This Assistant Director is an administrative position at the Moravian Academy Downtown Campus, for grades Primer through 8, and that carries a principal responsibility for the following roles: leader, communication specialist, problem-solver, and crisis manager. The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of the Downtown Campus, serves as second in the chain of command for safety and security, and is a member of the Student Support and Leadership Teams. This is a 12-month position.
Teaching and Faculty Support
Design, teach and assess small group and whole-class learning experiences that incorporate technology
Blogging, Announcements, Assemblies, Middle School Broadcasting Group (MSBG)
Train new and existing faculty as needed on myMA (course pages), new technology tools, Chromebook/iPad apps, schoolwide software (Blackbaud, etc.)
Assist in planning and providing professional development for faculty and staff, as well as educational opportunities for parents
Support teacher’s digital communication with parents (Google sites, uploading to myMA, sharing projects, etc.)
Maintain Online Subscription Database
Create tutorials and update info on myMA Resources Page
Collaborate with classroom and specialist teachers as a partner in the instructional process
Technical and Operational
Oversee scheduling, attendance, and other operational systems for the Downtown Campus
Set up e-mail accounts for Grades 6-8 students
Maintain passwords for Grades 6-8 e-mail databases
Support all aspects of MyMA
Evaluate, promote, and use existing and emerging technologies to support the school’s technology and communication needs
Motivate the Downtown Campus faculty to thoughtfully incorporate technology through various digital tools into their instruction
Directly supervise the Educational Technology Coordinator
Assist in the management of hardware, software, and apps
Learn and support the many technologies at use in the school and assist in basic troubleshooting and problem solving
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with students, faculty and staff, and parents who may have diverse interests and competence in the use of technology
Assist with managing Downtown Campus Technology Budget
order any peripherals (iPad, Chromebooks, headphones, mice, etc.)
Consult with Director of Network Administration
Troubleshoot any issues with faculty laptops and manage devices
Manage network issues, wireless access issues, integration of applications with specific hardware
Student and Parent Support
Share updates with parents regarding digital citizenship/cyber safety, useful software, technology trends, etc.
Maintain and communicate Acceptable Use Policies
Stay abreast of the latest digital tools (iPad/Chromebooks apps and websites), conferences, seminars, digital publications/organizations, etc.)
About the School
Moravian Academy, located in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a PK through 12th grade coeducational college preparatory school and the ninth oldest independent school in the United States.Founded in 1742, Moravian Academy is still today a school in motion. After a recent merger with The Swain School, Moravian Academy comprises 900 students and 200 employees. The extensive facilities are located on three campuses which together are the premier choice for independent education in the Lehigh Valley region. Each campus possesses a distinct culture and setting:
The Downtown Campus for Grades P-8 inside the national historic landmark district that is at the heart of the City of Bethlehem;
The Merle Smith Upper School Campus for Grades 9-12, situated on 120 acres of green expanse in Bethlehem Township, approximately 7 miles from downtown Bethlehem;
The Swain School for grades PK-8 with a 22-acre contemporary campus in the beautiful west end of Allentown, approximately 25 minutes from the Bethlehem campuses.
This person understands how to support research-informed practices in student-centered classrooms. Additionally, this person has a strong background in Instructional Technology, and preferably a master’s degree in Instructional Technology education, including experience working with Blackbaud (Student Information System), Google Classroom, Apple products, Seesaw, and other cloud-based educational platforms. This person also has knowledge of the day-to-day life of schools and teaching experience working with elementary and middle school-age children, a passion and joy for working with children and colleagues, and an enthusiasm for keeping up with current and future trends and practices in information technology and technology education. Candidates must also exhibit a “can-do” attitude and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism.
About Moravian Academy
Founded in 1742, Moravian Academy is a coeducational primer-grade 12 independent college preparatory school. The Academy, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has an enrollment of over 700 students. The school has three divisions: the lower school (primer-grade 5), the middle school (grades 6-8) and the upper school (grades 9-12). Our lower and middle schools are located in historic downtown Bethlehem and the upper school is located on a bucolic 120-acre campus in Bethlehem Township, approximately 6 miles from the downtown campus. Moravian Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, and the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education.
Moravian Academy is a church-related school whose Moravian tradition affirms that young people best realize their potential in an atmosphere of love and understanding. We seek to promote the child’s full development in mind, body and spirit. Since 1742, our tradition has encouraged sound innovations to meet the contemporary challenges while recognizing the permanence of basic human values.