Middle and Upper School Academic Technology Leader
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
May 21, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
BB&N is seeking a Middle and Upper School Academic Technology Leader. This position is responsible for mentoring and supporting the faculty in their use of technology and design thinking for teaching and learning. This is accomplished by building collaborative relationships with teachers, understanding their curricular goals, and supporting their efforts at increasingly powerful uses of technology. This position will be based out of our Middle School (grades 7-8), but will also work with Upper School as needed. We seek an experienced educator focused on continuous improvement with contagious enthusiasm for supporting the use of technology in creative, collaborative, and inquiry-based learning. This is a full-time, 11-month position, reporting to, and working closely with, the director of information technology. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Serve as a catalyst, coach and collaborator in order to bring teachers’ ideas for using technology resources into reality in their classrooms.
Encourage and cultivate inquiry-based learning, design thinking and STEAM, with technology tools using curricular backward-design philosophy and essential questions.
Nurture relationships within each academic department.
Collaborate with librarians to teach software, systems, and research to students.
Support teachers in developing and improving class websites for instructional purposes.
Troubleshoot, resolve, or escalate common common technology problems for teachers.
Develop and support the faculty’s approach to using our Middle School makerspace.
Develop and deliver faculty professional development workshops.
Develop curriculum-aligned benchmarks and assessments for student technology proficiency.
Support the use of laptops, iPads, and audio recording software for testing and exams.
Assist with audio-visual support and technology presentations, including some evening events.
Manage the readiness and loan process of various spare laptops, iPads, and equipment.
Collaborate with the academic technology team to develop and execute strategic plans.
Communicate BB&N’s vision for effective technology integration on our blog.
Teach a tech elective, and nurture student technology clubs and student helpers.
Orient and support new teachers in using our digital systems and software.
Demonstrate a consistent pattern of strategic outreach and informal support of teachers.
Seek out and sustain connections to local organizations and schools to leverage the growth of our program and provide real-world learning opportunities for students.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
Classroom teaching experience.
Bachelor’s degree in education or equivalent experience.
Significant experience using technology resources in an educational setting.
Background or interest in design thinking protocols and interdisciplinary learning.
Familiarity with protocols for critical but supportive analysis of teaching.
Experience collaborating with teachers to improve instruction and integrate technology resources.
Experience with Mac OS, Google Apps for Education, Adobe suite, teacher websites, and various software, hardware and peripherals for classroom use.
Ability to articulate a compelling, energetic, and compassionate vision for academic technology.
Excellent communication skills: written, oral, and listening.
Excellent organizational, management, and execution skills.
Collaborative working style, responsible team member, flexible and willing to pitch in to do whatever needs to be done
Commitment to fostering an inclusive community
High standards of professional conduct
Good sense of humor!
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols
BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.