Director of Library Services and Instructional Technology

Park School - Baltimore, Maryland - Full time

SUMMARY

The Park School, a PK-12, independent day school located on 100 acres in Baltimore, celebrates core values rooted in the progressive educational philosophy of John Dewey. At Park, there is an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities. Building on that commitment, the school recently developed a comprehensive anti-racist action plan shaped by students, alumni, parents, and employees.

Park is also building on recent momentum and enthusiasm for instructional technology and information literacy by creating a new position: director of library services and instructional technology (DLSIT). This role will oversee two co-curricular academic departments and be charged with augmenting Park’s student research program, which for Park is at the intersection of technology and information literacy. In parallel, the school created a new operational technology position (director of IT and information services) that, along with the DLSIT and two associate heads of school, will form a new Technology Cabinet. This collaborative model of technology governance aligns with Park’s approach to shared leadership and consensus-driven decision making. The director of library services and instructional technology starts July 1, 2021 and reports to the associate head of school for academics.

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

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/park/libedtech

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications Accepted Starting: February 18, 2021

Application Deadline: March 20, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT

Remote Semifinal Round: March 30 and 31, 2021

Final Round: April 12 – 16, 2021

Decision Announced: April 30, 2021

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

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Program Management

Manage a 9,000 physical space, which includes two conjoined libraries and other learning commons and workspaces located in the center of campus.

Supervise the library staff, which includes a team of four, and (in collaboration with the principals) the instructional technology staff, which includes three divisional coordinators.

Oversee the library circulation, archives, and collections, as well as various enterprise-level library databases and instructional technology applications.

Support students and teachers who utilize both the physical library and deployed instructional technology tools as part of the teaching and learning program.

Empowering Academic Innovation

Lead a collaborative process to develop a PK – 12 strategic vision and curricular arc for the information literacy and instructional technology programs in support of advancing student-directed learning and student research in all divisions.

Design, deliver, and oversee professional development and growth experiences for faculty and staff in areas of technology integration, information literacy, and student research.

Inspire the library and technology teams, as well as the faculty community, to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.

Partner with departments on major research and instructional technology initiatives.

Create and implement a vision for the physical library space to become a central hub for developing informational literacy, supporting technology integration, serving as an instructional design partner to faculty, and serving as a research partner to students.

Evaluate emerging tools, systems, and programming, and maintain local, regional, and national connections, in support of the strategic goals of the academic program.

Leadership and Strategy

Work in concert with the director of IT and information services, and under the direction of the associate heads of school for academics and finance and operations, to develop and implement a technology vision that meets the needs of faculty and students.

Manage the library and instructional technology budgets.

Serve in the Technology Cabinet and on various academic and operational committees, and perform other duties as assigned.

PARK IS LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE

Professional Qualifications:

A graduate degree from an accredited college or university in instructional technology, library and information science, information systems, or a related field

Experience working in a library and/or instructional technology department, preferably in a school setting

Director-level experience with departmental leadership, staff supervision and evaluation, change management, and goal setting

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

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

Leadership and Personal Qualities:

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

A willingness to execute a shared model of technology governance in collaboration with an instructional technology director and two members of the leadership team

Demonstrated passion for information literacy, research, reading, instructional design, and instructional technology

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

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

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

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

An understanding of the diverse technology needs and organizational complexities of a large, high-achieving, 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/park/libedtech

The Park School of Baltimore, Inc. seeks to have a diverse workforce and has a non-discriminatory policy as to employees and applicants for employment. All employment decisions, from hiring through termination, will be based on an impartial judgment of the individual's capabilities and professional qualifications. The school does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee's duties.

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Role

District / School Edtech Coordinator

Experience Level

Senior Level

Park School

Park’s core values, rooted in the progressive educational philosophy of John Dewey, sustain an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers.
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