The Campus and Community Engagement Coordinator will be a connector between Northrop programming and the students, staff, and faculty of the University of Minnesota, and the larger community in which we reside. The Coordinator will develop and administer creative programs and services that engage the campus and other constituents, supporting Northrop’s role as a vital center of academic distinction and a pre-eminent cultural and performing arts center. Work involves considerable public contact, with a goal of reaching under-served and under- represented constituencies.
Act as an advocate for Northrop programming across the student body, the larger University of Minnesota community, and with diverse constituencies in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota
Develop and implement campus and community engagement programs that connect Northrop’s Dance Season, and the cultural and academic programs produced and presented by our resident and community partners, to a greater audience both on campus and beyond
Through engaged listening, bring back to Northrop from all of the different communities described above, questions, concerns, requests and ideas that will help generate programs and procedures responsive to their needs
Create entry points for those in a broad range of student activities and academic disciplines, so that they can utilize Northrop programming as a catalyst for learning and discovery
Manage a variety of special ticket programs, analyze their effectiveness, create new awareness, and expand participation (U of M student, staff, and other discount programs; Northrop Across Campus, First Year Free Ticket, Rush tickets, UCard, SmartPass, etc.)
Oversee University Collaborative Ambassadors for Northrop (U-CAN) student group and supervise two student engagement interns.
Promote rental of Northrop spaces to U of M students, departments, etc. through programs such as U-Create and others
Research and stay current on ideas and best practices of similar University-based presenting organizations across the U.S., and share Northrop’s activities and successes with these organizations
Work with U of M academic units and faculty to develop educational content for Northrop program participants
In close collaboration with Northrop’s marketing team, suggest/provide content for Northrop’s website, social media channels, digital signage, and printed materials, to broaden, deepen, and diversify participation
Prepare, manage, and track student and community engagement budget
Establish goals, baselines, and metrics for program evaluation and document projects, including record keeping, participant tracking, and surveying.
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
This is a 12-months, 100% annually renewable academic professional position. This position will remain open until filled.
Applications must be submitted online. You will have to complete an online application for the position and MUST attach the following: -cover letter -resume -list of 3 professional references
BA/BS in Arts Administration, Education, a Performing Arts Discipline, Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or other related field from an accredited university or college
4 years of relevant professional experience in developing small and large-scale student, staff, faculty, alumni, and community engagement programs at a performing arts/academic center on a college campus
Networking skills to build and maintain healthy relationships for cross-promotional audience building
Broad knowledge and enthusiasm for the performing arts in general, with specific knowledge and/or experience in dance
Extremely creative individual who is willing to take risks and explore unique ideas
Experience setting and managing a budget
Detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and succeed in a fast-paced environment where proficiency in meeting income and engagement goals is essential. Self-motivated team player with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
An upbeat, positive, confident, and friendly manner with a willingness to interact with a wide variety of audiences and the ability to communicate ideas clearly and effectively
Responsible decision-making ability and the capacity to solve problems with quick thinking, resourcefulness, and aplomb
This position often requires that essential functions are performed during weekend and/or evening hours, based on the schedule of Northrop’s events and U-CAN meetings
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google
Experience working with diverse populations, with a working knowledge of accessibility issues and factors relevant to a performing arts building.
Monday to Friday with some weekend/evening hours based on Northrop's schedule of events.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range based on experience
Northrop is a center of discovery and transformation that connects the University of Minnesota and communities beyond by celebrating innovation in the arts, performance, and academics.
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