Baylor University

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Positions within Baylor University exist to support the mission, which is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Position Class
Job Family
FLSA Status

Assistant Director, Learning Spaces and Media Services
providing expertise, support, and access to technology and creative labs for faculty, staff, and students.
Description Pct. of Time
Provide technical and creative maker consultation, support and resources for faculty, staff, and students. 30%
Oversee operation of the library makerspace, including equipment, software, and supplies. 20%
Promote use of the makerspace and foster and develop its user communities, including development, facilitation, and coordination of training programs and events. 20%
Other projects and duties to explore connections between maker activities and adjacent/emerging technologies. 15%
Train, support, delegate work assignments to, and oversee projects of select members of the student work force. 10%
Respond to after-hours service requests in the makerspace. 5%
Total 100%
Functional Skills
Equipment Skills
Demonstrates the essential skills related to the use of all equipment connected to job responsibilities. Displays an appropriate level of concern for various safety factors when using equipment. This contrasts with individuals who are clearly unfamiliar with how to make the best use of job-essential equipment or who take shortcuts and/or make decisions that increase the risk of injury or damage to equipment.
Implementing New Technologies
Tends to identify and apply the steps and approaches needed to implement and integrate new technology in a manner that gains quick acceptance from stakeholders while minimizing disruptions to day-to-day work requirements. This is in distinct contrast to those who fail to anticipate and foster the level of planning, coordination and communication that is needed to ensure that transitions to new technology are relatively seamless and widely accepted by stakeholders.
Serving as a Functional Expert
When needed, serves as an advisor regarding technical aspects of a project. Makes recommendations related to procedures and resources that may be needed. Has gained the respect and confidence of the people he/she advises. This is distinctly different from those whose advice fails to result in improving efficiency or avoiding pitfalls on projects and/or whose track record or ability to persuade others creates a lack of credibility and a lack of confidence in following any advice offered.
People Management
Building Team Environment
Establishes an environment that creates incentives for, and eliminates barriers to, a team environment. For example, articulates common goals, communicates how individual roles contribute to team success, provides both clear direction and sufficient resources while removing or reducing obstacles to team success. This contrasts with those who reward competitive behavior within the team, fail to connect individual roles to team goals, talk/write about the importance of teamwork without providing adequate resources or fail to play a key role in neutralizing any other obstacles to team success.
Training and Development
Ensures that staff members get a sufficient amount of orientation, training and developmental opportunities to maximize their chances of being successful in their assignments. Views training and development as an investment in employees and uses mentoring, cross- functional assignments, job rotation or other on-the-job learning opportunities to enhance the depth and breadth of skills and experience. Also encourages self-development activities. This is in contrast to those who provide little or no orientation to the organization, view training as an expense and something to be rationed on a selective basis, and tend to focus almost entirely on today's needs and demands instead of ensuring that employees are being prepared for tomorrow's challenges.
Personal Attribute
Applies creativity and originality in the work setting, when appropriate. Suggests or applies new ways of addressing ongoing work issues and challenges. Sees possibilities that others have not yet seen, or combines ideas and approaches suggested by others in a unique manner that results in breakthroughs and improvements. Understands when to be creative and when to stick with what exists now. This behavior contrasts with those who tend to focus exclusively on how things have been or how they are now and who tend to stick with traditional ways of doing things.
Strategic Skills
Analytical Thinking
Breaks down problems and issues into sub-components and then assesses the costs, benefits and risks of various options prior to selecting a particular approach. This contrasts with the behavior of individuals who tend to attack problems without a thorough examination of all important components and ramifications; who fail to weigh the costs, benefits and risks associated with various alternatives; and/or who are unable to explain or justify their decisions in a logical and systematic fashion.
Entrepreneurial Orientation
Takes an active role in identifying new business opportunities, assessing the risks involved and comparing these to the potential advantages of taking action. Influences decisions by examining financial costs and potential benefits and by providing realistic risk- assessments. This is in contrast to those who fail to look for new business opportunities or do an inadequate assessment of risks and benefits and/or either tend to avoid opportunities or embrace ventures that fail to produce the expected payback on the resources invested.
Instructions and guidelines define overall goals and priorities under limited supervision. This position may have the authority to commit the employer in matters that have financial impact. Advanced knowledge is required in planning and completing assignments, resolving conflicts and coordinating work with others. This position has the authority to make decisions without direction from supervisor

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Engineering, Computer Science, Fine Arts, Entrepreneurship, relat

1 year
2 years

Detailed knowledge of digital fabrication and other maker equipment, software, and processes. Proven customer service skills. Ability to be flexible and respond to changing demands. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
Technical knowledge of CAD/CAM. Facilitation and/or teaching experience especially in areas of the creative process, design thinking, entrepreneurship.

Part-time Student Employees 1.50
Immediate supervision of a single function or small group, within a department, where duties involve instruction, reviewing work and problem-solving.
Orients and trains others; assigns and reviews work. May perform work similar to that of subordinates. Communicates priorities and schedules.
Requirement/Condition Frequency
Work performed in a normal office environment. Constant
Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to weather extremes. Never
Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors and noise. Never
Requirement/Condition Frequency
Physical effort with some handling of light weight such as supplies or materials (0 to 15 lbs). Frequent
Physical efforts including standing, lifting and carrying light to moderately heavy materials or equipment. (15 to 50 lbs). Occasional
Physical effort such as pushing, pulling, bending, lifting, and carrying heavy objects (50 + lbs). Occasional
Requirement/Condition Frequency
Demands require close visual attention. Frequent
Demands require prolonged mental concentration. Frequent
Requirement/Condition Frequency
Exposure to hazards that may result in some injury, lost time, or threat to one's personal health. Never
Exposure to job hazards that may result in injury, lost time, total disability or death. Never
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11/7/2019 9:37:37 AM