Director of Educational Technology

The Seven Hills School - Walnut Creek, California - Full time


Located 35 miles east of San Francisco in the beautiful rolling hills of Walnut Creek, The Seven Hills School has for nearly sixty years designed a thoughtful program based on a whole child philosophy of educating both mind and heart. With a Reggio-inspired Preschool and developmental Kindergarten, cross-curricular integration in the Lower School, and a rigorous curriculum in Middle School, this PS-8 independent school has led its students on journeys of curiosity, discovery, and exploration to help prepare them to thrive in a dynamic and diverse world.

Next school year, Seven Hills is excited to welcome a director of educational technology to join the senior leadership team. The school seeks a well-rounded technology leader not only to oversee operational technology services, but even more importantly to work with faculty on integration and help reimagine the next chapter of instructional technology. Teachers and administrators are eager for a technology-savvy instructional design partner who is well versed in both curricular innovation and contemporary research. This position reports to the head of school and starts July 1, 2020—or earlier by mutual agreement.

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


Post Date: December 3, 2019

Application Deadline: January 13, 2020 at 11:59pm PDT

On-site Final Round: January 27 – 31, 2020

Decision Announced: February 10, 2020

Start Date: July 1, 2020, or earlier by mutual agreement


Instructional Technology

  • Design, deliver, and manage major professional development and growth experiences for faculty in areas of technology integration and instructional design.
  • Support faculty with the implementation and integration of technology into their curriculum via one-on-one, small-group, large-group, and asynchronous trainings.
  • Develop and implement classes and integrated units in areas of technology skills, applied technology, computer science, and related topics.
  • Eventually teach or co-teach lessons, electives, and workshops for students.
  • Evaluate emerging technology tools and instructional methodologies, and guide administrators and faculty on how to best explore and evaluate these new ideas.
  • Present, listen, and provide guidance to the parent community on issues concerning research and best practices around instructional technology and pedagogy of young learners.
  • Participate in the local, regional, and national educational technology communities.

Departmental Leadership

  • Lead the tech team, and supervise the technology staff and other external technology contractors.
  • Ensure that all members of the community receive sufficient training and support.
  • Develop and maintain the operational and capital technology budgets, and ensure that technology policies and procedures are aligned with the needs of the school.
  • Ensure the successful deployment of hardware, software, and other technology resources.
  • In partnership with the director of finance and operations, oversee the third-party managed services vendor and ensure successful delivery of IT engineering services.
  • Serve as project manager for enterprise technology initiatives involving hardware, software, infrastructure, systems, and classroom AV.
  • Serve on and/or oversee various technology, education, and leadership committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Professional Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree is highly desirable
  • Experience designing, delivering, and coordinating technology workshops and trainings; classroom teaching experience highly desirable
  • Experience as an educational technology integrator to support the work of peers
  • Experience supporting major aspects of enterprise-wide technology-related projects, programs, or initiatives
  • A fundamental understanding of management-level IT principles and best practices
  • Experience working in a PS-8 environment is preferred

Leadership and Personal Qualities:

  • A genuine interest in instructional technology, instructional design, and pedagogical innovation—and an ability to inspire and support faculty to explore and try new ideas
  • A proclivity for stepping away from the office and seeking out colleagues across campus, in the spirit of cultivating meaningful and supportive relationships
  • Project management skills to successfully lead large-scale change initiatives
  • A passion and interest for overseeing all areas of technology—IT, data/systems, and instructional—even if prior experiences in these areas are not equal
  • Immersion in diversity work, both in training and in implementation
  • Inspirational, pragmatic, and diplomatic leadership that is sensitive to the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty and staff
  • An ability to build consensus among diverse groups, facilitate critical discussions, and provide confidence to colleagues during times of transition
  • A collaborative, cooperative, empathetic, collegial, innovative, and patient mindset
  • Strong communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training
  • A commitment to Seven Hills’ mission and values
  • Confidence and humility, together with a sense of humor and warm personality
  • Capability to lift up to 25 pounds and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces


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

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District / School Edtech Coordinator

Experience Level

Senior Level

The Seven Hills School

The Seven Hills School is a PK-8 independent school in Walnut Creek, CA, about 35 miles east of San Francisco.

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