DCVPA Instructional Technology Facilitator/Media Specialist

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Position Title: DCVPA Instructional Technology Facilitator/Media Specialist

Department: Watson College of Ed - 31400

Vacancy Number: E257

Position Number: 1531

Location of Workplace: Other

Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The DCVPA Instructional Technology/Media Specialist creates an environment where collaboration and creative problem solving thrive. The instructional technology facilitator/media specialist at DCVPA will serve as a leader, instructional partner, information specialist, teacher, and program administrator. The successful candidate will encourage the use of instructional technology to engage students and improve teaching while empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The successful candidate will create an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff. The instructional technology facilitator/media specialist at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy will operate as a member of the school’s kinship network, extended family unit. The kinship network will support the growth and development of all students. Staff will actively participate as members of professional learning communities with colleagues and faculty from the Watson College of Education. Teachers and other instructional staff hired to work at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy are expected to attend a fully-funded out of state professional development opportunity during the week of June 23-June 27, 2018.

Minimum Requirements:

- Master’s degree in instructional technology OR a Master’s degree in school library science;
- Valid North Carolina teaching license or eligible to hold such license;
-Successful candidates will have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and students who have historically struggled academically and socially;
-Demonstrated evidence of professional development.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to communicate well with school personnel, students, and parents;
• Demonstrate functional knowledge of computers and all aspects of the Microsoft Office Professional software programs and Google Classroom;
• Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and accomplish specific tasks as requested;
• Demonstrate strong content knowledge;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignment;
• Ability to maintain a structured classroom environment that promotes and enhances inquiry-based learning;
• Ability to constantly monitor the safety and wellbeing of students;
• Comply with confidentiality requirements in local, state and federal policies and statutes.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Master’s degrees in BOTH instructional technology and school library science;
-Eligible to hold CDL.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:

D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy supports the academic, social, and emotional growth of students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Our model creates kinship networks, extended family units that support student growth and development. Our learning community is personalized, inquiry-based, experiential, and reflective. Students will learn, thrive, and soar within a framework that integrates project-based learning through quests which allow students to move, depending on grade level, from novice to apprentice to artisan levels through their choice of STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics), creative and performing arts, or civic engagement.

College/School Information:

The Watson College of Education (WCE) (www.uncw.edu/ed) is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region. The Watson College of Education is committed to inclusiveness and to embracing unique contributions. This commitment to diversity is embedded in our mission and value statements.

University Information:

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:

Applicants should address documents to Dr. Donyell Roseboro, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28403-5991. Applicants must attach the following documents:
Cover Letter;
Curriculum Vita;
List and contact information of three professional references;
Other A-List of professional development completed within the past three years;
Other B-UNCW is seeking teachers with an appetite to lead instructional design in their classrooms, innovate on behalf of the students at Virgo, and continuously improve practices within the building. Candidates are asked to attach a statement (250 words maximum) describing a current practice that demonstrates how they innovate on behalf of their students.

Months Per Year: 10A (Aug-May)

Position Type: Permanent

Job Posting Date: 04/13/2018

Priority Consideration Date: 05/11/2018

Priority Consideration Information:

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Donyell Roseboro.




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Job No: E257
Posted: 4/12/2018
Application Due: 6/11/2018
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