Open Position: Center for Leadership & Innovation Coordinator
Direct Reports: N/A
Report to: Director of the Center for Leadership & Innovation
FLSA Status: Exempt
When Needed: 7/1/2022 (start date negotiable)
FTE: Full-Time, Academic Year plus 10 days
On-site or remote: On-site
Pay rate: $57,000 - $117,000 - DOE
Why St. Thomas School?
You thrive in a face-paced environment, working alongside others who share your ideals. You are inspired by children and appreciate their joy and energy. You enjoy making an impact and being part of something bigger than yourself. You believe that schools should be among the most innovative places on earth. And you are committed to excellence and professional growth.
The Center for Leadership & Innovation (CLI) designs programs that serve its mission to activate curiosity and give learners the space to try, fail and succeed by using problem-solving frameworks to solve real-world issues. We are looking for a national board-certified teacher who has actively taught science and has experience with gifted education. The newly opened CLI facility hosts unique spaces for collaborating, making, and creating; the CLI coordinator helps learners throughout their journey to transform their ideas and thoughts into reality. A typical week might include:
Co-designing and co-teaching lessons with PS 8th Grade teachers, which take place in the CLI.
Conducting a professional development course for STS and/or external teachers.
Honing personal maker skills, including research, practice, and exploration of ways to use the maker tools in the lab.
We offer a competitive salary, robust benefits, professional development, and an extraordinary work environment.
If this inspires you, we would love to learn more about you!
Who We Are:
Founded in 1951 and located on the east side of Seattle in Medina, Washington, STS is a private, non-sectarian school for Preschool through Eighth Grade students. Our educational journey is defined by a cognitively engaging program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. Our highly regarded curriculum prepared students to excel at future endeavors while honoring the schools long-standing core values.
We commit to an inclusive and diverse community in which everyone can say, "I belong."We seek employees who are passionate, qualified, and offer diverse perspectives. We are particularly interested in the role education and a diverse learning environment play in promoting equity and inclusivity.
A diverse, safe, and equitable school environment
Actions and advocacy that support our Core Virtues
Cultural competence, anti-bias, and social justice
Intellectually curious and engaged global citizenship
The Center for Leadership & Innovation Lab Coordinator is responsible for researching, co-designing, and delivering student experiences through a 21 Century Learning Design (21CLD) lens which meets our mission to activate curiosity and give learners the space to try, fail, and succeed. The work is highly collaborative with other CLI Coordinators and teachers. In addition, the position requires participation as a leader in designing and delivering professional development training for both internal and external educators. Each CLI Coordinator has a specialty (education technology, humanities, etc.). This position specializes in science and engineering.
The CLI Coordinator is a combination of teacher, curriculum designer, coach, researcher, trainer, and thought leader. Working with students in the CLI is scheduled based on project requests from teachers, and a Coordinator must have strong organizational and time management skills to make collaborations successful. The CLI Coordinator is both assigned engagements and seeks out opportunities to work with all students and teachers. A CLI Coordinator must see themselves in a start-up culture; learn as you go, be fast paced, wear many different hats, be willing to help outside of your specific job and expertise, and constantly reflect on how to do better.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelors Degree required; Masters preferred
Knowledge of current trends in social innovation, making/creating, and problem-solving frameworks
National Board Certification preferred
Experience teaching science preferred
Experience in gifted education preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Capacity to learn a variety of maker tools, including, but not limited to laser cutter, 3D printer, sewing machine, and vinyl cutter
Exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills
Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the students and program
Flexibility to work with teachers and administrators in an ever-changing environment.
Strong analytical skills
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows environment using Microsoft Office, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology
Health Savings Account
Dependent Care Spending Account
Winter Wellness Days (between Dec 25 and Jan 1)
If this sounds like you, we'd like to hear from you. Please click on Apply Now on our careers website and complete our online employment application. Then upload your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position.
Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas School and this position.
This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
St. Thomas School, a non-sectarian, Preschool through Eighth Grade school, is one of the oldest independent schools on the east side of Lake Washington. St. Thomas School’s educational journey is defined by a cognitively rigorous program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. Our mission is to develop responsible citizens of a global society. STS is a recognized leader in developing the whole student. Our core values include gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, tolerance, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. STS serves over 300 students and boasts a 55,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold certified campus.