Office of Innovation Residency

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

Kent Denver’s Office of Innovation is seeking a resident beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year.  This two-year residency is designed for those who are interested in offering their passion, ideas, and expertise to students and educators at a nationally ranked independent school, while gaining experience and mentorship for a career in leading, teaching and supporting innovation work in schools.  This residency offers the ability to be a part of all areas of innovation at Kent Denver, and includes the following core responsibilities:


  • Help staff two Impact Studios (maker-spaces), working to support students and faculty who are designing, prototyping, and problem-solving using fabrication and CAD tools.
  • Inspire student-directed work in areas of innovation including technology, research, design and entrepreneurship.
  • In collaboration with Kent Denver, develop an educational research project in the area of innovation to pursue through residency, preferably one that considers the intersection of design and equity work.
  • Run point on developing, deepening, and/or strengthening the relationship with one of the Office of Innovation’s external partners.
  • Provide logistical support to innovation projects as assigned by the Chief Innovation Officer.
  • Opportunities to teach, or co-teach, coursework and/or advise may be available as appropriate.


The Office of Innovation is a part of Kent Denver School.  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 is 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.  The position comes with a $26,000 salary which includes housing provided on campus in a faculty residence hall, and a complete benefits package.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Design Technology, or a related field preferred.
  • Previous work with teenagers is desired.
  • Commitment to the belief that a diversity of perspectives, cultures, ideas, and skills working together is fundamental to the health, sustainability and effectiveness of a community.
  • Ability to meaningfully receive, reflect on and apply feedback to one’s professional growth.
  • 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 programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities to proactively streamline processes, solve problems, organize ideas, and customize solutions that benefit community members.
  • Ability to move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds across campus.


  • ~40-50 hours per week, during the academic school year with 2 personal days.
  • 2 additional weeks in summer (meetings / setup).
  • $26,000 salary.
  • Benefits including retirement, health, dental and option for on-campus housing.

How to Apply

To apply, complete an application at