Job Description

About Gulliver Preparatory School

Gulliver Preparatory School is Miami’s school of choice for challenging, innovative, and personalized learning designed to meet the needs of a diverse and dynamic world. We are a school of innovation and transformation, and we provide each and every student with unparalleled opportunities to explore and experiment. 

Founded in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver and transformed under the visionary leadership of Marian C. Krutulis in the second half of the 20th century, Gulliver Prep has been a leading school of distinction for nearly 100 years. To this day, our mission remains unchanged: to create an academic community devoted to educational excellence, with a personal touch, that fulfills each student's potential. We are a family for the whole family, and we celebrate our global community.

 

Job Summary

Gulliver Preparatory School is looking for an Educational Technology Information Specialist to join the team of professionals within the Educational Technology & Information Services (ETIS) Department starting in summer of 2024. The position will be responsible for reimagining the role, function, and value-add of the library facility and the library program offering at Gulliver Prep across all divisions. The position will also be charged with leveraging existing and emerging technologies to foster innovation, creativity, and curiosity at Gulliver Prep. The EdTech Information Specialist must have a positive rapport with students, have a friendly outgoing disposition, a passion for reading all formats and genres, and must be able to demonstrate proficiency in applications of technology skills that encompass ISTE & AASL Crosswalk Standards.

The core teaching role of position, in addition to a team management approach of the physical space, requires a unique skill set that combines the best of pedagogy, Edtech integration, and interpersonal skills in a service & support function. This role is an invaluable resource in the literacy instruction (information, digital, media, and digital literacies) and research planning, including the integration of the digital citizenship curriculum. This role requires an in-depth knowledge of the school’s curriculum and an expert ability to leverage instructional materials and existing technologies at the curricular point-of-need.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Partners with teachers and uses the curriculum map to schedule instructional opportunities on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis as outlined on the curriculum map. 
  • Supports the authentic integration of technology into classroom curriculum and enhances teaching and learning practices while embedding the new literacies (global, media, and digital) as relevant and appropriate (i.e. lesson planning, co-teaching, lesson modeling, flipped instruction, etc.).
  • Works closely with teachers and students to design and implement PK-12 research policy using Guided Inquiry Design process across multiple projects and content areas.
  • Works closely with teachers and students to deliver a developmentally appropriate Digital Citizenship program in all grades. 
  • Actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with teachers and students to embed information literacy, digital literacy, media literacy, and global literacy skills within curricular units, projects, competitions, performances, etc.
  • Acts as a program ambassador and seeks opportunities to speak about the mission of the library program to all available stakeholder whenever possible. 
  • Curates digital resources and leads in the selection, integration, organization and sharing of digital resources and tools to support transformational teaching and learning. 
  • Develops the digital curation skills of others, ie - teachers, admins, students, and staff. 
  • Designs and deliver professional development for administrators, faculty members, and students via workshops and one-on-one training, and flipped classroom/video instruction. 
  • Creates an inviting, welcoming, and inclusive environment to promote the use of resources, inquiry, and collaborative ideation. 
  • Provides research support to students through group sessions and one-on-one appointments as requested. 
  • Attend workshops, conferences, and courses to update professional skills and actively
  • participates in professional organizations, and in-field PLN’s (ISTE Connect’s PLN) or continuous development. 
  • Maintains and updates the library’s web page and media presence with special attention to increasing engagement with students and families. 
  • Ability to provide solutions by connecting IT, faculty, and Edtech to approach challenges with holistic solutions. 

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Educational Technology. 
  • MLS/MLIS Degree or Certification and/or formal experience supporting a library space. 
  • Classroom teaching experience is also required. 

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have excellent leadership, communication, and computer skills; and should be inquisitive, personable, flexible, energetic, and collegial.
  • Knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate approaches based on age and ability levels.
  • Must possess analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary.
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills.

 

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening(s), and Drug screen. 

 

Gulliver is deeply committed to the principles of equity and diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all faculty and staff. Gulliver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.