• Educational Technology Specialist

    Posting Date 4 days ago(5/18/2018 11:36 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-10053
    Employee Classification
    Non-Exempt/Non-Union
    Department
    YU High School for Boys
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Campus : Location
    US-NY-Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St
  • ABOUT US

    Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  

     

    We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

     

    The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

     

    The Position:

     

    The Education Technology Specialist supports the development and improvement of the integration of technology at Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA).  Reports directly to the Director of Operations and Technology.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Serve as “first responder” to tech support requests, which arrive by email, phone and in person. Diagnose the request and handle directly, or refer to other department members when necessary
    • Provide help desk support for students, faculty, and staff
    • Manage and maintain A/V setups in meeting spaces
    • Maintain and troubleshoot classroom A/V equipment (projectors,  computers, etc)
    • Use and troubleshooting of performance equipment such as microphones, sound systems, and projectors
    • Installation, troubleshooting of problems with computers, software, network, and peripheral equipment
    • Maintain equipment for loan (inventory, repair, distribution, and returns)
    • Assist faculty with setup and troubleshooting of classroom technology implementation
    • Plan and execute maintenance of faculty laptops/desktops (updates, new hardware, backups)
    • Maintain and troubleshoot copier/printers
    • Provide hardware and software support for interactive touch screen displays in classrooms
    • Arrange for equipment repair (computers, printers, etc.) as needed
    • Manage inventory of technology hardware

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience and Educational Background:

    • 4-year college degree in technology related field or equivalent work experience
    • Patience and good interpersonal skills
    • Be open to learning as they work
    • Comfort working independently and collaboratively
    • Ability to be flexible with weekly schedule on occasion, which may include working evenings and/or weekends
    • Basic familiarity with Active Directory and GAFE

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Must demonstrate experience in education and the integration of technology in education
    • Proactively determines how technology and innovation can be used to improve efficiency and solve problems
    • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to handle diverse responsibilities and multiple tasks in parallel
    • Must be a team player and customer oriented
    • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize work
    • Establishes and maintains working relationships with all members of the High School and students

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