This master educator will bring energy and passion for stewarding the Keim Center Innovation Lab, coordinating Upper School initiatives related to innovation, technology, and design, and teaching Upper School STEM+ elective courses. Reports to the Director of Educational Technology.
NOTE: The Innovation Lab in the Keim Center for Innovation and Research is a vibrant, flexible, student-centered, and collaborative space that enables forward-thinking curricular initiatives at Ravenscroft.
Main Responsibilities & Competencies
Further the Development of Upper School STEM+ Initiatives
Create a positive, inspiring, student-centered learning environment that encourages inquiry, productive failure, and risk-taking
Help develop, implement, and continuously seek best practices in the curriculum
Serve as a divisional liaison for faculty, supporting the incorporation of STEM+, maker education, and design thinking in their curricula
Contribute to institutional vision-casting and strategy by being a contributing member of the school-wide Innovation Task Force
Engage in ongoing professional development by attending relevant conferences, staying current on STEM+ educational literature, and maintaining an active professional network of colleagues
Foster mutually beneficial relationships between students and members of the larger community, including university and business contacts in innovative fields
Teach through the lens of the Ravenscroft Design Process
Steward of the Keim Center Innovation Lab
Act as steward and ambassador of the Keim Center Innovation Lab, helping members of our community find ways to creatively utilize the space
Serve as the point person for faculty use of the Innovation Lab and Virtual Reality/Design Lab
Develop safety protocols for the use of equipment; including the development of a training/badge program for student leaders
Stay abreast of ever-changing STEM+ related technology (hardware and software) so that curriculum supported by the lab remains fresh and cutting edge
Coordinate regular maintenance of tools, equipment, and machinery in the lab
Manage the budget of the lab and coordinate all necessary purchasing
Teach Upper and Middle School STEM+ Elective Courses
Teach a reduced load of innovative STEM+ elective courses, including Robotics
Coach the Upper School robotics team
Be available, as needed, to tutor/coach students in groups or as individuals
Other Institutional Responsibilities
Embrace Lead From Here, our Citizen Leader Framework, in all aspects of professional life
STEM-related Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience required. Advanced degrees and certifications are preferred
Willing to assist and support students above all else
Strong teaching skills with an ability to meet various learning styles
Strong written and oral communication skills
Technical skills and knowledge of a wide range of computer technologies and applications
Ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team
Ability to connect, collaborate, and partner with students, teachers, administrators, and staff
Additional Salary Information: Salary/Benefits: Ravenscroft School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of regional peer schools. A full benefits package includes TIAA retirement and generous medical/dental coverage, and equals the best plans in Independent School.
About Ravenscroft School
Ravenscroft School is an independent coeducational day school offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts with numerous advanced classes and an emphasis on best-practices teaching methods at every level. Founded in 1862, the school enrolls 1160 students in grades pre-K through twelve who demonstrate high standards of conduct as well as the capability of achieving success in a rigorous academic program.
Ravenscroft School Mission Statement: "The Ravenscroft community, guided by our legacy of excellence, nurtures individual potential and prepares students to thrive in a complex and interdependent world."