Educational Technology Specialist

Website CrosstownHigh Crosstown High

Reports to: Director of Technology

Application Deadline: Until position is filled

Start Date:  Immediately

Hours & Compensation: This position will be 30 hours/week, 7:45 am – 3:15 pm, Monday-Thursday, at $18/hr (potentially more, commensurate with experience)

Job Summary

Crosstown High has an opening for a part-time Educational Technology Specialist. The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide support in the integration of technology into the curriculum. This professional will maintain awareness of best practices, emerging technologies and new potentials in educational technology while supporting users in a multi-platform environment. Ideal candidates will have experience working in an educational environment. Strong communication, interpersonal, technology and presentation skills are essential, and familiarity with teaching practices is preferred.

Answering the Call at Crosstown High

Feeling trapped in the box of the traditional educational model? Ready to rethink high school?  Wouldn’t it be cool if you could work in a super school that cultivates students’ creativity and makes learning relevant through real-world experiences? Well, here’s your chance!

Crosstown High (XTH) is an innovative public charter high school which opened in August 2018 in Memphis’ city center with an inaugural class of 150 9th graders. In the 2022-2023 school year, we are serving 480 9th-12th graders. XTH is strategically and intentionally located in Crosstown Concourse, a 1.1M square foot vibrant, “vertical urban village” that houses retail, restaurants and residential  apartments. XTH students leverage the assets of this redevelopment and our greater community through hands-on partnerships and academic projects with participating Crosstown Concourse nonprofit and for-profit organizations that span health care, education, and the arts, to name a few.

The idea for XTH was born from an application to the XQ Super School Challenge submitted by a cross section of Memphis volunteers (young people, parents, educators and community members). The Challenge invited teams to reimagine how high schools can better prepare students for college, the workplace and life.

XTH’s approach to education is unique in a number of ways:

Location: The school’s location in Crosstown Concourse provides students with the opportunity to build rich and ongoing relationships with each other and the Crosstown Concourse community.
Curriculum: XTH’s curriculum is project-based and competency-based which provides students with real-world connections to what they are learning in school and allows them to broaden their understanding of content standards through real-world applications.
Support:  XTH utilizes a personalized and highly relational approach to accommodate the learning needs and social-emotional development of students.
Diverse by design: XTH recruits its students from a diverse cross-section of the city to ensure that a broad range of students can take advantage of all the opportunities this school offers. Our students learn with and from one another.

General Responsibilities

  • Assist in identifying school educational technology needs, barriers and weaknesses; developing, organizing and implementing solutions for students, teachers, staff and administrators.
  • Assist in designing and facilitating school-based, high-quality professional development, working with teachers to refine their knowledge and skills in using technology to support and enhance teaching and learning. Training may include in-class instruction, one-on-one meetings and facilitated group workshops as needed.
  • Assist students and teachers with internet and device issues.
  • Assists with MDM, LMS and hardware/device setup, maintenance and inventory.
  • Resolve issues related to updates to ipad/iMac and Macbook devices.
  • Assist with Design lab machinery usage to include familiarization, organization and co-management of Design Lab spaces.
  • Assist the Director of Technology as needed with assigned duties.

Job Requirements

  • Working knowledge of Apple iOS and OS, Apple hardware required.
  • Working knowledge of Google Apps for Education.
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree is preferred, but will consider graduates of non-traditional training pathways.
  • Prior experience in educational technology in a school setting is preferred.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, technology, customer service and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of current and popular educational technology tools.
  • Facility with Windows, MacOS, and iOS devices.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new systems and applications.
  • An undeniable enthusiasm for teenagers and a commitment to authentically engaging them
  • Willingness to learn, explore, experiment, question, create, critique, and enhance as we RETHINK HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION.

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