Provides direction in reviewing & recommending policy & procedure designed to enhance operational excellence of a program/project in order to ensure success. Ensures the effective, compliant, & efficient daily management of all operational, financial, & business functions in support of the business area's mission & in coordination with central offices such as HR, Budget, Facilities, IT, & Provost. Represents program/project on internal & external administrative affairs by recommending alternatives & suggestions. Position would be responsible for managing and supervising six (6) full-time SPIDER staff as well as the supervision of temporary staff as funding allows.
Oversees & ensures that day-to-day operations are appropriately managed, efficient and effective.
Develops, maintains & reports on quantitative and qualitative performance measures.
Oversees documentation of agreements between NU and partner organizations, ensuring that agreements are completed, appropriately reviewed, approved, and adhered to by all parties.
Acts as liaison to IT to ensure technology systems are properly installed & maintained & meet the informational, analytical & computing needs of users.
Ensures necessary hardware, software & network infrastructure services are appropriated from central or internal IT.
Issues work order requests for maintenance, repairs & upgrades.
Communications & Outreach
Ensures program/project success in regard to revenue & expense goals including recruitment, participation, etc.
Identifies opportunities and strategies for short- and long-term growth & expansion.
Oversees marketing of new and current programs, working with partner institutions & media to ensure marketing plan effectively targets applicants, sponsors, etc.
Ensures that all advertising and marketing materials accurately represent programs.
Pursues opportunities for alumni contact & solicitation.
Manages recruitment of faculty.
Provides logistical/operational recommendation for management of faculty appointments, credentialing & exit (retirement & termination) processes.
Applies policies, recommends changes, implements new & ensures consistent interpretation.
Manages all aspects of faculty administrative tasks (colloquium, seminar, travel, faculty COI survey, annual report,) ensuring optimal faculty support.
Researches competitor, and state-of-the art developments to enhance, improve, and innovate program curricula and delivery to better meet goals & objectives.
Coordinates with program/project sponsors on the delivery of all onsite instruction and provision of logistical support.
Recruits, trains and assigns faculty/instructors to teach programs.
Supervises creation of components, including curriculum development, lectures, conferences, seminars, support groups, etc.
Oversee development and implementation of new program/project initiatives.
Manages relationships with partners, foundations, etc. and coordinates logistical support
Continually assesses and innovates program/project to achieve educational goals.
Develops strategy for program/project growth and expansion.
Manages & implements strategic plans.
Reviews plans, meets with leadership & key faculty & staff.
Provides advice & counsel & recommends changes & improvements to functional operations to better meet organizational needs & objectives.
Supervises 6 full-time staff
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: 40600
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.