Position Open – Instructional Technology Specialist
Position Title: Instructional Technology Specialist
Reports To: Diocese of Grand Rapids Director of Educational Technology
Catholic Central High School Administration
Education: Minimum BA in Education
Hours and FLSA Status: Full-time, exempt
About Catholic Central High School:
Catholic Central High School is rich in both history and tradition. Founded in 1906 by Bishop Henry Richter and the Dominican Sisters, it is the oldest Catholic, coeducational, diocesan high school in the U.S. It draws and benefits from a culturally diverse student body of 645 students, grades 9-12. In its 110-year history, Catholic Central has maintained its mission to challenge students to know and love God, seek knowledge and truth, respect the dignity of each person, and contribute to society through leadership and service.
The Instructional Technology Specialist is responsible for creating and implementing sustainable systems that support the effective integration of technology in support of instructional and co-curricular goals with a heavy emphasis on 1:1 device application. The ideal candidate must possess an exceptional understanding of current methodology and practice for implementing technology in alignment with diocesan curriculum standards and school program goals. They also demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, both written and verbal with the ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with teachers, administrators, and diocesan staff in order to increase student achievement.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
- Coordinates technology integration aligned with curriculum, including: analyzing needs, identifying resources and solutions, facilitating lesson planning, and mentoring, training and supporting technology integration
- Fosters staff collaboration and models effective use of appropriate technology.
- Develops systems to leverage instructional technology to support instructional initiatives with a focus on student outcomes in coordination with Director of Educational Technology.
- Designs, develops and delivers efficient and scalable programs promoting technology professional development aligned with curriculum standards.
- Works with/across Catholic Secondary Schools departments as needed to promote and coordinate the use of instructional technology with other initiatives.
- Participates in technology and instructional meetings, committees and workgroups as needed.
- Monitors innovations in instructional technology including devices and instructional methods, in order to identify future instructional technology needs.
- Assists with creation, evaluation, and implementation of diocesan/school technology planning.
- Coordinates and develops online and distance learning opportunities as needed.
- Creates and maintains documentation related to instructional technology support processes.
- Assists in the evaluation and monitoring of content filter settings.
- Understands and follows FERPA, CIPA and COPPA guidelines.
- Collaborates with Technology team on projects and in the creation of technology training and tutorial materials.
- Assists in on-boarding new students and staff with regard to technology systems and devices.
- Manages school technology budget in collaboration with building/Diocesan administration.
- Supports integration of SIS and LMS in collaboration with Diocesan staff.
- Collaborates with Diocesan Director of Educational Technology and technology team to meet student, staff, community, and building needs.
- Actively participates in local, regional, state, and national technology professional organizations.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Strong interpersonal skills, both written and verbal with the ability to break down complex, technical language and communicate it in a manner that the general staff can comprehend.
- Must possess an exceptional understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, and internet services to identify and resolve technical issues for school staff.
- Desire to work in a school setting and interact with young adults and staff.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a commitment to teamwork
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
- Ability to handle several tasks at one time
- Practicing Catholic preferred
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
- Experience in Adult Professional Development /Training
- Experience in technology integration in an educational setting
Review of applicants will begin immediately. The identified candidate will ideally gain familiarity with existing operations in mid-June before assuming the full time position in July.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter expressing interest in serving as the Instructional Technology Specialist at Catholic Central High School, as well as a professional resume with contact information for at least two professional references to:
Lisa Doyle, Administrative Assistant
Catholic Central High School
319 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503