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Robotics Team Coach

Position Type Part-time
Start 12/08/2021
School Name Bush School, The
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 11/23/2021

The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity while being part of a collaborative community.

Upper School Robotics Team Coach (Seattle, WA)

Winter 2021-2022

Season: December 8, 2021 through March 11, 2022)

Stipend Position

* This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to work in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship.

The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Technology Department as the Upper School (US) Robotics Team Coach. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.

Organizationally, this position reports to the school’s Director of Technology and under the guidance of the school’s Director of Technology, the US Robotics Team Coach oversees all aspects of the 9th-12th grade Robotics Team at The Bush School, a member of the VEX Robotics Competition organization. Also, in collaboration with the Director of Technology, Upper School Division Director and Upper School Technology Coordinator, the Robotics Team Coach will plan and execute team design activities, building sessions and practices, as well as coach all scheduled matches, help oversee inventory of materials, tools and software, and drive the team to away matches and off-site scrimmages via a school vehicle.

The season begins on Wednesday, Dec. 8 and continues through March 11. Designing, building, and testing takes place on The Bush School’s Seattle, WA campus on Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:00pm and on Saturday afternoons. Times for matches vary, and the Robotics Team Coach will schedule matches in collaboration with team members. For offsite activities, the coach meets the players at The Bush School’s campus and together, they travel to the match site in a school vehicle and then drop students back off at campus at the end of the day.

Qualified candidates must have prior relevant coaching experience and/or other leadership experience with 9th-12th grade students, as well as a positive coaching style. They will possess excellent interpersonal skills, value teamwork and sportsmanship, and have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of metal work, tool safety, mechanical engineering, and coding.

While other duties may be assigned, qualified candidates will be able to manage the following key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Provide a positive, safe, healthy, challenging and supportive environment for participating students and their families
  • Identify, develop, and apply age and developmentally appropriate coaching methods
  • Develop and execute daily practice plans and routines
  • Communicate team and program related information to coaches, athletes and parents/guardians effectively and in a timely manner
  • Communicate with Technology Department staff effectively and in timely manner
  • Attend meetings and trainings scheduled by the Director of Technology
  • Comply with all school, state association, and league policies and regulations

Successful candidates will have:

  • Basic knowledge of robotics design and construction
  • Experience with interscholastic, club and/or collegiate level teams/competition
  • Capacity and desire to seek out and participate in ongoing professional development
  • Ability and willingness to be a team player
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Satisfactory criminal background check that meets school standards
  • Safe driving record that meets school standards
  • Ability to work and connect with people
  • Enthusiasm to contribute, grow, and develop as a member of the Technology Team
  • Outstanding communication, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google applications, and Python or other coding language


  • Competitive coaching stipends are paid in monthly installments during each applicable season.
  • Additional benefits include access to professional development funds and Bush Blazers team apparel.


Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.

If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit the employment section of our website noted above.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.

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