I will be stepping down as head mentor from 5822 this summer due to a move to a new city. The team is currently searching for a head mentor candidate to take over for the next season. I can attest that this is a really great young team with lots of potential and support. If you should have any questions about my perspective on the team or position, feel free to DM me. The school will be conducting the formal search process. I’ve copied the job description below which will hopefully be posted to the school website shortly.
Robotics Moderator Position for 2017-18 School Year
Saint Ignatius College Prep is a highly successful Jesuit Catholic high school located near downtown Chicago. Founded in 1869, Saint Ignatius is a coed high school of approximately 1400 students, 100 faculty members, and 150 employees
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to Catholic education and willingness to work with a talented and motivated student population and faculty colleagues. The successful candidate is dedicated to developing the whole student in academics, religious growth, and commitment to others.
This is a part-time position as moderator of the Robotics club. Candidates must be available after school hours and on some weekends. The busiest time is from January through April, but the club meets sporadically throughout the remainder of the year. The schedule has some flexibility to work around other commitments if needed.
The Robotics club has completed two years within the FIRST Robotics Competition. The team has competed competitively at these tournaments and looks to build on that success in the upcoming school year.
Minimum of BA degree in robotics subject area (math, physics, engineering, computer science, etc.) or related field experience
Prior FIRST Robotics experience preferred but not required
Teaching experience preferred but not required
Industry experience preferred but not required
Practicing Catholic preferred but not required
Background suitable for moderating a growing and diverse team of young men and women
Ability to use technology with preference for candidates who are familiar with Google Apps, CAD software, video and picture editing software and/or coding software
Excellent communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Commitment to collaboration
Apply on website: www.ignatius.org
Application Deadline: Open until filled