Library Technology Specialist – Willow Charter Academy – Lafayette, LA

National Heritage Academies is seeking a Library Technology Specialist at Willow Charter Academy located in Lafayette, LA for the 15/16 school year.

National Heritage Academies (NHA) partners with community groups to build and operate public charter schools. Founded in 1995, today NHA partners with 80 K-8 schools in 9 states serving over 50,000 students. NHA is one of the largest charter school management organizations designed to eliminate achievement gaps and prepare our students for success in high school, college and beyond.

At NHA you will have the opportunity to work in a challenging environment with the reward of impacting children’s lives. With our results driven curriculum and community of educators committed to tracking results, you will be set up for success at our schools, by working in a collaborative team environment.

School Leadership: You will be supported by a cohesive leadership team. Our deans avail themselves to provide teachers assistance with lesson plans, classroom management, professional development and instruction, which is done on a weekly basis.

School Culture: You may work independently in your classroom, but are a part of a grade level team that meets weekly to discuss lesson planning and ensure that the students are achieving their learning objectives. The school provides a safe and secure environment for the students and staff alike, thus creating a real community feel that parents are a part of on a daily basis.

Responsibilities

The library technology specialist will instruct K-8 students in library and media technology classes. This position will have a strong focus on literacy and will teach up to six classes each week in a library-type setting. Other responsibilities may include writing state technology plans, managing the school library and technology resources at the school and helping to administer student testing. This position will also receive remote technology support from NHA’s information technology team at our corporate Service Center.

Accountabilities

The library technology specialist will provide the leadership and expertise needed to ensure that the library and technology programs are an integral part of the instructional program at the school. This person will assume some of the responsibilities of leader, trainer, manager, teacher, and information specialist. We are seeking candidates that are reliable and punctual in order to provide continuity and stability in the classroom and that demonstrate moral focus and personal values to students in everyday settings. Successful candidates will be self-starters with effective classroom management skills, strong leadership capabilities, and a passion for education.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree ideally in Computer Science or Library Science.

Knowledge and experience in library sciences and literacy education as well as experience teaching basic computer classes for K-8 students is strongly preferred.

Candidates with an out-of-state license do not qualify for this position.

NHA prefers candidates that have experience working with at-risk students in an urban environment.

National Heritage Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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