Baylor University

Job Description For Maker Education Coordinator (403437)

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
Educational Resources
Mayborn Museum Complex (403)
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt - Qualifies for overtime

Assistant Director of Education and Programs
Engaging the Baylor and Waco communities in programs that invite participants of all ages to learn by doing as they tinker and create using science, engineering, technology and art. **PLEASE ADD THE 2 REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL MUSEUM STAFF**
Description Pct. of Time
Coordinate Design Den Programming 45%
Supervise and train volunteers, student workers, and graduate assistants to assist in the facilitation of making and tinkering programs. 27%
Co-coordinate Central Texas Teen Science Cafe Program with Volunteer Engagement Coordinator in partnership with Hewitt Public Library 10%
Oversee Design Den Exhibit Space. 8%
Other duties as assigned by supervisor. 5%
Assist with management of Spark Team Operations (as needed) 5%
Total 100%
Functional Skills
Creates and adheres to realistic budgets in a manner that helps achieve the organization's objectives. Tracks expenses against the budget frequently enough to make adjustments at the optimum time. Communicates budget concerns and adjustments to all appropriate stakeholders so that they can adapt their plans and expectations. This contrasts with the behavior of individuals who either fail to create budgets or fail to stick to them; who let too much time go by before comparing actual expenses to budget projections; and/or who neglect to notify important stakeholders about budget concerns or adjustments. Such individuals frequently allow expenses to spin out of control.
Evaluating New Technologies
Identifies the need for new technology, thoroughly assesses features, risks and benefits of alternatives, and matches new technologies to existing organizational skills and practices. This is in distinct contrast to those who fail to see technology needs or who recommend approaches or products without properly assessing features, risks and benefits and/or how well they fit existing skills and business practices.
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.
Technical Skills
Possesses the technical skills and knowledge required to perform essential tasks in an efficient and effective manner. Demonstrates the willingness and ability to train or coach others in the technical arena. This is quite different than those individuals who lack technical skills or knowledge and/or have failed to demonstrate a willingness and ability to train others to perform well in technical assignments.
Develops the steps necessary to accomplish long-term goals. Identifies long and short-term goals and establishes realistic plans to reach them. Allocates required resources, allows for contingencies and ensures that plans fit with the larger needs of the organization. Sets milestones to measure progress along the way. This is distinctly different from individuals who ignore long-term or short-term goals, fail to link their goals to broader initiatives, have not set realistic plans that allow for contingencies, and/or ignore the importance of milestones that could enhance motivation in the pursuit of long-term plans.
People Management
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 Development
Learning and Application of New Skills
Makes it a point to put new skills and knowledge to use on the job in a timely and effective manner. Applies new skills on the job before forgetting what was learned, and ensures that these skills are used to create a positive impact on a day-to-day basis. This is in direct contrast to those who delay efforts to apply new skills or knowledge or who allow themselves to get discouraged when new skills feel awkward or when they do not achieve immediate results. Such individuals typically fail to achieve the benefit of new skills and knowledge back on the job and frequently go back to their old ways of doing things.
Relationship Skills
Relationship Building and Networking
Builds rapport and develops alliances with a broad range of people. Adjusts communication style to meet the needs of individuals at various organizational levels and to meet the needs of clients. Forms alliances by demonstrating concern and respect for others, as well as by highlighting common interests and aspirations. Leave others feeling that he/she will be a trusted ally and is careful to act in ways that reinforce that trust over time. This is in contrast with the behavior of individuals who tend to interact with a relatively narrow range of people or who fail to adjust their communication styles to accommodate others. It is also quite different than behavior that leaves the impression that the person is seeking to advance his/her own narrow agendas and interests.
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
Science Education with Undergraduate degree in Science/Engineerin

2 years
4 years

Passion and knowledge about the use of technologies to support creative, engaging learning, Experience in developing innovative and novel content for informal settings, Interest/abilities in physical computing, open source hardware and software, video and audio production, and desktop fabrication, Creative thinker with an interest in museum education, Enjoy working with the general public, Ability to work independently on projects, Outgoing personality and experience interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing circumstances, Attention to detail, To work alongside colleagues and volunteers and have a flexible approach to working in team situations, Ability to effectively communicate in written and spoken English, Excellent interpersonal skills and an understanding of the different needs of our visitors, Excellent time management, Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule, including evenings, weekends.

Graduate Assistants 2-4 1.00
Student Worker/Intern 1-5 1.00
Volunteers 1-5 1.00
Immediate supervision of a single function or small group, within a department, where duties involve instruction, reviewing work and problem-solving.
Plans, assigns, directs and coordinates work of others; ensure that the group's work is completed within budget. Counsel subordinates on improving work quality.
Requirement/Condition Frequency
Work performed in a normal office environment. Occasional
Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to weather extremes. Never
Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors and noise. Occasional
Requirement/Condition Frequency
Physical effort with some handling of light weight such as supplies or materials (0 to 15 lbs). Constant
Physical efforts including standing, lifting and carrying light to moderately heavy materials or equipment. (15 to 50 lbs). Constant
Physical effort such as pushing, pulling, bending, lifting, and carrying heavy objects (50 + lbs). Occasional
Requirement/Condition Frequency
Demands require close visual attention. Occasional
Demands require prolonged mental concentration. Occasional
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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8/1/2019 8:11:30 AM