Department: Norris University Center Admin Salary/Grade: EXS/5
This job exists to help educate students, engage the community, and enrich the Northwestern experience. This position, in Norris University Center, in collaboration with the Assistant Director for Norris Programs, plans, tracks, executes, and evaluates events that further student learning through the Norris Center, including those that educate students, engage the community, and enrich the Northwestern experience as it relates to Norris University Center ideals. The Coordinator does this through management of the non-credit Norris Mini Course program, and by providing leadership, assessment, and support for Norris programming by maximizing student participation in the facility, providing educational opportunities that compliment in-class learning experiences, to advocate for events, programs, and services offered.
Please note: This position may require some schedule flexibility for occasional early morning, evening and weekend work. This position may require some physical tasks.
Manage the Norris Mini Courses program to further student learning and enrich the Northwestern experience. Oversee 25-40 six to eight-week courses and 5-10 one day workshops at the Norris Center. Assess success of courses, retire unsuccessful courses, introduce new topics, hire faculty members, and market the courses to the campus and Evanston community. Interact with students and faculty providing excellent customer service to meet needs. Optimize financial responsibilities including registration, refunds, and purchases. Train, and hold accountable, student staff of 5 for Mini Course responsibilities. Meet or exceed revenue expectations.
Assist with the program for the Norris University Center using mission-driven priorities. Use assessment data to develop and implement programming that promotes the mission to support student life, learning, and Northwestern community experiences. Maintain, in coordination with the Assistant Director for Norris Programs, current Norris Center programming, including Norris at Night, Exam Relief, and major campus programs held in conjunction with Norris. Assess the program to recommend changes and improvements.
Foster purposeful partnerships with university and contract partners, including Student Engagement, Norris Facilities, Norris Business Operations, Norris Events, Sodexo, US Bank, and Norris Bookstore to develop opportunities for program collaboration.
Participate in departmental initiatives as requested and as appropriate to the position. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field
One to two years demonstrated experience with event planning and/or coordinating noncredit programs
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Strong organizational and computer skills
Strong written and verbal skills
Ability to work in a professional manner as a self-starter
Ability to work in a diverse environment
Demonstrated computer proficiency in spreadsheets, database management, and word processing
Good knowledge of noncredit university programs
Two years’ experience in a university environment.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Associate of College Unions International Competencies:
Human Resource Development
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: 40529
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.