Media Specialists (2017-18) – St. Cloud Area School District 742

Date Closing: Open until filled

Multiple positions available, FTEs vary
Hours may vary based on program needs

Executive Director of Technology/District Support Services, Building Principals

Day to day supervision of Media/Technology Paraprofessionals

• Current Media Specialist license issued by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)

• Previous related experience
• Multi-categorical licenses

The media specialist reports to the building administrator and the Executive Director of Technology & District Support Services and is responsible for leadership of the building technology and media program, support of the technology and media needs of building staff, assisting teachers in the delivery of media literacy, and oversight of the media center, building network, and building technology.

• Team with staff to plan and teach the media/technology programs for maximum curricular integration
• Work with individual teachers in designing authentic learning tasks, assessments, and integrating information required to meet the information literacy standards
• Provide job embedded staff development to support the integration of technology as it relates to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and technology initiatives
• Facilitate the responsible use of information and technology (including cyber safety and copyright) to students, parents, and staff
• Model instruction for teachers, team teach, and provide instructional support
• Understand and assist the implementation of district curriculum and scope & sequence for all subject areas
• Collaborate with teachers and others to plan and implement experiences that improve literacy and promote a love of reading and lifelong learning

• Provide media/technology and literacy leadership at building level
• Provide school input for district media/technology and literacy plans, vision, and program design
• Serve as communication liaison including media/technology and electronic communications

Resource Management
• Plan budget with consideration of current and future needs
• Facilitate orders pertaining to media and technology
• Maintain expenditure records
• Find, review, and acquire print and non-print materials
• Process and prepare resources for use
• Weed obsolete and worn materials from the collection

Media Center Management
• Oversee daily media center operation
• Arrange physical facility into functional areas
• Establish rules and disciplinary policies
• Maintain a circulation system for building materials and district textbooks
• Participate in recruiting, hiring, training, and guiding building media support staff and volunteers
• Guide media center paraprofessionals, clerical, and volunteers

• Support and maintain building technology
• Monitor network resources
• Support individual hardware and application components
• Support communication devices (i.e. telephone systems)

• Facilitate the scheduling of assessments in conjunction with building administrators and teachers
• Provide onsite support for technical troubleshooting of assessment and technology

Other duties as assigned

Frequent:  walking, standing, sitting, hearing, talking, and seeing

All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment.  Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement.  Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work.

It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District.

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