Department: Computing & Information Services Duration of Position: Full year / Full time Work Schedule: Employee Type: Administrator Posting Date: 11/03/2023 Union Representation: Not Applicable Posting Number: AS434P Pay Rate: Compensation: The starting annual base salary range for this position is $55,800 to $75,000 (USD).
When extending an offer, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidates work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, budget, and other market and organizational considerations. The starting salary range represents the Colleges good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting.
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape.Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other historically underrepresented groups.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Vassar College offers a comprehensive benefits package for administrators which includes:22 vacation days for full time employees - prorated if not full time, unlimited paid personal and sick time for use at the supervisors approval.14 paid holidays per year which includes the week between Christmas and New Years Day.A choice of three health plans (EPO, PPO, High Deductible), Participation in FSA, Dependent Care, and Transit programs.Voluntary, employee paid dental insurance plan.Life Insurance and Voluntary Supplemental Life InsuranceEmployer paid short-term and long-term disability programs.403(b) defined contribution plan after one year of service. For more information, visit: https://offices.vassar.edu/human-resources/benefits-and-wellness/retirement/New hires will be automatically enrolled in the SRA at a 4% employee contribution per paycheck.Tuition Benefits- Eligible after applicable waiting period. For more information, visit: https://offices.vassar.edu/human-resources/benefits-and-wellness/tuition/
Position Summary and Responsibilities The Vassar Innovation Lab is a makerspace open to all members of the Vassar community. As part of Academic Computing Services, the Innovation Lab seeks to support and promote teaching and learning in emerging technologies with an emphasis on digital design and fabrication. We want to excite people with the possibilities that new technologies enable, and provide the tools and expertise to bring their visions to fruition.
The Vassar Innovation Lab Manager supports the college in the use of design and fabrication technologies in the Vassar Innovation Lab.
Position responsibilities include: Daily Operations of the Innovation Lab (40%)
Oversee equipment, maintenance, safety, and scheduling;
Track lab usage, materials, and expenditures;
Purchase of lab supplies and equipment;
Update and maintain safety guidelines and records;
Support daily lab visitors with project consultations and planning;
Management and Training (40%)
Hire, train, and supervise student employees;
Develop and present training workshops on design methods and lab procedures;
Provide operational and safety training to student employees and VIL visitors;
Collaboration and Support (20%)
Develop and participate in promotions and events that expand the reach of the facility to a broader audience;
Collaborate with faculty in the development and support of curricular projects;
Stay current with emerging maker technologies and trends through professional development activities.
Qualifications Required skills and experience:
Experience and skills in 3D design and fabrication;
Experience using and maintaining 3D printers and laser cutters;
Software and hardware skills should include some combination of: Adobe Creative Suite; 3D modeling/creation tools; 3D scanning; vinyl cutters; photography; photogrammetry; drone mapping;
Experience with designing and teaching technology workshops;
Knowledge of maker culture and passion for creating and maintaining that culture at Vassar;
Excellent teaching, communication, and interpersonal skills;
Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively;
Strong writing and editing background;
Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience in 3D design, fabrication, art, architecture, digital and applied technologies or a related field is required.
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.