Department: Facilities Mgmt EV Salary/Grade: EXS/5
Job Summary: 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. Among others, the sustainNU Program Coordinator will develop, coordinate and administer several new programs in support of Northwestern’s sustainNU program. The Program Coordinator will:
Create and launch a new Green Labs Certification program
Develop and implement a bike management plan and program
Advance the University’s Green Office Certification program
The sustainNU Program Coordinator will also support programming related to five focus areas: built environment, transportation, resource conservation, communications and engagement, and experiential learning. The individual will coordinate and support various committees and working groups. The role will support the department’s mission and values by exhibiting the following: inclusiveness, respect, initiative, collaboration, innovation, and accountability. The incumbent will strive to provide excellent service when performing job responsibilities and will practice safe work procedures, and follow safety rules at all times.
Please note: Occasional events or student engagement efforts may take place out of standard work hours.
Areas of responsibility include:
Specific Responsibilities: Administration
Manages design and development of program databases; compiles & analyzes data; prepares reports.
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.
Creates and nurtures relationships with organizations to develop a network of enthusiastic organizations engaged via active participation in the success of program/project.
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.
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.
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.
Leads special projects in support of Northwestern’s sustainability objectives including Green Labs Certification, bike management, and Green Office Certification
Performs other duties as assigned.
The sustainNU Program Coordinator will also support programming related to five focus areas: built environment, transportation, resource conservation, communications and engagement, and experiential learning.
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.
Demonstrated record of personal accomplishments executing sustainability initiatives;
Experience with sustainability reporting protocols and methodologies.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Excellent communication skills, including but not limited to: technical writing, computer skills (Microsoft Offices Suite), public speaking, social media;
Experience coordinating, organizing, and implementing programs and events and an ability to build partnerships in support of these efforts;
Experience in sustainability practices;
Works well as team member and independently, with demonstrated leadership skills;
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Knowledge of sustainability policies, sustainable food systems, healthy living programs, conservation, energy, and waste/water management;
Familiar with campus sustainability reporting assessments and programs including STARS and Energy STAR.
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: 40413
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.