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Instructional Technology Specialist

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Los Angeles, CA

Green Dot Public Schools


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Published 11 days ago

$75,000 - $85,000The annual salary for this position is $75,000 - $85,000, depending on experience.

Instructional Technology Specialist

Reports to: Educator Effectiveness Coordinator

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Start Date: by Jan 4, 2021                         

Location: Los Angeles

ABOUT GREEN DOT

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit network of public charter schools helping to transform the public education system so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Our schools are founded on an unwavering belief in the potential of all students, and there are four key elements to our school model that help us unlock the inherent potential in every student we serve: quality teaching and instruction, a college-going culture, a focus on fostering leadership and life skills, and a focus on eliminating barriers to learning. We have 20 schools and close to 12,000 students across Los Angeles. Our schools are located in some of the most underserved communities that have been denied access to high-quality educational opportunities, and we seek to prove that it is possible to close the access and opportunity gap that exists between low-income students and their more affluent peers.

Part of what differentiates Green Dot is our intense focus on truly serving ALL students; our collaboration with reform-minded unions; and our work focused on large-scale turnarounds of schools formerly run by the districts; and our ability to take on the toughest challenges with the same public funding received by traditional district schools but accomplishing very different results. Green Dot California’s results are undeniable. Nine of our high schools have been ranked among the top schools in the country. We have three California Distinguished schools and 3 California Gold Ribbon schools, and several of our schools have been recipients of the CORE Districts’ Academic Growth Awards, which honor schools having the greatest impact on student achievement. Additionally, Green Dot’s first turnaround, Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy, was named Charter School of the Year by the California Charter Schools Association in 2019.

OPPORTUNITY

The Instructional Technology Specialist is in charge of integrating technology to accelerate learning outcomes for all students. Both a big picture thinker and a hands-on implementer, the Instructional Technology Specialist works for the Green Dot CA Education Team and collaborates with the Information Technology (IT) team as well as the Knowledge Management (KM) team of Green Dot National to serve student and staff needs and enable equitable outcomes for all learners.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Instructional Technology Specialist will support existing and new academic technology tools, lead the charge in developing new partnerships with academic technology tools and coach stakeholders at both the district and school level.

Related to existing academic technology:

> Coordinate staff professional development, workshops and office hours to train or retrain stakeholders and build momentum for the various tools

> Organize knowledge of and communicate current research findings and forecasts related to the effective use of technology within the district

> Assess the impact of current tools to determine usage and implementation outcomes

> Update tools and training materials when needed, in order to comply with California technology learning requirements for digital safety, rules and regulations.

> Maintain software licenses inventory for District Office and schools within the district

Related to future academic technology partnerships:  

> Facilitate the vetting process for new technology partners and share reports with stakeholders

* Organize demos with stakeholders

* Facilitate contract signature

* Document each step of the process

> Create a training package for new technology launches, including materials for all relevant stakeholders (administrators, teachers, parents)

> Collaborate with IT/IS teams prior to purchasing hardware or software to ensure compatibility with Green Dot’s current technology ecosystem

> Gather technology wish lists from school leaders within the district on an annual basis

Related to the coaching and support of all stakeholders

> Provide coaching and support to technology teachers across the district

> Assist in orientation and specific training of new teaching staff regarding the current technology ecosystem

> Provide professional learning opportunities and ongoing PD to extend responsible and creative uses of technology

> Disseminate technology-related information throughout the district via codified methods of communication

> Produce an annual report of findings, recommendations, and specification at a district level

QUALIFICATIONS

> You are a self-directed, strategic thinker with:

* A valid teaching credential with a minimum of five years of classroom experience and demonstrated success

* Strong verbal and written communication skills, collaboration, organization skills

* The enthusiasm and credibility to create and sustain instructional momentum in the appropriate use of technology at a district level

* A high level of software competency and experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, PowerSchool, Tableau and various instructional technology apps (Nearpod, Pear Deck, Ed Puzzle, Flipgrid, Remind, Padlet)

* Broad knowledge of industry standards and best practices in the use of technology in schools, including the International Society for Technology in Education National Technology Standards (ISTE NETS)

* Strong problem solving capabilities with the capacity to learn independently.

* A strong ethical base and self-awareness

> You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve

> You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

Instructional Technology Specialist

Reports to: Educator Effectiveness Coordinator

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Start Date: by Jan 4, 2021                         

Location: Los Angeles

ABOUT GREEN DOT

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit network of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and STRS participation, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students. (Visit https://careers.greendot.org/benefits-salary/ to learn more.

This opportunity is grant funded through June 2022.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and STRS participation, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing…

Location

Los Angeles, CA

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

We ask that you complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted, and we are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

Green Dot Public Schools has embedded a diversity, equity and inclusion lens in our organizational culture, as well as in our educational and talent practices. We are committed to hiring those who reflect the diversity of our communities, and we recruit, employ, support, compensate and promote employees, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

We ask that you complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted, and we are…

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