The Advent School, located in the Beacon Hill section of Boston, Massachusetts, serves 200 students in pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. A mission-focused school founded in the principles of social justice, Advent has served the students and families of Boston since 1961. Through its Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Advent’s faculty deliver authentic, rigorous, and experiential learning opportunities that encourage students to “learn with passion, act with courage, and change the world.”
The Enrichment Department comprises six robust programs. The After-School program serves approximately 100 students in pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade per day. We offer around 50 classes per week that range from robotics to sailing and a private music and language program. This department also hosts the Design at Advent summer program, school vacation week programs, ADVENTures days, Makerspace Saturdays, and child care for some school events.
The Advent School seeks a committed, experienced, and passionate individual to serve as an After-School Coding and Robotics Instructor. The ideal candidate for this role will:
- Have an in depth understanding of Scratch, Micro:bits, Lego Robotics (Mindstorms, WeDo, FLL)
- Create a positive atmosphere that supports students curiosity in the fields of robotics and coding
- Display strong classroom management and problem solving skills
The After-School Coding and Robotics instructor is a part-time, contracted position for the 2021-22 academic year. The pay range is $25 to $30 per hour DOE. The hours are Monday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m to 5:15 p.m. and Friday, 12:15 p.m. – 5:15p.m. from September 9 through mid-June, 2021.
Responsibilities & Duties
- Coach the 2021-22 First Lego League Robotics Team
- Teach Scratch, Scratch Jr, Lego Mindstorms, Lego Wedo, Micro:bits
- Manage a group of eight to ten students ranging in age from five years through twelve years
Required Skills & Characteristics
- Education and experience in coding and robotics (Scratch, Lego Robotics, Micro:bits)
- At least one year of experience working with elementary-aged children
- The ideal candidate will be able to commit their time and skills for the time period listed and have strong group management and relationship-building skills.
- Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree are strongly preferred.
- Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times with children, parents, colleagues, and community partners
- Enthusiastic, well-organized, thorough, and highly reliable
Interested candidates should email Stephanie Foland, Director of Enrichment, at firstname.lastname@example.org and attach a cover letter and resume as a single document. No phone calls, please.