Librarian and Educational Technology Specialist

Staff / Full-Time

Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill, MA

Beaver Country Day School—an independent day school located just outside of Boston, serving grades 6-12—seeks a creative, innovative, and forward-thinking Librarian and Educational Technology Specialist. This is a full time, 12-month (year-round) position that will report to the Director of Technology and the Director of the Research + Design Center. This role works closely with students and faculty by incorporating effective research practices and impactful educational technology in order to enhance teaching and learning. 

About Our School & Our People:

We are not your typical private school. We think (and operate) more like a start up. Our business is providing a future-focused education rooted in real world context and experience and our clients are our students. 

The Beaver mindset and approach to teaching place our students at the center of learning experiences in all settings, curricular and co-curricular.  

  • Our students in grades 6-12 are interesting and passionate individuals, who, above all, are genuinely happy to be at Beaver. We provide students with opportunities to be co-creators of their learning, making it a deeper, more meaningful experience.  We are committed to providing an educational environment in tune with the real world and doing authentic work.  
  • Our teachers and educational leaders are committed to—and excited about— expanding the nature of school, and igniting and fueling the passions of all our students.  
  • Our mindset is to make excellent mistakes, launch/test/refine, and not be defined by binary thinking. Instead, we look to approach things from a both/and outlook: tradeoffs don’t have to be the answer and instead, that’s where creativity comes in. We are a community of creative thinkers and doers. 
  • Our values include collaboration, partnership, and above all, creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for our community. This work is a priority and steadfast commitment. It is never “done”, and we will always make decisions with this at the core of who we are. For all Beaver students to feel a sense of belonging, it’s important that they see themselves reflected in the community, curriculum, and all our programming. 

 

Our goal every day is to create a school that is making an impact – for our students, and for education as a whole. We don’t take that work lightly, we need people that are relentlessly committed to it and excited to do this work—together.

 

About the Position:
Candidate requirements & responsibilities

Librarian and Educational Technology Specialist will:

  • Support students and faculty with library needs, including the management, curation, and maintenance of the Research + Design Center’s collection of books, digital resources, tools, and materials.
  • Partner with academic leadership (Division Directors; Director of Teaching, Learning and Innovation;  Chief Engagement and Inclusion Officer; Department Heads, etc.) to help identify needs, priorities, and next practices in instructional technology and to shape a mindset about technology that is equitable, empathetic, and flexible.
  • Collaborate with faculty and provide them with the support, technology, and research tools—such as interviewing, media literacy, and ethnographic research—to create and enhance learning experiences that meet the needs of every student. This may include developing or recommending course tools, co-teaching and/or teaching a course.
  • Serve as a member of the Research + Design Team. Support school needs/events hosted on the Research Level, as well as engage in the development and execution of Research + Design programming for students and colleagues.
  • Collaborate with academic leadership on faculty professional growth opportunities in educational technology, research, and literacy.
  • Work with the Director of Technology and academic leadership to evaluate and vet new education technologies, focusing on privacy, compatibility, and how it fits in the broader school ed-tech ecosystem and school as a whole.
  • Coordinate opportunities for growth in the education technology space, providing exposure, support, and training for tools in the classroom and beyond—and the encouragement for students and faculty to try new things. 
  • Facilitate conversations with—and collect feedback from— faculty to fully understand their technology and research experience, needs, and goals. 
  • Have a passion for consuming, sharing, and creating content in all different forms—books, podcasts, articles, etc.—and be able to model this excitement for our students and our faculty.

Additional things to know

  • Generous Benefits (Health, Dental and more). For more information visit our website 
  • Breakfast and lunch provided, as well as coffee and snacks.
  • Free parking, and close to the green line T

Beaver Country Day School

Chestnut Hill, MA
Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender