Director of the Carter Innovation Studio

The Athenian School - Danville, California - Full time

SUMMARY

Innovation is at the doorstep of The Athenian School — or perhaps more accurately, at the base of Mt. Diablo. Athenian is a school where virtually every part of its 75-acre campus near the San Francisco East Bay hills is a space for discovery and experimentation. But what makes Athenian truly unique is the role of the student in the learning process. Students don’t just own their learning, they live it — whether spending three months building musical instruments or spending three weeks camping in the wilderness.

The Carter Innovation Studio (CIS) is part of the newest learning commons on campus, having opened in fall 2018. This 5,200 square foot design lab features a shop area with metal and woodworking tools, an industrial arts area, a computer/CADD/3-D printer space, and three classrooms. Its central location at the heart of campus is no accident. The CIS is a hub of experiential learning activity for both middle and high school students. Athenian seeks a director of the Carter Innovation Studio with a passion for design, engineering, fabrication, and a welcoming presence to other teachers. This position reports to the assistant head of school and begins on July 1, 2021.

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/CIS

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications Accepted Starting: April 15, 2021

Application Deadline: May 6, 2021 at 5:00pm PDT

Semifinal Round: May 13 and 14, 2021 (Remote)

Final Round: Week of May 17 (Most likely remote)

Decision Announced: Week of May 31

Start Date: July 1, 2021

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Presence and Partnership

Be a highly visible and active presence in the CIS, serve as the internal and external face of the studio, and supervise any and all staff.

Collaborate, strategize, and partner with the dean of experiential education, the director of educational technology, and the library directors to promote and develop all-school curriculum and programs on innovation.

Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, and national communities of design, engineering, and fabrication.

Develop partnerships with external organizations to both support the mission of the CIS and provide additional learning opportunities for students.

Curriculum and Teaching

With guidance from the assistant heads, develop and deliver learning opportunities that invite traditional classes to the CIS and oversee the EECS department (Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Computer Science).

Design and deliver faculty trainings, and serve as a faculty coach and mentor in the areas of design, engineering, and fabrication.

Teach a class in the field of design, fabrication, engineering, entrepreneurship, computational thinking, computer science, or applied science.

General Leadership and Operations

Maintain ultimate responsibility for all operations of the CIS, including equipment maintenance, supply ordering, budgets, capital purchases, safety procedures, room scheduling, and volunteer coordination.

Serve in a public-facing capacity to represent the CIS to external visitors.

Perform other duties as assigned.

ATHENIAN IS LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE

Professional Qualifications and Experience:

Multiple years of experience teaching or working in one or more of the areas: design, engineering, fabrication, applied science, CS, shop, or a related field

Experience designing and implementing project-based or experiential learning

Experience teaching in, partnering with, or coordinating the operations of, an innovation studio, shop environment, fabrication lab, robotics team, or design space

Experience leading workshops, trainings, and projects, preferably to teachers

Immersion in diversity work — both in training and in implementation — and a commitment to fostering culturally competent and inclusive classrooms

A track record of establishing successful partnerships with faculty

Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, which is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree is highly desirable

Leadership and Personal Qualities:

An explorer’s mindset, and a genuine excitement to become more proficient in the disciplines of design, engineering, fabrication, robotics, woodworking, CS, and shop

A willingness to help others catalyze new ideas and bring them to fruition

Visionary, inspirational, pragmatic, diplomatic, and patient leadership

Authentic empathy, warmth, and collegiality

Confidence and humility, together with a sense of humor and warm personality

Savvy communication skills and a proclivity for developing new partnerships

A collaborative, cooperative, and growth-oriented mindset

Enthusiasm for students to pursue their passions, talents, and interests, both in and out of the traditional classroom

A passion for building community and facilitating adult learning

TO APPLY

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/CIS

The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply. Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment, and a daily prepared lunch.

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Athenian is a grades 6-12 school where virtually every part of its 75-acre campus near the San Francisco East Bay hills is a space for discovery and experimentation. But what makes Athenian truly unique is the role of the student in the learning process.
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