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Robotics/STEM Specialist, Promise Academy Afterschool

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Harlem Children's Zone | New York, NY
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The Promise Academy Afterschool program operates as an extension of Promise Academy day school. The program provides 500+ students in grades K-12 a safe, nurturing, and educational environment that fosters self-confidence, personal and social development. Students are exposed to a variety of fun-filled project-based learning, developmental and high-caliber enrichment activities, which include arts enrichment (e.g., performing, culinary and visual arts), tutoring, homework help, and academic intervention support, as well as health/wellness and physical fitness education. Additionally, students are engaged in leadership development activities, including student government, character education and conflict resolution, and participate in a number of team sports and recreation activities, including basketball, volleyball, and soccer.

We are seeking a Robotics Specialist to provide a structured and engaging introduction to the active use of technology to our students. The ideal candidate will be able to expose students to available technologies and programming through a designed curriculum and through a series of projects designed by students. The Robotics Specialist must be able to motivate and maintain the interest of students while setting a positive example. Additionally, The Robotics Specialist must take a sincere, active, and appropriate interest in the well-being and success of all students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage a group of 15-20 students in a curriculum exploring technology as tools for project based learning
  • Design curriculum based on the use of the makey-makey, 3D printer, Leap motion, digital camera, Lego mind storm or other on house technologies
  • Design a curriculum to introduce students to coding (assembly, ASM, C++, Visual Basic, HTML)
  • Coordinate technology based trips, special events, student showcases and other activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements 

  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Experience in robotics and computer programming
  • 1 year experience working in youth development; Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Create basic lesson plans
  • Ability to effectively engage students
  • Patient, motivated, well organized, with exceptional communication skills
  • Dedicated to providing positive outcomes for children and families residing in Harlem
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings 

 

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.  


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

The Promise Academy Afterschool program operates as an extension of Promise Academy day school. The program provides 500+ students in grades K-12 a safe, nurturing, and educational environment that fosters self-confidence, personal and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule

How to Apply

To be considered, interested applicants must apply online or submit a cover letter and resume to promiseacademy@hcz.org. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.

To be considered, interested applicants must apply online or submit a cover letter and resume to promiseacademy@hcz.org. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will…

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New York, NY

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