The Assistant Director of Community Relations is responsible for planning, implementing and analyzing programs intended to increase the philanthropic involvement of NU coaches, staff and student-athletes, while generating publicity, nurturing local business and consumer relationships, and increasing overall credibility for Northwestern Department of Athletics and Recreation (NUDAR), its student-athletes and its individual teams.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Implement community outreach programs with our coaches and student-athletes with local charities, hospitals, schools or similar entities; continuously recruiting volunteers to support outreach initiatives.
Process appropriate promotional activities forms with compliance office and academic services office to ensure all NCAA and institutional regulations are met.
Coordinate with various NUDAR departments to augment branding, ticket sales, and sponsorship efforts that promote Northwestern Athletics events and enhance joint community relations initiatives with new or existing NU partners.
Plan and execute special events with the Evanston and Northwestern communities including, but not limited to, Kits, Cats and Kids Block Party, picnic and movie night, staff community outreach day, and Evanston community lunches.
Facilitate all charitable donation requests submitted to NUDAR, obtain approval from the compliance office and follow up with these groups as potential group ticket sales clients.
Organize a number of youth-athlete initiative between our 19 intercollegiate sports teams and local communities. Work with community members and/or sponsors to offer student programming including participating in coach sponsored camps and clinics.
Coordinate the distribution of tickets by Northwestern alumni/donors to under-privileged communities in and around Evanston.
In conjunction with the Deputy AD for External Affairs, liaison with Evanston City officials and government employees to enhance and maintain neighborhood relations; specifically, the 7th Ward Alderman and Neighborhood Associations.
Work closely with the Northwestern University Executive Director for Neighborhood and Community Relations
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.
1-2 years of experience.
Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Professional presentation skills.
High energy and enthusiasm.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Ability to work in dynamic fast paced environment.
Ability to handle multiple tasks at once and meet deadlines.
Previous experience in intercollegiate athletics preferred.
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. Faculty members include Tony Award winners, MacArthur Fellowship recipients and members of numerous honorary and professional societies, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Council of Learned Societies. Research thrives at Northwestern University. Interdisciplinary teams at Northwestern work to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations with partners at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and local universities. Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, Northwestern employs a dynamic and diverse mix of faculty and staff who work proactively to ensure that the University is a special place to work. Northwestern is committed to the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, fostering a climate that treasures differences and provides rich opportunities for learnin...g. To that end, Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons for employment and promotion throughout the University.
The Northwestern Work Environment. Our two main campuses are situated along Lake Michigan’s lakefront. The Chicago campus, located between the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, offers outstanding views and is within walking distance of some of the city’s main attractions.The Evanston campus, just 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, sits among charming residential neighborhoods, parks, beaches, and bike trails.At our newest campus, in the architecturally significant Education City in Doha, Qatar, the University offers undergraduate programs in partnership with the Qatar Foundation.
Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: Competitive compensation, Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, Tuition reimbursement, Pre-tax transit options, Professional development opportunities, Vacation, sick, and holiday pay, Excellent retirement plans, Work/Life balance and resources, Dependent care match, Faculty-Staff Assistance Program. We also provide employees with access to an abundance of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities that take place on and off campus.