Overview:

DeSales Media Group, a unique mission-driven Catholic media nonprofit, is looking for a highly organized Instructional Media Specialist to join our growing organization.

Responsibilities:

  • To coach on the integration of instructional technology and digital classroom resources primarily in the K-8 Catholic elementary classroom, but not exclusive of high school and parish religious education. This will include building on the Distance Learning model presently in place
  • Methods include, but are not limited to: the design and implementation of PD sessions that train, teach, and assist faculty on use and applications of educational technology, design of support material
  • To provide support and instruction to teachers on the proper utilization of DeSales sponsored platforms and devices such as iPads Chromebooks, WiFi networks and Sprint cellular services
  • Develop promotions to varied audiences that increase utilization of our services. These include annual contests, seasonal campaigns, model lesson plans, and contributions to web and social media sites
  • Contribute to database of contacts and user utilization profiles
  • Maintain continued knowledge of upcoming trends in classroom pedagogy specifically as it relates to the integration of technology
  • Conduct periodic research and assessments to determine relevancy and effectiveness of present services and to help guide in future planning to support emerging instructional needs and environments

Background and Experience

  • 7+ years as a classroom teacher with experience integrating technology into lesson plans
  • Effective use of vendor-hosted systems, and various instructional technology tools ie, Google Classroom, Apple Classroom
  • Knowledge of CCSS, NY State Standards, and ISTE standards
  • A practical knowledge of Chrome and iOS devices with the ability to troubleshoot typical classroom applications
  • Prior experience training teachers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels of school and Diocesan Administration
  • Well-organized, methodical and strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Drivers license and willingness to travel throughout Brooklyn and Queens, personal car preferred - Up to 70% local travel
  • Advanced degree preferred

About DeSales Media Group:

DeSales Media Group is the non-profit communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Services include media relations and strategy, marketing and social media, ad sales, educational support, video production, large events, and news content.