The University of Colorado and the Environmental Design's Teaching and Creative Learning Centers is now encouraging applications for a Teaching and Learning Centers Program Manager! This position spans across two state-of-the-art facilities. The Digital Media Center (DMC) located on the main campus within the Environmental Design Building and the Creative Learning Centers (CLC) at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Innovation and Creativity (CINC), located on the CU-Boulder East Campus.
Between the two Teaching and Learning Centers, the ENVD Program provides a large amount of space featuring educational opportunities supported by software and technologies in a Mini-Maker Space, professional Photography Studio, large format Print, and Scanning Lab, Wood Lab, Metal Lab, Laser Lab, 3 and 4-Axis CNC Router and 3-D print lab, VR and a high-end CPU lab.
ENVD faculty and students use these resources to produce images and materials for course assignments, project prototyping, and fabrication and full-size production of construction elements, utilizing both analog and digital equipment. The facilities also house classrooms and breakout spaces for instructing, meetings, creative works, and assembly.
In order to provide administration of these unique facilities, a strategic and planning committee exists consisting of the ENVD Program Director, the Faculty Associate Director, the ENVD Assistant Director and this position, which is responsible for developing and writing the center's strategic plan in conjunction with overall expectations.
This full-time position oversees both Teaching and Learning Centers. The position must possess expert-level knowledge in designing pedagogical practices and software used for digital design, fabrication, and prototyping, along with expert-level knowledge and usage of all machinery.
Who We Are
The Program in Environmental Design orients engagement to the creation of healthy and sustainable communities with attention to social justice and economic vitality. Environmental design is inherently place-based. It supports innovation and intervention in places.
Efficacy and ethics demand that environmental design engages with the users of these places. We do so in ways that are both collaborative and interdisciplinary, as well as integrate engaged scholarship, evidence-based practice, and experiential learning to serve community needs.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Supervision and facility management
As Manager of the Teaching and Learning Centers, the position is instrumental in the strategic growth and development of the centers.
Expectations are that this position will foster a community of excitement towards design making, being proactive and forward-thinking and ensuring a welcoming, gender-neutral and inspiring spaces.
Ensure staffing execute outstanding customer service and accommodates requests from students, faculty, and staff.
As a member of the strategic and planning committee, this position will help set the vision for the centers, as well as direct and execute all short-term and long-range projects and programs connected to the centers ensuring that work deadlines are met.
Implement the pedagogy of the ENVD curriculum and provide services within the centers to assist in the implementation of these outcomes.
Has decision-making and staff authority in running the daily operations of the centers.
Responsible for the workflow supervises staff members and ensures effective hiring of student employees.
Ensure appropriate training in all areas of centers so that employees are qualified to assist ENVD students and faculty in using the facilities and its assets.
Follow all CU policies regarding the supervision of staff, review, and sign off on bi-weekly/monthly time forms.
Build a stable team to deliver the ENVD Program’s goals and objectives will greatly influence operations.
Provide oversight and direction for the procurement of goods, equipment, and services required by the centers and its clients.
Will have budget accountability and ensure Program and campus policies are followed and stays abreast of fiscal management training.
May utilize CU Marketplace and P-Card for transactions and perform regular fiscal duties such as reconciling P-card purchases and invoice documentation, reviewing and monitoring the center's budget reports through the CU-System portal, including balance sheet and revenue detail and expense summaries, and outstanding encumbrances reports.
May assess and collect fees from faculty and students for equipment loss or damage.
Maintain fiscal autonomy over daily expenditures and capital equipment purchases of the centers and confers with other members of the strategic and planning committee and financial staff on purchases that may require program or campus level approval, e.g. vendor contracts.
Write and submit proposals for new equipment, service contracts, and leases.
Design Technology Support and Outreach – Academic and Community
The position has fabrication/prototyping experience and has a high level of industry expertise in software used for digital design and fabrication and expertise in 3-D printing, laser cutting, CNC Router, electronics, interactive design and building technologies (structural and mechanical engineering practices) and expertise in wood and metal labs.
The position is a member of the technology committee and provides advice on the imaging software, hardware, improvements around making and fabricating, possibly complemented with advice around digital imaging software.
Engage in conversations with faculty, meeting prior to each semester and periodically throughout the semester, to understand the projected need of lab usage and to organize and schedule labs for faculty, understanding the type of projects students are working on and to gauge and prepare for utilization of the facilities to help students meet their goals. Faculty conversations regarding pedagogical outcomes inform purchases and projected needs every semester.
Utilize the campus student information system to obtain information for monitoring classes and strategizing for effective use of the facility based upon the numbers of students that are expected to be utilizing the facilities each semester.
Develop and direct training on daily operations of the centers and ensures all connected responsibilities are completed at a high-caliber level and in a timely manner.
Responsible for setting up safe and organized practices and policies, producing a self-directed video or web-based tutorials and training, training and employing preferred policies needed in the coordination of these Teaching and Creative Learning Centers.
Periodically reviews policies and procedures and implements adjustments as necessary. Stays on top of changing industry standards and new technological advances and routinely provides information for discussion and review to the strategic and planning committee and the technology committee.
Oversight of facilities ensuring machinery is in good working condition, regular maintenance of machinery and a quick response to fixing broken equipment in order to minimize downtime.
Design Workshop Instruction
Possesses expertise in industry knowledge and provides in-depth instruction on professional level analog and digital equipment, e.g. standard and specialized wood-working equipment, high-end CNC Router machines, 3-D printers, and laser cutters, VR, photography studio, etc.
The position is the go-to person on the topics of current innovations, trends, and novelties around creative maker processes and learning developments.
Responsible for facilitating design and fabrication education.
Together with the faculty committee, create an instructional workshop curriculum, writes and delivers instructional support specific to the curriculum and pedagogical interests of the design and fabrication facilities.
Form a team with employees to deliver content and support to faculty with workshops specific to their classes. Position instructs ENVD students and faculty, through in-class lectures, center-created tutorial videos, and administering hands-on workshops.
Coordinate with faculty to schedule instructional opportunities and facility access.
Expanding Advanced Maker-Space Usage
Assist with strategic growth and development by researching, developing and implementing revenue generation models around in-house fabrication, continuing education classes, community workshops, etc.
Develop and own an educational series, available to CU and non-CU community members, to build interest, excitement and energize the space on a weekly/monthly basis.
Develop and execute programming to further community partnerships, both inside CU and in the surrounding areas, to include coordinating community outreach and/or professional/community learning during times when the facility is less utilized.
Produce coursework for community partners delivering specific services obtained by utilizing the design and fabrication facilities:
Experience/advise around design-build activities, these should revolve around being able to give proven design-build advice to students and faculty but also are reflective of experiences with administrative processes such as contracts, grants and i.e. permit applications, risk and liabilities, outreach programs, etc.
Assist in coordination around continuing education coursework, community engagement activities, industrial partnerships, etc.
What We Can Offer
The anticipated starting salary is $70,000. Commensurate with experience.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
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What We Require
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, architecture, product design, or other design/technical related fields.
What You Will Need
Demonstrated experience in setting up, maintaining and expanding a design environment with advanced fabrication.
What We Would Like You To Have
Master’s degree in engineering, architecture, product design, or other design/technical related fields.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate community outreach workshops.
Conducted community-focused events and courses in design and fabricating.
Experience in the development of entrepreneurial revenue-generating activities (continuing education courses, out-sourced professional fabrication, industry workshops, etc.)
Experience in developing and teaching expertise-specific courses to students in a University setting.
Experience in bookkeeping/finance operational duties.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by January 5, 2020, for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu