Marketing Coordinator

Job Opening ID: 33460 - Position Number: 8414 - Job Code: 103233

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Job Summary 

Under general supervision from Marketing Manager, works independently to manage marketing, media advertising and public relations for Bienen School of Music concerts, residencies, festivals, lectures and other presentations.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Serves as co-editor for promotional materials, including print advertising, postcards, posters, flyers, press releases, social media, email marketing, digital advertising and radio copy.
  • In coordination with Marketing Manager, manages a part-time student assistant staff that serves as administrative assistants, copywriters/editors and graphic designers. Serves as primary coordinator for annual hiring campaign.
  • Collaborates with Marketing Manager to prepare marketing plans and promotional strategies for Bienen School of Music concerts.
  • Updates and maintains content of Concerts and Events web pages.
  • Coordinates concert office direct mail campaigns (lists, trades, mail house, etc.)
  • Manages the distribution of marketing materials on the Northwestern campus and surrounding community.
    Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A four-year college degree or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
  • Two years of professional experience working in marketing, public relations or communications.
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing, advertising, public relations, communications, graphic design, music or arts administration.

Minimum Competencies (Skills, knowledge and abilities)

  • Adaptability – Works effectively in an environment in which the parameters may change daily; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations.
  • Collaboration – Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one’s own team; respects the needs and contributions of others.
  • Collegiality - Being helpful, respectful, approachable, and team oriented building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Communication – Communicates effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
  • Computer Proficiency - Successfully uses multiple software programs independently. Software may include Microsoft Office, applications such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, email and web browsers.
  • Efficiency/Dependability - Effectively performs duties and responsibilities; displays attention to detail; supports organizational policies; anticipates demands/pressures of assignments and adjusts accordingly.
  • Ethics and Integrity - Follows through on commitments; incorporates honesty, respect and fairness in daily actions; demands trustworthiness from others; demonstrates courage and objectivity.
  • Initiative – Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets ambitious goals and acts decisively; takes action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems.
  • Judgment - Demonstrates logic, rationality and objectivity; shows common sense; uses all available information to make educated decisions.
  • Meets Deadlines - Displays consistency and success in adhering to deadlines.
  • Organization - Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail; targets projects or initiatives that require special attention and focuses on key tasks when faced with limited time and/or resources.
  • People Management - Setting clear expectations, reviewing progress, providing feedback and guidance, holding people accountable.
  • Quality/Compliance - Striving for excellence with our work processes and outcomes, honoring University policies and regulatory requirements. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of classical music and the performing arts.
  • Web design experience. 

Preferred Competencies

Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.

Application Information

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To apply for this position, you will need to submit your résumé, cover letter and references through the University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, using the job opening number or the job title.

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. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.