The School of Communication at Northwestern University seeks a dynamic and experienced professional to serve as an Assistant Director within the Office of External Programs, Internships, & Career Services (EPICS). This person will work closely with students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff. They will serve as a liaison to the MFA in Documentary Media and MFA in Writing for Screen & Stage programs. This role reports to the EPICS Director.
**Some evening hours and occasional weekend work may be required for special events. This position is part-time benefits eligible.
Oversee student career services for the MFA Documentary Media and MFA Writing for Screen & Stage programs including coaching students on job/internship search strategies through individually scheduled appointments, creation and delivery of workshops, panels, events, webinars, e-newsletters, social media, and other professional/career-related resources.
Manage the internship program including the regulation of applications, vetting of host sites, development and management of program assessment, and overseeing all student and employer correspondence. Teach multiple sections of the internship class when scheduled by the Dean’s office
Manage the Professional Reads and Professional Views programs including the recruitment of alumni and professional reviewers, management of all student and alumni correspondence, and collaboration with faculty.
Collaborate with the EPICS team with employer relations and SoC-wide programming efforts as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree; or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Minimum 5 years’ professional experience in career services, corporate recruiting/employer relations, and/or a related field.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Self-starter, able to work in a professional manner both independently and with others.
Excellent interpersonal, communication (written & oral), presentation, analytical, organizational and project management skills.
Knowledge and/or strong interest in entertainment and/or creative career fields, job functions, and industries.
Comfort with social media platforms.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
A Masters degree in Higher Ed, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Documentary Media, and/or a related field.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Proven self-started with team orientation.
Familiarity with social media platforms.
Experience with recruiting, employer relations, and/or career coaching within entertainment and/or creative sectors.
Familarity with Symplicity Career Management Systems.
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: 38133
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.