The Assistant Coordinator at the Center for Talent Development is responsible for managing school-year and summer service-learning programs with CTD’s Civic Education Project and supporting online learning courses in leadership, language arts, and humanities, with a significant responsibility for day-to-day program operations.
Housed within Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, CTD is dedicated to helping gifted and talented students, age 4 through grade 12, reach their full potential. CTD provides advanced academic and leadership development programs for K-12 students, creates educational resources for educators and families, engages in educational research and advocacy, and partners with schools and school districts to expand and improve local opportunities for talent development.
Curriculum Development & Program Design:
Participates in Curriculum Pathways Committee work with other CTD and University faculty and staff to contribute to CTD course and program design that promote students’ progression through CTD programs in specific areas of talent and interest.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of best practices in service-learning and online learning.
Identifies and builds relationships with community partners. Organizes service projects, community experiences, and speakers.
Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises temporary program staff and administrative support staff to implement service-learning programs and online courses.
Works in on-site administrative roles to provide oversight and management of service-learning and leadership programs at sites throughout the Chicagoland area, as well as partnership programs based at other universities and schools.
Helps develop and oversee service-learning and leadership and Humanities-focused hybrid courses, combining in-person and online learning opportunities.
Ensure programs and courses are inclusive, supportive and welcoming environments for students and families of diverse backgrounds and needs.
Procures resources, including classrooms, housing, transportation, supplies, and access to technology and online resources to ensure that programs run smoothly.
Financial & Data Management:
Complies with budget performance goals and follows CTD and NU financial procedures.
Utilizes available data to generate reports and analyses to make critical assessments about trends and program needs.
Manages recordkeeping for program needs, including student files, staff personnel files, financial reconciliation, and program documentation.
Performs other duties as required or assigned to support the day-to-day operations of the program.
Bachelor’s degree, or the or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills and abilities may be acquired.
A minimum of three years of work experience in an educational setting with students, parents and educators.
Experience organizing and facilitating service-learning or experiential education programs.
Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the program.
Master’s degree in a relevant field.
Experience in curriculum development and instruction, including experience with online education.
Experience working with students in a residential program setting.
Experience working with diverse, high-ability middle and high school students, as well as parents, educators, and community partners, bringing a customer-service focus.
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Strong organizational and planning skills, with high attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects with limited time and/or resources.
Strong computer skills. Proficiency with Macintosh platform and Microsoft Office software required. Experience with web development and social media applications preferred.
Self-motivation and problem-solving ability.
Ability to work both as part of a team and independently.
Must be able to traverse distances of up to one mile with or without accommodation.
Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
This position requires off-hours meetings, attendance at conferences and events throughout Chicagoland, and seasonal travel to program sites. During peak summer program times, the position requires travel between program sites, extended evening and/or weekend ours, and have 24/7 on-call availability. Reliable transportation to program sites is required; travel expenses will be reimbursed per University reimbursement policy.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
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.
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 highl...y collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.