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Position: 0.6, Exempt.
Benefits: No
Supervisor: Chief Innovation Officer

The Head Robotics Coach and Technology and Design Specialist coaches the Kent Denver robotics team and oversees the 6th to 12th grade robotics program as a whole. In this role, he/she recruits team members and teaches students about technical writing, engineering analysis, engineering drawings, programming, project management, robot construction, safety, leadership, interpersonal communication, conflict management and game strategy.  S/he manages the robotics coaching staff, to support program goals. Additionally, s/he is also responsible for managing the robotics budget, interfacing with parents, teachers and administrators. S/he will take the team to compete in 8-10 VEX robotics competitions within Colorado and National/World Championships, in addition to organizing and running a yearly robotics tournament at Kent Denver.  

Additionally, this position serves as the robotics lead in the Rollins Center for Technology and Design.  In this role, s/he manages and grows robotics opportunities for students at Kent Denver. S/he teaches a middle school elective in robotics and serve as an institute of technology and design advisor.  In this role, s/he staffs the robotics lab from 2:45 until 6:30pm, requiring a daily after school commitment. Finally, s/he will assist with the operational duties of the institute, participate in other relevant trainings and meetings as a member of the Rollins Center for Technology and Design and perform other duties as assigned.

Employment

  • ~25-30 hours per week, during academic school year
  • Mondays: 11:30am-6:30pm, Tuesday-Friday: 2:45pm-6:30pm
  • Saturdays during school year robotics practice (~4 hours) and competitions days (~8 hours)
  • 1 additional week summer (meetings / setup) + 1 additional week spring break (robotics practices)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering, Design Technology, or related field
  • previous work in a school environment, preferably with teenagers, is desired
  • experience with robotics education, preferably with VEX robotics and FIRST competitions
  • understanding of the engineering design process
  • ability to effectively communicate in person and in writing with students, colleagues, and parents
  • familiarity with technology including computer-aided design tools, electronics, computer software and some programming.
  • demonstrated ability to identify opportunities to proactively streamline processes, solve problems, and customize solutions that benefit community members
  • ability to move robotics equipment weighing up to 50 pounds across campus and to tournaments.

SUMMARY

Organization: Kent Denver School
Location:
Colorado
Job Category:
Coach / Mentor / Advocate, Specialist / Associate
Areas of Responsibility:
Innovation / Design
Robotics
Technology Classes
Job Level:
Mid-level position
Job Sector:
Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)