Director of Educational Technology

Phillips Brooks School - Menlo Park, CA - Full time


ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY

  • Working under the direction of the Director of Teaching and Learning, develop and implement a strategic vision for innovation, academic technology, instructional design, and cross-curricular initiatives
  • Design, deliver, and manage major professional development and growth experiences for faculty in areas of technology integration and instructional design
  • Evaluate emerging technology and assessment tools, and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and programs
  • Assess the effectiveness of, and lead efforts to improve, the school’s implementation of technology tools for instructional purposes
  • Inspire the technology team and the broader faculty community to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design
  • Establish strong partnerships with members of the faculty to develop and implement dynamic classroom projects involving technology integration
  • Teach or co-teach lessons and classes as directed
  • Serve on and/or oversee technology-related committees
  • Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, and national educational technology communities
  • Establish partnerships with outside organizations to support the strategic goals of the educational technology program at PBS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Oversee the technology team
  • Ensure successful administration of the IT infrastructure, including: network, hardware, data, performance, access, and security
  • Ensure the successful deployment of hardware, software, and systems
  • Ensure that all members of the community receive sufficient training and support
  • Support and guide school leadership on strategic and operational decisions involving technology infrastructure and enterprise data systems
  • Plan and oversee transitional projects related to enterprise data systems
  • Work with the technology team to develop the operational and capital technology budgets, and anticipate future technology needs to meet the strategic goals of the school
  • Establish and evaluate technology policies, procedures, and processes in areas such as: end-user support, data management, network access, and content filtering
  • Ensure the school maintains high-quality third-party vendor relationships
  • Other duties as assigned

Professional Qualifications and Personal Qualities

PBS is looking for candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Experience with both academic technology integration and IT services, and relevant professional training.A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree in management, instructional technology, information systems, education, or related field is highly desirable.
  • Experience leading workshops, trainings, and projects related to technology integration, instructional design, end-user training, and technology support.
  • Experience as a supervisor of employees, preferably in an educational or technology setting.
  • Experience administering enterprise systems and leading major projects to transition from one system to another.
  • Classroom teaching experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • A desire to develop deep connections and partnerships with faculty and staff.
  • A reliable work ethic, built on principles of follow-through, dependability, attention to detail, and a passion for delivering high quality work.
  • Authentic interest and experience with areas such as design thinking, programming, and maker.
  • An eye on the horizon of emerging educational technology systems and paradigms, with an understanding of how to thoughtfully explore and evaluate such opportunities.
  • Strong communication skills — written, verbal, presentation, and training — that support a community of diverse technology learners and adopters.
  • A collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset.
  • Visionary leadership that is in tune with the needs of a dynamic faculty.
  • Capability to lift up to 25 pounds and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces.

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Experience Level

Any experience level

Phillips Brooks School

Phillips Brooks School (PBS) in Menlo Park, California, offers a child-centered education that balances outstanding academics and a fully integrated social-emotional learning program.PBS is embarking on a new chapter for its teaching and learning program, eager to incorporate the best principles of academic technology.

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