Robotics Coordinator - OST (2021-2022)

East Harlem Tutorial Program - New York - Full time

Position Reports to: Deputy Director, Career Pathways

Core Relationships: High School Program Coordinator and Elementary/Middle School Program Manager

Start Date: Immediate (This role requires in-person availability)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11-7pm; hours will vary during Robotics competition season

Compensation: The salary range for this role is $43,000-$55,000.

FLSA Status: Exempt vs Non-Exempt

Who We Are

East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) began in 1958 as a children's reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a network of public charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. We are on track to serve at least 25% of East Harlem students by 2025, with enrollment for this year at approximately 2200 students in our schools and after school programs. In 2020, 99% of our seniors were accepted to college, and our current scholars in college are on-track to graduate at eight times the national average of their peers.

At EHTP we also aim to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. As staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. Read our racial equity statement at (https://www.ehtp.org/ourantiracismwork).

We ground all of our work in racial equity, in our core values, and in our four guiding pursuits: the Revolutionary Pursuit of Love, the Radical Pursuit of Knowledge, the Responsive Pursuit of Healing, and in the Relentless Pursuit of Results. These pursuits inform and are reflected in our current four key strategic priorities: to increase high-impact, high-quality academic curriculum, programming content, staff capacity, and coaching; to embrace and advance our use of technology; to deepen our embodiment of ethical and equitable radical humanity; and to efficiently operationalize teaching, learning, community, and care.

About the Opportunity

East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) seeks a Robotics Coordinator for our High School Program Robotics Team, Team 1880. The team participates in NYC’s FIRST Robotics Competition (http://www.usfirst.org/frc). The coordinator will lead robotics programming in an after-school setting and coach the team throughout the 2022 season. The Robotics Coordinator will plan and manage the build season by leading a team of about 15 students in learning how to build a robot and oversee all administrative components of the program (i.e. complete required paperwork for competition, coordinate field trips to competition, facilitating family orientations). The coordinator will also be responsible for working with our Elementary and Middle School program managers to create and oversee the implementation of LEGO robotics in our elementary and middle school after-school programs.

What Qualifies You

  • You believe in EHTP’s mission, racial equity statement, and exemplify our Core Values (SCHOLAR: Service, Courage, Humility, Originality, Leadership, Achievement, Reflection)
  • You have a degree in STEM or related field, relevant teaching experience OR professional experience working in Robotics
  • You have proven knowledge of the content area (mechanical and electrical engineering, robotics, coding, 3D printing) and/or any other coding language / tech tool you plan to use in the program
  • You have demonstrated ability to write and execute individualized and classroom lesson plans
  • You believe that learning can take place outside of the classroom and seize moments to engage students
  • You are open to giving and receiving constructive feedback and are consistently looking for professional growth opportunities
  • You value teamwork and are able to work collaboratively with other instructional and support staff members in an effort to best serve your students
  • You are, ideally, fluent in Spanish

Areas of Leadership:

  • Create and implement a curriculum for a Robotics elective class that includes lecture and lab sessions with the goal to teach students engineering and design concepts, safety procedures, and the rules and regulations of the season’s robotics game and tasks.
  • Become familiar with FIRST’s FY22 Robotics offerings, both virtual and in-person, and prepare for a January 2022 competition team launch date.
  • Attend any relevant FIRST Robotics trainings, workshops and/or information sessions
  • Develop project plan to ensure team progress and timely completion of the robot during Build Season
  • Work with the Deputy Director, Career Pathways and HS Program Coordinator to create the Robotics season schedule and ensure that schedule is communicated to participants and family members.
  • Coordinate with High School Program Coding teacher to promote student skills that will be beneficial in Robotics Team participation
  • Collaborate EHTP’s Public Engagement team to recruit and onboard external volunteers to support the team during build season
  • Ensure the Robotics workshop is supplied and fully operational in preparation for the build season
  • Coordinate with the Deputy Director, Career Pathways, HS Program Coordinator, and OST Operations team to create a purchasing schedule for tools, equipment, and other materials needed
  • Oversee the smooth operation of Robotics Team activities during Build Season by:
    • Supervising students on site at all times to ensure student safety and completion of FRC goals.
    • Communicating with the Deputy Director, Career Pathways and HS Program Coordinator regarding any student concerns
    • Encouraging clear communication with families regarding student commitments and schedule changes
    • Coordinate logistics and supervise students during regional and/or national competitions
  • Coordinate with Elementary and Middle School Program Managers to create and implement a LEGO robotics curriculum for students in our K-8 after-school programs.

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Higher Ed Faculty

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