The Friends School seeks an individual to support us in revisioning our technology needs and the systems we have or could have to meet those needs more effectively and efficiently, while at the same time supporting faculty and staff to use our current technology well and maintain our systems. For the remainder of 2019, the Technology Consultant will support our school by:
Provide help desk support to faculty and staff
Meet with our team individually and in groups to help us analyze our tech systems and needs, then create a plan to make our systems more efficient and effective
Work on deeper system maintenance
Develop/set-up whatever new systems we have agreed upon
FALL SEMESTER 2019:
Train and support staff to use all our tech systems (old and new)
Continue to provide help desk support
Figure out our long-term tech support plan so we can hire whatever long-term Tech Director position we need. Note that the consultant is welcome to apply for the long-term position once it is designed and posted.
Technical skills to provide help-desk support to faculty and staff on how to use basic systems such as MS office, database, Chrome and G-Suite, and basic network and hardware administration.
Familiarity with macOS and iOS devices
Interpersonal skills to work with diverse individuals and groups for help-desk services, to collaboratively assess tech needs and generate solutions, and train staff
Vision, creative problem solving, and systems thinking to gather ideas and help create a comprehensive technology plan to effectively and efficiently address the school’s technology needs
Experience and understanding of how technology applies in a K-8 school environment would be ideal.
Programming skills are not an essential requirement, but would be helpful.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: 15 hours per week through 2019
About Friends School of Minnesota
Friends School of Minnesota is a thriving, independent, K-8, Quaker, progressive school of 165 students in the heart of Saint Paul, Minnesota. In the tradition of more than 80 Friends Schools across the United States, FSM meets children’s intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs in an environment that nurtures their social consciousness. Now in its 29th year, FSM is a healthy, vibrant, stable institution known for its rich commitment to progressive education, community, acclaimed conflict resolution program, and holistic, joyful approach to educating children.
FSM is dedicated to its mission to prepare children to embrace life, learning, and community with hope, skill, understanding and creativity, and to the Quaker values of peace, justice, simplicity and integrity.