Department: MED-Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Salary/Grade: EXS/6
Provides direction in reviewing & recommending policy & procedure designed to enhance operational excellence of a program/project in order to ensure success. Ensures the effective, compliant, & efficient daily management of all operational, financial, & business functions in support of the business area's mission & in coordination with central offices such as HR, Budget, Facilities, IT, & Provost. Represents program/project on internal & external administrative affairs by recommending alternatives & suggestions. The program/project is summarized below:
Program: plan or system of taking action toward a goal
Project: planned actions with specified beginning & end
Reporting to the Center Director, the Senior Community Coordinator will lead the Service and Outreach of Allergy and Asthma Research (SOAAR) core of CFAAR. The Senior Community Coordinator is responsible for developing and managing all community-facing activities such as planning and helping implement the Center’s community engagement, developing education and advocacy strategies, coordinating the family advisory board, and coordinating research activities directly impacting communities such as:
Educational videos developed to educate young children, parents/caregivers, and early childhood educators on food allergy
Research studies that focus on polices that support families affected with food allergies and asthma.
Oversees & ensures that day-to-day operations are appropriately managed, efficient and effective.
Communication, Outreach & Recruitment
Ensures program/project success in regard to revenue & expense goals including recruitment, participation, etc.
Identifies opportunities and strategies for short- and long-term growth & expansion.
Coordinate the Community Research & Medicine Program (High school student research activities)
Oversees marketing of new and current programs, working with partner institutions & media to ensure marketing plan effectively targets applicants, sponsors, etc.
Manage center website and social media
Ensures that all advertising and marketing materials accurately represent programs.
Assist in the development of monthly newsletter
Reviews & analyzes outcome measurements and recommends changes & enhancements to improve program/project.
Collaborates with internal/external partners to implement changes designed to improve/increase program/project goals/objectives.
Manages programming, educational, student, alumni, workshops, meetings, etc. including speakers, agendas, etc.
Manages planning and arrangement of meetings, workshops, Food Allergy Conference for Education and Science (FACES), Conference for Asthma Research and Education (CARE), etc. designed to exchange information, promote research objectives, and to build internal and external relationships within Northwestern University and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Collaborate with Northwestern and Lurie Development offices to assist with philanthropic initiatives
Manages planning and arrangement of meetings, workshops, events, etc. designed to exchange information, promote research objectives, and to build internal and external relationships within NU.
Manages event details including communication, venues, presenters, travel arrangements, materials, refreshments and technology are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner.
Researches competitor, and state-of-the art developments to enhance, improve, and innovate program curricula and delivery to better meet goals & objectives.
Coordinates with program/project sponsors on the delivery of all onsite instruction and provision of logistical support.
Oversee development and implementation of new program/project initiatives.
Manages relationships with partners, foundations, etc. and coordinates logistical support
Continually assesses and innovates program/project to achieve educational goals.
Develops strategy for program/project growth and expansion.
Manages & implements strategic plans.
Reviews plans, meets with leadership & key faculty & staff.
Provides advice & counsel & recommends changes & improvements to functional operations to better meet organizational needs & objectives.
Manages recruitment, application evaluation, interview, selection and notification of students or participants.
Coordinate summer internship program
Supervises 1-2 staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
2 years program/project administration or other relevant experience.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Knowledge & familiarity of Chicagoland communities including community priorities, & local issues/history, politics, & community engagement in an academic health/medical setting;
Great communication & interpersonal skills, including public speaking, group facilitation, & writing. Able to interact effectively & tactfully with a broad range of people (e.g., grassroots leaders, community residents, government officials, teachers, physicians); persuasive and diplomatic; assertive, with the confidence to talk to people at all levels.
Strong community connections and experience in working with Chicagoland communities.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Services/Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
Experience working within Chicago-based community health or service agency;
Understanding and/or experience with community-engaged research project or partnership and/or in university/academic setting.
Experience in the area of food allergies and asthma
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Outstanding coalition building and relationship management skills.
Ability and commitment to foster a highly collaborative work environment.
Excellent communication skills.
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: 37586
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.