Director of Educational Innovation and Technology Services

Oakwood School - Los Angeles, California - Full time

SUMMARY

Oakwood School is a K-12 coeducational day school in North Hollywood, California that opened its doors in 1951. The school has remained faithful to its original mission ever since: to create a diverse educational environment where young people are partners with the adults; where preparing students for the future occurs by immersing them in the present; where joy and humor prevail alongside academic rigor; and where authentic relationships engage students with their teachers, one another, and the world around them.

On July 1, the Oakwood community is excited to build an authentic relationship with a director of educational innovation and technology services, a new role for the school. Like many schools this past year, Oakwood has leaned more heavily into technology during the pandemic, and the community is ready to build on that momentum once the pandemic is over. The director will oversee a sizable department, which includes an IT unit of four and several instructional technologists working across Oakwood’s two campuses. The director will report to the head of school, will be guided by the COO on operational matters, and will collaborate extensively with the principals of the three academic divisions.

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/Oakwood

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications Accepted Starting: February 11, 2021

Application Deadline: March 12, 2021 at 5:00pm PST

Semifinal Round: March 19, 2021

Final Round: April 5 – 9, 2021

Decision Announced: April 23, 2021

Start Date: July 1, 2021, or earlier by mutual agreement

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Educational Innovation and Instructional Technology Leadership

Under the supervision of the head of school, and in collaboration with the three divisional principals, lead a collaborative process to develop a K – 12 strategic vision and curricular arc for technology that is aligned to the school’s overall strategic plan, values, culture, and individual departmental needs; and oversee the implementation of that strategy and integration of the curricular arc into core disciplines and other parts of the curriculum.

In partnership with the respective divisional principals, oversee the hiring, supervision, evaluation, and growth of all academic technology staff — which on both campuses includes individuals with part-time assignments to other departments.

Evaluate emerging technology and assessment tools and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and programs.

Design, deliver, and oversee professional development and growth experiences in areas of technology integration and instructional design, and in particular work one-on-one with faculty to establish trust and build excitement for leveraging technology in the curriculum.

Inspire the technology team and the faculty community to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.

Technology Service Management and Oversight

Under the supervision of, and with support from, the chief operating officer, oversee the operations of, and set the priorities for, the IT department — which is led by a director of IT and includes three additional full-time staff.

Ensure the successful delivery of services across all areas of technology, from infrastructure to data / systems to instructional.

Align departmental procedures, policies, and end-user support with the mission and culture of the school in such a way that builds effective bridges and partnerships with end-users.

General Duties

Establish and maintain local, regional, and national connections to support the strategic goals of the school’s technology program.

Serve as an active member of the Oakwood Leadership Team.

Manage the departmental budget and perform other duties as assigned.

OAKWOOD IS LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE

Professional Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree is highly desirable

Experience leading workshops, trainings, projects, and new initiatives related to technology integration that are aligned with an organization’s strategic objectives

Training or teaching experience, preferably in a JK-12 school, and a track record of successfully leveraging technology to improve instruction and learning outcomes

Experience leading staff, coordinating projects, or managing a departmental unit, preferably as part of a school’s technology program

Immersion in diversity work — both in training and in implementation — and a commitment to fostering culturally competent and inclusive learning environments

Leadership and Personal Qualities:

A commitment to the mission and values of Oakwood

A passion for inspiring programmatic innovation, balanced with a judicious understanding that successful, lasting change at a large, multidivisional school requires establishing lasting peer-to-peer relationships

An ability to build consensus among diverse groups, facilitate critical discussions within large groups, and instill confidence in colleagues during times of transition

A thoughtful approach to team building, leadership development, and staff growth

An innovative mindset with experience in project-based and inquiry-based learning methodologies

Inspirational and diplomatic leadership sensitive to the needs of a diverse faculty

A collaborative, cooperative, empathetic, collegial, and patient mindset

Exceptional communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training

An understanding of the diverse technology needs and organizational complexities of a large, progressive, multidivisional, and independent school

Confidence and humility, together with a sense of humor and warm personality

A love of learning and a love for school

TO APPLY

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/Oakwood

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Role

District / School Edtech Coordinator

Experience Level

Senior Level

Oakwood School

Oakwood is a K-12, progressive, democratic, relationship-driven, independent day school on two quaint and charming urban campuses in North Hollywood, CA.
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