Esperanza Academy seeks a part-time technology coordinator who supports end-users and maintains the school’s technology equipment, IT assets, software systems, and network connections. This includes troubleshooting problems and training the end-user base. The coordinator will also assist in performing basic to intermediate server administration and maintenance, including networks, servers, communications, and applications, across a multi-network environment.
ABOUT ESPERANZA ACADEMY: At Esperanza Academy, we are fortunate to serve our students, their families, and the community of Lawrence. We are a tuition-free independent middle school with a 12-year commitment to our students because we believe that everyone deserves the right to high-quality independent school education. By creating a culture of achievement in which academic success and self-discovery are paramount, we protect and nurture the innate confidence that each of our girls possesses. We accomplish this by being a restorative justice school that believes that relationships must come first.
Oversee all administrative aspects of technology programs and services within the school, including infrastructure implementation and maintenance, Google Suite, support of administrators, faculty, and staff in the use of hardware, equipment, and management.
Provide leadership in the purchase and acquisition of new technology and equipment while consulting with appropriate stakeholders to coordinate, evaluate and recommend and purchase new technology and equipment.
Manage the implementation and coordination of education technology software for students and faculty members.
Manage Google Suite and be the point person for any troubleshooting issues for the faculty/staff, students, and board.
Manage the repairs, maintenance, and distribution of Chromebooks for students and Faculty PCs.
Manage and troubleshoot the school network and access points.
Provide technical support and training to students, faculty, and staff—including 1:1 initial equipment setup.
Act as the first point of contact for error reporting and tech support.
Provide event support for audiovisual and computer needs.
Install and configure hardware and software with a focus on usability and security.
Troubleshoot technology issues.
Repair, drop off for repair or replace damaged hardware.
Help perform tests and evaluation of new software and hardware.
Update inventory and other records as appropriate.
Assist with on and off-boarding employees and maintaining loaner equipment.
Help maintain the wired/wireless network.
Work with the Principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction on implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting academic software, including Jupiter, MAP, and GoGuardian
Perform other duties as assigned.
COMPENSATION: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Esperanza Academy offers an attractive benefits package including 403(b), medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, and a comprehensive professional development program. Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks provided by our executive chef.
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter specifically detailing your qualifications for the position, a resume, and contact information for three professional references to Jadi Taveras, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-Discrimination Policy: Esperanza is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty, and staff. Esperanza Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Esperanza Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Three years or more experience with technology team management and systems. Experience with integration of technology in academic programs and curricula strongly preferred.
Ability and experience to monitor and proactively assess, evaluate, and manage all hardware and software systems and overall network design.
Experience developing policies and procedures in alignment with academic objectives and overall school vision, including but not limited to appropriate/acceptable use of computers, mobile devices, BYOD, Internet, and security.
Experience managing Windows networks and working knowledge of Apple computers, Wi-Fi technologies, and mobile operating systems (iOS, Android, etc.) also required.
Strong working knowledge of security protocols and best practices in order to design and maintain systems that backup and protect the integrity of critical school data. This includes but is not limited to: backup systems; firewalls, web filters, antivirus, and other peripheral security systems; security policies, both written and in software; and training community members on scams and threats such as phishing and ransomware.
A commitment to ongoing professional growth and learning.
About Esperanza Academy
ABOUT ESPERANZA ACADEMY: Esperanza Academy is an independent, tuition-free middle school in the Episcopal tradition where 60 underserved girls from Lawrence, Massachusetts are welcomed into an empowering learning community. Founded in 2006, Esperanza offers its students a transformative education that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with cocurricular programs in athletics, the arts, community service, cultural-enrichment, social skills, spirituality, and outdoor education. This holistic educational approach has accrued a remarkable track record: Our graduates attend 23 different secondary schools—more than two thirds of each graduating class has earned full scholarships to independent and boarding schools— and boast a 100 percent high-school graduation rate. Eighty percent of eligible Esperanza graduates are also enrolled in college.
SCHOOL’S VISION: We are committed to instilling in our students the core values of wisdom, integrity, leadership, and service. We are committed to helping our students, their families, and the city of Lawrence end the cycle of poverty.
SCHOOL’S MISSION: ESPERANZA ACADEMY is a tuition-free, independent middle school in the Episcopal ...tradition welcoming girls of diverse faiths, races and cultures from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Esperanza's mission is to inspire its students to become active learners and responsible global citizens. We empower and prepare our girls to meet challenges with courage, integrity, and respect.
• A holistic educational curriculum that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with cocurricular programs in athletics, the arts, community service, cultural-enrichment, social skills, spirituality, and outdoor education.
• A 9-hour extended school day and 11-month extended school year
• A less than 8:1 student to teacher ratio in a nurturing, supportive community
• A graduate support program that encourages, supports, and bolsters graduates through high school and college
OUR STUDENTS: Esperanza Academy serves 60 middle school girls, who are 95 percent Latina and 91 percent have learned English as a second language. 100 percent of incoming students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. While Esperanza is a school rooted in the Episcopal tradition, 90 percent of our students come from other religious traditions.