The Academic Technology Coordinator is a full-time faculty position. The individual in this role provides leadership, assistance, and mentoring in the implementation of technology and communication tools to support St. Paul’s teachers in their delivery of the curriculum. While reporting to the Dean of Curriculum and Teaching in the Office of Academic Affairs, responsibilities require working closely with all academic departments and with the Information Technology Department.
The Academic Technology Coordinator will teach in one of the academic departments and take part in all areas of life at St. Paul’s outside the classroom as all faculty do: coaching two seasons (or the equivalent) and advising in one of the residential houses. The Academic Technology Coordinator will evaluate new technology initiatives and tie them to the curriculum; manage the School’s Learning Management System; support and train the faculty in issues of technology; lead professional development initiatives in technology; and enhance the classroom experience of the St. Paul’s students and faculty as much as possible.
St. Paul’s School is a completely residential, co-educational secondary school in Concord, NH, affiliated with the Episcopal Church and welcoming to all faiths. The School aggressively seeks applications from candidates who will promote a commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty.
Educational Technology Leadership and Support
• Assures that acquisition and usage of technology and communications resources are aligned with the school’s curricular objectives.
• Supports faculty in assuring that students meet information technology proficiency standards.
• Facilitates work to ensure that all St. Paul’s faculty and students display high levels of information literacy.
• Support and train the faculty in issues of technology. Utilizes online training for faculty and staff where appropriate.
• Leads professional development initiatives in technology
• Recommends pedagogical best practices that provide useful and important innovation while remaining consistent with the School’s traditional and contemporary objectives.
• Assures that all faculty understand the potential for and benefit of classrooms as conduits for global communications, and how to use the technology tools to enable this.
• Models best practices in the classrooms, and mentors teaching faculty.
• Understands and promotes the use of information and communications technologies to support differentiated learning and individual learning styles.
• Maintains highest level of expertise regarding the state of the art in instructional technology.
• Facilitates communication between the Information Technology Department and the teaching faculty.
• Advises leadership on Instructional Technology issues.
• Understands and supports instructional software currently in use. Suggests upgrades or alternatives where appropriate.
• Identifies professional development needs. Teaches workshops, courses, tutorials and training sessions regarding appropriate technology tools to enhance instruction. Ensure that training is in place to optimize usage of technical resources.
• Leads Community Technology Steering Committee in strategic and short-term planning, training, and professional development. Takes the lead in providing this training with the committee.
• Develop/facilitate Residential Life program materials in areas relating to technology (internet safety, appropriate social networking, cyber bullying, time management.)
Technical Leadership and Support
• Partner with the Information Technology team to ensure that hardware and online resources, software, and training sufficiently meet the needs of our diverse community.
• Supports implementation, management, and effective usage of the School’s Learning Management System.
• Helps to maintain and implement the School’s strategic technology plan.
• Identifies tools and technologies that support the academic mission of the school, and works with the Information Technology team and faculty to implement them.
• May manage or assist with planning of technical projects as required
• Offers “just-in-time” support and training when appropriate.
• Identifies infrastructure needs related to training program; researches and recommends new tools to stay current with instructional technology trends, in coordination with other Information Technology staff.
• Becomes an expert user of media-enabled classroom technology, digital classroom, audio-visual technology and other hardware and software commonly used at the school. Provides whatever support necessary for this hardware and software when it is beneficial to do so.
• Master’s degree and at least five years of teaching experience preferred.
• Experience working with, teaching, and mentoring teachers.
• Previous experience in a dynamic, service oriented environment that values learning.
• Extensive experience in the use of technology in the classroom. Experience as a classroom teacher is strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated successful project management experience is highly preferred.
• Experience with Blackboard or another learning management system preferred.
• Must be willing to work on the School’s academic schedule, including weekends when School is in session.
• Must be eager to work with high school students as well as adults.