Department: SoC Communication Studies Salary/Grade: EXS/6
Independently administers student support, faculty support, strategic planning and communications in support of the department’s mission with a focus on undergraduate program. Coordinates with faculty, dean’s office personnel within SoC and central offices such as the registrar, HR, academic/residential experiences, etc. Implements existing policy & ensures the effective, compliant, & efficient completion of daily administrative operations. May play a direct role in developing new policies, procedures and programming within the department.
Oversees & ensures that day-to-day operations are appropriately managed, efficient and effective.
Administers programming and processes for the five undergraduate curriculum modules.
Develops, implements, and updates procedures for tracking changes to the department’s curriculum, including its course listings/ numbering, changes to existing courses, etc. This includes coordination with faculty and committees, the registrar, dean’s office and departmental staff.
Administers awards for undergraduates and teaching assistants/ mentors.
Communication, Outreach & Recruitment
Ensures that all advertising and marketing materials accurately represent programs.
Develops and circulates engaging communication/ outreach materials for undergraduate programming.
Reviews & analyzes outcome measurements and recommends changes & enhancements to improve program/project.
Regularly consults faculty and students, perhaps including coordination/ support of a student feedback group.
Manages programming, educational, student, alumni, workshops, meetings, etc. including speakers, agendas, etc.
Manages planning and arrangement of meetings, workshops, events, etc. designed to exchange information, promote research objectives, and to build internal and external relationships within NU.
Plans and implements departmental module events (e.g., annual poster session and open house), coordinating module application process, coordinating module capstone submission and working with graduate student Module Fellows to provide feedback, and planning/ implementing quarterly module-specific events and trips.
Develops and implements regular community programming (e.g., first-year dinner, recognition of seniors, etc.)
Manages relationships with partners, foundations, etc. and coordinates logistical support
Continually assesses and innovates program/project to achieve educational goals.
Develops, implements and keeps updated an annual strategic plan for department course offerings. This involves consulting faculty, advisors, and past schedules, anticipating upcoming needs (e.g., for freshman and junior-specific offerings), coordinating the assignment/scheduling of teaching assistants and graduate student course instructors, balancing courses across quarters, ensuring that required/popular courses for specific areas are offered on a regular and recurring basis, working with the registrar’s office on scheduling/ room assignments, configuring and updating course parameters in campus wide database systems, etc.
Provides advice & counsel & recommends changes & improvements to functional operations to better meet organizational needs & objectives.
Develops and implements a strategic plan for engaging undergraduates in the department community and recognizing commitment to undergraduate programming.
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.
2 years program/project administration or other relevant experience.
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: 39491
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