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The Dalton School, a K-12 independent, coeducational school located in Manhattan, is consistently recognized as one of the top independent day schools in the nation.It has a total enrollment of about 1,300 students and a faculty and staff of approximately 350.  

Dalton’s Engineering Department is looking to expand its staffing with a part-time robotics mentor and coach. This position pays hourly, with regular meeting times on Wednesday from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, weekend hours for robotics tournaments, and additional hours during the peak of the robotics season.  
 

Responsibilities: 

  • Mentor Our VEX Robotics Team  

The new faculty member will be part of a team that supports 7th and 8th-grade students as they design, build, and program robots for the VEX Robotics competition. This includes helping teach project management skills, supervising students while they work, and acting as a resource as they troubleshoot. The team meets and works in the Engineering & Design Center, which includes a wide variety of traditional and digital fabrication tools.  

  • Supervise Students at Robotics Competitions 

Our VEX Robotics team will attend 1-3 competitions in the NYC metro area. The new faculty member will travel with the team, supervise students, and coordinate with other coaches.  

  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Coursework towards an Engineering BA/BS or industry experience  

  • Ability to safely supervise students as they use basic tools (e.g. hand saw, drill, screwdriver) 

  • Experience working with students in or outside of a traditional academic context 

  • Basic programming experience, including the ability to use or learn introductory C++ 

  • Specific experience as a mentor or participant in an educational robotics program (e.g. VEX, FIRST, PLTW) is a plus 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via our online portal - https://www.dalton.org/employment Opens in New Window

The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.  

Wednesdays, 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Occasional weekends

SUMMARY

Organization: Dalton School
Location:
New York
Job Category:
Coach / Mentor / Advocate
Areas of Responsibility:
Robotics
Job Level:
Mid-level position
Job Sector:
Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)