Middle School Design Thinking Specialist

Location: Chester Springs, PA, U.S.A.

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree
in educational technology and experience in
teaching and implementing 21st century
technological skills. Advanced training in coding
and Design Thinking is preferred. Primary duties
include but are not limited to teaching middle
school Design Thinking classes and providing
guidance to students on their capstone design
project. The candidate should be able to provide
expertise in integrating advanced technological
tools and Design Thinking into the curriculum.
Additionally, the candidate should be flexible,
positive, innovative, and have a strong
commitment to professional growth. The
candidate will be expected to be available to
students outside of class time and perform other
duties assigned by the Head of School.

Job Responsibilities:
• Instruct and guide middle school students
on the use of a variety of tools to increase
technology fluency and fulfill curricular
• Collaborate with the director of
technology, educational technology
coordinator, and middle school faculty to
design and implement innovative lessons
around Design Thinking
• Oversee the Design Thinking curriculum
and look for new ways to promote
innovation, critical thinking, and problem
solving skills
• Actively seek partnership with
organizations and institutions of higher
learning to bring in the best practices in
Design Thinking

• Teach Design Thinking classes 5
• Report to the Head of Middle School

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:
• At least one year of classroom teaching
• Desire to work with middle school
• Proficient in Google Apps for Education
• Willingness and ability to learn new
programs to instruct students and
• Ability to collaborate frequently and
extensively with faculty in other
disciplines with the purpose of enhancing
the curriculum
• Experience utilizing 3D printers, laser
cutters, and other design tools
• Good presentation and written skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
• 3+ years of classroom teaching experience
in an independent school
• Engineering, computer science,
architecture, or design degree or previous
work experience in these areas
• Knowledge of multiple programming
• Familiarity with Design Thinking framework
• Experience in a fabrication lab or designing
and prototyping products in a fabrication
lab such as


Paulsson Rajarigam
Head of Middle School