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Technology Director and Teacher (Grades K-8)

Company: Diocese of Austin Catholic Schools
Location: west
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position available for 2021-2022 school year. Open until filled.Ministerial Character The pastor and the principal are the visible foundation of the school which the Bishop has entrusted to the pastor and principal. Together with the pastor, the principal makes Christ's mission present and enduring in the school. In order to fulfill this mission, the principal employs suitable, chosen collaborators. The principal shares with them Christ's mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.Positions employed in the school help to extend the ministry of the pastor and the principal in particular ways as outlined in the job description. Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the pastor and the principal in the performance of their ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.Job SummaryThe Classroom Teacher plans, guides, and evaluates the learning process of students. This position reports to the principal and has decision-making responsibilities within the framework of school policies, philosophy, organization, and curriculum.The Technology Director fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by guiding, coordinating, and implementing the overall technology program of the school. The Director of Technology has decision making responsibilities within essential job functions, in keeping with school policies and in consultation with the principal. The position is hired and evaluated by the principal.Essential Duties Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the schoolActs as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic ChurchSupports and adheres to the Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school.Plans for instruction with logically sequenced objectives based on adopted curriculum and submit plans according to school policiesProvides appropriate material and resources for students to engage in learningUses effective instructional methods and models according to professional standard practiceUses varied assessment tools to perform both formative and summative assessmentsProvide instruction and assessment for technology courses (ie: robotics, elementary programming, digital citizenship, website design, etc...)Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesMaintains current and accurate records according to school policiesPractices positive, consistent discipline in the management of the classroomCommunicates with parents regarding academic, behavioral, or safety concernsDemonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habitsMaintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students and staffUpdates and supports the Technology Plan with input from school personnel and technology advisorsFacilitates the implementation of the Technology Plan Coordinates the maintenance, operation, management, and configurations of school computers Performs all functions and procedures necessary to install and maintain school network hardware and softwareEstablishes and maintains network security Supports outside contractors in their work Develops and maintains network procedures to ensure regular system backupsMaintains inventory of hardware, peripherals, and softwareMaintains hardware and repair historyTroubleshoots software and maintains software library and documentation Plans for the purchase of software and hardwareEnsures software in the school is properly licensedOrganizes trouble ticket system for faculty and staff and responds in a timely fashionMaintains current and accurate records according to school policyProvides faculty and staff support and training for hardware, software, and networkCollaborates with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning and technologyConferences with parents upon request and responds to messages in a timely mannerDemonstrates gains in student performance that are in keeping with school goalsDemonstrates a willingness to respond to individual learning needs Advises the principal on technology issues and needs within the school and supports technology budget planningAssists the school's program for ensuring acceptable use Maintains, proposes, and implements enhancements to the school websiteComplies with laws and regulations regarding the use of technology and copyrightsAssists with the evaluation of the faculty regarding technology proficiencyDirects and supervises outside contracts for repair or installation of new systems Prepares for and conducts end of year technology close out procedures, summer maintenance, and start of school preparationAssists with the planning, designing, and implementing of technology needsKnowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church Knowledge of subjects taught, instructional methods/strategies, and curriculum differentiation, computer education and technology Knowledge of child development, learning, and behaviorAble to manage student behavior in classroom settingAble to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form Able to work well with others in the school communitySkill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously Skill in pacing and differentiating instructionSkill in motivating and engaging students and teachers in the learning processSkill in organizing and relating information in an understandable formatSkill in job appropriate technology Skill in critical thinking and planningSkill in demonstrating professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.Skill in collaborating with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning.Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding school matters.Able to teach faculty, staff, and students in an educational settingSkill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously and responding to emergenciesMinimum QualificationsEducation:Associate's degree in subject taught or related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.Experience:None required.Certifications and Training:Must meet the minimum requirements for teaching field as set forth by the Diocese and TCCED.Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.Must meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese and school Must complete Religion Certification Part 1 within two years of the date of hire, completing a minimum of 25 hours each year.

Keywords: Diocese of Austin Catholic Schools, Waco , Technology Director and Teacher (Grades K-8), Other , west, Texas

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