The Program Coordinator provides management for activities associated with the professional affairs departmental operations, recommending goals, assessing feasibility and ongoing performance & providing day-to-day oversight of administrative & operational functions. Coordination and organization of staff and faculty recruitment, position management, temp management, onboarding, reporting, compliance and access.
Manages day to day operations.
Ensures that program/project mission, values, guidelines, policies & procedures are implemented & maintained.
Manages design and development of program databases; compiles & analyzes data; prepares reports.
Reviews processes and recommends changes to incorporate state-of-the-art technology as appropriate into administrative, recruitment, marketing, and educational components.
Identifies service improvement opportunities that will better enable program/project to achieve its goals and objectives.
Acts as liaison to IT to ensure technology systems are properly installed & maintained.
Budgets & Financial
Participates in budget preparation.
Maintains budget & associated analysis & reports.
Enters individual &/or summary of transactions into journals &/or general ledger or other NU enterprise system.
Reviews; ensures approval based on alternatives regarding practice & policy; analyzes and classifies transactions in accordance with established chart or coding of accounts; creates new accounts; prepares, processes, reconciles & provides receipts (as appropriate) for transactions.
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.
Ensures that event details including communication, venues, presenters, travel arrangements, materials, refreshments and technology are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner.
Coordinates faculty recruitment, appointment & credentialing processes including placing ads, candidate communication & visit.
Provides support for preparation of Promotion & Tenure cases.
Initiates FASIS appointment paperwork.
Ensures human resources programs, policies, & procedures are implemented & consistently applied.
Coordinates all or portions of the talent management lifecycle (sourcing, selecting, developing, coaching, rewarding, recognizing, managing information & optimizing talent.)
In consultation with management & Central HR, administers HR solutions.
Maintains excellent working relationship with Office of Human Resources.
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.
Ensures compliance with all necessary organizations.
Prepares documentation as required.
Interfaces with accreditation bodies.
Administers & maintains existing strategic plans.
Participates with area/unit senior staff in the conceptualization, development and presentation of materials used in functional operations.
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.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and overall computer skills/technical aptitude.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Highly effective communication skills (written and oral).
Demonstrates initiative and follow through.
Ability to prioritize and balance competing priorities.
Problem-solver; critical thinking ability.
General understanding of accounting principles, experience with budgeting & financial management.
Collaborative, ability to work/partner with Faculty and all levels of staff, provide excellent customer service/support.
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: 35627
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.