Department: Educ Master of Science Prog Salary/Grade: EXS/5
Job Summary: Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) Teacher Education programs are committed to nurturing ways of learning and teaching that can help all students thrive by centering our work around four guiding commitments to: Advance Equity and Social Justice; Foster Subject Matter Sensemaking; Understand Learning and Human Development; and Engage Within and Across Community.
The Program Coordinator 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.
Specific Responsibilities: Administration
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
Develops coordinated, consistent marketing and brand messages.
Creates state-of-the-art website.
Incorporates social media and networking into program/project aspects as appropriate.
Reviews market trends to recommend future plans to increase revenue, participation, engagement, etc.
Analyzes evaluation data from instructors, students, participants, etc. to assist in program/project development and updates.
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.
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.
Administers & maintains existing strategic plans.
Participates with area/unit senior staff in the conceptualization, development and presentation of materials used in functional operations.
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.
Master’s Degree, experience working in higher education settings
Experience with supporting strategic planning and change in organizations; familiarity with MSED program mission and operating structure; strong communication skills.
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: 40966
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.