Lab CoordinatorEmployer Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/131860
Bard College seeks a part-time Lab Coordinator for a one-year, grant-funded position with possibility of renewal for an initiative within the American and Indigenous Studies and Studio Arts departments. This position will report to Dr. Suzanne Kite, Director of the Wíhanble S’a (Dreamer) Lab at Bard College. This position is at the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
A newly launched initiative, the Wíhanble S’a (Dreamer) Lab at Bard College is a research program which aims to develop Indigenous AI wearable technologies in a reciprocal and respectful way in collaboration with Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will be tasked with supporting the long-term success of the program by overseeing applications for grants, operations grants, and coordinating with Indigenous community and institutional Partners and team members and facilitating community-engaged research excellence. They will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of the program of research including coordinating research events. They will act as the overall liaison between the program and internal Bard College administrative units. The Lab Coordinator will supervise the Finance Manager, Technical Manager, and possible other positions.
- Work with the Director to set strategies for achieving the priorities and goals for the research program
- Work closely and communicate regularly with Abundant Intelligences research team
- Exercise professional judgment and initiative in the overall coordination and management of interrelated program projects
- Applicant must have the ability to organize and plan events, including community art events, performances, and workshops
- Act as a centralized point of contact between the Director, Partners, research staff & students, community-based researchers, collaborators, and funders
- Facilitate the research review process and fulfill reporting requirements with funders
- Hire, supervise, evaluate, and identify training needs for staff, including collaborating with Bard units
- Manage overall day-to-day coordination of research program operations and ensure records are maintained in an orderly and accessible manner
- Ensure effective project communications and knowledge translation activities
- Facilitate project strategic planning activities including managing project timelines, tracking deliverables and managing budgets
- Coordinate ethics approvals at various organizational levels
- Provide analysis and advice to Director
- Perform other duties in support of the unit.
- A Master's degree in a field related to the lab's research fields or direct managerial experience in office and/or research lab management. Possessing research experience in a relevant domain an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
- Strong administrative, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
- A self-sufficient and organized professional with keen attention to detail and excellent communication skills.
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person, over the phone, and via video conferences.
- Proficiency in leading meeting coordination and managing high-level communication among the project research team and partners.
- Demonstrates tact, diplomacy, sensitivity, and flexibility while interacting with research teams and Indigenous community organizations and members.
- Previous experience in managing organizational finances, including budgeting and handling accounts.
- Experience in managing all aspects of staff and HR, such as defining staffing needs and conducting recruitment.
- Proven experience in managing small to medium-sized teams.
- Experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations an asset.
- Excellent spoken and written English. Proficiency in French or an Indigenous language an asset.
- Experience in establishing smaller initiatives or start-ups will be considered an asset.
Please upload a cover letter, resume and list of three professional contact references to Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/131860
Applications will be reviewed as received.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Bard seeks to materialize our commitment to plurality, dialogue, and rigorous study. We strive to create a learning environment that upholds the College’s mission to meaningfully include the voices, works, and ideas of communities and cultures historically marginalized in liberal arts and sciences education. DEI at Bard aims to work at the systemic as well as the interpersonal level to address the implicit and explicit ways racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and religious discrimination impact the learning process.