The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent day and boarding school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including about 80 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and expects applicants to have a commitment to diversity and social justice. We firmly believe that we are a richer, more creative and dynamic institution when our collective is built with a diverse set of community members. The Northwest School strives for its faculty and student body to reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
The Educational Technology Coordinator supports the mission of the school by working with faculty, students, and families to facilitate the use and integration of technology into the school’s curriculum and activities.
This is a full-time, 11 month position and works from August through June each year.
Collaborate with Faculty: • Inspire, encourage and support faculty in their educational use of technology. Provide leadership and assistance to faculty by determining how best to integrate technology tools into the curriculum, including collaborating on overall curriculum or specific projects or lessons. • Support the implementation and development of the school’s strategic plan, including working with all teachers to improve and expand their use of technology. • Develop and follow through on implementation plans for technology integration across the curriculum, aligned to the ISTE Standards for Students. • Teach or team-teach select classes with a focus on Information and Digital Literacy. • Provide formal and informal technology professional development to faculty. • Collaborate with the IT department to provide “helpdesk” assistance to troubleshoot or support all aspects of technology use in the buildings as well as general assistance with faculty questions or issues. • Facilitate thinking critically about how technology is used and evaluated. • Serve on several committees including the Committee on Online Learning (CoOL), Curriculum Committee and the Ed Tech Committee, as well as consistently attend other meetings. • Research and purchase equipment, computer hardware, and computer software in conjunction with IT department. • Prepare teachers to organize and maintain course materials in our Learning Management System (LMS). • Partner with teachers to develop technology integration goals, update curriculum, and integrate technology in their projects and activities in a manner that enhances learning for students. • Identify and share trends in Educational Technology including pedagogical methods for integration, new software, curricular design. • Research and prepare web, professional development, and Responsible Use Policies. • Create and deliver technology orientation to new and returning faculty.
Support Students: • Supervise the computer lab and provide “just in time” assistance for hardware/software issues. • Supervise an environment team. • Collaborate with the librarians to continue to develop, deliver and expand the Information and Digital Literacy curriculum. • Assist with coursework. • Create and deliver orientation to the lab at the beginning of the school year and maintain a current file of student-signed Responsible Use Policies. • Ensure compliance with the Responsible Use Policy by monitoring student computer activities. • Prepare and supervise keyboarding training for 6th grade. • Support the 1:1 program, in its second year, by co-leading and designing the on boarding curriculum, setting up machines, helping students access loaner devices, and perform spot troubleshooting. • Provide ongoing administration of the student 1:1 program by addressing student needs daily. • Staff a support desk in a common area in order to offer solutions and support to students.
Support Families: • Serve as a resource for individual parents and the Parent Guardian Association about issues of technology in the lives of students. • Host and/or organize family education events throughout the year.
Other Responsibilities: Ed Tech Coordinators may be asked to teach a technology related academic course which includes: • Teach one section of technology course to middle and/or upper school students. • Coordinate curricula with other department and grade level teachers. • Plan and teach a 2-week intensive course, known as a Summit, each year. • Cultivate positive family partnerships. • Participate fully in the life of the school which includes collaborating effectively and collegially with a teaching team, grade-level, and department; engage regularly in formal, ongoing professional development beyond school based in- service; support colleagues and the school by substituting for absent teachers; participate in meetings, committees, and community gatherings; and know, understand, and uphold the mission, philosophy and values of the school. All teachers contribute to the school mission and community with activities such as supporting student social-emotional learning, interest groups (clubs), social events, and grade level trips.
Minimum Qualifications: • All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the school’s mission, values, and philosophy, especially related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; environmental sustainability, and global perspective. • A bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job. • Experience with implementing and expanding technology use among adult members of a professional community. • Experience with learning management systems such as Canvas and MS Teams. • Demonstrated success with culturally responsive pedagogy. • Experience teaching a diverse student body through a social justice lens.
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience in presenting information to groups, formally and informally. • Demonstrated maintenance of expertise on education and technology issues and applications and shares this expertise as appropriate with faculty and students. • ISTE Certification a plus. • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and students. • Experience with teaching or coaching Coding, Computer Science, Robotics, Art, or Electronics.
Compensation: Salary is highly competitive with top independent schools in the region and commensurate with education and experience and includes all professional responsibilities of a teacher, both in the classroom and community contributions. The Northwest School offers an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life and accident insurance coverage, fully paid for employee only coverage. A retirement program matches up to 6% of an employee's salary after one year of service in a 403(b) plan. An intentional, mission focused school culture, generous time off, lunch, access to the on-site fitness facility, an exceptional commitment to professional development, and a unique urban location are also benefits of working at the Northwest School.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, or marital status.
Internal Number: 67708
About The Northwest School
The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 75 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and actively encourages applicants with a commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.