In the heart of New York City, on the Upper East Side, sits a prestigious independent school that has been educating young boys from kindergarten through grade 9 for over 100 years. The Buckley School, with a celebrated history of academic excellence, honors its great traditions while continuing to seek new ways to educate the whole boy. This is an institution where boys enter the maker lab in coat and tie, where computer classes are taught in the storied library, and where athletics and outdoor physical education are prioritized in the heart of metropolitan Manhattan. These and many other defining characteristics make Buckley truly a school like none other.
Now, Buckley is ready for a new chapter of academic innovation. With remodeled science and maker spaces, with a growing student interest in computer science, and with a just-completed self-study of its technology program, Buckley seeks a national leader to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic vision for its technology program and oversee all technology operations: integration support, technology and design classes, and data and IT services. This new position serves on the leadership team and reports to the headmaster.
For more information please download the opportunity statement, which contains complete application instructions:
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
Decision Announced: January 31, 2018
Start Date: July 1, 2018 (or earlier if mutually agreeable)
Supervise the technology faculty, support specialists, and IT staff
Design, deliver, and manage major professional development and growth experiences for faculty in areas of technology integration and instructional design
Develop and implement applied technology classes and integrated units in areas of computer science, engineering, maker, and design
Serve on and/or oversee educational technology committees, and facilitate ongoing conversations and organizational commitment to a strategic vision for technology
Participate in the local and national educational technology communities
Inspire the technology team and the broader Buckley community to model best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design
Instructional technology and curricular innovation
Establish strong partnerships with members of the faculty to develop and implement dynamic classroom projects involving technology integration
Evaluate emerging technologies, and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware and software
Teach or co-teach lessons and classes as directed
IT and data systems
Ensure the successful administration and delivery of IT services, including: network, hardware deployment, data administration, and security
Ensure that all members of the community receive sufficient training and support
Plan and oversee enterprise transitional projects
Develop and maintain departmental budgets, policies, and procedures
Other duties as assigned
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
The Buckley School is looking for candidates who can demonstrate
Experience as a hands-on instructional technology integrator, and as a coordinator or director of an educational organization’s instructional technology program. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree in instructional technology, information systems, or related field is highly desirable.
A successful history of designing, implementing, and improving a broad spectrum of professional development experiences for educators.
Experience proposing, piloting, and iterating through strategic projects in the areas of technology integration and instructional design.
Experience teaching classes in an elementary or middle school educational setting.
Experience as a supervisor and organizational leader, including: direct personnel management, project management, staff development and training, and committee leadership.
A passion for educational technology, instructional design, pedagogical innovation, and professional growth, and a capacity to instill that passion in others.
Excellent relational and communication skills.
A collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset.
Visionary leadership aligned with the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty and staff.
Capability to lift up to 25 pounds and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces.