Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive Pre-K–12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses — one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.
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The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socioeconomic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives and see the world beyond the self.
We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic, and progressive school a reality.
The Ethics & Technology Coordinator is a member of the ECFS technology team and reports to the Director of Technology. Working within an assigned division (lower, middle, or upper), the Ethics & Technology Coordinator supports divisional priorities, ensures their work is aligned with the school’s ethical mission, and works with their peers in the technology department to provide a cohesive technology learning experience for students in grades K-12. The most critical role of the Ethics & Technology Coordinator is to help students apply everyday ethics to online environments. The Coordinator is an 11-month position starting August 1, 2020.
Work closely with school counselors and specialists to support social emotional learning and health and wellness as it relates to technology;
Partner with the diversity and ethics departments to offer community professional development;
Plan parent, student, and staff workshops relating to contemporary ethical issues in technology such as screen time, addiction, information literacy, privacy, student wellness, identity, diversity, civic engagement, environmental justice, access, human rights, civil rights, security, and sustainable practices.
Participate in divisional student support and disciplinary meetings when relevant to technology use (or misuse);
Support faculty who teach topics related to technology (engineering and computer science) in their inclusion of ethical considerations in the curriculum;
Work with faculty, department chairs, grade level teams, and curriculum committees to identify cross-curricular opportunities to integrate technology and ethics topics into their courses and subjects;
Recruit and manage student volunteers for Restart Centers and Restart Parties;
Model ethical technology use with peers and students,
Provide direct support to classroom teachers to integrate technology into classroom activities in a manner that is aligned with the school’s ethical mission;
Emphasize student well-being, environmental sustainability, labor rights, privacy, security, and other ethical considerations when developing classroom activities with teachers;
Provide feedback on needs of division to inform long-term technology plan;
Work closely with the divisional administrative team to ensure needs of community are met; and
Engage in regular professional development that supports department goals and school’s ethical mission.
Master’s degree in Digital Media, Educational Technology, Media Studies, Diversity & Inclusion, Ethics or related field preferred.
3-5 years of relevant experience.
Prior experience in a K-12 environment strongly preferred
To be considered for the above-mentioned position, please submit a letter of interest that includes your educational philosophy and a resume. Please generate all documents in one MS Word or a converted .pdf file. Complete applications must be submitted in the employment portal to be considered. The position will remain open until the position is filled. Incomplete and late applications will not be reviewed. Please do not contact the school.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment qualified people of color, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK to 12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs.
Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.