Harvard-Westlake seeks a part time robotics coach (approximately 25 hours per week). The coach will be the primary advisor for the team and will supervise the team after school three days per week (3 to 4 hours each afternoon) as well as on the weekends (approximately 4 to 5 hours day). The Harvard-Westlake Robotics team participates in VEX robotics competitions throughout the year. In the past two years, teams have qualified for the VEX World Championships in the spring. In 2016-2017, the team participated in 16 weekend competitions throughout the year, and the coach will be the primary supervisor at these competitions. The coach will also be responsible for submitting any trip paperwork to the school in a timely fashion. On the weekends, a second coach also helps, and this coach also attends many of the competitions with the students. Both coaches will foster a positive team dynamic as well as provide technical support as the students work on the robots.
Requirements Knowledge of high school robotics and robotics generally. Knowledge of VEX robotics a plus. Introductory engineering and computer programming knowledge is required to help the students build and maintain the robots. An ability to work with teenagers as a coach/mentor is essential. The ability to create a positive, cohesive team dynamic is as important as the technical knowledge. Qualified applicants will most likely have some engineering background. Bachelor’s degree preferred though candidates with appropriate work experience will be considered.