Under the general supervision of the Facilities Manager provide basic, ongoing, first level, technical support to teachers and other staff. This position must display sound judgement, great attention to detail, and the ability to adhere to protocols of confidentiality. The candidate for this position must be extremely organized and have the ability to maintain all records in a complete and appropriate manner.
Responsibilities include :
Provide Educational Technology guidance, expertise and training for grade K-8 faculty especially in the areas of iPads, MacBooks, Chromebooks, Zoom, and G Suite for Education.
Coordinate and teach workshops to train teachers in the use of new tools and instructional applications, and establish systems for teachers to access, preview, or pilot new hardware and software applications.
Assist with the development of and participate in a technology user group.
Coordinate with the business office and instructional leaders to implement the school's IT strategies and plans that align with the mission of the school and the needs of the classroom.
Serve as an advisor for school staff for general technical issues.
First line technical support to school staff and students.
High School Diploma. Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Experience providing technical support on a variety of hardware, software and operating systems.
A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Must have a high level of organizational skills and attention to detail. Must maintain confidential files and keep the work area clear and uncluttered at all times.
Excellent communication skills are a must: listening, verbal and written. Must be able to effectively communicate with staff, students and parents in a clear, concise and pleasant manner at all times, orally and in writing.
Strong computer skills a must (MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Internet, Google Drive, Online payroll and timekeeping system, online ticketing system, education specific applications) and ability to learn new programs when needed.
Ability to solve problems, independently, in an ever-changing environment; high degree of flexibility and adaptability.
Must have an open, positive attitude and enjoy working in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment where a diversity of opinion is valued and encouraged.
Adherence to the Park Day Schools strategic goals and core values a must.
Must be able to deal effectively, politely, and interact productively with all types of people from all types of backgrounds and experience and in all types of difficult situations.
Must have comfort level in a school environment.
About Park Day School
At Park Day School, dedicated teachers and engaged students collaborate to create a dynamic and joyful learning community for mastering academic and interpersonal skills. Students construct meaning and deep understanding through inquiry and discovery-based teaching. Our practices promote critical and creative thinking, artistic expression, and a commitment to diversity and social justice. In the spirit of partnership and service, students expand their perspectives through participation in the broader community. Continuing the legacy of the progressive education movement, Park Day School prepares students to be informed, courageous, and compassionate people who shape a more equitable and sustainable world.
Our Campus and History
Park Day School was founded as a progressive K-6 school by teachers and parents in 1976, and opened with 28 students and four teachers. By 1982, the student body had grown to 90 students, and Park Day moved to the Temescal neighborhood of North Oakland, CA. The school purchased a two-acre campus on 43rd Street in 1993. Today, our four-acre campus is often described as "glorious" and "a jewel." Mature trees, lush flower gardens, birds, squirrels, a ch...icken coop, vegetable gardens and quiet niches are enjoyed by all. Swings, climbing bars, sandy play areas, a large all-weather playing field, multiple climbing structures and a shaded gazebo combine to provide an exciting and varied outdoor area for all ages.