Academic Technology Specialist

  • The Harpeth Hall School
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Jan 04, 2023
Full time Technology

Job Description

Reports to:                  Director of Information Services


Job Summary: The Academic Technology Specialist’s primary responsibility is to empower students and teachers to use technology to improve teaching and learning. This is a full-time faculty (FLSA exempt) position that works with students and teachers in both the middle and upper schools, grades 5-12. The position will join the nine members of the Information Services department.



  • College degree in a related field
  • Experience in the classroom with sound teaching strategies
  • Expertise and experience with teaching and troubleshooting software applications and online resources
  • Demonstrated leadership in educational technology
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt as needed
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creativity, initiative, and effective time management skills
  • Strong collaborative skills and interpersonal abilities
  • Possess a positive attitude, patience, and an ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with both adults and children
  • Ability to prioritize tasks



  • Collaborate with and be available to faculty to assess needs and recommend suitable technology and activities for curriculum
  • Assist in lesson planning that involves information literacy skills and technology tools
  • Teach skills and concepts and serve as a resource when technology is used in the classroom
  • Provide instruction to faculty and students in the appropriate use of technology and digital citizenship
  • Collaborate with librarians to maintain information literacy skills sequence and work with faculty to ensure skills sequence is implemented (working on currently)
  • Create, promote and facilitate faculty professional development
  • Train students, faculty, and staff to use hardware or software in one-on-one or group settings
  • Manage aspects of learning management system, educational domains of software tools, and other resources as needed
  • Facilitate and lead design and innovation projects in the school makerspaces.
  • Assist with maintenance and management of the Design Den.
  • Serve as a student advisor, SEEK mentor, and attend regularly scheduled faculty/staff meetings
  • Research, evaluate, and promote new and emerging teaching and learning technologies
  • Attend and present at conferences related to technology and curriculum
  • Assist library staff with routine tasks
  • Maintain records of technology planning, training, and teaching
  • Create, update, and maintain student and teacher resources
  • Curate student work on school website
  • Manage & maintain some of the technology equipment
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Information Services