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CITRIS NexTech Educator

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Hours Per Week: 15 Hours
Background Check: No
 *Teach the CITRIS NexTech Robotics and FLY CITRIS course program that teaches middle school students programming, design, drones and embedded systems. 
*Develop curriculum and schedule for introductory programming course and workshops (C and block-based) using VEX IQ Robots and Tello drones equipment. 
*Coordinate course program schedule with middle school teachers every semester and work with community partners to identify new options.
*Work with CITRIS team and fellow students with professionalism and excellent communication, developing new curriculum units
*Maintain current tech supply inventory and request replacement parts as necessary
*Provide support to department staff (Director, Associate Director, Program Director, etc) as necessary
*Coordinate with other campus departments and external partners as necessary 
*Support other CITRIS projects as necessary 
*Teach in-person, online, and on weekend in short or long sessions

*Computer science/engineering background preferred
*Basic programming knowledge (Java, C++, etc.) required
*Experience with electronic and motorized equipment preferred
*Interest in robotics, education, and outreach
*Must be able to commute and work in K-12 schools in the Merced area
*Fluency in Spanish, Hmong
*Ability to support and hold student staff accountable with respective duties and deadlines
*Organizational skills (including experience with/willingness to learn various technologies and programs to organize and complete tasks)
*Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and balance numerous tasks with varying deadlines 
Please contact Leigh Bernacchi at for more information.
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