The Fab Foundation

50 Milk Street16th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
http://www.fabfoundation.org
alethea@fabfoundation.org

Date Posted:
February 08, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Full-Time

Digital Fabrication Coordinator

Description:

In October 2017 GE Foundation and Boston Public Schools launched the GE Brilliant Career Lab, a first-of-its-kind interactive mobile technology lab designed to prepare students for innovative digital fabrication, manufacturing and industrial jobs of the future. The Brilliant Career Lab (BCL) focuses on enhancing access to skills training in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and digital fabrication tools through hands-on experiences. The Fab Foundation has been funded to implement this program on behalf of the GE Foundation and Boston Public Schools.


Fab Foundation is seeking a Manager of Instruction for the GE Brilliant Career Lab (BCL) project. The BCL Manager of Instruction will be responsible for the overall operation of the GE BCL and the development of programs and services, which meet the needs of 9-12 students, faculty, staff, and school community partners. S/He will serve as a master teacher and instructional leader, and be responsible for lesson development, and deploying the BCL lessons and delivering them to students. Primarily focused on high schools, the BCL program supports course work, career-related activities as well as after-school experiences and the occasional weekend event. The BCL Manager of Instruction will work with teachers to integrate BCL lessons and activities into the school curriculum through lab visit preparation and professional development and training. S/He will also support partnering organizations and the BCP Manager of Instruction, with the integration of other BCL program features including online resources and posting lessons to the SCOPES-DF website. Serve as a Fab Foundation representative and maintain engagement in the community with various partners and at events.


The BCL Manager of Instruction will establish protocols for safe and effective use of the mobile digital fabrication lab, and monitor and maintain optimal safety conditions. S/He will be responsible for the maintenance of equipment (laser cutters, 3D printers, etc.), management of supplies and inventory, as well as scheduling and supervision of any lab staff (paid and volunteer). Transfer fabrication tools from a mobile trailer into schools, and within schools from classroom to classroom.


Assessment and data collection will be a continuing part of the GE BCL project. To that end, in collaboration with the BCL Program Manager, the Manager of Instruction will be responsible for monitoring program metrics, and tracking, synthesizing and reporting data related to the lab: how many students and educators visit and use the lab, the number of schools visited, etc.

Demonstrated commitment to education and youth empowerment is a requirement with experience and comfort working in a public school setting. Demonstrated ability to teach and facilitate activities in classrooms ranging from 15-30 students required with strong classroom management skills. Interest in the maker movement and community development is a plus.


Providing digital documentation (including video and photo) of visits and events is required. Therefore, experience collecting online data and/or operating Digital SLR cameras is also a plus!


Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position will be coachable and able to share their knowledge with others in a team environment, be comfortable with ambiguity, and have excellent time management and organizational skills. S/He will be able to maintain confidentiality and work with others to create opportunities for continuous improvement. 


This is a 12-month full-time position at the Fab Foundation. Employment beyond 12 months is contingent upon continued program funding. This position will report to the Chief Implementation Officer at the Fab Foundation.


Compensation is commensurate with experience.


A CORI background check will be required to work on this project per request.


Occasional travel throughout the region and world will be expected.


Bachelor’s degree required.

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Job Type: Full-time


How To Apply:

If you would like to join this Fab Foundation team, please submit your resume and three references by email to Alethea Campbell at alethea@fabfoundation.org.


Apply by:
April 05, 2019
About this Organization:
Formed in 2009 to facilitate and support the growth of the international fab lab network as well as the development of regional capacity-building organizations. The Fab Foundation is a US non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that emerged from MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms Fab Lab Program. Our mission is to provide access to the tools, the knowledge and the financial means to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make (almost) anything, and thereby creating opportunities to improve lives and livelihoods around the world. Community organizations, educational institutions and non-profit concerns are our primary beneficiaries. The Foundation’s programs focus on: education (.edu), organizational capacity building and services (.org), and business opportunity (.com).