The mission of Magen David Yeshivah is to ensure and globally support the continuity of Sephardic communities through education. Its vision is to develop a new, globally recognized center of excellence that prepares students to excel academically, graduate college as well as professional graduate schools, and apply their unique talents in the world to create economically independent and personally fulfilling lives. Magen David Yeshivah is a Middle States Accredited high school with several college and international partners. It has an internationally recognized ‘Magen David Model’ highlighted by a senior year internship program.
As a part of the MDY Faculty and reporting to the principal, the Educational Technology Director will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students of MDY to support student learning through learning design and the use of technology.
Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Partnering with faculty in the learning design process to make the best uses of available teaching methods and the best uses of technology to enhance student learning.
Facilitate and manage peripheral technology (scanners, cameras, tablets, and projection appliance).
Facilitate installation, support and training for faculty so that every teacher can deliver a multisensory, accessible curriculum.
Exploring new technologies that can support student learning.
Pushing into classrooms in order to observe and support students and faculty technology use, troubleshooting, and providing other support services, as well as managing student technology issues as promptly as possible.
Required Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in relevant field with a preference in an advanced degree.
Two years' experience in the design and development of technology-based instructional materials is required.
Project management experience is required.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Capacity to thrive in a team-oriented environment.
Ability to interpret faculty and student needs and produce instructional materials.
Ability to train and support students, faculty, and staff in the use of learning technologies.
Proven ability to adapt and learn new procedures and software programs.
Capacity to be enterprising, diplomatic, and proactive at solving problems.
A passion for technology, education, and emerging trends.
Experience in web design including the ability to code HTML and CSS as well as use of Adobe suite products, Google Docs and Google Apps.
Experience with web-based course management and / or content management systems.
Familiarity with graphic design principles.
Knowledge of information architecture principles and methods.
Understanding of various operating systems, file structures, file formats, and protocols.
Knowledge of current instructional theories for collaborative learning with web-based tools.
Knowledge of streaming audio and video, podcasting, and social networking tools.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer offering a wonderful mission driven environment, competitive salary and benefits including a 403(b) retirement plan and lunch. MDY is committed to an inclusive faculty therefore candidates from diverse backgrounds who want to make a real impact on the future of education are encouraged to apply.
About Magen David Yeshivah Celia Esses High School
Established in 1946, Magen David Yeshivah is a private co-ed Jewish day school that has since produced countless successful industry professionals, lawyers, physicians, rabbis, and teachers, as well as prominent leaders at the helm of numerous organizations. We are committed to ensuring that each student receives a comprehensive dual-curriculum education, rooted in Sephardic tradition, and emphasizing academic excellence, creativity and intellectual curiosity.