In the fall of 2018, Loomis Chaffee opened the Pearse Hub for Innovation (The Phi), a multifaceted, cross-disciplinary, technologically advanced space that encourages innovation, collaboration, project-based learning, tinkering, design thinking, entrepreneurship, and other STEM/STEAM related initiatives, both within the confines of the current curriculum and outside of it.
In conjunction with the opening of The Phi and the development of its related programs, it is critical that the school expand in the digital and computational arena to prepare our students fully for their lives and professions in the 21st Century. We eagerly seek leadership in Digital and Computational Learning that will address the following:

 

  • Provide basic curricular offerings in computer science to include Introduction to Computer Science, College Level Computer Science, Design and Data Structures, Advanced Topics in Computer Science;

  • Beyond the acquisition of skills in computer science, provide basic and advanced computational education in an interdisciplinary fashion, looking for opportunistic ways to contribute to our wide-ranging liberal arts curriculum;

  • Provide course development and/or workshop exploration in Digital Modeling, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, the Digital Humanities, Gaming, the Politics of Social Media, Predictive Analysis, Digital Cultures, Ethical Hacking and Digital Problem Solving, Design Thinking in a Digital World, Big Data Analysis, Text Mining, and Application Creation.

A visionary with academic credentials and professional experience in the digital field will oversee and develop the program. This person will have the autonomy to build a comprehensive program that involves the entire school community through the development of courses and programs. The director will collaborate with department heads as well as the school’s various Centers, the LC Summer Program, and individuals beyond the confines of the campus to incorporate and integrate computational and digital programming across the curriculum and throughout the school.
Loomis Chaffee is a boarding school and in addition to fulfilling the duties associated with this directorship other responsibilities could include dormitory residence or association and participation in the afternoon program at the school in a manner commensurate with the candidate’s skills. 

 

The Loomis Chaffee School is an independent, coeducational boarding/day school of 700 students and 170 faculty members, located in the historic town of Windsor, Connecticut. Chartered in 1874, the school provides an academically challenging curriculum within a supportive community that affirms individual beliefs and differences. Need-based financial aid is currently awarded to 33 percent of the student body. Loomis Chaffee does not discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or disability. This policy applies to, but is not limited to, admission, financial aid, employment, use of school facilities, and participation in school activities.

 

 Loomis Chaffee offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit and salary package including but not limited to:  

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance effective 1st of the following month upon date of hire 

  • 403 (b) retirement plan with an employer contribution of 2% for each 1 % an employee contributes up to 10%. Employees are eligible to participate upon employment and are eligible for the employer match after a year of service, or with proof of full vesting in a 403 (b) from another educational institution. 

  • Education Loan Repayment Program 

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

    Loomis Chaffee does not discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or disability. This policy applies to, but is not limited to, admission, financial aid, employment, use of school facilities, and participation in school activities.

SUMMARY

Location:
Connecticut
Job Category:
Director
Areas of Responsibility:
Computer Science
Innovation / Design
Job Level:
Senior position
Job Sector:
Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)