BB&N is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Instructional Technology. Reporting to the Digital Learning Officer, the Director provides leadership and oversight for the planning, development, and management of instructional technology strategies and applications and guides the appropriate implementation of technologies into BB&N’s B-12 academic programs consistent with the academic strategy and priorities of the school.
The Director will oversee and support the school’s Learning Management System (LMS), Academic Student Information System, and instructional technologies strategies and applications. The Director of Instructional Technology will serve on the school’s B-12 cross-campus Learning Leadership Team and will serve as a manager of up to 6 individuals who have instructional technology roles within the school.
Primary duties include leadership, collaboration, outreach, development, consultation, reporting, project management and other activities to support and enhance BB&N's academic programs and mission. The Director collaborates extensively with academic and administrative leadership in support of scholarship, learning, teaching, and student engagement.
The ideal candidate will be an innovative and collaborative professional that will provide leadership, management, and vision, with a proven record of accomplishment, including online learning, design thinking protocols, and interdisciplinary learning
Lead, nourish & coordinate the team of academic tech integrators/facilitators
Manage all academic technology applications, software, and platforms
Assess academic technology platforms and applications annually
Manage and support our Learning Management System - PowerSchool
Orient and support new teachers in using our digital systems and software.
Attend Department Head meetings to support and suggest classroom projects throughout the year (incorporating technology) to ensure equipment and software are prepared, and that all of the teachers’ needs are supported.
Support the Academic Portal of Veracross and provide training for faculty as needed
Support teachers who are exploring new uses of technology, including launch grant recipients.
Nurture relationships with teachers to support their use of educational technology.
Collaborate with librarians to teach software, systems, policies, and research to students.
Troubleshoot, resolve, or escalate common technology problems for teachers.
Assist with audio-visual support and technology community presentations, including some evening events
The ideal candidate should demonstrate:
Classroom teaching experience
Bachelor’s degree in education or equivalent experience
Background or interest in design thinking protocols and interdisciplinary learning
Experience in leading, implementing, and training academic technology resources
Significant experience using technology resources in an educational setting
Experience leading a team
Experience collaborating with teachers to integrate technology resources
Experience with Mac OS, Google Apps for Education, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, teacher websites, and various software, hardware and peripherals for classroom use
Ability to articulate a compelling, energetic, and compassionate vision for academic technology
Excellent communication & organization skills: written, oral, listening, managing, executing
Collaborative and innovative
Responsible team member
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that educates children in grades pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.
BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.
BB&N’s c...ommitment to diversity is integral to the mission and vision of the School. The different perspectives and experiences of our students define the fabric of our community. These many perspectives and experiences contribute to the growth of the individuals who call BB&N their alma mater and shape the classroom and extracurricular experiences. To have as classmates and friends people who are different from oneself, to come to truly know the background, experiences, and beliefs of a new friend, is to learn more deeply about oneself and our world. There is no more important attribute in the preparation for global citizenship.
The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating each other, knowing and understanding each other, and learning from each other.