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Innovation Coordinator in the McLeod Innovation Center, Fairfield Prep

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Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Fairfield College Preparatory School is an all-boys Jesuit, Catholic high school of excellence located on the campus of Fairfield University for students in ninth through twelfth grade.

Fairfield Prep Mission Statement

Fairfield College Preparatory School is a Jesuit, Catholic School of excellence forming young men of intellectual competence, who possess the conscience to make wise decisions, a compassion for others, and a commitment to justice in our global society.

Fairfield Prep Vision Statement

Fairfield College Preparatory School strives to be a reflective community of faith, in which students revere their relationship with God and with one another. We are committed to graduating transformational leaders who will respond to global and ecological challenges in an interconnected world marked by profound change.

The McLeod Innovation Center

The McLeod Innovation Center is at the forefront of educational and technological advancement, providing an environment that fosters creativity, learning, and innovation. Our mission is to equip students and educators with cutting-edge resources and skills, enabling them to explore, create, and innovate.

Basic Function: The Innovation Coordinator will be responsible for equipment and fabrication management, supervision, and teach innovation courses as needed.

Essential Functions for the Innovation Coordinator will be:
  • Fabrication Management: Oversee the fabrication process involving 3D printing and laser cutting, ensuring high-quality output and efficient workflow.

  • Equipment Maintenance and Supply Management: Oversee the upkeep and functionality of all center equipment. Assist in managing inventory to ensure that the McLeod Innovation Center is always adequately stocked.

  • Teaching: Teach 2-3 courses and moderate clubs related to the Innovation Department as required.

  • Program and Event Development: Work closely with the Innovation Director to develop programming for various educational levels and assist with the logistics of schoolwide events, including setup and takedown.

  • Instructional Material Development: Assist in creating instructional materials that standardize training for effective use of the McLeod Innovation Center’s tools and equipment.

  • Training and Support: Provide training to enhance students’ and teachers’ skills in creative technologies, coding, and fabrication techniques.

  • Content Creation: Develop and organize content on advanced technologies and fabrication methods.

  • Supervision: Contribute to the daily supervision of the McLeod Innovation Center.

Education & Technical Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in STEAM fields or related areas is preferred, but candidates currently pursuing this degree may also be considered.

  • Experience in high school, particularly in Jesuit education, is valued.

  • A background in art/design, engineering, CAD, esports, computer science, or STEAM education is advantageous.

  • Familiarity with creative technologies like Micro:bit and Arduino is a plus.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Team player with a collaborative spirit, flexibility, problem-solving skills, and a growth mindset.

  • Strong organizational, time management, and planning abilities.

  • Proactive and eager to learn on the job with a “can do” attitude.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective training and instruction for students and teachers.

  • An understanding of or experience with Jesuit ideals and education is highly regarded.

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/Fairfield Prep needs indicate.

This position is based at Fairfield College Preparatory School’s Fairfield, CT campus and is not eligible for immigration assistance.

This position works 10 months out of the year with summers off. The working period is August 15 - June 15 .

*Disclaimer

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain, and should not be interpreted as containing, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

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Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.

*Disclaimer

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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 Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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