Department: Buffett Inst Global Affairs Salary/Grade: EXS/5
The Program Coordinator will provide critical programmatic and administrative support to Northwestern University’s Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs (Buffett), including the Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) Program, Northwestern Security and Artificial Intelligence Lab (NSAIL), and central teams at Buffett. Buffett is dedicated to catalyzing and supporting work to address global challenges across borders of all kinds. We bring together the brightest minds from across Northwestern University and around the world to address critical global issues that cannot be solved from a singular disciplinary or geographic perspective.
Manages day to day operations.
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.
Acts as liaison to IT to ensure technology systems are properly installed & maintained.
Budget & Financial
Participates in budget preparation.
Maintains budget & associated analysis & reports.
Enters individual &/or summary of transactions into journals &/or general ledger or other NU enterprise system.
Reviews; ensures approval based on alternatives regarding practice & policy; analyzes and classifies transactions in accordance with established chart or coding of accounts; creates new accounts; prepares, processes, reconciles & provides receipts (as appropriate) for transactions.
Processes transfer &/or appropriation charges & may balance &/or close accounts.
Troubleshoots problems; performs vendor/account research as needed; obtains additional information or provides instruction & guidance by phone, US- or e- mail from customers/vendors; corrects or escalates.
Communication & Outreach Recruitment
Develops coordinated, consistent marketing and brand messages.
Incorporates social media and networking into program/project aspects as appropriate.
Strengthens partnerships with external resources by defining, promoting and marketing benefits of participation and involvement to the organization.
Creates and nurtures relationships with organizations to develop a network of enthusiastic organizations engaged via active participation in the success of program/project.
Contributes to website maintenance and updates
Observes program sessions and interacts with participants for purpose of gaining consumer insight, growing and strengthening program knowledge, and optimizing client satisfaction.
Coordinates the collection, analysis & reporting of required information for surveys, review documents, public information documents, etc.
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.
Ensures that event details including communication, venues, presenters, travel arrangements, materials, refreshments and technology are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner.
Tracks data entry of grades into CAESAR, assuring faculty completes process by deadline.
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.)
Impeccable organization, time and project management skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills: an ability to communicate proactively, in clear and concise terms
A self-starter orientation: ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a broader, cross-functional team
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Deep knowledge of multicultural issues that arise with foreign graduate students coming to the U.S. for the first time for education, which includes special skills in handling a broad range of matters—personal and/or professional—that may occur.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience in website management (i.e. adding content to and/or updating webpages on a periodic basis)
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