Review of applications begins immediately, and position is open until filled.
Catlin Gabel School is looking for a Director of Engineering Education to join their community in Portland, OR!
The Director of Engineering Education designs and leads the co-curricular engineering program at Catlin Gabel School. This program seeks to build an interest and appreciation for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on, real world projects of consequence. The program seeks to engage students for whom STEM is already a field of interest, as well as to give all students interested an appreciation for the work engineers do while learning practical skills that will aid them throughout their lives.
Learn more about the both the FIRST team as well as a variety of projects students have undertaken here: www.team1540.org
Catlin Gabel School offers the following benefits to all eligible employees regularly working 20 or more hours (.5 FTE) per week:
Medical, dental, vision insurance
403b retirement plan with 6% employer match (2% minimum contribution)
Life and disability insurance employer paid
Supplemental voluntary life insurance
Paid time off (PTO)
Twelve paid holidays per year
Employee assistance program for you and your family
Professional development funds
Tuition remission for employee children accepted into the academic program
Build upon the engaging, experiential engineering program that encourages student participation
Mentor students in the ideation, design, management and construction of their team engineering projects
Oversee, mentor, coach, and manage all aspects of the First Robotics Competition Team
Teach metal fabrication skills and safe practices
Ensure safe practices in the maker space with all equipment including following all school safety procedures and processes.
Lead and manage the operational details of events involving the students on weekends, including robotics competitions, practices, or outreach events
Collaborate with colleagues across the school to promote engineering across the school and communicate student events clearly to colleagues
Partner with division heads to consider the future of engineering across the school
Manage the team budget and buy required materials
Collaborate with colleagues to oversee FIRST Lego League teams in the Middle School, including helping to run an after-school spring LEGO robotics activity
Be a positive and contributing member of the professional community
Pursue professional growth opportunities and be accountable and responsible for individual professional development
Support and follow the Employee Handbook for Policies and Procedure
Write college recommendations for students
COVID-19 Vaccinations are required
Catlin Gabel School is committed to employing the best qualified individuals from available applicants and to provide them with opportunity for advancement in a manner that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.
BA or BS in a technical field is required
At least two years’ demonstrated effective teaching experience is preferred
Prior experience teaching or coaching adolescents is preferred
Industry experience in an engineering role is highly preferred
FIRST Robotics Competition experience at the championship level is highly desirable (as a coach or as a participant in a leadership role)
Catlin Gabel School is a coeducational, independent day school located on 54 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon formed in 1957 by the merger of the Catlin Hillside School, which had been founded as Miss Catlin’s School in 1911, and the Gabel Country Day School, whose roots extend to 1859 with the founding of The Portland Academy. The campus itself is a former farm with beautiful trees, fields, and plantings that has been modernized and upgraded over the years with new and renovated buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings.
We offer a broad and challenging curriculum based on a progressive philosophy with small classes designed to educate the total person, incorporating the academic along with the arts, physical education, and a strong sense of community service. The school enrolls nearly 740 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and has 100 faculty members committed to diversity among students, faculty and staff. Catlin Gabel is an equal opportunity employer.