About Wissahickon Charter School

Wissahickon Charter School's first campus, Fernhill, opened in 2002 and serves 480 K-8 students from across Philadelphia. Our second K-8 campus, Awbury, opened in the fall of 2014. The mission of Wissahickon Charter School (WCS) is to provide a community of learning that stimulates and builds the child's intellectual, social, and character development. Wissahickon Charter Schools are planned around three essential elements: an environmental focus that allows students to experience the curriculum, recognition of service learning projects as key in students' success, and an emphasis on parents as partners in the learning experiences of their children.

Job Description

Wissahickon Charter School is looking for a Technology Assistant for our Awbury campus. The Technology Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Technology Director and Technology Manager in providing consistent delivery of information systems to students and staff and responding to all technology needs in a timely, customer-friendly manner. The Technology Assistant will also be responsible for teaching daily classes on typing and technology throughout the school year. This is a 12-month position that reports to the Technology Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Key Responsibilities
    • Teach typing and technology classes to students in 3rd through 6th grade
    • Provide technical support to students, families, and staff. Supported products include PowerSchool, Apple, Google Workspace, Chrome OS, Securly, Zendesk, Microsoft Office, RUVNA, various web-based applications, and a growing suite of other applications
    • Assist with workstation administration and management set-up, configuration, and support of workstation hardware and software. Common tasks include operating system installation, configuration and upgrades, application installation and configuration, hardware upgrades, and hardware/software troubleshooting
    • Rollout, implementation, and support of new technologies on an ongoing basis

Qualifications

  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Passionate about teaching 3rd-6th grade students; classroom teaching experience a plus
    • 2 to 5 years experience providing technical support in an education/business environment
    • Ability to communicate with users effectively and display good interpersonal skills
    • Excellent troubleshooting skills with the ability to diagnose and research solutions
    • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks
    • Ability to work with other technical personnel for collaborative problem solving
    • A desire to teach, and ability to implement strong classroom management and engaging lessons
    • Flexible and able to adjust priorities and strategies in order to meet the changing needs of the team and of students
    • High level of personal organization, planning, and follow-through and comfort with autonomy
    • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with students, families, supervisors and colleagues
    • Receptiveness to feedback, positive attitude, and a desire to continuously improve
    • PA Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI clearance and proof of a negative TB test
    • Willing and able to comply with all of WCS’ COVID-19 safety protocols
    • Belief in Wissahickon Charter Schools’ mission and the belief that all children can learn and succeed

Job Type

Teacher

School Type

Public Charter

Subject

Other

Grade

Any

Education Level

4- Year Degree

Term

2022-2023