Gann Academy’s Robotics Coach oversees the four teams in our FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics program. Our robotics program is a very active part of our school, with over 15% of our students involved. Gann Academy faculty and coaches are active members of the school community who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, connecting with students outside the classroom, supporting other faculty and staff members, and who can self-reflect on their own practice. Commitment to professional development, growth, and collaboration are imperative to be a successful member of the Gann faculty.
Candidates will ideally be available to start as soon as October 1, 2021 and will run until February 28, 2022.
This position is an in-person, exempt, part-time, seasonal position and the pay rate is around $10,000 for the season (depending on the actual start date). The work schedule would generally be Monday – Thursday 3:45pm to 5:00 and approximately one Sunday per month for competitions.
Gann Academy is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe the inclusion of diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and learning outcomes for all. All employees participate in this commitment whether internally, in building a welcoming workplace culture and /or externally, in ensuring inclusive engagement with families, donors, media, vendors, allies, and others.
Your responsibilities will include the following:
· Direct FTC team meetings (Monday through Thursday, 3:45-5:00
· Prepare FTC team equipment for competitions and coach the team at competitions (approximately one Sunday per month)
· Mentor students to grow their interest in science careers
· Track the team budget
· Guide students to maintain competition deadlines and educate students in the principals of good sportsmanship and ethical behavior
· Stay in close communication with the Director of STEAM
· Keep records, prepare, and filing reports, grades, and comments as needed/required and directed by the Director of STEAM
The above responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
· A strong knowledge of team dynamics and communication
· FTC competitions and robotics
· Java programming
· The ability to work collaboratively with our student leaders and our Computing, Design & Fabrication faculty.
· Experience using 3D printers for parts fabrication
· Must be proficient in English to carry out work as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Dexterity for office machine/supply operation including but not limited to computer, telephone, copy machine, and printers. Stooping, bending, and reaching for files or supplies, and sitting or standing for extended periods of time are common. Possible lifting of robotics components of up to 20 pounds.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Gann Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), and pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.
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