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University School of Nashville

Lower School Divisional Technologist

University School of Nashville

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Job Summary

University School of Nashville seeks a creative, collaborative, and experienced educator to provide leadership for the lower school’s technology program.  The Divisional Technologist will join a well-established lower school faculty and school-wide technology team, and will report to the Head of Lower School. 

University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,080 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 1915, the George Peabody College for Teachers opened Peabody Demonstration School, USN’s predecessor, which earned acclaim for its curriculum and faculty. In 1974, Peabody College announced plans to close PDS, and a group of parents, alumni, students, and teachers reconstituted and re-chartered the school as University School of Nashville. 

USN’s midtown location adjacent to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us each day of our beginnings 107 years ago in the demonstration school culture of innovation and educational best practices. It’s a vibrant educational community for both students and teachers in the midst of a dynamic city.

In the USN community, students expect much of each other, and faculty benefit from that high standard. We seek educators who are enthusiastic about their own learning to complement their work and we offer many opportunities for professional growth. USN is committed to creating an institutional environment that mirrors the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants.

Job Responsibilities

Integration responsibilities include working alongside faculty to support teachers and their students in technology usage, meeting with teachers to plan and facilitate technology activities to enrich learning, and oversight of the scope and sequence of technology-related skills integrated at each grade level.

Teaching responsibilities include providing technology instruction for students grades K-4. 

Management responsibilities include serving as main point of contact between students and teachers and the school’s technology team in the management of our 1:1 program, along with troubleshooting simple hardware and software issues.

Qualifications

Qualifications include at minimum a bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or a related field, elementary teaching experience preferred, the ability to teach a range of learning levels and styles, a love for high school students, and experience in a diverse school community. The ideal candidate will be able to successfully support faculty in both technical and pedagogical ways by demonstrating a strong understanding of the needs of adult learners.  An entrepreneurial spirit will be key!  

USN has a deep commitment to equitable and just community spaces.  Candidates should be knowledgeable of research on how implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity and socioeconomic class can shape curricula and pedagogy, classroom culture, and student outcomes, particularly in the STEM fields.  More, candidates should be able to translate that knowledge into demonstrable actions that promote equitable and just teaching and learning.

To safeguard the health and well-being of the USN community from the risks associated with COVID-19, all employees are subject USN policies regarding COVID-19. As of January 7, 2022, more than 97% of employees and more than 87% of USN students K-12 are fully vaccinated, and the school strongly encourages all families to pursue vaccination.

Additional Information

Benefits

Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, University School of Nashville offers a full range of benefits including:

  • health, dental, vision insurance and HSA contributions
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 6% match
  • paid time off and school breaks
  • professional growth opportunities
  • educational assistance program
  • public transportation passes

How to Apply

Those interested in being considered for this position should complete the online application for this position available at www.usn.org/jobs. For more information about University School, visit the school’s website at www.usn.org.

Details

  • Date Posted: January 14, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 08/01/2022