Technology Coordinator

Peace Valley Charter School Southwest / Boise Technology Primary Part Time Posted 8M ago

About this job

About Us -

Peace Valley is a young K-8 charter school located in the growing, bustling city of Boise, Idaho. Boise is a beautiful medium-sized city with so much to offer. Our food scene rivals that of Portland, our arts community is thriving and dynamic, and we have rugged beauty for our backyard - hiking, fishing, snowsports, kayaking, mountain biking, boating, and more are all available just a short drive from Boise.

As the first Waldorf school in our area, we have the privilege to grow alongside our community and bring this wonderful form of education to families who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. Our school culture is collaborative, vibrant, and growing to fill the needs of our unique community in Boise. We are strongly led by the Waldorf principles, and by our shared experiences and intuitions as educators. We are lucky to have an active parent body of dedicated folks who regularly volunteer at our school and are passionate about being involved in their children's education in a real way.

As a school, we at Peace Valley aim to bring forth healthy, confident, free-thinking, and self-directed children who are passionately engaged with education. We want to empower all of our students to contribute responsibly to the world and to appreciate the importance of peace, respect, and compassion.

Job Summary -

To provide leadership in the development, implementation, and coordination of the district's technology plan. Where applicable, to enhance instruction through the use of technology in the middle school curriculum, and to promote efficiency in the schools through the use of technology. To administer the upkeep of the website, making necessary updates, verifying HTML validity, and ensuring that all links stay active in order to connect the district to parents, students, and other electronic visitors.


Duties and Responsibilities -

Assisting Staff with Technology

Provide technology resources to teachers, students, and a variety of non-instructional processes such as personnel records, accounting, student records, library acquisitions and circulating, purchasing, and inventory management
Serves on various committees, as needed
Identify and provide for technology-related teacher training, including basic computer skills, use of network, and educational uses of technology
Answer technology-related inquiries in person, over the phone, or e-mail
Give clear instructions, and explain technology problems in non-technical terms
Support testing and assessments that are computer-based
Maintain a catalog of available instructional software and work cooperatively with the media specialist to provide access to appropriate software for teacher and student use
Work with the charter administrator, committee heads, and teachers in developing the district's technology program to meet the Idaho Core Standards and achieve district educational goals and objectives
Help identify and provide for technology-related teacher training, including basic computer skills, use of network, and educational uses of technology
Support a longitudinal technology plan development, implementation, and evaluation
Add timely information to the school’s website in order to provide information about the school to students, parents, other district residents and the news media
Use the school website to encourage community involvement in the school
Edit web content, optimize web navigation, enforce style consistency, and add new information to benefit visitors
Set objectives for the school's web-based information program
Develop and maintain a listing of resources for adding content to the school’s website in order to maintain good community relations

Equipment and Networks

Assist in short and long range planning of resource requirements
Oversee procedures for technology-related budgeting
Study, evaluate, and, as appropriate, recommend to the charter administrator the adoption of new technology instruction materials, methods, programs, and the purchase of computer hardware, software, and other instructional technology tools
Install, modify, upgrade, and repair all technological devices, both hardware and software, including contacting appropriate service contractor when applicable as well as repairing and replacing defective mechanical or electrical parts
Observe and identify current or potential problems within technological systems
Repair hardware and software and recommend solutions to technical problems
Keep electronic records on equipment, including inventories and maintenance records, system usage, and repair parts
Recommend system modifications and necessary user training to extend the life of existing systems
Administer the school’s networks, plan for network extension, and implement and maintain an operational network
Administer the network user population, adding, maintaining, and restricting user accounts as needed, and monitor network usage
Administer access to the internet
Reduce risk of exposure to offensive material, and monitor and filter access to the internet to appropriate sites
Maintain and upgrade users’ access to the internet
Administer district e-mail accounts
Add or upgrade user information as necessary, monitor account usage, and maintain e-mail connection to the internet

Other

Represent the school's computer education program to the public through workshops and other presentations
Provide leadership in the development of school policies related to the use of instructional technology, computer software, and online services
Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school in a positive manner
Know and follow school policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications -

Formal training or relevant experience in providing computing support in an educational environment
Previous teaching experience preferred
General knowledge of operating systems, software, and hardware used by the district preferred
Working knowledge of TCP/IP protocol in networking environments, related experience preferred
Able to understand and utilize binary
Able to read and comprehend technical instructions and information
Able to write simple correspondence as well as technical correspondence
Knowledge of current information technology practices and applications to meet customer support requirements
Able to perform maintenance and repairs, and to trouble shoot hardware and software
Able to facilitate the effective utilization of technology equipment, applications, on-line services, and technology resources
Able to deal effectively with people who have varying degrees of knowledge about computers
Ability to effectively communicate verbally in one-on-one, small groups, and large group situations
Able to lift and carry up to forty-five pounds
Strong background in problem solving skills
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
Able to work under deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students


Benefits -

As a public charter school in the State of Idaho, Peace Valley employees working 20 or more hours/week are eligible for PERSI retirement benefits. Salary is on par with the State Department of Education’s career ladder. Peace Valley provides ongoing professional development to ensure that our teachers seek and practice best teaching methods. Full-time employees are eligible for personal leave, sick leave, and health benefits.

How to Apply -

Please complete the online application at peacevalleycharter.org/jobs. You will be required to provide your education, work history, and three references. Have digital copies of your cover letter and resume ready to upload.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Peace Valley Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.