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Full Time Positions:

Entrepreneurship Program Manager

The Entrepreneurship Program Manager will help lead the entrepreneurship practice area alongside the Director to fulfill a core mission to support the evaluation of ideas and the development of new ventures. The Entrepreneurship Program Manager is a leader responsible for the design, refinement, and day-to-day management of core entrepreneurial programming and resource offerings. The Program Manager will play a key collaborative role in working with the Director to design program strategy, content, and implementation that leads to meaningful, measurable outcomes for all involved. The ideal candidate will understand the design thinking process and Lean Launch methodology and use this knowledge to ensure Wond’ry programming not only educates university innovators on how to utilize these processes to evaluate entrepreneurial ideas but also uses these methodologies internally as part of a continuous improvement process to ensure the needs of participants are being met. The Program Manager will also help manage partnerships and collaborations with both on- and off-campus partners, including, but not limited to, regional institutions of higher education, entrepreneurship centers and connected resources, as well as industry partners.

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Innovation and Design Research Program Manager

The Program Manager for Innovation and Design Research works in the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University’s Innovation Center, and is a key member of the team. The ideal candidate embodies a demonstrated commitment to curiosity, and interest in the study and implementation of innovation processes and programs, including the results of these efforts. The Program Manager should have a strong understanding of research methodology and study design that serve to drive a research agenda with a high likelihood to deliver meaningful impact and unique contributions to innovation, design, and related fields. The Program Manager will work closely with the Innovation and Design Research (I&DR) team to design program strategy, delegation, and implementation that leads to meaningful, measurable outcomes for all involved.

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Innovation Facilitation Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator for Innovation Facilitation works in the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University’s Innovation Center, and is a key member of the team. The ideal candidate embodies a demonstrated commitment to, and interest in, innovation and design thinking. The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Innovation and Design Research (I&DR) team to design program strategy, delegation, and implementation that leads to meaningful, measurable outcomes for all involved. The Program Coordinator will facilitate innovation and design thinking workshops for I&DR programming and assist with other Wond’ry programming as needed. The Program Coordinator will occupy an exciting and unique position working with stakeholders inside and outside the organization.

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Innovation and Design Research Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator for Innovation and Design Research (I&DR) works in the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University’s Innovation Center. The ideal candidate embodies a demonstrated commitment to curiosity, and interest in the study and implementation of innovation processes and programs, including the results of these efforts. The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and tracking the day-to-day administrative and operational activities of Innovation and Design Research programs. The Program Coordinator will assist with current and future programming that extends both on and off campus with a focus on developing, implementing, and advancing innovative ideas and design doing. The Program Coordinator will play a key collaborative role in working with the Innovation and Design Research team to design program strategy, content, as well as help manage the recruitment, onboarding and evaluation of partner organizations and student participants involved with the Wond’ry’s Innovation and Design Research programming.

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Climate Innovation Program Manager

The Program Manager, Climate Innovation will help lead the day-to-day and long-term management, implementation, evaluation, and growth of core programming in the social innovation practice area, to include climate related Map the System projects, climate focused Changemaker projects, the Climate Innovation Accelerator, design challenges, and emerging sustainability programing with faculty-led labs and design studios. The Program Manager will also play a key collaborative role in working with the Associate Director to design program strategy, delegation, and implementation that leads to meaningful, measurable outcomes for all involved.

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BioMedical Innovation Program Manager

The Biomedical Innovation Program Manager will help lead the entrepreneurship practice area alongside the Director to fulfill a core mission to support the evaluation of ideas and the development of new ventures. The Biomedical Innovation Program Manager is a leader responsible for the design, refinement, and day-to-day management of core entrepreneurial programming and resource offerings. The ideal candidate will understand the design thinking process and Lean Launch methodology and use this knowledge to ensure Wond’ry programming not only educates university innovators on how to utilize these processes to evaluate entrepreneurial ideas but also uses these methodologies internally as part of a continuous improvement process to ensure the needs of participants are being met. The Program Manager will play a key collaborative role in working with the Director to design program strategy, content, and implementation that leads to meaningful, measurable outcomes for all involved. The Program Manager will also help manage partnerships and collaborations with both on- and off-campus partners, including, but not limited to, regional institutions of higher education, entrepreneurship centers and connected resources, as well as industry and life science industry partners.

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Electrical Design Specialist, Makerspaces

The Electrical Design Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Wond’ry’s Electronics Makerspace and will work directly with the Director of Making to cultivate a culture of safety, collaboration, sharing, empowerment, exploration, camaraderie, and sense of belonging within the innovation center’s makerspaces. The ideal candidate will understand the design thinking innovation process and the role of maker tools to create positive change, and use this knowledge to educate and support students, faculty, staff and community partners. The Electrical Design Specialist will run workshops and support multidisciplinary research projects. This position reports to the Director of Making and performs duties that are critical to the success of the Wond’ry.

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Student Experiences Program Coordinator

The Student Experience Program Coordinator will focus on identifying, developing, and growing partnerships with key student organizations, providing training and support for the Wond’ry’s student ambassadors, and organizing events and experiences that bring innovation to life for students. The Student Experience Coordinator will serve as a connection point for students from all parts of campus and assist practice area leaders and the Vanderbilt Innovation Council members as they work to enhance the innovation capacity on and off campus.

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Administrator Officer

The Administrative Officer works in the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University’s Innovation Center, and is a key individual contributor who will initiate, coordinate and perform a diverse set of support tasks to ensure the Wond’ry team has the resources needed to operate smoothly and efficiently. Responsibilities include day-to-day management of the financial, business, and grant operations for the center, including serving as Financial Unit Manager (FUM) in the Oracle Cloud administrative system. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director of the Wond’ry, this position will interface regularly with faculty and staff in the Wond’ry, plus a wide constituency of partners across the university. This position requires significant exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The position also requires a high degree of understanding of university life, policies, and procedures and will monitor systems and procedures to ensure compliance with accounting principles; university, state, and federal regulations; and audit requirements, serving as a key departmental contact on Vanderbilt policy and process questions. The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of pre- and post-award grants management, including pre-award budget development and proposal submission and post-award financial management and reporting as appropriate, and a desire to assist the Wond’ry with the identification and pursuit of new grant opportunities. In addition, the ideal candidate will assist with budget tracking and forecasting, procurement, general office management, and managing special projects for the Wond’ry leadership team.

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Students/Part Time:

Students, are you interested in learning how to use and teach the equipment in our Makerspaces? Are you passionate about making a social impact in our Social Innovation area? Do you want to help others take their ideas and make them into full fledged ventures in Entrepreneurship? Or maybe you are passionate about social media, graphic design, or web. No matter what your area of interest is, we have a place for you at the Wond’ry. Fill out our interest form to learn more!

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