Choice Schools
  • Bradford Academy
  • Southfield, MI, USA
  • Based on Education and Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Yes - Full Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K




Bradford Academy strives to instill the qualities of character, excellence, creativity and service into our students as they become prepared, global leaders.

Bradford Academy encourages and fosters:

  • Discovery of oneself through cultural experiences
  • Development of individual purpose that nurtures success
  • Leadership in personal responsibility, service and dignity
  • Achievement based on ethics and integrity

 


SUPERVISOR(S):          Primary and Secondary School Leaders

CLASSIFICATION:         Exempt, Full-time 

JOB GOAL:  Supports and implements the development and implementation of the District's strategic vision in all areas of technology. The individual will facilitate the integration of digital tools and best practices into curriculum and administrative systems. 

ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership and Professional Development:  

  • Using the Bradford Academy strategic plan, develop and implement a technology organizational structure and plan for the use of technology in the district in both the academic and infrastructural systems. 
  • Support the K-12 leadership team with carrying out of the District's Strategic Framework and School Improvement Plan. 
  • Maintain knowledge of and communicate current research findings and forecasts related to the effective use of technology in the school's educational program. 
  • Serve as the primary leader for the district's 1 to 1 computing initiative, developing rollout strategies, and planning and facilitating teacher training.
  • Supports leadership and positively guides and delivers communication in regard to decisions made to the District's curriculum.
  • In collaboration with the Administration; oversee professional development of staff on the integration of technology into the curriculum.
  • Ensures that all educators have access to the appropriate tools for 21st century learning as appropriate to the District's strategic plan and academic goals. 
  • Eliminate the status quo in order to implement new technology applications, best practices and supports as it's appropriate to the District's strategic plan and academic goals.  

School Technology Management and Support:

  • Oversee all administrative aspects of technology programs and services in the district, including but not limited to the infrastructure implementation and maintenance, support of educators and support staff in the use of hardware and equipment and management.
  • Oversees and works with the leadership team of designing, developing, analyzing and enhancing District  based school and student information systems.  (ex. Database Applications, PowerSchool, Destiny, Follett, LMS, NWEA, M-STEP, Xello, School bell, surveillance, and phone systems, etc).
  • Uses best practices of adult learning to train and support instructional staff in using technology to increase student achievement.
  • Ensures the  academy has the technology they need to implement their instructional model and maintain smooth operations.  This includes the internet, computers, phones, copiers, security systems, etc.
  • Focus on ensuring that network and other technology resources are used safely and responsibly rather than limiting access.
  • Responsible for monitoring security and compliance with the Children Internet Protection Act (CIPA) at each academy.
  • Provides current and cutting-edge information that supports the academic goals of the District and includes the leadership team and the central office finance team in the decision-making of technology matters
  • Evaluates software needs at each academy for effectiveness and consistency with strategic plans, continuous improvement plans and the District's instructional model.
  • In collaboration with the school leaders and area superintendent leads the research, review, recommendations and resolution of complex issues involving technology at the academy.
  • Leads the school in the full implementation of behavior management systems such as School-wide Information System (SWIS).  
  • Oversees and is accountable for the technology asset inventories at the District and ensures proper protocols are in place for technology distribution.
  • Prepares recommendations for the replacement of technology at the end of its lifecycle for each academy, and works with the school leaders to prioritize its funding. 
  • Works with the school leaders, area superintendents, and finance committees to develop annual instructional technology and technology operations budgets.
  • Leads E-Rate technology discount program implementation.
  • Ensures school device readiness for all online assessments.
  • Ensures schools have hotspots and other mobile devices for virtual learning. 
  • Ensures two-factor authentication and other safety protocols are implemented at each academy.  

Other:

  • Applies positive customer service to the role and is perceived as a team member by staff and Academy employees.
  • Assists with other duties upon request and approval of the primary and secondary school leaders.   

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Education Technology Degree or Network Administrator Degree and/or related field preferred. Prefer candidates that have experience working in a K-12 environment. 
  • Pursues social justice and leads with a lens of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Preferably have experience working with Chromebooks, iPads, tablets, VR Glasses, Drones, mobile devices, and other technology in education.
  • Experience with a range of software, hardware, and operations systems (Windows, Mac, IOS). 
  • Proven record of accomplishment in technology planning and technology personnel management, ideally in a K-12 academic setting.
  • Experience preparing and managing budgets.
  • Proven track record of integrating technology into educational settings. 
  • Proven track record of effective project management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven track record of supervising and mentoring technical employees to high performance.
  • Broad knowledge of industry standards and best practices in the use of technology in schools, including NAIS Principles of Good Practice on Technology and International Society for Technology in Education National Technology Standards (ISTE NETS)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and adept at establishing and maintaining good rapport and working relationships at all organizational levels.
  • Highly organized; ability to meet stringent deadlines, prioritize work, operate in a fast-paced work environment, and coordinate projects; good time management.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals and groups and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to independently use various forms of electronic communications (email, web, text, etc.); technologically independent, with effective use of Microsoft Office.
  • Meticulous about detail, efficiency, and accuracy.
  • Effective communicator with individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to navigate the regulatory compliance network and use multiple data warehousing systems.


TO JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM:

Please review the attached job description.

To apply, please visit: https://choice.workbrightats.com/jobs/

Please contact Beth Spaman, Chief Human Resources Officer directly with questions at bethspamana@choiceschools.com 



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