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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
The Program Coordinator for Alberti Program and Architecture Outreach coordinates and oversees the Alberti Program: Architecture for Young People and the development and execution of new and existing external architecture outreach initiatives. The Program Coordinator works in coordination with the Office for Socially Engaged Practice, Alumni & Development, the Career Center, and staff in the College of Architecture to support these initiatives.
The Alberti Program is an outreach program for youth ages 8-14 from the St. Louis region. The Program Coordinator is responsible for the participant experience, supervision of Washington University student teachers, strategic management, fundraising initiatives, and relationship development. The Program Coordinator will build relationships with K-12 schools in the St. Louis region, parents of youth, and other individuals involved in education and pipeline development across the Washington University campus on behalf of the College of Architecture.
The Program Coordinator will also be responsible for the coordination and implementation of activities strengthening the reputation of the College of Architecture with architecture firms across the country and key external stakeholders including the coordination of the CityStudioSTL Fellows program, the development and execution of an externship program, coordination of external student design competitions, the development of a professional workshop series, and the management of formal internship agreements.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage Alberti Program Operations, Sustainability, and Relationships:
In the fall semester, the Alberti Program will operate as a class, with Washington University students serving as teachers and gaining exposure to teaching through in-classroom experiences working with youth from public schools. In the summer, the Alberti Program will operate a day-camp, with weekday sessions Monday through Friday for four weeks in June, held at the Sam Fox School.
The Program Coordinator will recruit, train and supervise Washington University student teaching associates. They will coordinate a program management team of at least (3) students, including (2) graduate curriculum coordinators and (1) student worker during the fall semester, and (1) graduate thematic collaborator for the summer session. The Program Coordinator will work with Sam Fox School stakeholders to support fundraising and long-term strategy.
Serves as the lead coordinator and organizer for the Alberti Program.
Ensures that all elements of the program are delegated and executed on.
Serves as the lead decision maker on programmatic decisions with consultation from other Sam Fox School stakeholders.
Delegates to student staff and teaching assistants within the Alberti Program.
Participates and informs budget discussions with Director of Architecture and the Sam Fox School Business Office.
Oversees the recruitment of participants in keeping with the goals of the program, including developing relationships with principals, schools, and parents.
Supports the student team in the development of the participant experience, including the creation, documentation, and assessment of curriculum, projects, lectures, and field trips.
Oversees operational aspects of the participant experience, coordinating with WUSTL administrators, staff, and students for management of paperwork, supplies, space usage, and other necessary tasks.
Leads program sessions and enthusiastically engages with youth participants.
Educational Experience for WashU Students.
Develops and executes curriculum and experiences for WashU enrolled student teachers.
Recruits student teachers.
Works in coordination with the Director and program chairs to set and enforce expectations for student teachers.
Fundraising and External Relationships.
Supports, in coordination with the faculty advisor and the Office for Socially Engaged Practice, the development of external relationships and program strategy.
Maintains community relationships.
Supports strategic planning for the Alberti Program.
Collaborates with Alumni & Development and the Office for Socially Engaged Practice for funding support.
Identifies critical local and national relationships.
Promotes the program and curriculum within WUSTL and supports promotion externally, such as at national conferences.
The Program Coordinator will play an important role in building and stewarding relationships with architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design firms locally, nationally, and internationally, as well as other external stakeholders, including professional organizations and alumni working in the field. In partnership with Career Services and Alumni & Development, the Coordinator will create opportunities to strengthen the College of Architecture’s reputation with professional stakeholders and to provide mutually beneficial opportunities to collaborate with these groups. Specific initiatives include the following:
Student Extern Program.
Works with a wide range of partner firms, and develops and executes a robust externship program that ensures students have exposure to diverse modes of practice and a strong network of professional connections.
Professional Workshop Series.
Works closely with Alumni & Development and Career Services to identify and invite successful alumni back to campus and coordinate their visits to participate in lectures and workshops for students that offer diverse perspectives on practice and provide opportunities to learn new skills and technologies.
Student Design Competitions.
Manages and grows student participation in external design competitions, ensuring smooth coordination of faculty advisors, funding, travel, and promotion of competition outcomes.
CityStudioSTL Fellowship Program.
Supports the coordination and management of the CityStudioSTL Fellowship Program through development of relationships with St. Louis-based host firms, marketing and recruitment of student applicants, and support for the student cohort during the summer fellowship term.
Conducts regular evaluation and process improvements, and support in documentation of outcomes for students, firms, and the St. Louis community.
Co-curricular Student Groups.
Serves as the staff advisor to professionally-oriented student groups including NOMAS, Arch-Engage, and AIAS.
Works with faculty advisors to ensure that students have access to needed resources to be successful.
Coordinates formal internship agreements with professional firms, ensuring that internships are marketed and filled with strong candidates, and that logistical coordination needs are smoothly executed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree plus two years of related experience in architecture, design, education, social work or a related field.
Three to five years of educational or professional experience in architecture, design, urban design, landscape architecture, sustainable design, or other built environment professional role.
Previous experience working with youth in a teaching or leadership role, including classroom management experience or training, camp counselor, or other related youth programs.
Previous experience with relationship, client, or partnership management with a range of collaborators, in any field.
Experience managing confidential materials.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Ability to manage details while maintaining view of priorities, values, and vision.
Self-directed and motivated.
Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders and also independently.
Strong interpersonal and relational skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to develop relationships and build trust and rapport with a variety of stakeholders.
Eager to acquire new knowledge.
Interest in developing relationships with students and youth.
Experience working with visual materials; including skills working with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, related visual software.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated understanding of critical issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity, particularly as related to pipeline development and access to education and future career opportunities.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design. This position is for the Danforth Campus. The ability to travel to on- and off- campus locations as needed is required.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
The hiring range for this position is $43,856 - $59,222 annually.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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