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Job Title: Assistant Director
PVN ID: LA-1705-001785
Category: Managerial and Professional
Location: LAGUARDIA C. C.
Key Features
Full Time
Depends on Qualifications
Closing Date
Jul 31, 2018 (Or Until Filled)

Job Description

General Description

Founded in 2006, NYDesigns is an incubator of LaGuardia Community College / CUNY dedicated to the success of design and hardware tech startups in NYC. Companies in our incubator get three years of private studio space and access to a network of mentors and advisers. Makers can prototype their design ideas in our 5,000-sq-ft fabrication lab. We produce events and programs for a thriving community of creators and innovators.

NYDesigns seeks an Assistant Director to manage a diverse and dynamic team of professionals and supervise daily operations. You will be a critical member of our leadership team to ensure we provide entrepreneurs, makers and students with the most relevant and impactful programming and support. You are well-versed in performance and operations management and deeply networked in the entrepreneurship, design and technology communities in NYC.



  • Manage staff to support high performance in alignment with the strategic goals.
  • Develop collaborative opportunities within the college community, both with workforce development programs and with credit degrees, in alignment with the activities and mission of NYDesigns.
  • Represent and support the director in external events and partnerships, strengthening the incubator’s profile with the entrepreneurship, tech and design communities in NYC.

 Operations Management

  • Work with the director to coordinate and supervise daily operations, ensuring compliance with regulations and internal policies.
  • Assist in the budgeting and monitoring of revenues and expenses on a monthly basis.
  • Oversee all external communications, within the college, with partners, and with the public in general. Interface with marketing and PR agencies and consultants.

 Planning and strategy

  • Assist in developing and implementing plans and goals for the department, performance benchmarks and cultivates a data-driven culture of outcomes measurement as part of the strategic planning process
  • Develops funding proposals; solicits grant information and provides leadership and guidance in partnering with community and governmental agencies.

Other Duties

Human Resources

  • Monitor staff attendance and HR budgets.
  • Coordinate hiring of staff and contractors.
  • Support staff training and evaluation on a regular basis.

  • Supervisory experience of at least 3 years
  • Familiar with the entrepreneurship, innovation, design and tech ecosystems in NYC
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and public speaking skills
  • Grant writing and management experience preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office and Google apps, relational databases and software (e.g. ERP and CRM)
  • BA/BS in business administration or related field; MA/MS/MBA preferred