Assistant Coordinator 2 - Center for Talent Development

Northwestern University - Evanston, IL - Full time

About Northwestern University:

Northwestern University is a private research university located on lakefront campuses in both Evanston and downtown Chicago, Illinois. Northwestern was founded in 1851. In fall 2008, Northwestern opened another campus in Doha, Qatar offering bachelor's degrees in journalism and communications in partnership with the Qatar Foundation.

The university employs approximately 7,100 full-time faculty and staff members among its 12 schools and colleges. NU offers over 130 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate and professional programs to the almost 16,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled full time.

Northwestern University is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

Northwestern University Opportunity (Job ID 28524):

Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.

Currently, we have a career opportunity as an Assistant Coordinator 2 – Center for Talent Development (Evanston Campus).

Job Summary:

This position requires frequent travel to off-site locations throughout the Chicagoland area. Public transportation to these locations is limited, so candidates must have their own reliable transportation to be considered for this position. Local travel expenses will be reimbursed per Northwestern's reimbursement policy.

This position is responsible for supporting the administration of an educational program, with significant responsibility for day-to-day operations. This position will primarily be assigned to support a particular program/ programs; these programs include Midwest Talent Search, various Summer Programs, the Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP), Learning Links, and the Civic Education Project. The primary assignment may shift based on program needs. A degree in a STEM field and experience developing curriculum for STEM education required.

Please Note: Position schedule varies throughout the year. SEP personnel work 22 Saturdays during the academic year, with a day off during the week to compensate. When the program is not in session, the schedule is a M-F business day schedule. Position requires periodic/occasional attendance at off-hours meetings, conferences, and events, as well as travel.

Specific Responsibilities:

Program Development, Support, and Planning:

  • Assists the program coordinator and senior administration in the Center, as needed, in developing short- and long-term plans for the program and the Center allowing the Center to further its mission.

Personnel Management and Training:

  • Provides ongoing support to the management and direction of temporary program staff assuring that programs are staffed with qualified individuals. Coordinates, as assigned, recruiting, hiring, and training program staff. May include supervision. Staff includes, as applicable, administrative/support staff, teachers, counselors, researchers and assistants. Academic staff include teachers/instructors and teaching assistants. Residential staff include dormitory supervisors, residential counselors, and residential teaching assistants.


  • Oversees recruitment of students, including application process, admissions, and financial aid assuring program meets enrollment goals.

Client Services:

  • Provides customer support and maintains good relations with all people and groups associated with the program and the Center assuring a positive representation of the Center. Includes, for example, parents, school representatives, and liaisons. Responds in a timely and professional manner to inquiries related to the program and the Center from internal/external university sources.

Resources (Non-Personnel):

  • Works with coordinator to procure resources assuring that programs run smoothly and meet customer expectations. Resources may include classrooms and other facilities, books, supplies, and materials for the program.


  • Promotes the program and the Center through outreach and development efforts assuring the program meets enrollment goals. Participates in outreach planning and activities which may include manning booths at conferences and fairs and giving presentations. Coordinates, as directed by the program coordinator or outreach coordinator, the development and distribution of promotional materials.

Recordkeeping Data Management Systems:

  • Supports and manages recordkeeping for the program assuring accurate data are readily available. This includes student files, teacher evaluations, etc., and involves electronic databases, the web, and paper files.

Reports Analysis:

  • Compiles data to generate reports and analyses to support projects in the Center. Examples would include historical enrollment data, future enrollment projections, problem diagnosis, thus assuring support for proposals for future program development or growth.


  • Attends and prepares for meetings related to the program and the Center to develop skills of self and staff. This includes, for example, internal CTD meetings, advisory boards, outside groups, and special committees.

Budget Finance:

  • Complies with budget performance goals as set by Assistant Director to assure proper procedures are followed.


  • Engages in professional-development to further own skills and learning; develops and pursues an annual plan with goals for development, including, for example, technical and administrative skills, pursuit of interest in the field of gifted education, or pursuit of advanced degree.


  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a STEM field; OR appropriate combination of education and experience
  • Experience developing curriculum for STEM education.
  • 2-3 years work experience in an education setting or service agency; examples include schools, community service or outreach centers, psych or social services setting, or colleges/universities.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a clientele similar to CTD's: children, parents, teachers.
  • Experience in curriculum development and instruction, including teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred fields of study, at undergraduate and graduate level, include education, psychology, and child and adolescent development.
  • Interest in gifted education: has demonstrated or expresses an interest in learning about the field, by reading, attending conferences, making presentations, etc.

Working at Northwestern University:

Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.

Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will apply for current openings. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 28524.

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.

Apply Here:

Apply Now

Experience Level

less than 1 year

Northwestern University

Enter some language to introduce people to what the organization is about. This will show up along with the posting.

Find your
Dream job in
EdSurge Connect Beta matches talented educators, technologists, and business leaders with amazing edtech companies.
Companies CONTACT US for more information