The Blake School seeks to hire an Upper School Head Robotics Coach to provide leadership and management of an established robotics team (Grade 9–12) participating in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The team currently enjoys club status and is not associated with specific curriculum. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in teaching and engineering, as well as experience with the FRC program. We also value the ability to inspire bright, highly motivated students, to collaborate with a team of adult mentors and volunteers, and to ensure that the program invites participation from students whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields. This is a year-long co-curricular position, with practices after school and on weekends. The team meets approximately once a week throughout the fall and three times a week—including Saturdays—from January to March, during build season. Afternoon practices run from 3:30-5:30. Compensation is a stipend commensurate with experience. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.
About The Blake School
The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 independent school located on three campuses in the Minneapolis, Minnesota metropolitan area and is widely recognized as a national leader in independent, college preparatory education. Blake serves approximately 1,400 students in a non-sectarian, coeducational environment. The School is large enough to provide a significant breadth of academic, athletic, artistic, and social opportunities within three intimate school campuses, where every child is known by the adults with whom they work. Committed to attracting and retaining faculty and staff who believe in the importance of developing character in their students as well as challenging them academically, Blake provides a dynamic course of study that is thoughtfully designed. The School is resolute in its efforts to create a pluralistic community that welcomes and supports students and families from many backgrounds.