Woodside Priory School is a truly unique educational institution thriving in the heart of Silicon Valley. Founded by Benedictine monks in 1957, our co-ed, 6th-12th grade school combines timeless values with far-reaching vision in an atmosphere of real community. Because our students feel known, loved, and free to take risks, they go on to create lives full of balance, meaning, and service.
The Role of the Robotics Mentor
We prepare students to be lifelong learners by building a robot for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Our school is very community-oriented, and our team is very student-driven, so the ideal mentor is more focused on building student confidence, abilities, and interpersonal skills, and less on actual robot building. The ideal candidate will have a passion for student interaction and empathy.
We’re looking for someone for immediate part-time work during the fall, with our needs ramping up in the spring. Entry level is encouraged to apply; there is potential for this position to become the lead mentor.
Duties of the Robotics mentor:
1. Monitor the lab to ensure student safety, emotional well-being, and growth
2. Help guide students through the process of running a robotics team
3. Help with the design, manufacture, and debugging of the robot
4. Facilitate student-to-student interaction
5. Guide student leaders
6. Role model appropriate, professional team-oriented behavior
7. Attend meetings & competitions
· Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3pm-5pm during our pre-season from September through December
· 5 days/week from 2:30 pm-7:30 pm during our main build season from January through April
Ideal candidate will offer a few of the following skills plus skills not listed here
1. Comfort working with high school-age students, including:
2. Experience on a FIRST team, such as one of:
Familiarity with programming a FIRST robot (e.g. WPILib, not
Experience with non-technical aspects (e.g. awards submissions, PR
3. Fabrication skills (machining, welding, laser cutting, 3d printing, soldering, etc.), or willingness to learn
4. Programming ability (Java)
5 Diversity and inclusion are high priorities for our community, so candidates with nontraditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
6. High School Diploma Required; College Degree preferred
Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs
Standing for long periods of time.
1. An opportunity to help prepare the future generation of leaders, engineers, and tech workers for serving a world in need of their gifts.
2. Access to our amazing lab: laser cutter, 3d printers, welders, machine tools, etc.
Compensation: $20/hr DOE
Please send resume and cover letter to George Schnurle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christine Hemiup (email@example.com).
**This is a part time, not-benefits eligible position. A Livescan is required prior to hire.