Associate Director of Lower School Technology

Bronx, NY /
All School Administration – Information Technology /
Full Time
/ On-site
Riverdale Country School is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good. Riverdale seeks to reflect the diversity of the New York metropolitan area in its students, faculty, and staff. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) is the foundational core of community-building that supports the school’s mission and empowers all community members to be their whole selves and thrive-- especially those who historically have been and continue to be marginalized because of their cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic, national, gender, sexual, spiritual, or socioeconomic identities and their physical, mental, or emotional well-being. Riverdale enrolls about 1,200 students who collectively reside in 117 different zip codes. Approximately 44% of our student body identify as students of color. 

We seek to employ people who engage in all aspects of work with a student-centered approach, an open mind, passion, and a willingness to support the greater community. At Riverdale we recognize that the work of DEIB is iterative and requires a consistent commitment. Ideal candidates display that commitment in their work and/or in their approach to teaching and learning. 

The Associate Director of Lower School Technology is a member of our all-school technology team and reports to the Chief Information and Technology Officer. This full-time, 12-month position is available July, 1 2023.

The goal of the Lower School Technology team is to inspire, encourage and support lower school faculty in their use of educational technology and to guide the Lower School administration in the appropriate use of technology, tools, and data in their workflows.

Your role will be to coordinate and ensure high-quality technology use and support in the academic and administrative realms for Lower School Employees. You will supervise the Lower School Academic Technology Specialist, who works directly with faculty to bring thoughtful, philosophically-aligned technology tools into their instruction and curricular development. You will actively collaborate with members of the Interdisciplinary Integration Team to ensure faculty have training in the tools and techniques that the Interdisciplinary Integration Team uses with students. You will actively guide and support the use of technology in Lower School administrative workflows. Lastly, you and your team will work with members of adjacent teams in the school-wide Information Technology Department to ensure alignment of technology use, philosophy, and compliance across divisions and campuses.

A successful candidate is a team player, willing to pitch in to serve the overall needs of the school as necessary. They will be ambitious, creative, self-motivated, and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. There are many opportunities to interact with the community beyond these key responsibilities and we value those who wish to immerse themselves in our community.

Key responsibilities include:

    • Coordinate with the Chief Information and Technology Officer, Lower School Administrative team, and academic leaders to present and implement a cohesive technology approach across all academic areas
    • Creating and maintaining division-wide digital workflows
    • Work closely with the Associate Director of Administrative Systems to support administration-facing technologies such as student progress reports, PTCs, attendance, and substitute management
    • Collaborate closely with the Head of Lower School and Lower School Administration to discuss technology hardware, software, and digital development to support technological innovation in classrooms, offices, and departments
    • Help develop and grow our Lower School technology initiatives


    • Minimum 5 years experience working with and training faculty/administrators in a primary/secondary education environment
    • Staying abreast of emerging technologies and trends in educational technology for K-12 instruction.
    • Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills, including the ability to follow through to completion on multiple simultaneous tasks or projects
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including a high degree of attention to detail
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and patience
$85,000 - $110,000 a year
Our expected salary range is $85,000 to $110,000 per year.
General departmental responsibilities typically include staffing our help desk and participating in teaching and training as appropriate. We seek a candidate with significant experience with and belief in constructive and purposeful educational technology use in pedagogy and curriculum development, and the use of technology as a foundational component of school operations. A desire to contribute positively to the collaborative culture of the department is essential. Though not a requirement, the ability to communicate in both English and Spanish is a plus. Riverdale actively seeks diversity in its employees.

To apply for this position, please click on the red “Apply for this Job” button. Please submit a resume and cover letter.  If there are pronouns we should use in potential future communications, we invite you to share that information with us.  For information about this position and all open positions, please visit the Careers page of Riverdale’s website.

Benefits of Full Time Work at Riverdale Country School

Working at Riverdale Country School is a purposeful and meaningful career choice that comes with many benefits including:  

Transportation: Shuttle service is available to/from the 242nd St / Broadway subway station. Limited stops are also available near transit hubs in Manhattan including the Metro North Harlem Station and subway lines – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, A, B, C, and D. If there is need in the community, we can also run a shuttle from the Henry Hudson Parkway / 246th St bus stop which connects to the #7, #10, and Express Buses to/from Manhattan.

Professional Development: A generous professional-development budget provides for conferences, skills training, and onsite training in areas such as mindfulness, coaching, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Grants and Stipends: All employees are eligible for Frankel Fellow grants, known as “passion grants,” which pay for enrichment activities. More than 120 grants have been made to faculty and staff since the program started in 2014. Stipends are available for coaching, affinity group facilitation, advising clubs with significant out-of-school time, and chaperoning trips (including global trips!).

Sabbatical:  Full time teaching faculty are eligible for a sabbatical after 10 years of employment.  

Health Benefits: Riverdale offers and subsidizes health, dental, and vision insurance.  In addition, the school offers a flexible spending account through which employees can use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses.  

Retirement:  Employees are eligible to join our Defined Contribution retirement plan through TIAA.  The school contributes 7% of an employee's annual salary to their retirement account.  

Vacation:  Riverdale Country School has a generous time-off policy for staff in addition to vacations afforded by the school calendar.