Director of Technology Integration and Innovation

King School - Stamford, Connecticut - Full time

SUMMARY

About 45 miles outside of New York City is a 150-year-old school with an amazing history of growth and evolution.As the result of multiple successful mergers many decades ago, King School is now one of the preeminent PreK – grade 12 independent schools in the New York area. With a head of school in her second year and a new strategic plan just ratified, more exciting change is on the way.

On July 1, King School will welcome its inaugural Director of Technology Integration and Innovation.This is a new role that will be tasked first and foremost with developing a thoughtful technology strategy to serve a multidivisional school that seeks to open minds and spark courageous thinking. In parallel to developing and implementing a vision, the director will have the opportunity to work directly with staffulty on innovation and integration initiatives, oversee the core technology department, and explore substantive partnerships with several programs and spaces across campus. This position serves on the leadership team and reports directly to the head of school.

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

https://www.edtechrecruiting.com/jobs/kingschool

IMPORTANT DATES

Post Date: January 9, 2020

Application Deadline: February 3, 2020 at 11:59pm PDT

On-site Final Round: February 18 – 21, 2020

Decision Announced: March 2, 2020

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

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Instructional Innovation

  • In partnership with the leadership team and in consultation with the staffulty, develop and coordinate a strategic vision for the educational technology program in support of instructional innovation.
  • Evaluate emerging technology and assessment tools, and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and programs.

Faculty and Staff Professional Development

  • Design, deliver, and oversee professional development and growth experiences for staffulty in areas of technology integration and design thinking.
  • Inspire a culture of exploration and experimentation among faculty to integrate instructional technology tools and design thinking methodologies into their teaching practices.

Program Development

  • Research, design, and implement new initiatives that leverage, build on, and partner with existing programs, resources, and spaces.
  • Establish and maintain local, regional, and national connections to support the strategic goals of the school’s technology program.

Management, Supervision, and Administration

  • Oversee the technology department, which comprises four individuals led by a director of technology.
  • Inspire the technology team to model and support best practices in design thinking, technology integration, and curricular research.
  • Ensure the successful delivery of services across all areas of technology, from infrastructure to data / systems to instructional — and align departmental procedures with the mission of the school and the needs of constituents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KING IS LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE

Professional Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the areas of instructional technology, instructional design, design thinking, and/or educational innovation
  • Experience leading workshops, trainings, and projects related to technology integration and design thinking, preferably to staffulty in a PK-12 school
  • Teaching experience, and a track record of successfully leveraging technology to improve instruction and learning outcomes
  • Experience in project-based and inquiry-based learning methodologies
  • Immersion in diversity work — both in training and in implementation — and a commitment to fostering culturally competent and inclusive learning environments
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, which is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree is highly desirable

Leadership and Personal Qualities:

  • A passion for inspiring programmatic change, balanced with a judicious understanding that successful innovation at a large, multidivisional school requires establishing lasting peer-to-peer relationships
  • A track record of supporting faculty to design, implement, and improve interdisciplinary units and lessons that integrate technology
  • Skillfulness at delivering presentations, leading workshops, and facilitating strategic discussions in groups large and small
  • An innovative mindset with expertise in change management, and extended professional development in areas of education, leadership, and innovation
  • Empathy, warmth, and authentic collegiality to staffulty members across the innovation spectrum
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills, along with a collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset
  • A vision that is aligned with the needs of a dynamic and diverse staffulty
  • A love of learning and love of school
  • Prior supervisory experience

TO APPLY

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

https://www.edtechrecruiting.com/jobs/kingschool

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King School

With a long history of growth and evolution, King is now one of the preeminent PreK – grade 12 independent schools in the New York City area.King prepares students to thrive in a rapidly changing world with a program built on trust, mutual support, and collaboration.

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