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Director of Elementary Center for Innovation & Curiosity

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Crossraods School of Arts and Science

Crossroads seeks an enthusiastic and responsible Design + Code + Make leader, thinker, and instructor with a passion for hands-on building, design thinking, coding, and computer science projects. This position will be responsible for growing the ES into a place that understands the intersection of technology, humanity, design, and culture. This position will be responsible for teaching and designing curriculum for elementary students in grades 2-5 and helping with maintenance/training/support for instructional technology. We envision the position starting Fall 2023.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ideator of Purpose-driven technology for an elementary school.
  • Teaching/Curriculum
    • Instructor for elementary school students leading hands-on projects in design thinking, coding, material engineering, robotics, and 3D printing.
    • Research/Create project lessons for design thinking, coding, material engineering, robotics, and 3D printing.
    • Develop and teach classes in the XRDS ES Center for I & C  and partner with classroom teachers on cross-curricular content.
    • Create a safe and engaging environment in Maker Spaces for students in both lower and upper elementary school.
    • Host parent chats & councils around relevant EdTech and media wellness.
    • Present engaging content to the K-5 community during “Digital Citizenship Week” and “Computer Science Education/Hour-of-Code Week.”
  •  Instructional Technology Thinker, Innovator, Support Role
    • Assist IT team with tasks such as monitoring ticketing system, configuring/maintaining student 1:1 iPads and Chromebooks, maintaining and updating the Blackbaud K-12 Learning Management System, and training teachers on use of equipment and software.
    • Provide guidance and leadership to administration around the implementation of new technology or programs.
    • Support the tech needs of Monday Morning Meetings and Friday Gatherings.
    • Record Monday Morning Meetings and Friday Gatherings.
    • Support 2nd-5th grade parents with technology education updates and interactive opportunities.
    • Coordinate ES budget requests for new technology and subscriptions.
    • Onboarding of new faculty
    • Assistance with setup of online grade books, class webpages and daily tech troubleshooting
    • Help with the implementation and onboarding of enrichment subscriptions Google Apps, Dreambox, Learning A-Z, Math Facts Pro, Seesaw
    • Envisioning new EdTech implementations as needed
    • Attend K-12 Department Meetings
      • TMC – Technology Management Committee (1/month)
      • TCC – Technology Curriculum Committee (US Tech Coordinator, MS Tech Coordinator, & ES Tech Coordinator)

Qualifications

  • Experience managing and teaching children in a K-5 school environment or maker space
  • Expertise/passion in STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math)
  • English language proficiency required
  • Must have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Understand how to create something from idea to product distribution
  • Have a mentorship with a leader in the industry
  • Researches contemporary problem or need
  • Successful global collaborator
  • Good Communication
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and shared space
  • Ability to communicate professionally with teachers, students, administration, and parents
  • Ability to improvise and supplement additional projects/curriculum as necessary

Experience in one or more of the following is helpful but not required:

  • Design thinking principles, project based learning, and inquiry based learning
  • Computer programming languages/tools/apps for kids
  • 3D design/printing
  • Kid-friendly tech like MaKey MaKey, littleBits, Snap Circuits
  • Game design
  • Stop-motion movie making & editing
  • Microcontrollers
  • 2D design/graphic design
  • Woodworking/power tools
  • Digital fabrication
  • Crafting, designing, building, hacking, and making in general
  • Ability to write new lesson plans in a tech-arts field in which you are passionate/skilled is a big plus

Salary Ranges Based on Years of Experience

& Educational Credentials

0-10 Years: $60,000- $96,536

11-20 Years: $71,000- $113,493

21-30 Years: $88,471- $133,658

31-40 Years: $107,421- $151,094

41- 50 Years: $126,000- $167,000

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Director of Elementary Center for Innovation & Curiosity
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