Program Assistant 4, ARD Marketing and Communications
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Internal Number: 45832
Department: Alumni Relations & Development Salary/Grade: NEX/12
Please note: The target budgeted salary for this position is $24.00 - $24.50 hourly. Offers will be based on candidate experience and education, as well as equity within Northwestern University.
Alumni Relations and Development appreciates that the collective sum of our individual differences, experiences, knowledge, and self-expression is crucial for our success. We strongly invite candidates of all backgrounds to apply and to participate fully and authentically in our workplace.
We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet 100% of the preferred qualifications.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Alumni Relations and Development is committed to genuine inclusion. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Elizabeth Frisch at [email protected]. Consistent with its obligations under the law, Northwestern will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential job responsibilities.
Coordinates administrative processes and prioritizes, directs, and responds to business matters involving administrative functions associated with education, research, and/or operations. Creates and maintains associated documents, spreadsheets, databases, meetings, special events, etc. and alerts supervisor of critical issues and upcoming events.
The Program Assistant 4 coordinates a broad variety of administrative processes and functions for the Marketing and Communications team in Alumni Relations and Development. Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Marketing and Communications, this position manages the SAVP’s calendar and provides administrative support to the SAVP and the Marketing and Communications team. The Program Assistant 4 also manages the print and digital materials libraries, assists with the project management process, processes departmental invoices and tracks the budget, and serves as the Systems Support Representative for the team.
Documents and Databases
Independently responds to and composes correspondence.
Creates and maintains standard spreadsheets, and/or databases,
and PowerPoint presentations.Maintains the print and digital library.
Prepares queries, reports, statistics, tables, charts, etc. based on information compiled from various sources.
Develops weekly reports on marketing activity for the Vice President of Alumni Relations and Development.
Pulls reports as requested by Marketing team members.
Serves as the System Support Representative (SSR) for the Marketing team.
Determines format, elements, trends, etc.
Organizes files on the network drive.
Administers budgets for department, which may include approving purchases, reimbursements and/or orders.
Processes invoices and expense reports.
Completes journal entries.
Creates & monitors budget statements.
Verifies that charges are accurate and posted to the appropriate account.
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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. Click for information on EEO is the Law.
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