Team 1114 - Recruiting mentors for 2025 and beyond

Team 1114 is looking for experienced FRC alumni/mentors to join our team for the upcoming 2025 season and beyond. Our mentor base has shrunk over the past few years, and with roughly 25 enthusiastic students we’re looking to add some new mentors to improve our ability to give them the same type of experience Simbot students have gotten in the past. During build season, the team typically meets on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, and Saturdays, with additional work and occasional meetings done remotely.

We’re looking particularly for mentors with skills in the following areas:

  • Programming
  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • CAD
  • Graphic design and media
  • Fundraising
  • Scouting and strategy
  • Prototyping
  • Other skills you think might be useful to our team

Requirements:

  • Must share in the goals of the established culture of Team 1114, of striving for perfection and catching excellence along the way, while having a lot of fun in the process
  • Must make gracious professionalism and ethical behaviour a priority at all times
  • Strict adherence to the FIRST Youth Protection Program guidelines and maintain current YPP screening through FIRST
  • Must be committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community for all team members
    • We embrace and encourage differences in race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, income or any other characteristics that make our members unique
  • Must be willing/able to attend at least one meeting per week, January through April. Ride sharing to St. Catharines from Hamilton is a possibility.
  • Must be willing to participate and communicate consistently via the team Slack
  • May be asked to do some remote work/mentoring as needed during the season
  • May be asked to volunteer at team run events
  • Must have a sense of humour

Benefits:

  • Joining a Hall of Fame team with a student focused culture of excellence and fun
  • Potential to take on a subteam or robot subsystem leadership role
  • Work with a passionate group of students and mentors with a high degree of technical aptitude
  • Work with and learn from an array of long time FRC mentors with significant industry experience
  • Participate on a team where strategy and scouting are giving the highest amount of value and respect
  • Access to a well defined network of engineering internship/full-time opportunities

This type of role could be a great fit for a young FRC alum enrolled at a nearby university or college, or for a veteran mentor looking to take on a new role. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact [email protected]. We will attempt to respond to all inquiries in a timely fashion.

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