Educational Technology Specialist
The Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) is responsible for implementing, supporting, and enhancing the technology systems of Academy Prep (AP). As the first line of IT support for teachers, students, and staff, this position focuses on desktop and application support, while occasionally assisting the Technology Coordinator (TC) with maintenance of critical network components, systems, infrastructure, and applications. The ETS also works in concert with the TC & school faculty to ensure that classroom technology enhances the overall educational program. This position will be responsible for all educational technology training for classroom personnel, and will assist faculty with the development and implementation of the school’s STEM education program.
Besides specific technical experience and skills, the preferred applicant will have the following characteristics:
Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills; good at listening, supporting, and instructing others in the use of technology.
Ability to instruct both teaching staff and students in the use of technology-based learning tools.
Inquisitiveness, creativity, and good problem solving ability.
Willingness to try new things and continuously improve the technology environment.
Ability to work autonomously while providing status as needed.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
This is a full-time, 12 month, non-teaching position, which may on rare occasions require travel to other Academy Prep campuses in Tampa and Lakeland.
Specific Job Duties
Manage Chromebooks, iPads, projectors, interactive boards, printers, phones, and other classroom technology resources.
Troubleshoot, resolve, and thoroughly document common hardware and software issues.
Serve as school contact for addressing education-related hardware and software issues.
Develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive faculty and staff technology training program.
Create training and presentation materials including videos, slides, guides, and knowledge base articles.
Assist faculty with the development and implementation of the STEM program.
Manage internal SIS database systems and Google Workspace for Education platform.
Create user accounts, manage access rights, group membership, and shared drive access permissions.
Assist campus personnel with SIS database tasks, class roster creation, LMS management tasks, admissions software, development software, website management, and data analysis tasks as needed.
Provide support for school events including virtual events (recruitment open houses, parent teacher conferences, etc).
Advise on the technology planning process that will regularly evaluate existing technology, research new solutions and technologies, and recommend changes.
Advise on the technology budget, purchase supplies, track receipts and prepare expense reports.
Other duties as assigned by school administration.
Required Technical Skills and Experience
Working knowledge of macOS, iOS, ChromeOS, and Win10.
Experience troubleshooting or repairing personal computers, laptops, desktops, and mobile devices.
Working knowledge of Google Workspace apps, Google Admin console, Google Classroom, Google Chrome, and Google Drive File Stream.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Experience working with Student Information and Learning Management Systems.
Experience managing devices with a mobile device management system (MDM).
Familiarity with network troubleshooting and diagnostic procedures, network protocols (DNS, TCP/IP and DHCP), and network hardware components (switches, routers, firewalls, and wireless access points.).
At least 1 year of technical support experience.
K-12 teaching, teacher training, or instructional design experience, especially in STEM, computer science, robotics, or other technology courses would be a plus!
To submit a resume and cover letter, email Chris Brazee at email@example.com.
AmeriCorps Teacher, 2020 - 2021 School Year (Full-Time, Multiple Openings)
AmeriCorps is the domestic version of the Peace Corps. Academy Prep’s AmeriCorps teachers are generally recent college grads who want to give a year or more of service to nonprofit organizations.
Academy Prep is looking for dedicated, passionate teachers to join our team. AmeriCorps teachers will plan, organize and implement an instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their potential.
NO TEACHING CERTIFICATION REQUIRED AND ALL MAJORS CONSIDERED
AmeriCorps Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- teaching supplementary academic classes (includes lesson planning and classroom management)
- assisting in academic classes
- planning and teaching extra-curricular activities
- serving breakfast, lunch and snacks
- supervising students in free time and recess
- providing office and administrative support
- supervising students in study hall
- supervising Saturday field trips
- substituting in academic classes
- monitoring late pick-up students
- Live on campus in beautiful, clean, furnished apartments
- Receive FREE rent and utilities
- Receive a $850+ stipend per month (before taxes)
- Receive full health insurance
- Are awarded a $5,920 education award after 1 year of service
- Get real world professional and teaching experience in a unique and challenging setting