Innovation Associate, Technology & Design

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Innovation / Design
  • Instructional Technology

Start Date: August 1st, 2022

Kent Denver’s Office of Innovation has an opening for a full-time Innovation Associate specializing in computer science education to join our team.  Reporting directly to the Chief Innovation Officer, this position supports, manages, and nurtures exceptional experiences as they mentor and teach students, coach, and partner with faculty, and connect Kent Denver to the broader technology and design community.  



  • Teach Upper School courses and a Middle School Elective in relevant areas of computer studies and digital design
  • Provide active and passive supervision and class partnership for the Kent Denver Impact Studios (our fabrication labs)
  • Contribute to our lunch and learn series & podcast series with professional experts
  • Contribute to the construction of a network of professional advisors and a database of community opportunities for Kent Denver students
  • Supervise pass/fail Innovation Workshops and Independent Studies in Technology & Design
  • Support programming that promotes student-directed learning and agency
  • Contribute expertise and passion to Office of Innovation and institutional projects as assigned
  • Serve as an Assistant Robotics Coach.




The successful candidate will have qualifications that include: a bachelor's degree in education, computer science, engineering or a related field (required), the ability to articulate the value of and advocate for the role of computer science, experience in a design and fabrication studio, an ability to thrive working as a member of a team, previous work in a school environment, ability to teach and mentor teenage students, the excitement around collaborating with other teaching professionals, a growth mindset, demonstrated ability to manage and execute projects.




This position is 40-50 hrs/week Monday through Friday with some evening, night, and/or weekend work.  In addition to a generous benefits package including retirement, health, dental, and professional development, this position receives 5 weeks of vacation (taken in late June and July), 2 weeks over the school’s winter break, 1-week spring break, all school holidays, and 2 personal days.  The salary range for this position is $50,000-$65,000.




Kent Denver School is a college preparatory day school of 700 students in grades 6-12 located on 220 acres in suburban Denver. Kent Denver has been recognized for its leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to fostering a culturally diverse faculty and student body and we are eager to consider applications from candidates who believe in the critical importance of diversity in the life of a school.  We encourage diverse candidates to apply. 




The Office of Innovation is an in-house educational innovation hub that increases Kent Denver’s capacity for innovation both institutionally and in its broader communities. Made up of librarians, technologists, designers, entrepreneurs, change agents, and futurists, we have the privilege and responsibility of empowering our students, faculty, and community to thrive in a rapidly-changing, hyper-connected future.




Innovation is one of five strategic initiatives adopted by our Board of Trustees. Our aspirations for this initiative are guided by a promise, and three goals to prioritize our work:


Our Promise | We will lead in educational innovation, preparing students, faculty, and staff to effectively engage the future by increasing their ability to navigate change and growing their capacity for curiosity, creativity, and collaboration. We will apply our intellectual capital in the broader community, sharing ideas and knowledge to advance education, enrich student educational experiences and serve the greater good.


Goal 1 | Ensure the long-term sustainability of programming to support student innovation and agency


Goal 2 | Support a culture of ongoing educational innovation and continuous learning, including collaborating and sharing with other educational professionals. 


Goal 3 | Expand and support Kent Denver’s portfolio of institutes and partnerships to strengthen connections across the broader community.