Director of STEAM Innovation

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Innovation / Design

Drew School is an independent, urban high school in San Francisco enrolling 280 students in grades 9 through 12. Drew engages each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.

Our school community is centered on experienced, dedicated, and passionate faculty, and engaged, committed students. Drew combines its student-centered curriculum with a focus on experiential learning, global awareness, and local community involvement.

More information about Drew is available on our website:

Position Overview:

Drew School is looking to fill a Director of STEAM Innovation position beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. We are looking for someone eager to collaborate with teachers and students on curricular development, both within Drew’s Maker Space and within classrooms, helping to make our Maker Space a central hub of innovation on campus. We also seek a Director who can inform the school’s conversations about the growth of STEAM programming during the school’s ongoing Curriculum Review and upcoming Strategic Planning, helping the school situate design, technology, and innovation at the center of Drew’s institutional priorities.


  • Develop and teach two STEAM-focused course offerings

  • Manage Maker Space and Learning Commons, working to develop integration of the spaces, and/or helping school envision renovations to existing spaces

  • Work with Director of Experiential Education to build out STEAM opportunities within Experiential Education structures

  • Develop and teach Experiential Elective blocks and DEALL programs with STEAM focus and using school’s Maker Space

  • Consult with faculty members on STEAM project opportunities for their classes, and act as visiting teacher to facilitate projects

  • Partner with Academic Dean to enhance STEAM focus within Drew’s curriculum, and particularly on the development of STEAM-focused performance tasks

  • Collaborate with Dean of Faculty to train faculty to enhance project-based learning opportunities in their classrooms and in use of the Maker Space

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Has a commitment to the mission of the school

  • Has a Bachelor’s degree minimum in the discipline

  • Has experience in an independent school setting

  • Has experience working with students with learning differences

  • Enjoys working with teenagers

  • Is self-reflective and growth-minded

  • Has the ability to collaborate with adults and students

  • Is culturally competent and a practitioner of equity and inclusion

  • Has the ability to maintain standards of professionalism

Please submit a cover letter and résumé to

Drew School offers a competitive compensation package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage candidates of color and candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Drew School of San Francisco admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school administered programs.


Karen DeCarlo