Advanced Engineering, Robotics & Coding Instructor

Advanced, Engineering, Robotics, and Coding Teacher ~ Fall 2021

 

AIM Academy is excited to post the opening of a Middle & Upper School Advanced Engineering, Robotics, and Coding teaching position.  

AIM’s Upper & Middle Schools are innovative and collaborative environments where teachers have smaller than usual caseloads so they can focus on the individual needs of students. Teaching faculty in the Middle & Upper School enjoy a good deal of autonomy in the material they teach as well as very well-developed support structures to employ key research based practices for students with language-based learning differences. 

 

AIM’s Engineering and Robotics team consists of three faculty members who focus on engineering, design, problem solving and robotics in a project based curriculum 1st grade through 12th. This position will be focused on Middle and Upper School students. This position will largely focus on Engineering and Robotics and the production of student based, hands-on projects, that will teach basic design and engineering principles. 

Requirements:

  • Experience with a laser cutter/ engraving machine, 3D printers, a Tormach 770 CNC mill, and design computers that have AutoCAD Inventor, CorelDraw and Fusion 360.  

  • Knowledge of competitive robotic programs: such as FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition. 

  • Understanding of coding (preferably an ability to teach coding) as well as an understanding/ interest in emerging education around artificial intelligence.  

  • Experience teaching Engineering and Robotics to Middle and Upper School students.

  • Willingness and/or experience in program fundraising, partnerships and community engagement.

  • Ability/commitment to plan and host large scale robotics/engineering events

  • This candidate must be flexible and willing to adapt plans to fit the needs of bright students who learn differently. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Design or Education 

  • PA or Private Academic Certification 

  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills

  • Experience working with middle and high school students

  • Ability to positively and productively relate to adolescents and teens

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Adaptive learner and self-starter

  • Strong technology skills

  • Fundamental use and comfort with Makerspace equipment

  • Collaborative and open to feedback from a strong instructional support team

 

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to our Human Resources Coordinator, Cheryl Ferst at cferst@aimpa.org