The Dalton School, a K-12 independent, coeducational school located in Manhattan, is consistently recognized as one of the top independent day schools in the nation. It has a total enrollment of about 1,300 students and a faculty and staff of approximately 350.
Dalton’s Engineering Department is looking to expand its staffing with a part-time robotics mentor and coach. This position pays hourly, with regular meeting times on Wednesday from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, weekend hours for robotics tournaments, and additional hours during the peak of the robotics season.
Mentor Our VEX Robotics Team
The new faculty member will be part of a team that supports 7th and 8th-grade students as they design, build, and program robots for the VEX Robotics competition. This includes helping teach project management skills, supervising students while they work, and acting as a resource as they troubleshoot. The team meets and works in the Engineering & Design Center, which includes a wide variety of traditional and digital fabrication tools.
Supervise Students at Robotics Competitions
Our VEX Robotics team will attend 1-3 competitions in the NYC metro area. The new faculty member will travel with the team, supervise students, and coordinate with other coaches.
Coursework towards an Engineering BA/BS or industry experience
Ability to safely supervise students as they use basic tools (e.g. hand saw, drill, screwdriver)
Experience working with students in or outside of a traditional academic context
Basic programming experience, including the ability to use or learn introductory C++
Specific experience as a mentor or participant in an educational robotics program (e.g. VEX, FIRST, PLTW) is a plus
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.