Education Library Media Coordinator - Morgridge Academy

National Jewish Health

Main Campus - Denver, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Jul 31st, 2024


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Denver, CO


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Not Required

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

School (K-12)


Job Description

Do you want to make a huge difference in the lives of children who have illnesses? Morgridge Academy is seeking an Education Library Media Coordinator to join our team.

Morgridge Academy is a free K-8 school for children with chronic health issues located on the campus of NJH. This important role provides library, media, and technology support to children and staff in a medically safe environment.  Our small class sizes and exceptional resources make Morgridge Academy an ideal place for an educator to work! The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children, staff, and families in an innovative and nurturing environment.

To learn more about Morgridge Academy, please visit our website here.

Position Summary
The Education Library Media Coordinator will work with school staff to manage the school library media and technology program.  This role will collaborate to provide an environment that nurtures the individual medical, educational, emotional, and physical needs of children diagnosed with chronic illness with rigorous, innovative, and authentic experiences. 

Essential Duties

  1. Selects, organizes, catalogs and purchases new and replacement print, software and hardware materials.
  2. Write and activates policies for Library Media use.
  3. Provides student programs such as regularly scheduled library center, individual research and study, storytelling, reading promotional activities and literacy programs.  Plans lessons and prepares teaching materials for student classes.
  4. Provides services to educational staff including collecting materials for curricular use, and provides professional materials when needed.
  5. Schedules and maintains technology equipment use and provides advisory services to staff.
  6. Assists with the supervision of students during lunch, recess, and between classes
  7. Assists on projects for the improvement and upgrading of the Library Media Center and curricular development
  8. Coordinates and secures grant funding for reading programs such as Book Clubs, Book Fair, One School One Book, and Read Across America
  9. Provides technical support for the school.
  10. Coordinate all curriculum resources
  11. Train and support students and staff in all of our technology devices, protocols, and programs (both for online and in person)
  12. Maintain all devices with updates/policies/etc. and be the liaison with IST as needed
  13. Serve as the administrator and set up all online programs and curriculum resources with usernames/passwords for FERPA, COPPA, and HIPPA compliance
  14. Serve as the administrator for flagged activities in GoGuardian - Admin, Teacher, and Beacon
  15. Maintain our management systems that track technology usage and appropriateness.
  16. Serve as the Google Workspace administrator.

Other Duties

  1. Performs all other duties as assigned.


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  2. Impact and Influence: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.
  3. Collaboration and Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with the employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  4. Creativity and Innovation: Applies creative problem-solving skills to develop solutions to problems; recognizes and demonstrates the value in taking “smart” risks and learning from mistakes; develops multiple alternatives and understands the feasibility of each; effectively shares and implements his/her ideas.  Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.  
  5. Student Focus: Meeting student and student family needs; taking responsibility for student safety, satisfaction, and outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.  
  6. Valuing and Leveraging Diversity: Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.  

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility


Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Salary Range: $70,000 - $83,000


At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.

With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Paid Time Off Accruals
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan

Additional Info & Requirements

  1. Education: Master’s degree in Library Science, Library Media, or Information Learning Technologies required
  2. Work Experience: 3 years experience in education required. 
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Colorado Teaching Certification required. Library Media Specialist grade K-12 certification preferred.

The Community

Morgridge Academy is the only school of its kind on a hospital campus in the U.S. It is a free, Colorado Department of Education approved facility school for children in kindergarten through eighth grade who have been diagnosed with chronic disease.

The mission at Morgridge Academy is to provide an environment that nurtures the individual medical, educational, emotional and physical needs of children diagnosed with chronic illness, with rigorous, innovative and authentic experiences. Morgridge Academy is committed to whole-child development.

Most students who attend our school have severe health conditions, which can include asthma and allergies, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, HIV/AIDS, atopic dermatitis (eczema), juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis and muscular disorders. Our dedicated team includes teachers, nurses, a child advocate, school counselor, PE teacher and Fine Arts teacher.

Students at Morgridge Academy receive a quality, well-rounded education while learning to manage their illnesses.


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