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First Robotics Competition Coach

Company: Uncommon Schools
Location: Lynn
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionUncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.We are seeking an experienced First Robotics Competition (FRC) coach to guide a

rookie team at (school name), On our students' paths to and through college,

nationally recognized competitive programs provide an edge for college admissions, but

also for college persistence. The coach will lead a "Project," a class that meets twice a

week for two hours, and continue work into after school hours. During build season, the

coach will work with students for several hours after school and on weekends to prepare

for competition. Candidates who competed in FRC while in high school are preferred.

The coaching role is part-time and will report to the Enrichment Program Manager.Job DescriptionPreparation & Practice Time:

Up to 2 hours per week preparing for Projects, competitions, and after school practices.

Fall Semester Practices: 4 hours a week total

  • Long-term coaching during "Projects": Meet with students Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 hour each day, from August to June.
  • Continue practices after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 hour each day.Build Season (January - April): 8 hours a week total
    • Long-term coaching during "Projects": Meet with students Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 hour each day, from August to June.
    • On average at least 6 hours of practice outside of school hours weekly, working directly with students to prepare for competition. Practices will continue into after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and additional practice hours are required on other days of the week, in line with the after-school schedule at the school.Spring (April-June): 2 hours a week total
      • During Projects, wrap up the competition year, inventory and order new materials, prepare student leaders for the following year, and begin recruitment of new team membersCompetitions: 2-3 weekends per school year
        • Register for and participate in on off-season competition.
        • Register for and participate in at least one regional/district competition.Family Communication
          • Because of the significant time required for after-school practices, school-based Enrichment Program Managers and coaches identify team members and confirm commitment via signed parent permission form indicating after-school commitment
          • In partnership with the school-based Enrichment Program Manager, establish a family communication protocol using the Remind app to update families about competition, after school practices, and any other time outside of school that students will be doing club-related activities.QualificationsAdditional InformationCoaches will receive an annual stipend of $4500-$9000 based on experience and contracted

            hours per week, paid semi-monthly.

            If at any point during the year, you stop performing these responsibilities before they are fully

            completed, for any reason, your stipend will be adjusted in accordance.

Keywords: Uncommon Schools, Lynn , First Robotics Competition Coach, Education / Teaching , Lynn, Massachusetts

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