Academic Technology Coordinator

  • VARtek Services, Inc.
  • El Dorado, AR, United States
  • 02/02/2018
Full time General Business Information Technology Management Professional Services Strategy-Planning

Job Description

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

Salary Range

D.O.E.

Employer Job Listing Link

http://www.vartek.com/careers/apply.html