Work at the Wond’ry
Full Time Positions:
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.
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.
Hub Coordinator, Mid-South Innovation Hub
The Hub Coordinator will support the day-to-day and long-term management, implementation, evaluation, and growth of core programming, managing all day-to-day operations of the Hub, including coordination with the Partner Sites. This person will aid with cohort recruitment, management of training logistics, facilitation of workshops, and organizing information for reporting in support of the Hub. The Hub Coordinator will report to the Hub Director and work closely with all Senior Personnel and the Hub Leadership Team. The Hub Coordinator will play a key collaborative role in working with the Hub Director to implement strategy, tactics, and content that leads to meaningful, measurable outcomes for all involved. The Hub Coordinator will also help develop and coordinate partnerships and collaborations with Hub Partners and other internal- and external-Hub collaborators including, but not limited to, the investor community, entrepreneurship centers and connected resources, as well as industry partners.
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.
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.
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!