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Unit Coordinator, Makerspace Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Unit Coordinator, Makerspace

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 6/3/2021 - Expires: 9/1/2021

Job ID: 227931295


Job Description

Unit Coordinator, Makerspace

Date: Jun 3, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

  University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century - building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what's Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America's top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as "the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview

The Ground Floor Makerspace + Microfactory provides the UC community with access to advanced tools for prototyping, fabrication, and physical product development. Located in the 1819 Innovation Hub, we are part of a team of makers, educators, and entrepreneurs dedicated to the vision of defining a new era of innovation and impact at UC.We are seeking a Coordinator with a broad skillset that is capable of managing multiple projects, tasks, and schedules concurrently. Expertise in customer relations, developing and implementing business processes, and a passion for making are all highly valued in this position. Experience or interest in developing community engagement programs, as well as a thorough knowledge of Office 365 (including Excel and Access), SharePoint, and experience managing social media campaigns are highly valued.

Under general supervision from the Makerspace Manager, coordinate daily business operations, member services, projects, special events and provide administrative services leadership requiring judgment, strategy, and clear communication.

Essential Functions

Coordinate and implement standard business processes for projects, events, and daily operations; make recommendations regarding the development of operating processes; continuously update and improve processes, ensure achievement of assigned goals/outcomes, identify problems and recommend and implementsolutions.
Provide leadership by serving as a unitresource, consultant and liaison formakerspace staff,as well as external offices and agenciesto ensure conformity and compliance with operatingprocedures, university policies,state regulations and federal laws.
Review, evaluate and implement grants, project proposals, agreements,training programsand other projects; and monitor and evaluate progress.
Assist makerspace staff with analyzing and interpreting data and other related activities.
Research, develop, edit and prepare documents and reports.
Support marketing and communications.
Assist in developing community engagement programs.
Manage all aspects and agendas for special events, including coordinating special speakers,visitors, and workshopsto ensure compliance with state regulations and university policiesand procedures and established service standards.
Monitor and reconcile ledgers and budgets.
Represent the university in a positive manner and serve as a liaison with internal and externalagents; may serve on various university, division and departmental committees, attendmeetings/conferences and may represent the administrator with moderate authority tomake commitments.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree with one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate's degree with three (3) years experience; -OR- five (5) years experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Thorough knowledge of Office 365 (including Excel and Access), SharePoint, and experience managing social media campaigns are highly valued.
Experience with membership management including supporting marketing and communications
Experience developing or administering community engagement programs
Database management.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Sitting - Continuously
Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
Hearing, listening -  Often
Talking - Often
Standing - Seldom
Reaching overhead - Seldom
Pulling, pushing - Seldom
Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).



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The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Associate's degree
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