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Princeton Day School is seeking an upper school STEAM coordinator to provide general oversight over a vibrant, integrated, interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (“STEAM”) education program from grades 9-12.  Reporting directly to the Head of Upper School, s/he will supervise the outfitting, scheduling, and deploying of the more than 2000 square feet of a newly constructed upper school STEAM center:  a space designed to function as a hub of innovative teaching and learning efforts.  In this role, the upper school STEAM coordinator will work closely with senior leaders of the school, with division heads, and with those department chairs whose faculty are engaged in teaching relevant courses in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.  Further, the upper school STEAM coordinator will identify with the fundamental mission of the school by using her/his background in digital fabrication/engineering and/or computer science to teach required or elective courses in the school’s expanding STEAM curriculum.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach two to three sections in such subjects as engineering, digital fabrication, computer science, and/or other STEAM-related subjects that reflect his or her educational background and interests

  • Develop and integrate STEAM-related required and elective courses in the Upper School

  • Generate interaction and involvement among department chairs and division heads concerned with STEAM education initiatives

  • Enrich the efforts of full-time in-house faculty by bringing in part-time or voluntary experts from nearby universities, colleges, or corporations, and by so doing, facilitate partnerships and collaborations

  • Supervise the activities of teachers and students working in the classroom, conference room, and workshop space constructed for STEAM programs

  • Supervise the facilitation of communication and collaboration among teachers engaged in designing and implementing new required or elective STEAM courses

  • Supervise the development of intramural and extramural teams engaged in competition in such disciplines as robotics or engineering

  • Supervise students working on independent projects in a STEAM discipline

  • Involve the PDS STEAM program with those at other secondary schools

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree, preferred, in Engineering or Computer Science

  • Teaching or real-life experience of 5 or more years

  • Passion for hands-on problem solving and for teaching and learning

  • Ability to work collaboratively within and across disciplinary lines

  • Understanding how educational programs in STEAM align with and differentiate from traditional educational efforts

  • Personal attributes including a strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, a desire to catalyze change, and a willingness to take on new challenges

  • Proficiency with STEAM tools, devices, and implements (e.g. CAD software, raspberry Pi, 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, etc.)

Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

SUMMARY

Organization: Princeton Day School
Location:
New Jersey
Job Category:
Coordinator
Areas of Responsibility:
STEM / STEAM
Job Level:
Mid-level position
Job Sector:
Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)