collaborates with the Director of Information Technology, their staff, and school leadership and advises the school on the continued evolution of our educational technology systems and programs to support teaching and learning.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Clearly articulates a vision for technology use by teachers and students in the service of teaching and learning
  • Facilitates teacher growth in teacher uses of academic technologies, using internal and external resources
  • Manages the Schoology learning management system (LMS) so that teachers and students have access to the tools they need to support teaching and learning, and teachers implement new standards for LMS use
  • Supports the school’s laptop and tablet programs (Chromebook, iPad, Mac and Windows), including device specifications, documentation, orientations, and troubleshooting
  • Manages the Makerspace and supports faculty and student use as needed
  • Coaches robotics teams in Middle School and Upper School
  • Researches and recommends web, desktop, and mobile apps to school constituents upon request
  • Ensures equitable access to the educational technology programs for students, faculty, and families
  • As needed, teaches one elective course to students
  • Meets regularly with the Director of Information Technology and their staff to provide a seamless technology experience to faculty, staff, and students
  • Advocates for safe, effective and responsible use of technology among students and faculty as outlined in the University Prep Guidelines for Responsible Use of Technology
  • Performs other duties as assigned

How to Apply

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required
  • Master’s degree in education or academic technology (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years’ experience in school environment
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proficiency with Schoology (or equivalent), Google Apps, Windows, MacOS, iOS, and ChromeOS
  • Familiarity with common making, digital design and fabrication tools
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the changing landscape of learning design and technology tools and strategies
  • Facility with design thinking and systems thinking methodologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with students, staff, faculty, coaches, and parents
  • Understanding of and commitment to the school mission, vision, values, and strategic initiatives
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Flexibility, maturity and a sense of humor
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
If this sounds like you, please click on the URL below, fill out the Apply Now section, complete our online employment application, and upload your résumé and a cover letter telling us why you are interested in and qualified for this position. Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Thank you for your interest in University Prep and this position. This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Academic Tech. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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