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Media and Technology Assistant (2019-2020) – Norfolk Public Schools – Norfolk, NE

Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, NE


Norfolk Public Schools

REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least three years successful experience working with computers and other digital devices (preferred)
  • Experience in training others with technology
  • Familiarity with educational technology as it pertains to school based applications
  • Knowledge of appropriate resources for software and hardware availability
  • Pass district background check
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholder groups

REPORTS TO: Director of Teaching and Learning and Building Principals


RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM:
Director of Teaching and Learning and Building Principals


JOB GOAL:
Provide technical support to instructional and support staff pursuing the integration of technology into the classroom. Assist in the smooth and efficient operation of computer/technology applications including hardware, software, training, and instruction. Organize and assist K-6 media budget development and inventory accountability. Computer/technology application responsibilities are to be coordinated with the administrative instructional goals of the school system through the Director of Teaching and Learning.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Ten Months


EVALUATION:
Annually

The essential functions and skills listed in the following sections are representative of duties assigned to positions in this class. This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all of the tasks assigned.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
:

  • Consistent, punctual attendance is an essential component to the position
  • Support and maintain instructional technology and training
  • Communicate with others (written and verbal) in a friendly, professional, and tactful manner
  • Provide advice and support in technology related purchases
  • Attend district technology related meetings as required
  • Provide technical assistance as needed to supervisors and colleagues
  • Responsible for maintaining a district wide inventory of software and hardware equipment and book databases
  • Responsible for attending appropriate staff development opportunities in order to keep current on technology trends
  • Initiate and accurately complete approved Purchase Orders
  • Assist with technology related classroom applications as needed
  • Perform occasional trouble-shooting and minor repairs to include: Smart Boards and Chromebooks
  • Assist in the ordering of supplies and equipment
  • Work with staff in support of Internet, LAN, WAN and other related issues
  • Assist in the liquidation of out dated technology materials
  • Assist with staff training seminars and workshops as appropriate
  • Responsible for enlisting and training building level technology facilitators
  • Work with media center personnel to support technology use in media centers
  • Assist in developing recommendations for the proper support and application of technology
  • Assist in the development of a system-wide software distribution plan, software exchange, and selection system for the utilization of computer software within the school system
  • Other duties as assigned

ADDITIONAL SKILLS:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community
  • Ability to maintain designated budgets, collect monies, and accurately record and process expenditures in accordance with district procedures
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to problem solve and seek solutions to various challenges
  • Ability to remain flexible to changing work conditions
  • Ability to collaborate and support team decisions
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

Hazards:

  • Stairs in some buildings
  • Loss of family time due to job demands
  • Back and neck strain from sitting at computer
  • Eye strain from computer and close paperwork
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Media and Technology Assistant (2019-2020) – Norfolk Public Schools – Norfolk, NE

Norfolk Public Schools job in Norfolk, NE