Macquarie College seeks an outstanding Director of Learning Technologies and Innovation with a commitment to the use of progressive and innovative technologies in an educational context.
Macquarie College is an aspirational, future-focused learning community, where the pursuit of excellence is nurtured in an inclusive, Christ-centred environment. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist System of Schools, the College is located on an eight-hectare site in Wallsend, nestled between the rapidly growing Lake Macquarie and Newcastle City areas.
Macquarie College staff comprise innovators, pioneers and co-learners, who appreciate this as a meaningful, inspiring and progressive workplace where they are empowered for a fulfilling career and to make a positive impact on students. As a member of the Future Schools Alliance (FSA), Macquarie College is on a journey of transformation. In short, the College is renowned for its progressive approach to learning, its exceptional facilities and an outstanding sense of community.
With a negotiable starting date as soon as practicable, the Director of Learning Technologies and Innovation will work with the College leadership teams, Stage and KLA Coordinators, and the College’s Systems Administrator to:
- Lead, develop and provide a vision for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Macquarie College to ensure quality outcomes in the provision of ICT services to all stakeholders
- Leading and promoting strategic improvement in classroom practice and learning outcomes through the appropriate use of progressive and innovative technologies
The Director of Learning Technologies and Innovation has responsibility for the oversight and implementation of the networking infrastructure necessary to ensure that appropriate information and communication technologies are employed to enhance the curriculum and administrative services as necessary to meet the demands of a future focussed educational environment. An additional and key component of the role is the collaboration with key staff across multiple learning disciplines to design programs that use emerging technologies and a problem-based learning approach. The successful candidate will manage all resourcing, budgeting and operational aspects as required.
Key selection criteria
Applicants for the role will, therefore, demonstrate:
- A sound understanding of the uses and applications of ICT within an educational setting.
- An understanding of the design and maintenance of network and virtualisation technologies.
- Ability to identify and articulate an appropriate ICT vision for the College and to empower and encourage staff (teaching and non-teaching) in a process of change.
- Ability to collaborate with teachers to encourage innovation and program initiatives which enhance the quality and relevance of the curriculum.
Essential personal attributes
The successful candidate will:
- Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the purpose and ethos of Adventist Education as described by Adventist Schools Australia.
- Possess well-developed leadership and collaboration skills with project management abilities desirable.
- Have excellent communication skills both verbally and written – a positive and encouraging interpersonal style; well-developed networking skills, and a strong service focus.
- Possess highly developed interpersonal skills with the necessary cultural sensitivity.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and a commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and work safety.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a person with proven collaborative leadership skills, looking to work in a contemporary educational environment.
Macquarie College is a child safe institution. Applicants must provide a valid Working with Children Clearance (WWCC) check at the time of application or before employment. All appointments are subject to child protection legislation and employment screening.
Macquarie College has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. All candidates will require an application pack from us. DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY ON-LINE. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain the candidate information pack please contact the lead consultant Rob Sieben at email@example.com
Applications close Friday 2 October, 2020 at 5.00pm