Department: Center for Leadership Salary/Grade: EXS/5
The Program Coordinator provides management for the education, research & operations related to developing and running global/ international initiatives at the Center for Leadership, recommending goals, assessing feasibility and ongoing performance & providing day-to-day oversight of administrative & operational functions.
The program is summarized below:
The Center for Leadership (CFL) helps students and faculty understand the nature of leadership and prepares students to become leaders on campus, in the community, and in their professions. CFL offers the Fellowship in Leadership, the Undergraduate Leadership Program, an Undergraduate Ambassador program and services that include leadership coaching, consulting, an online portal, and a venture fund.
Communication, Outreach & Recruitment
Develops coordinated, consistent marketing and brand messages.
Incorporates social media and networking into program/project aspects as appropriate.
Strengthens partnerships with external resources by defining, promoting and marketing benefits of participation and involvement to the organization.
Creates and nurtures relationships with organizations to develop a network of enthusiastic organizations engaged via active participation in the success of program/project.
Observes program sessions and interacts with participants for purpose of gaining consumer insight, growing and strengthening program knowledge, and optimizing client satisfaction.
Coordinates the collection, analysis & reporting of required information for surveys, review documents, public information documents, etc.
Analyzes evaluation data from instructors, students, participants, etc. to assist in program/project development and updates.
Implements corrective actions required as a result of surveys or other indicators.
Coordinates programming, educational, student, alumni, workshops, meetings, etc. including speakers, agendas, etc.
Develops plans and arranges meetings, workshops, events, etc. designed to exchange information, promote research objectives, and to build internal and external relationships within NU.
Supports faculty in development and approval of new courses, faculty payments, classroom coordination, evaluations, and grading.
Grants & Contracts
Partners with NU development office and grant manager to identify and seek program funding.
Works closely with faculty to encourage and help undergraduate students arrange research.
Prepares proposals; provides administrative guidance for grant preparations including budgets and justifications.
Identifies grant funding.
Manages program/project curriculum, seminars, presentations, workshops, learning experiences, chat rooms, websites, social networking, etc. based on goals/objectives.
Manages academic quality and continued growth and expansion.
Identifies & obtains external expertise as needed and works with content experts for current and new programs.
Reviews programs/projects to increase efficiencies to support growth.
Manages speaker selection, communication, and topic development.
Leads program/project updates and improvements.
Administers & maintains existing strategic plans.
Participates with area/unit senior staff in the conceptualization, development and presentation of materials used in functional operations.
Completes program/project logistical details such as scheduling, curriculum, facilities, technology, registration, enrollment, audits, etc.
Advises students regarding admissions, academic, career and development matters.
Reads & evaluates admissions files and participates in candidate selection.
Interviews and screens applicants.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
1 year program/project administration or other relevant experience.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Ability to gather information and data to identify needs and opportunities related to the program goals.
Ability to conceive and start initiatives that fulfill the mission of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to conceive strategy and plans to complete initiatives and reach program goals and objectives.
Demonstrated ability to form networks and partnerships between departments and centers across the university to collaborate on projects and initiatives.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Completed Ph.D or ABD.
Experience studying, teaching or working abroad.
Experience networking with Northwestern academic departments and centers.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Proficiency in two or more languages preferred.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 36082
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.