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Robotics Coach

Middle & Upper School Robotics Coach(es) - Part-Time After School


AIM Academy is excited to post the opening of a Middle & Upper School Robotics Coach position(s).

AIM Academy is an innovative and collaborative environment where teachers and coaches can focus on the individual needs of students. AIM’s Engineering and Robotics team consists of three faculty members who focus on engineering, design, problem solving and robotics in a 1st-12th grade project-based curriculum. This AIM Academy Robotics Coach position will be focused on Afterschool Programming for Middle and Upper School students. 

The Robotics program is committed to the production of student based, hands-on projects that will teach basic to advanced design and engineering principles in a competitive environment. The program has been consistently growing for the past 8 years and will greatly benefit from a newly renovated Innovation Hub facility space (September 2021) that will house all engineering, STEAM, makerspace classes and activities as well as the robotics teams. 


  • 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, or a willingness to be trained and learn quickly.  

  • Knowledge of or interest in competitive robotic programs: such as FIRST LEGO League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). 

  • Knowledge of or interest in coding as well as an understanding/interest in emerging education around artificial intelligence (AI).  

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


Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree or experience in Engineering, Design or Education 

  • 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 support team


To Apply

Interested candidates should contact our Director of Athletics & Student Life, Jason McGhee at or 202-440-1281.