Posted on January 21, 2013
Education Technology Manager
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools - Education Technology Manager
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (the Partnership) was founded in 2007 as the cornerstone of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s strategy to improve education in Los Angeles. An independent, nonprofit organization, the Partnership contracts with LAUSD to transform teaching and learning in its schools so that all students have a foundation for academic excellence and personal success. The Partnership currently manages 22 of the historically lowest performing schools in LAUSD, serving approximately 16,000 students. Its schools benefit from flexibilities from LAUSD policies, the ability to work with existing staff under labor contracts, and a highly effective school transformation model while maintaining a commitment to serving all students within existing attendance boundaries. Partnership schools have demonstrated very strong results and in 2011-12 ranked #1 among all California districts with more than 2,500 students in terms of API growth. This is an exciting tim e for the Partnership as they are rolling out targeted strategies to continue to best support the turnaround of these schools and ultimately improve student success.
For more information, please visit www.partnershipLA.org.
One of the most critical aspects of The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ current strategy is around blended learning and other strategies that support student education development through the use of technology. This is a great opportunity to partner with school educators and leaders to best support educational technology strategies. The Partnership is seeking a dynamic individual to help lead and manage the organization’s education technology initiatives. The Education Technology Manager’s core duties and responsibilities are to develop and manage education technology projects and to provide direct technology support, coaching and professional development to the 22 Partnership schools. The Education Technology Manager provides both the tactical support and overarching education technology strategy to best meet the demands of each school. The Education Technology Manager will report to the Director of School Operations and will work very closely with external consultants, school technology and instructional staff as well as across all departments in the organization, especially the Instructional Team.
- Scope, cost and manage the implementation and sustainability of the technology components of Partnership-sponsored instructional technology projects, such as blended learning program, laptop integration, online teacher collaboration, digital assessments, and professional development technologies.
- Actively assist Partnership schools in successfully resolving school-based technology issues via direct support, or working in partnership with District/ITD personnel, outside contractors and/or other involved partners. Collaborate with LAUSD to ensure the best delivery of their technology support services to Partnership schools and coordinate, plan and schedule the support of contracted technical support (as-needed) in the completion of project activities.
- Research and develop an annual strategic technology plan, hardware, software, infrastructure and professional development, for the Partnership’s network of schools aimed at maximizing technology investments to promote the continued improvement of classroom instruction and student achievement. Perform site-based needs assessments in collaboration with school site staff around education technology needs.
- Lead the development of systems and procedures for the collection and maintenance of technology inventory and other technology-related data across the Partnership network of schools.
- Provide direct coaching and professional development support to teachers and administrators on various instructional technology topics on an as needed basis.
- Oversee the successful and timely management of all aspects of Partnership-sponsored technology purchases, including vendor negotiations, LAUSD procurement processes, equipment delivery, equipment setup, staff training, etc.
- Provide input into fundraising and other public and private grant opportunities.
- Codify best practices developed in Partnership schools to share with LAUSD, other Partnership schools and other third parties.
3-5 years of technology management and project management experience; ideally in a multi-site environment
Deep knowledge of productivity software across multiple operating systems, including Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Open Office on Windows, Mac and web-based platforms; experience with LAUSD systems and protocols a plus
Strong expertise in current practices and resources involved in the configuration, maintenance, repair, and service of personal computers, wired and wireless networks, network servers, network printers, laptops, network switches, and TCP/IP protocols
Experience with content delivery systems including interactive white boards, LCD projectors and document readers
High capacity for identifying emerging trends in education technology and quickly adopting those new approaches for Partnership schools
Experience in leveraging best practices in instructional technology to improve teaching and learning with the ability to develop and deliver high quality training to a diverse set of audiences
Strong project management skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills
Clear focus on providing high level customer service
Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders, including other experienced professionals, teachers, parents, and students
Ability to thrive in a fast paced, goal oriented, and entrepreneurial environment
Strong belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach and core values with a fierce commitment to improving academic achievement of students
Bachelor’s Degree required; Advanced Degree in education or technology a plus
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to Carl Christopher, Director of School Operations, at http://jobs.cgcareers.org/application.aspx?id=1980. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Partnership offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.
The Partnership is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.
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