Educational Technology Coordinator

Location
Englewood, CO, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 29, 2021
Ref
956
  • Position Type:
    Administration/ Coordinator
  • Date Posted:
    4/28/2021
  • Location:
    Administration Office

  • JOB TITLE: Educational Technology Coordinator
    LOCATION: District Wide
    WORK YEAR: 260 work days
    WORK STATUS: Administrative, Full-Time Exempt
    REPORTS TO: Executive Director Assessment & Technology

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    The Educational Technology Coordinator, as an effective and innovative district leader, will be tasked with developing a strategic plan for educational technology implementation throughout Sheridan Public Schools No. 2. This requires leading a vision and mission for educational technology by gathering input from multiple stakeholders, including the district's administrative team, school leadership teams, educators, students, and the larger Sheridan community. As a big-picture thinker, the Educational Technology Coordinator will create a clear path forward in Sheridan's incorporation of educational technology at all levels of learning.

    To support schools in fully realizing Sheridan's educational technology mission and vision, the Educational Technology Coordinator will partner with school leadership teams in planning professional development, budgeting for technology, creating effective management systems for devices, and supporting staff in implementing educational technology initiatives. Additionally, he or she will oversee each school's digital teacher librarians to ensure dynamic library programs that encourage meaningful educational technology usage in all classrooms.

    The Educational Technology Coordinator will collaborate with the Technology Department to evaluate devices, budget for districtwide technology, vet online learning tools, and ensure that technology resources are used safely by students and staff. He or she will also work closely with the district's curriculum and instruction team to elevate educational technology tools that deepen learning outcomes for Sheridan students. As an effective communicator, the Educational Technology Coordinator will engage in community outreach to educate and impassion stakeholders on the importance of educational technology opportunities for students and families within Sheridan Public Schools No. 2.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Leadership and Professional Development
    • Through leadership in a collaborative process, modifies and implements the strategic plan for educational technology implementation districtwide.
    • Uses data to analyze the current state of Sheridan's educational technology and craft actionable solutions for growth and innovation.
    • Works with district and school leadership teams to plan for educational technology professional development in alignment with district goals.
    • Leads professional development at district and school levels that demonstrates mastery in both instructional best practices and educational technology incorporation.
    • Stays current on advancements in educational technology through continuous engagement in professional learning.
    • Leads team of school-based digital teacher librarians.

    Management
    • Oversees district software programs and applications associated with instruction and curriculum.
    • Oversees library programs districtwide, including three teacher librarians and 1 library para. Ensures that these library programs offer leadership in educational technology, literacy, and instruction within their buildings.

    Procurement and Budgeting
    • Partners with the Technology Department to evaluate and purchase new technology equipment.
    • Facilitates the development of district and site-based technology budgets that align with the district's educational technology goals.
    • Evaluates online educational technology tools and instructional apps to ensure data privacy, FERPA compliance, and sound instructional practices.
    • Creates contracts with educational technology vendors when appropriate to advance educational technology goals within Sheridan Public Schools No. 2.
    • Oversees the implementation of technology tools, evaluates their effectiveness in elevating instruction, and makes recommendations for future use.
    • Writes local and national grants to increase funding for district technology and school library programs in alignment with district goals.

    Professional Responsibilities
    • Serves as an active member of the superintendent's instructional leadership team.
    • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with and among the school staff and community.
    • Provide leadership for committees, task forces, and other groups involved with educational technology initiatives throughout the district.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and use of District policies, procedures, employee contracts, and legal requirements.
    • Builds relationships with the Sheridan Public Library to expand opportunities for Sheridan students and families.
    • Demonstrates conflict management, problem solving, resource allocation, prioritization, data analysis, collaborative decision making, relationship building, group facilitation, technology capabilities, writing, and speaking skills.
    • Acts consistently in a professional manner that reflects the stature and importance of the leadership role of the Educational Technology Coordinator.
    • Performs other applicable duties as outlined in the job description and as assigned by the supervisor.

    SPAN OF CONTROL
    Assist Superintendent with carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws, including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    COMPLEXITY OF WORK
    Requires an aptitude for big-picture thinking and innovative solutions. Must be a champion for the implementation of innovative educational technology practices districtwide. Brings together multiple stakeholders to create an inclusive dialogue when crafting educational technology initiatives. Demonstrates high level of understanding in educational technology tools and applications, as well as instructional best practices. Serves as a leader and mentor for teacher librarians throughout the district.

    SUPERVISORY DUTIES:
    Schedules and directs work, may make hiring and termination recommendations, will provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
    Master's degree
    Three years or equivalent experience in a leadership role
    Three years of experience in a teaching or digital teacher librarian position

    LICENCES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
    Appropriate administrative, teacher, or teacher librarian licensure issued by the state of Colorado.

    ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions required the following physical demands: some lifting up to 50 pounds, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, and signification fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires sitting, walking, and standing. This job is performed in generally a clean and healthy environment.

    This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions. This job description is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the District and is not intended to create any express or implied contract of employment or expectancy of continued employment for any definite term.

    CLEARANCE:
    Must clear online background check and FBI Fingerprint check through Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

    SALARY:
    Salary placement is on Range 5 of the Administrative salary schedule and is based upon previous related experience. Current Board approved Administrative salary schedule is available for review on our district website at http://www.ssd2.org/SalarySchedules.aspx. Highest initial step placement is step 5.

    BENEFITS:
    Employees who are scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week are eligible to obtain district health benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and supplemental benefits. Positions that qualify for health benefits also qualify for leave which could include vacation and daily leave to be determined by the position and number of days assigned. Sheridan School District No. 2 is a public employer and participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA). All employees are required by state statute to contribute 10% of salary on a pre-tax basis to PERA. The District contributes 20.40% in addition to employee contribution.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
    All interested and qualified applicants must complete an online application at www.ssd2.org . Incomplete applications and resumes received in lieu of applications will not be considered. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. This position will close once the vacancy has been filled.