VARtek Services, Inc.

VARtek is a technology company that serves K-12 school districts and other educational organizations. For more than 25 years, we have designed and managed school technology environments that work.

VARtek Services, Inc.
06/07/2018
Full time
Position Summary To provide technology integration coaching and support and desktop assistance to teachers, staff, and students. Essential Functions Serve as on-site support for teachers Provides user support for desktop and LAN-based applications Provide instructional technology coaching to teachers, by planning and developing programs. Demonstrate how to use technology as a teaching tool in a variety of curricular areas. Work with teachers to design engaging lessons that incorporate technology. Provide on-going information assistance to faculty in the use of computers, classroom technology equipment, and software packages utilized in classroom setting. Provide excellent customer service and user support for desktop and LAN-based applications. Assist with equipment setup, configuration, and installation as needed. Break/fix activities, in support of various computer devices used internally at the school. Monitor performance of teachers to ensure they are gaining new technology skills. Attend Board and PTO meetings in current and surrounding districts. Evaluate and research new technologies on on-going basis.    Education/Experience Bachelor’s degree in education; master’s preferred Two years of experience integrating technology into a classroom K-8 teach experience preferred. Strong presentation, communication, and writing skills Evidence of technology integration lesson plans will be required Proficiency in educational hardware and software Strong curriculum design and planning skills Strong belief that technology can be used to enhance the learning experience in the classroom Proven track record of early adoption of technology in the classroom Certifications A+ certification required within six months of employment; alternatives may include entry-level workstation certifications from Microsoft (MCSA) or Apple workstation certification (ACSP); choice of pursuing MCSA or ACSP must be approved by hiring manager and be relevant to school location.   Travel N/A Physical Requirements Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; ability to lift at least 25 pounds Work Schedule 12 months, Monday-Friday Varies with client hours; normally one hour prior to start of school day until one hour after end of school day Supervisory Responsibilities N/A
VARtek Services, Inc. El Dorado, AR, USA
06/07/2018
Full time
Position Summary To provide technology integration coaching and support and desktop assistance to teachers, staff, and students. Essential Functions Serve as on-site support for teachers Provides user support for desktop and LAN-based applications Provide instructional technology coaching to teachers, by planning and developing programs. Demonstrate how to use technology as a teaching tool in a variety of curricular areas. Work with teachers to design engaging lessons that incorporate technology. Provide on-going information assistance to faculty in the use of computers, classroom technology equipment, and software packages utilized in classroom setting. Provide excellent customer service and user support for desktop and LAN-based applications. Assist with equipment setup, configuration, and installation as needed. Break/fix activities, in support of various computer devices used internally at the school. Monitor performance of teachers to ensure they are gaining new technology skills. Attend Board and PTO meetings in current and surrounding districts. Evaluate and research new technologies on on-going basis.    Education/Experience Bachelor’s degree in education; master’s preferred Two years of experience integrating technology into a classroom K-8 teach experience preferred. Strong presentation, communication, and writing skills Evidence of technology integration lesson plans will be required Proficiency in educational hardware and software Strong curriculum design and planning skills Strong belief that technology can be used to enhance the learning experience in the classroom Proven track record of early adoption of technology in the classroom Certifications A+ certification required within six months of employment; alternatives may include entry-level workstation certifications from Microsoft (MCSA) or Apple workstation certification (ACSP); choice of pursuing MCSA or ACSP must be approved by hiring manager and be relevant to school location.   Travel N/A Physical Requirements Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; ability to lift at least 25 pounds Work Schedule 12 months, Monday-Friday Varies with client hours; normally one hour prior to start of school day until one hour after end of school day Supervisory Responsibilities N/A
VARtek Services, Inc. El Dorado, AR, United States
02/02/2018
Full time
Position Summary The academic technology coordinator is responsible for developing and leading an innovative program of instructional technology that enriches and supports student learning in the 21st   century.  The coordinator is in the unique position of relating equally well to humans and to machines.  Essential Functions Take a leadership role in developing and implementing the school’s instructional use of computers.  Understand the school budget, budgeting process, and spending process, and work within this system to secure adequate resources for instructional computing.  Proactively manage communications pertaining to technical support, site operations, changes, outages, and issues to assigned client base in a timely, professional manner. Supervise team of technicians, assigning duties and preparing and delivering performance reviews.  Assist the school in developing and implementing a vision of technology as a means of inquiry and exploration, research, and assessment Work along with the educational technology integrators to help faculty to fully realize the curricular and creative potential of technology. Provide user support for desktop and LAN-based applications. Meet with the school’s leaders and/or division leaders and develop technology committee(s) to implement the technology plan at a division or at grade level Work with school or division leaders to develop, implement, and periodically evaluate a school technology-oriented in service plan.  Help develop and implement a school procedure for the evaluation of software, hardware, and courseware, and for the sharing of the results of such evaluation.  Be involved in school research projects to evaluate instructional use of computers. Design and encourage pilot projects.  For each new innovation, eventually the school must decide whether to adopt and implement its use.  Pilot studies can help answer such questions.  Disseminate technology-related information throughout the school via news bulletins and through presentations at staff meetings. Remain technically competent.  Continue to grow as a professional technology educator.  Keep apprised of changes in the technologies available and the direction of future technology development.  Education/Experience Bachelor’s degree required; MBA  or Masters in Educational Technology preferred Minimum of 3 years of operations experience in combination with three or more years of managing technical personnel  3 years of relationship management experience, with a minimum of 1 year in an outsourcing setting or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred Demonstrates an understanding of the needs and benefits of a commitment to lifelong learning.    Certifications ITIL preferred Travel Up to 25% Physical Requirements Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; ability to lift at least 25 pounds Work Schedule Year-round, Monday-Friday Supervisory Responsibilities Assigned school employees