Educational Technology Specialist

Posted: 2 weeks15 days ago

Company/Organization: SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics

Location: Hartsville, South Carolina

The Education Technology Specialist provides high quality support to teachers and students as they use a broad array of technologies in the school’s virtual, residential, and Outreach programs.

This position is based at GSSM’s main campus in Hartsville, and involves significant travel to partner school districts and other locations where GSSM provides programs. Travel requirements will vary throughout the year.

On a day to day basis, the Educational Technology Specialist will:

  1. Support teachers and students by troubleshooting software (application, operating systems and utilities) and hardware (computer, printers, LAN and communication equipment) problems.

  2. Assist the Virtual Technology manager to distribute, manage, and account for technology assets used in partner school districts and other places where GSSM provides programs.

  3. Train and support GSSM personnel in the use of GSSM application software and equipment.  

  4. Provides back-up support for the network, including wireless, workstations, printers and communication hardware.

  5. Participates in system configuration and equipment installation.

  6. Communicate with users to understand needs and make appropriate recommendations to IT managers.

  7. Assists in administration of various communication systems and equipment; communicates information from Network Services to various levels of staff in the Supported areas.

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, inquisitive, creative, and appreciates being part of a highly qualified and motivated team. Specifically, we seek someone with:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a related field or at least 5 years of professional, relevant experience.

  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge in computer setup, configuration, and troubleshooting.

  • Ability to work in a school setting.

  • Ability to transport equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. This may include the use of assistive devices.

  • A valid SC Driver’s license

  • Ability to work variable schedules based on program schedules and emergencies. This may include evenings, weekends, and infrequent overnight travel.

GSSM is mission-driven to bring excellent, advanced, STEM education within reach of every South Carolina family. The Educational Technology Specialist will join a highly qualified team of professionals committed to making that happen.

We are especially interested in hearing from candidates who are able to contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community, which we consider indispensable to our future growth and success. Applicants are encouraged to address how they might assist GSSM in this way by discussing it in their cover letter.

If you would like be considered for this opportunity, please complete the GSSM/SC State Employment Application form linked here (pdf) and return with your CV or résumé, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, to careers@governors.school.

GSSM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in admission, participation, or employment in its programs and activities. GSSM is actively committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of its living, learning, and working community.

Applications are being accepted now.