Robotics Camp Instructor - Adjunct - #689461

Green River Community College

Date: 4 days ago

City: Kent, Washington

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Position Summary


Green River College's student body is made up of approximately 41% Academic Transfer students, 34% Professional-Technical, 15% Adult Basic Education, 3% Applied Bachelor degrees. Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, students learning English, and Continuing Education students. Green River's service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other communities.


Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, veteran status, immigration status, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.


Lead 20 campers ages 8-11 and 12-14 in instruction for building and coding as relates to robotics. While leading a wide variety of camp activities around Robotics Company programs an instructor is directly responsible for the safety, enjoyment, and emotional well-being of every camper, every minute, of every camp day. Instructors rely on supplied curriculum to guide daily camper activities, but are expected to apply their classroom management experience and tech-savviness to enhance the experience of every camper.

Position Responsibilities

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises up to 20 campers with assistance to stay within a 10 to 1 ratio.


  • Ensures a fun, safe and positive environment.
  • Creatively teach cool, innovative concepts to campers using provided curriculum and equipment
  • Follow the lesson plans to foster a fun, yet somewhat challenging learning environment
  • Use passion for instructing children to inspire and serve as role model for campers, counselors, and counselors in training
  • Monitor camper behavior and discover creative approaches to keep all campers excited and engaged
  • Enforces camp rules and regulations and ensures safety in all settings
  • Provide direct supervision and behavior management of campers
  • Cleaning, maintaining and ensuring proper use of facilities and robotics equipment
  • Assists counselors to stay on time for program needs by maintaining the schedule provide.
  • Help resolve complaints from campers in cooperation with counselor staff
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Must have technical abilities and understand robotics and coding concepts
  • Experience with curriculum adaptation and instruction
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to maintain a high level of leadership among varied age groups.
  • Able to provide a patient and caring environment for campers
  • Ability to learn and enforce the camps safety and operating rules.
  • Able to stay organized in a dynamic work environment
  • Mediation skills
  • High level of responsibility and accountability
  • Must attend staff meetings and orientation during the summer season.

Education and Experience:

  • Must have experience with LEGO robotics. Adruino robotics experience a strong plus.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children preferred.
  • Must pass reference checks and background screenings, which include fingerprint check and sex offender registry check.
  • Clean driving record
  • CPR/ First Aid certification, additional health and safety training a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to be on your feet for extended periods, and able to move easily, including squatting, bending and leaning.
  • Able to maintain attention and high level of energy or excitement for extended periods of time.

Supplemental Information

Attach the following with your completed on line application and responses to the Supplemental Questions (located under the tab titled "Supplemental Questions") to be considered for this position. Should you have any difficulties uploading the below documents, please contact Neogov tech support at 1-855-524-5627 Mon-Fri 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. pacific time.

  • A cover letter which specifically describes how you meet each QUALIFICATION
  • Resume
  • Supplemental Questions

All offers of employment are subject to background checks. (Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.)

Green River College is a tobacco free campus. For more information on the tobacco policy, please visit the following link:

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Green River College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, age, marital status, religion, disability, genetic information or on any other unlawful basis. The college is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination, including harassment of any kind and any associated retaliatory behavior.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Human Resources, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092-3622, (253) 288-3320. To receive this information in an alternate format, please contact Disability Support Services at (253) 833-9111, ext. 2631; TTY (253) 288-3359.

More than Just a Paycheck!
Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package.

Health Benefits:
Adjunct faculty may become eligible for benefits if they work two (2) consecutive quarters at 50% or more of full time academic load in order to qualify for benefits (based on instructional hours only).

Newly-hired adjunct faculty are eligible for PEBB insurance benefits when they have taught 50 percent or more of a full-time workload* for two consecutive quarters at one or more public higher education institutions, going on benefits the start of the second quarter at 50% or more. Medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under the Public Employees Benefits Board

Adjunct faculty who initially meet the State Board Retirement Plan Eligibility criteria after June 30, 2011 are given the option to participate in the State Board Plan (TIAA-CREF) or to participate in TRS 3, and have 30 days to make a choice. The eligibility threshold for participation in the State Board Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF) is 50 percent of a full-time workload* at one or more college districts or the State Board for two consecutive quarters. There may be other options available under limited circumstances

Leave accruals and usage are governed by the faculty master contract

  • Half time is defined as one-half of the full-time academic workload as determined by each institution, except that half time for community and technical colleges faculty employees is governed by RCW 28B.50.489.

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