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Location: PASADENA, California
Type: Full Time
Full Time, 10-month, starting August 1, 2023
Sequoyah School, an independent school founded in Pasadena, California in 1958, opened an innovative high school program in September of 2016. As an extension of our K-8 program, students are guided through the deep intellectual exploration of content following a student-centered, project-based pedagogy that offers relevant contexts for exploration and opportunities for application. Furthermore, the high school program builds upon the changemaking work practiced in the K-8 program by offering a Social Innovation Program (SIP). Sequoyah faculty help facilitate student teams that explore issues in the community via a design thinking process that encourages teachers and students to get off campus and spend time interacting with community members and organizations.
A version of this job posting was previously announced as a part-time role. Sequoyah School is excited to announce this revised posting for a full-time, 10-month role.
We are seeking an educator who is eager to build programs and partnerships that support students' growth as changemakers. Reporting to the Director of Social Innovation, the Design & Fabrication (dFab) Hub Coordinator will collaborate with students, faculty, administrators, and local community partners to lead our 3-year old dFab Hub and to provide administrative and instructional support to our 8-year old Social Innovation Program. Through a diversity of responsibilities, the Coordinator plays a key role in helping students nurture impactful, systems-level solutions to locally urgent and globally relevant issues.
To support the Social Innovation Program, the Coordinator will:
- Arrange field trips in collaboration with local non-profits, government offices, entrepreneurs, and more.
- Lead workshops for students and teachers on topics such as, design thinking, prototyping, systems thinking, and more.
- Support the Director of Social Innovation with curriculum design.
To lead the growth of the dFab Hub, the Coordinator will:
- Design and lead after school and lunchtime programming that engages students who have various levels of experience with design & fabrication.
- Teach a mini-elective course.
- Grow the library of tools, equipment, and materials.
- Maintain organization and safety of the shared dFab space.
A successful Coordinator will be excited to regularly shift between using their creative skills, teaching abilities, and good organization and communication habits.
We are seeking candidates who have some or all of the following:
- A commitment to equity and inclusion
- A varied skill set as a maker, designer, technologist, and/or artist
- Well-developed professional communication and interpersonal skills
- An entrepreneurial approach to program development
- Teaching experience
- A community-engaged approach to design and fabrication
- A consistent curiosity about new ways of designing and fabricating
- The ability to work independently
Interested candidates should send a résumé, cover letter, and links to work to email@example.com. In your cover letter, describe a design or fabrication skill you've recently learned.
The anticipated salary range the School reasonably expects to pay candidates for this position is $66,250 to $104,450, depending on factors such as experience or education.
Sequoyah School has a rich history of diversity and seeks candidates to enhance that tradition. Sequoyah offers competitive salary and benefits. Sequoyah School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any phase of employment. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status. For more information about Sequoyah School and our hiring process, please see our website at www.sequoyahschool.org.