1) The Pozen Center for Human Rights seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented Program Coordinator to support its programming for students, faculty, and the University of Chicago community.
2) The position requires a passion for working with students, an interest in human rights, and a commitment to excellence. The ideal candidate will be an energetic and talented administrator with a record of success in complex, decentralized environments where collaboration and coalition-building are critical to success.
3) The Program Coordinator works closely with Pozen Center leadership to provide administrative support to Pozen Center programs. The Program Coordinator will dedicate approximately 50% of their time to support the Human Rights Lab, a new initiative of the Pozen Center that engages students and community in human rights work addressing mass incarceration. The Program Coordinator works closely with Pozen Center staff to ensure that programs, processes, and protocols are executed with precision and professionalism at all times.
4) Program planning: Works closely with Pozen Center Directors, faculty, students, and other University units to develop and execute plans for events and programs, including the development of event budgets and facilitating collaboration with on-campus and community partners to engage diverse audiences for events and programs.
5) Event logistics: coordinates the planning, venue reservation, transportation, food, speaker invitations, RSVPs, and on-site staffing for events, programs, and other special projects (which includes occasional evening and weekend work); performs other logistics duties as assigned.
6) Publicity: coordinates the promotion of Pozen Center events and programs, including commissioning posters, social media outreach, and website updates.
7) Web/social media: Oversees the Pozen Center website and other social media to ensure consistent messaging and visual identity across all communications media.
8) Email communication: Manages Pozen Center email communications, specifically the Weekly Digest (the Pozen Center community forum for information about human rights-related events and opportunities) and the Human Rights Lab Monthly Newsletter (the Human Rights Lab forum for Lab-related events and opportunities).
9) Student supervision: Supervises student staff on projects including Pozen Center email communications and developing original website content (i.e. feature stories and achievements, faculty research, internship placements, student and staff activities, and alumni spotlights).
10) Evaluations: works with Associate Director to administer and analyze evaluations of Pozen Center programming; works with Associate Director to write summaries and reports of Pozen Center programming for external and internal audiences.
11) Project management: works with Directors to track progress on all Pozen Center programming and projects in order to ensure that the Center is executing its program goals in a timely manner.
1) A demonstrated passion for Human Rights and the mission of the Pozen Center
2) Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with flexibility and adaptability.
3) Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment.
4) Highly organized with keen attention to detail and commitment to accuracy and confidentiality.
5) Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
6) Ability to work successfully within the University community including with students, faculty, and staff.
7) Ability to work successfully with diverse communities, external organizations, and individuals on behalf of the Pozen Center
8) Evening and weekend flexibility required for on- and off-site programming
1) Bachelorâ™s degree.
2) Candidates with degrees in liberal arts and sciences.
1) 1-3 years of full-time experience, preferably in a university or non-profit setting
2) Excellent technical skills and knowledge of communication trends, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office; Adobe Creative Suite; website content management using Drupal or similar CMS; Mailchimp or similar EMS; social media platforms; web-based applications and project management tools; AV equipment.
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