Academic Technology Specialist
Reports to: Director of Information Services
Job Summary: The Academic Technology Specialist’s primary responsibility is to empower students and teachers to use technology to improve teaching and learning. This is a full-time faculty (FLSA exempt) position that works with students and teachers in both the middle and upper schools, grades 5-12. The position will join the nine members of the Information Services department.
- College degree in a related field
- Experience in the classroom with sound teaching strategies
- Expertise and experience with teaching and troubleshooting software applications and online resources
- Demonstrated leadership in educational technology
- Ability to learn quickly and adapt as needed
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Creativity, initiative, and effective time management skills
- Strong collaborative skills and interpersonal abilities
- Possess a positive attitude, patience, and an ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with both adults and children
- Ability to prioritize tasks
- Collaborate with and be available to faculty to assess needs and recommend suitable technology and activities for curriculum
- Assist in lesson planning that involves information literacy skills and technology tools
- Teach skills and concepts and serve as a resource when technology is used in the classroom
- Provide instruction to faculty and students in the appropriate use of technology and digital citizenship
- Collaborate with librarians to maintain information literacy skills sequence and work with faculty to ensure skills sequence is implemented (working on currently)
- Create, promote and facilitate faculty professional development
- Train students, faculty, and staff to use hardware or software in one-on-one or group settings
- Manage aspects of learning management system, educational domains of software tools, and other resources as needed
- Facilitate and lead design and innovation projects in the school makerspaces.
- Assist with maintenance and management of the Design Den.
- Serve as a student advisor, SEEK mentor, and attend regularly scheduled faculty/staff meetings
- Research, evaluate, and promote new and emerging teaching and learning technologies
- Attend and present at conferences related to technology and curriculum
- Assist library staff with routine tasks
- Maintain records of technology planning, training, and teaching
- Create, update, and maintain student and teacher resources
- Curate student work on school website
- Manage & maintain some of the technology equipment
- Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Information Services
Candidates should complete an online application and submit a letter of interest, resume, and references.
Joining Our Community
The mission of The Harpeth Hall School is to education young women to think critically, lead confidently, and live honorably. To fully realize that mission, Harpeth Hall is committed to creating an environment in which every member of the community is seen, heard, and valued. We encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups for all open positions.
Interested candidates should complete the online employment application and upload a cover letter and resume. All materials should be addressed to: Office of Human Resources, 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, Tennessee, 37215.
Once a conditional offer of employment is made, background screening will be required. Employees must also provide appropriate documentation establishing their identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
We offer highly competitive compensation and benefits as well as opportunities for professional development. Questions can be directed to the Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-297-9543.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Harpeth Hall School is an equal opportunity employer. Faculty and staff are recruited, hired, and promoted without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable local, state, or federal laws.