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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 2768810
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Associate Director, Robotics Resource Center



Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Support the work of the Director as needed to achieve the objectives of the Robotics Resource Center.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


  • Support the Sagamore Makerspace Shop, including:
    • Overseeing safety compliance, particularly with non-WPI student users including the FIRST Robotics Team, Worcester Center for the Crafts, etc.
    • Teaching classes to users on a variety of topics, in coordination with the Makerspace Director
  • Support the development of the WPILib Software, including but not limited to:
    • Seeking grants to cover costs associated with the staffing and resource needs of the WPILib
    • Developing innovative utilities and libraries to improve the success of FRC teams
    • Continuing to build and maintain relationship with FIRST and its control system suppliers
    • Representing WPI and providing team support at the FIRST Championships
    • Continually expanding as a resource for FRC Teams
    • Evaluating and identifying opportunities to expand WPILib beyond the FRC program
  • Develop, promote, and execute workshops and WPI-branding training materials that can support robotics competition teams as well as schools and other groups creating robotics programs.
  • Support Mass Academy students, including:
    • Providing mentorship for STEM projects in areas of design and manufacturing
    • Teaching technical electives when available and requested
    • Providing mechanical and software mentorship of the FIRST Robotics team
  • Support Robotics Engineering Teaching Faculty, including:
    • Providing guest lectures in RBE classes if requested
    • Act as a co-advisor for MQPs and Academic Advisor for students
  • Advise student IQPs and clubs.
  • Support on-campus robotics events, such as FIRST and VEX when requested.
  • Identify and initiate programs that will build WPI's image and improve K-12 outreach effectiveness.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Graduate technical degree required
  • Demonstrated excellence in developing and teaching curriculum and workshops
  • Demonstrated ability to manage technical projects

WPI requires employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19. For additional information on WPI's response to COVID-19, refer to

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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