Department: MCC Office of Prof Education Salary/Grade: EXS/5
Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is redefining engineering education and research through its pioneering “Whole-Brain Engineering” philosophy, integrating the elements of left-brain thinking — analysis, logic, synthesis, and math — with the kind of high-level right-brain thinking that fosters intuition, metaphorical thought, and creative problem solving. Augmenting the analytical core of engineering with substantial initiatives in design, entrepreneurship, leadership and personal development, and unusual collaborations that span disciplines, Northwestern Engineering students and faculty are prepared to take the world in a whole new direction.
Northwestern Engineering comprises more than 1,800 undergraduate students, 2,000 graduate students, 190 faculty members across nine academic departments and varied programs, centers, and institutes. Northwestern Engineering staff members support innovative academic programs, an intellectual footprint that deepens the frontiers of knowledge, partnerships that catalyze education and research, and a diverse culture that embraces different viewpoints and ideas.
Provides management for an education, research &/or operations program/project, recommending goals, assessing feasibility and ongoing performance & providing day-to-day oversight of administrative & operational functions.
The program/project is summarized below. (Definitions: Program: plan or system of taking action toward a goal. Project: planned actions with specified beginning & end.)
The Recruiting and Admissions Coordinator strategically partners with the Academic Directors and Office of Professional Education leadership in all aspects of the admissions process contributing to attracting world-class candidates. This role will help design, plan, execute, and launch continuous efforts to maintain and improve competitiveness. This includes driving and supporting strategic outreach, evaluation and yield related activities.
Please note: This role may require the ability to travel domestically.
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.
Communication, Outreach & Recruitment
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.
Collaborate with the Marketing & Communications Team to design and execute marketing and communications campaigns and to monitor results.
Collaborates closely with Marketing to plan and execute recruiting and yield events, including: selecting venues, coordinating logistics, securing volunteers, assisting with content development, and event execution
Coordinates student ambassador program
Partners with Outreach Team to conduct ROI event analysis
Manage all communication around events promotions
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.
Coordinates programming, educational, student, alumni, workshops, meetings, etc. including speakers, agendas, etc.
Ensures that event details including communication, venues, presenters, travel arrangements, materials, refreshments and technology are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner.
Manages program/project curriculum, seminars, presentations, workshops, learning experiences, chat rooms, websites, social networking, etc. based on goals/objectives.
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.
Advises students regarding admissions
Reads & evaluates admissions files and participates in candidate selection.
Interviews and screens applicants.
Serves as primary point of contact and the “face” of OPE programs for prospective students. Has extensive contact with prospective students through one-on-one interactions and structured recruitment activities, including:
Conducting one-on-one Admissions Chat meetings with prospective students
Coordinating and presenting information sessions onsite, virtually, or at corporate locations
Staffing career/graduate school fairs, conferences, and related events
Coordinating campus/class visits for prospective students
Conducting outreach to applicants
Managing admitted students throughout the yield process
Managing waitlisted students
Supporting incoming students through the matriculation process by facilitating transitions with the Program Teams and other departments.
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.
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: 40215
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.