Chaminade College Preparatory seeks a dynamic, innovative, and engaging ENGINEERING AND CODING TEACHER with great classroom management skills for our high school campus in West Hills, California. Teaching is scheduled to begin in fall 2019 but the successful candidate will begin working in spring and summer to expand course offerings for fall and engage in the UC A-G approval process for new courses.
Chaminade has a strong history of math and science education, with the majority of its students taking four years of math and science. The new Engineering and Coding courses are intended to complement this curricular foundation, as well as our impressive FRC Team which consistently qualifies for the World Championships. A new Innovation Lab for Engineering will be constructed in summer 2019 and will be well-equipped with multiple 3D printers, design computers with 3D design and modeling software, circuit testing boards and Arduino kits. The lab will complement our existing Computer Coding and Robotics lab.
An ideal candidate will have experience teaching high school students and using lab equipment, and will be instrumental in the final build-out and equipping of the lab space.
Faculty at Chaminade enjoy a good deal of autonomy in their teaching strategies as well as very well-developed support structures to employ advanced technology to enhance learning in a 1:1 learning environment. The department is supported by a team of instructional leaders, educational technology specialists, and very knowledgeable administrators. An ideal candidate will understand how to marry explicit instruction without interfering with the autonomous process that benefits design thinking and creativity.
Courses to be taught include:
Principles of Engineering and Technology
3D Design and Modeling
AP Computer Science Principles
A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related discipline is required. Degree in Engineering, Design or Education is preferred. A master's degree and/or teaching credential in the subject discipline is preferred. Prior teaching experience in a Catholic educational setting is strongly preferred.
Prior experience teaching Robotics, Engineering, and/or Coding is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Passion for Chaminade’s mission. Able to support Marianist philosophy and School core values and goals.
Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
Experience working with high school students
Ability to positively and productively relate to adolescents and teens
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Adaptive learner and self-starter
Strong technology skills; fundamental use and comfort with Makerspace equipment
Collaborative and open to feedback from a strong instructional support team
About Chaminade College Preparatory
Chaminade is an independent co-educational Catholic school serving students in grades 6-12 at our two beautiful campuses located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. One of the best things about Chaminade is our strong sense of family. We work together, play together, and pray together. We are a family, a community committed to the success and well-being of each and every student.
We inspire young people to love, learn, and lead through our Catholic and Marianist traditions of a living faith, academic excellence, and moral responsibility.
Chaminade College Preparatory graduates are prepared, inspired, and equipped to:
Share God’s love by caring for others and seeking justice and peace.
Learn, adapt, and grow with the world around them.
Become servant leaders and positive contributors to society.
The Characteristics of Marianist Education
Chaminade's mission and culture are deeply rooted in the five Characteristics of Marianist Education which are: Educate for Formation in Faith; Provide an Integral Quality Education; Educate in Family Spirit; Educate for Service, Justice, and Peace; and Educate for Adaptation and Change.
For... more information about Chaminade, visit our website at: www.chaminade.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Chaminade College Preparatory is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, or genetic information, or other basis protected by law for employment in a Catholic school. Applicants who need an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment and hiring process should contact the human resources department in order to discuss reasonable accommodation.