We are seeking a professional,energetic, and detail-oriented Program Coordinator. Reporting to the AssistantDirector and ultimately the Evans Family Executive Director, the ProgramCoordinator's primary responsibilities will include implementing programs andevents as part of our Social Innovations pillar. This role will also includefurther developing collaborations and partnerships with on-campusorganizations, helping to build and sustain our mentor network, and providingtraining and oversight to our student ambassadors.
About the Work Unit
As the innovation center atVanderbilt University, the Wond'ry (www.theWondry.com) supports a ‘maker’ andentrepreneurial culture that encourages innovation, creativity, andinclusivity. The Wond'ry is a key resource in supporting immersive,interdisciplinary experiences, invention prototyping, new venture development,and creative collisions among Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff.Likewise, the Wond'ry is an initial point of contact for alumni, corporatepartners, and local businesses that want to access the Vanderbilt Universityinnovation community.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Program Coordinator forthe Wond'ry will perform operational and programming duties for the Center. Inparticular, the Program Coordinator will perform complex duties, to include:
Social Innovations Initiatives
Assist in the creation of programming and workshops for ourSocial Innovations Pillar Program.
Coordinate ongoing collaborations and future collaborationsinvolving social innovation initiatives with organizations across campus and inthe external community.
Develop deep partnerships with on-campus organizationsincluding Turner Family Center, Office of Active Citizenship and Service, andDesign as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience to support and co-promote theirevents and activities and explore potential future collaborations.
Oversee events and ensure that activities arewell-supported and well-received by participants.
Sustaining and supportingpartnerships and collaborations for the Wond'ry
Assist in the development of an overall strategic outreachplan to raise awareness for the Wond'ry and its programs to on-campus currentand potential partners – Centers, Student Organizations, Schools, andIndividuals – to foster inclusive excellence and collaborations.
Provide support to the Wond'ry's current mentor network andassist with the onboarding, training, and scheduling of new mentors.
Coordinate the design and production of promotionalmaterials to create awareness of specific workshops and events in an effort tomotivate cross-campus participation.
Coordinate the creation of presentations, videos, and othercontent highlighting these ongoing effort.
Provide daily support toensure Wond'ry workshops, events, partners, and staff are well-supported
Oversee Wond'ry related events (both internal andthird-party led) held at the Wond'ry including, but not limited to, speakerseries, seminars, hackathons, business plan competitions and other relatedentrepreneurial endeavors to ensure their smooth operation.
Co-manage our student ambassadors/intern program.
Coordinate logistics for events (prepping for, setting up,and managing the take down of events).
Assist with the day-to-day operations, as well as theformulation and execution of long term projects and initiatives for the center.
Assist with the creation of Key Performance Metricstracking information, feedback surveys, and reports.
Participate in weekly team meetings and biannual strategicplanning sessions.
Provide support and assistance to other members of the teamas needed.
Familiarity with and experience in the nonprofit, socialsector or social impact fields strongly preferred.
Positive, energetic, and proactive attitude with a passionfor innovation and creativity.
Interest in and commitment to service, social impact andthe common good.
Commitment to inclusivity, diversity, equity, andaccessibility.
Experience successfully developing partnerships andcollaborations from early outreach through to partnership and event creationand culmination with minimal oversight.
Extremely well organized and have excellent time managementskills with the ability to successfully handle multiple projects at once.
Excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact fluidlywith the many different individuals and organizations that will contact andwork with the Center.
Experience navigating university policies and procedures,and a desire to expand and deepen that knowledge and experience.
Proficient in office software tools (e.g., Microsoft Excel,Word, PowerPoint), and other software tools for communication, analysis andoffice operations.
Experience with design thinking and/or Lean Launchmethodology a plus.
Flexible in their job expectations and schedule in anoffice that is on the cutting edge of innovation.
About Vanderbilt Benefits
In addition to offering alively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VanderbiltUniversity offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health,dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disabilityinsurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependentchildren. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% ofthe tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree.Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VUBenefits Overview.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and locatedin the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university's students and facultyfrequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks ofbeing a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and yourabilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought andcelebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of somethingbigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settlefor what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for ‘bestquality of life’ and ‘great financial aid,’ #5 for ‘best run colleges’ and‘beautiful campus,’ and #6 for both being in a ‘college city that studentslove’ and having ‘great campus/city relations.’
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.