Managing Director, Experiential Learning Center & MakerSpace

Posting Number 2023-12279
Posted Date 5 months ago(7/19/2023 12:16 PM)
Location : Location
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
60% to 80% Onsite
Office of Chief of Staff
NYU Tandon School of Engineering (PE1001)
Compensation Grade
Band 54
Academic Program Support

Position Summary

The Managing Director of Tandon’s MakerSpace Lab and Experiential Learning Center is an innovator responsible for directing all aspects of the dual-location MakerSpace facility while co-leading the development of Tandon’s Experiential Learning Center (ELC). This position will lead all strategic efforts of the Lab and ELC, setting the short-, mid-, and long-term strategic goals of both units and tracking progress toward these goals over time. The position will also provide vision for expansion of the MakerSpace Lab in coordination with the ELC through the specification of machines and resources and implementation of the Lab’s build-out. Other key responsibilities include the management of all day-to-day operations across Tandon’s two MakerSpace sites; building and maintaining strong community partnerships; overseeing staffing, space, resources, and resource use; and all financial planning and fiscal oversight for both the Lab and the Center. The Managing Director also co-leads the development and execution of the ELC and co-chairs the ELC Supervisory Committee.


Tandon’s Managing Director shapes programs and product offerings of the Lab; oversees lab staff responsible for monitoring the enforcement of all safety policies and guidelines in accordance with NYU requirements; develops and proposes workshops, events, membership offerings, and new program elements; and provides guidance to community stakeholders and users through the development and execution of training modules as well as the creation and distribution of resource materials (i.e., operations manuals and safety guidelines). Additionally, the position works with a faculty advising committee to address operational issues, finances, improvements, and challenges.


The goal of Tandon’s ELC is to serve as a one-stop shop connecting all Tandon students with a wide range of immersive and multidisciplinary learning, collaboration, and career-readiness opportunities. It serves as a physical and digital hub that immerses students in experiential opportunities through individualized pathways.  As co-director of the ELC, the Managing Director develops and implements strategy to achieve various components of the ELC proposal, including but not limited to championing championing the development of experiential and project-based learning skills; ensuring that students have the knowledge and training to successfully participate in ELC initiatives and leverage that participation to industry; and researching and implementing best practices in engineering education research for professional skill.








Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related field

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree in engineering, higher education or engineering related field Doctoral Degree in engineering, higher education or engineering related field

Required Experience:
7+ years experience overseeing medium to large scale makerspace environment and/or working in an academic environment. Operation, maintenance and repair in design and/or maintenance and operations of large mechanical systems, renovation and construction projects, supervision and managing budgets.

Preferred Experience:
Familiarity with current higher education engineering curriculum trends

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Exceptional interpersonal skills including strong interpretive skills. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Computer skills, including proficiency with the Internet, email, Google Apps, Microsoft Office. Ability to quickly learn new software applications and rapid prototyping tools. Ability to work with diverse group of people laterally and vertically throughout a large and multifaceted institution. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to quickly learn new software applications and rapid prototyping tools. Teaching experience. Interpersonal skills and a desire to work closely with people.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $125,600.00 to USD $165,600.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. This pay range represents base pay only and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items.

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