The Project Coordinator supports the efforts of the Office of Global Marketing and Communications (OGMC) team through project management, research, collaboration, and communication. The Project Coordinator leads integrated, multi-faceted campaigns of the Office of Global Marketing and Communications, helping to execute cross-departmental marketing/communication projects, as well as projects with a narrower focus. This position assists with reporting dashboards, presentations, timelines, and budgets.
Organize campaign planning, coordinate status meetings, and communicate the progress of interdisciplinary, multi-element projects from inception through completion
Work closely with cross-functional team members to help manage and optimize planning process and milestones
Develop project schedule and hold others accountable to deliver integrated projects for OGMC team and university partners
Identify key stakeholders, manage project scope, and execute change control when additional/different requests are made
Support social media coordination on large-scale projects
Build internal relationships to help streamline department's ability to achieve assigned goals
Escalate situations that may require senior management intervention
Administers & maintains existing strategic plans
Participates with area/unit senior staff in the conceptualization, development and presentation of materials
Assist in compiling, organizing and assessing campaign response metrics, post-performance insights, and developing KPIs
Supports keyword analysis for digital properties to optimize content performance
Administration and Research
Attend meetings with cross-functional teams and provide detailed recaps
Review market trends to recommend future plans to help OGMC meet its goals
Help drive and support operational efficiency across the organization, recommending and implementing changes across teams to streamline and improve the effectiveness of the planning to production workflow
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.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent communication skills and working knowledge of earned media.
Proven organizational skills in leading multi-channel, integrated projects.
Experience using project management software such as SmartSheet.
Familiarity with social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, SnapChat
Aptitude or interest in developing SEO skills, of which include keyword analysis and website optimization.
Strong knowledge of Power Point.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to work well in a team and independently.
2-4 years of minimum experience in digital marketing and/or project coordination.
Experience with complex organizations.
Experience with Google Analytics.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience with Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
Strong initiative and enthusiasm for the job.
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: 35242
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.