Established in 1920 and located in New York City, The Hewitt School is an independent K-12 girls’ school whose mission is to inspire girls and young women to become game changers and ethical leaders who forge an equitable, sustainable, and joyous future. Hewitt empowers and expects our community members to embrace multiple points of view, to engage others with empathy and integrity, and to champion equity and justice in all areas of our lives. As a community, Hewitt is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
The Hewitt School seeks an innovative full-time engineering and robotics teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year who will play a significant role in the schools’ educational technology programming. The core responsibilities include leading and teaching our award-winning engineering and robotics program, as well as collaborating with faculty to design and coordinate transdisciplinary activities to promote high-tech learning. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in engineering and robotics and have a passion for making, design, and STEAM education as well as experience working in a student?centered, collaborative, and inquiry?based educational environment. The engineering and robotics teacher reports to the director of technology.
Lead the management of the middle and upper school VEX robotics program
Teach middle and upper school engineering and robotics classes
Coordinate robotics after-school sessions
Attend robotic competitions on weekends during the school year
Assist with registration and travel logistics to regional, state, and national competitions
Communicate with families about robotics program updates
Collaborate with teachers to integrate projects with a focus on technology concepts and operations, programming and physical computing, and engineering design
Work collaboratively with the educational technology team to define benchmarks for technology curriculum and integration
Demonstrated commitment to anti-bias education and social justice
Commitment to girls’ education
Bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics, engineering, or closely related field
Experience coaching or teaching school-aged children
Working knowledge of robotics
Availability to work after-school and weekend hours
Minimum of three years robotics coaching experience, preferably using VEX robotics
High attention to detail
Excellent time-management skills
Culturally responsive approach to teaching
Fluency in multiple student-centered instructional approaches
Commitment to student life
Proven dedication to professional growth and purpose-driven practice
Professional practice and ability to model contemplation as part of intellectual exploration
SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Ability to work in an environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines
Ability to occasionally lift objects up to 30 pounds
TO APPLY: Please submit a resumé, cover letter, and examples of previous relevant work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letters should reflect a careful reading of The Hewitt School’s website, including the school’s academic philosophy. Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled; applicants should apply as soon as possible for consideration.
The Hewitt School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination.
About The Hewitt School
The Hewitt School is an independent college preparatory school for girls in kindergarten through grade twelve with 525 students. The Hewitt School inspires girls and young women to become game changers and ethical leaders who forge and equitable, sustainable, and joyous future. The school values each girl’s individual talents and encourages respect for the diverse interests and backgrounds of others. Hewitt’s small size and supportive environment enable each student to reach her full potential and to become a responsible and socially aware leader. In keeping with its motto “By Faith and Courage,” Hewitt seeks to instill in each girl lifelong faith in herself, personal integrity, and the courage to face challenges with confidence. Hewitt is an inclusive and diverse community of students, faculty, administration, board of trustees, and staff and continues to integrate diversity into the life of the school. Hewitt respects and values individuals whose differences include age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning styles, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.