Academic Technology Specialist
Salary range: 36
Reports to: Principal or Assistant Principal
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, act as liaison between the school's teaching and support staff and the District Technology staff. In collaboration with Teachers and Administrators, ensure that school's technology and networks support educational activities for all students and staff.
B.A. degree required in Instructional Technology or related field, or equivalent work experience.
Three years of progressively responsible experience troubleshooting technology, with a preference for experience in an educational environment.
- Explore and share latest technology to enrich teaching, learning and communication (i.e. tablets, laptops, SmartBoards, Document Cameras, computer lab classroom management software, Web 2.0 tools; podcasts, blogs, wikis, and other new technologies as they emerge.)
- Respond to all campus inquiries regarding technology including those from students, staff, and parents regarding Infinite Campus, as well as from teachers and support staff in their use of student information software
- Explore new ways to use technology to support and expand communications and collaborations in the school community
- Apply and explain functionality of email, calendaring, and project monitoring tools in the educational environment
- Maintain online tutorials and communications regarding new technologies
- Maintain online reservations for campus labs and conference rooms
- Promote staff collaboration by connecting Teachers across Departments to consult on the use of similar technologies
- Develop and maintain and update School Website
- Help ensure school's web-page functionality and accuracy for the community
- Assist with technology training and provide hardware maintenance to accommodate teacher and student needs
- Assist with all technology purchases and write technology grants to support educational goals
- Assist with technology in the Library and support students in their use of critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions about the use of appropriate digital tools and resources
- Support students with educational projects involving technology (e.g. streaming video, podcasts, social networks, websites, etc.)
- Assist with technology used by students in the Special Education Program
- Support easy and prompt communications for campus-wide communications including emergency procedures, daily broadcasting of announcements, and cable TV connections
- Analyze issues from a variety of sources, recognize patterns, and develop solutions; work independently to meet schedules and deadlines
- Broad understanding of web design
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Maintain professional demeanor at all times, where "no question is inappropriate and all inquiries are welcome"
- Establish a working relationship with staff, students and community members.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- A thorough knowledge of Instructional Technology for secondary schools;
- A desire to seek out and learn new technologies and explore their potential educational applications;
- An ability to collaborate with multiple people in efforts to troubleshoot educational technology problems;
- An ability to triage multiple tasks and problems;
- An ability to train staff and students;
- A positive attitude about learning and re-learning the use of new hardware and software while promoting an academically rich, creative, and fun learning environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Office environment; while performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Work Year: 11 months
Revision Date: 04/07/2015
Initial date: 06/15/2014
Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.