Director of Academic Technology

Posted: January 12, 2012

St. Mark's School seeks a creative, inspirational teacher/leader to help the School implement and enhance its approach to the use of technology in teaching and learning. The School seeks a candidate with demonstrated excellence in the classroom, a passion for helping colleagues employ computing to meaningfully enhance their teaching, a vision for the successful implementation of appropriate technologies, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work with a wide variety of constituencies. Although starting from a position of strength, St. Mark’s seeks to improve its approach to teaching the STEM fields. The Director of Academic Technology will play an integral role in this work, ensuring the successful and appropriate integration of technology into our students' educational experience, and demonstrating applications that make a meaningful difference to teaching and learning.

Core job responsibilities include teaching two sections (preferably in computer science or technology-related fields such as programming, robotics, etc), and working with faculty to integrate appropriate academic technology into the classroom and curriculum. The Director of Academic Technology is a member the department where his or her academic skills and experience lie, but reports to the Assistant Head of School/Dean of Faculty for coordination of administrative responsibilities and participates in the Department Heads Committee.

Specific duties include:

-Working closely with St. Mark's teachers to help develop lessons which integrate technology meaningfully into the curriculum

-Working with students, faculty and the administration to increase interest in computer science both in the curriculum and outside the curriculum.

-Meeting regularly with the Director of Information Technology during the school year and through the summer to coordinate the selection and implementation of new technologies

-Developing and offering technology training for the faculty including summer workshops as necessary.

-Researching and promoting educational software and hardware and professional development opportunities for faculty in various disciplines.

-Acting as a consultant in decisions involving the intersection of computing and school culture and/or curriculum.

-Providing an annual progress report on all aspects of computer science and technology related to the educational goals of the school.

St. Mark's School is a coed, private boarding high school of 340 students with a strong, college preparatory curriculum. Additional responsibilities of faculty members include on-campus residence, advising, coaching, and sharing in dormitory supervision. The School offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including retirement plan, paid vacations and medical insurance. St. Mark's School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Interested candidates should direct a letter of introduction and resume to Michael Wirtz, Assistant Head of School/Dean of Faculty, St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road, Southborough, MA, 01772, or via email to [email protected].