Convent of the Sacred Heart - 91st St | New York, NY | Director of Education Technology

Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls. As an independent, Catholic school, educating students in Pre-K through 12, we are part of an international network of 160 schools. We are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria," these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education and charge our community with a unified educational mission.

At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to building a community that is anti-racist, anti-bias, fair, inclusive, and welcoming to everyone and seeks candidates who connect to our 
Mission and Goals

Director of Education Technology
Full Time
Beginning July 1, 2022
Position: Director of Education Technology
Reports to: Head of School
Direct Reports: 3-4 Divisional Technology Integrationists
FLSA: Exempt, full-time

The Director of Educational Technology leads the academic technology department and is charged with the design and implementation of K-12 technology classes at Convent of the Sacred Heart in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education. Goal 4 Criterion 5 specifically states “Students and adult members of the school community model, practice, and teach safe, ethical and responsible use of technology.”

Director role is a hybrid of administration and teaching. The Director is directly responsible for the vision, creative development, management, and integration of computational literacy into the mission and curriculum. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director supervises the team of technology integrationists, manages the maker spaces and serves to lead and support the transformation of teaching and learning through meaningful integration of emerging technologies into all aspects of learning.

Essential Responsibilities:
Curriculum Integration/ Makerspace
  • Builds and nurtures an academic technology culture centered on continued learning and experimentation with new technologies
  • Works towards developing, refining and implementing the K-12 academic technology curriculum plan
  • Stays ahead of technological trends and current research to inform instruction, student learning, decision-making, and integration
  • Establishes partnerships with all academic departments in finding the best ways to integrate technology into their curriculums in a way that supports and promotes innovative learning and dynamic projects
  • Provides mentorship and support for technology integrationists in all academic divisions
  • Partners with the Director of Technology to ensure that the resource needs of the technological initiatives can be met
  • Oversees and manages the Makerspaces, creating a warm and welcoming learning environment for students
  • Manages the safety, logistics, and inventory of the Makerspaces in collaboration with divisional leadership. Oversees Makerspace budget
  • Works with division heads, deans, and department chairs to ensure that technology initiatives/goals are regularly evaluated and are consistent with departmental goals and the School’s mission
  • Promotes cross-divisional learning and teaching opportunities
  • Supports the integration of coding at all school levels
  • Teaches and co-teaches classes, and lessons as needed
  • Leads and coordinates technology-oriented extracurricular offerings, ensuring a robust and exciting experience for our students
Faculty Training
  • Partners with heads of departments and division heads to develop a vision for innovation in accordance with the strategic plan
  • Offers regular professional development for faculty to enhance teaching using technology, learn about emerging technological tools, and enhance computer skills
  • Works with teachers to incorporate principles of innovation and design to project based learning opportunities, acting as both a coach and co-teacher
Leadership and Innovation
  • Leads technology-related committees comprised of administration, faculty and staff
  • Facilitates the implementation of long-term strategic initiatives, such as blended learning and digital scholarship and citizenship, to create personalized learning experiences
Parental Outreach
  • Partners with the Parents Association to provide learning opportunities for parents (both in-house and professional) to learn more about digital citizenship and appropriate technology use for children, and emerging technologies
  • Communicates STEAM initiatives and progress with the school community
Other Duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications:
  • An understanding of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart as well as the ability to articulate them
  • Undergraduate degree in education, technology or STEM related field is required; graduate degree in educational technology, education, or related field and /or relevant industry certifications preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead students and adults through the innovation and design thinking process
  • Demonstrated project management and people management skills, leadership and organizational skills; effective presentation skills
  • Hands on experience implementing integrated technology curriculum
  • 3-5 years experience teaching in a K-12 school preferred
  • Knowledge of, appreciation for, and demonstrated commitment to anti-racist, anti-bias education, multicultural teaching, and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Ability to communicate and work well with faculty, administrators, students, and parents
  • Ability to think strategically, plan effectively, and implement successfully
  • Excellent trouble-shooting skills; ability to narrow down an issue’s cause and determine a solution
  • Eagerness to learn new technologies as needed
  • Must be willing to continually obtain CPE
  • Ability to work during the summer (Vacations: 1 week vacation for spring break, 1 week vacation for Christmas break, 4 weeks vacation during the summer)
Required Skills
  • Experience with scripting and coding languages
  • Experience teaching robotics
  • Experience with 3D printing/CAD program
  • Engineering - circuitry, soldering, engineering design process
  • Adobe Suite
  • Google Suite (Google Certified Educator)

To apply:

It is the policy of Sacred Heart to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. This means that all employees and applicants will be treated on an equal basis without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, military status, Vietnam or other veteran status, sexual orientation, domestic partnership status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, unemployment status or any other status protected by law. In addition to the protected classifications included in our EEO policy, the School also prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on being a certified medical marijuana patient, arrest or conviction, or domestic violence victim status in accordance with state law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, training, faculty development, promotion, compensation, benefits, educational assistance, employee facilities, termination, and retirement. Any employee who engages in conduct that violates this policy is subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.