St. Luke’s School seeks a talented Academic Technologist to join its dynamic, enterprising TE(A)CH Department, i.e. “Teach Tech.” The successful candidate will join a 7-person team comprised of 3 Academic Technologists, dedicated specialists in Network, Systems Support, and School Media, and led by the Director of Technology. We promote a thoughtful, collaborative environment, focusing not only on developing solutions for today’s challenges, but also on cultivating innovative ideas for the future.
All students at St. Luke’s are provided with school-owned technology: a Chromebook for grades 5-6 and a Macbook Air for grades 7-12. The Department is responsible for managing the deployment, maintenance, and ongoing use of these devices, as well as the St. Luke’s wireless network, A/V equipment, database systems, and copier equipment. Although a point person on the team has been designated for each, we work together to meet these responsibilities.
The primary role of the Academic Technologist is to collaborate with faculty to effectively integrate technology that enhances teaching and learning in the classroom. Our team adopts a teacher-driven model: to learn our teachers’ goals and pedagogy, raise awareness of exciting opportunities to meet those goals and enhance the student experience, and provide the training and support to succeed. This is a full-time, full-year staff position with excellent benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance as well as an employer-matching retirement savings plan.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Partner with teachers to design, deliver, and support technology solutions that address challenges to, and achieve goals for, their learning objectives.
Train and assist teachers to address anticipated as well as ad hoc technology needs, including creating relevant, high-quality, reusable training materials
Help teachers create instructional material such as videos, infographics, etc. for use in their curriculum.
Support teachers’ effective use of and development of expertise with their classroom-specific technology, such as projectors and other interactive platforms
Assist the department in fulfilling targeted instructional needs, e.g. 5th & 6th Grade Skills Classes or 9th grade Healthy Tech Use mini-course.
Train and help support the technological needs of non-academic operating departments such as Admissions, Counseling, Development (e.g. laptop hardware/software support and needs, video editing, event registrations, etc.)
Based on skills, assume some responsibility for the management of St. Luke’s Blackbaud Education Management System (EMS) and assist with other school databases (KnowBe4, SchoolPass, Connect5, etc.)
Support students in their own course and project work as necessary, including green-screen recording, audio/video production, etc.
Should the need arise, teach the equivalent of one full-time academic course as deemed appropriate.
Assume project management responsibilities for special projects as assigned.
Serve as an Advisor or co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students
Self Starter - an ability and desire to quickly develop expertise with and support new systems, software, and computing devices
Communication and Customer Service Skills - communicates clearly and compellingly with diverse stakeholders in both speaking and writing; anticipates and responds to needs in a conscientious manner; interacts positively with all levels of technical aptitude
Team Player - proven ability to collaborate effectively with others
Deep proficiency with Google suite (Docs, Calendar, Mail, Sheets, Slides, Forms, etc.)
Prior experience with the use, support and/or deployment of a learning management system (LMS); experience with Blackbaud preferred, but not required
Prior experience working in a school and as a classroom teacher preferred but not required
Creative, innovative, and passionate about technology, with an interest in emerging trends and how they intersect with the work of schools
Detail-oriented, results-focused problem solver with a strong work ethic
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references in pdf formataddressed to Eleanor Page, Director of Technology and Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation.
Proof of full covid vaccination required for consideration. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.
St. Luke’s attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke’s and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a design mindset, an inclusive ethos, a global perspective, and a service orientation.