The Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab at Mount Holyoke College seeks a half-time Coordinator to work 20 hours per week.
Fimbel Lab is a new facility on campus that enables the students, faculty, and staff of Mount Holyoke to turn ideas into tangible reality, providing hands-on learning opportunities that can empower and inspire the students. We house both rapid prototyping tools (e.g. 3D printers and laser cutters) as well as traditional wood and metal working tools. We are not affiliated with any academic department and strive for a welcoming environment where everyone feels at home, regardless of background and level of experience. As a new facility, we are seeking to add a member to our team who is detail oriented to assure the smooth functioning of the space, proactive in identifying new opportunities, and able to provide a welcoming environment to all our users. We seek an energetic, hardworking individual who will thrive in our “start-up” environment, and who possesses excellent organizational and time-management skills. Comfort with spreadsheet applications and the willingness to learn new software and technology are required. The Coordinator will support the Fimbel Lab technical staff and design mentors, under the supervision of the Director.
Process expenses, direct payments, and reimbursements, following Mount Holyoke’s financial policies and procedures.
Monitor annual budget and prepare budget requests and reports
Manage the hiring and scheduling of student workers
Greet users and answer questions at the front desk, creating a welcoming environment
Manage communications and scheduling with internal and external users
Assist the Fimbel Lab staff with planning and supporting programs and events
Update the information on the website
Maintain the user database
Draft annual reports and other documentation
Draft posters to advertise events
Draft social media and digital signage posts
Track and compile data and perform basic analysis on use and effectiveness of the space
Strong human relations and interpersonal skills to maintain an inclusive and welcoming environment
Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently, on a wide variety of projects
Ability to prioritize work duties and demonstrate effective time management skills
Ability to multi-task and transition quickly between projects to address specific situations, and to manage multiple, concurrent projects
Accuracy and attention to detail
Good judgment in decision-making
Excellent oral and written communication capacities, with experience creating communications as described above, as well as proofreading skills
Comfort with spreadsheet applications and the willingness to learn new software and technology (Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Adobe Suite, etc.)
Experience monitoring and reconciling budgets will be a plus.
A maker background is an added bonus
Internal Number: 868
About Mount Holyoke College
As the first of the Seven Sisters, the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League, Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of: academic excellence in a global learning environment; a tight-knit, diverse, and international community; a worldwide network of influential alumnae; the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world.