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As a member of Northrop’s Artistic & Community Programs team, the Campus Engagement Coordinator connects Northrop’s activities and venues with students, faculty, and staff on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. This position participates in planning and implementation of the Northrop Presents season and is the primary liaison with campus constituencies for performances, residencies, and engagement activities. The Campus Engagement Coordinator reports to the Engagement Manager tracks and evaluates Northrop’s campus impact, and provides administrative support to Northrop’s Artistic & Community Programs team and Northrop’s IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility) work.
This is a 100%, continuing, Labor-Represented position (classification 1885, Executive Office and Admin Specialist).
JOB DUTIES: Administration & Evaluation (40%):
Provide administrative support to Programming & Engagement team staff, including scheduling and calendar management, room reservations, catering, and other organizational and office maintenance tasks.
Process engagement-related financial documentation in a timely fashion, following U of M procedures and policies.
Support Northrop’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Squad (IDEAS) with research, implementation, evaluation, and other assistance as needed.
Work with Artist Services Manager in coordinating and executing engagement activity logistics for visiting artists (artists’ schedules, transportation, etc.) and occasionally provide artist transportation to engagements.
Maintain detailed and accurate records of participation in engagement activities, student ticketing programs, and Northrop Across Campus, keeping permanent records accessible in shared files.
Research and stay current on practices of similar University-based presenting organizations across the U.S., and share Northrop’s activities and successes with these organizations.
Other duties as assigned.
Engagement Programming (35%):
As part of the Northrop Season planning process, research thematic connections, collaborate with Northrop colleagues, and solicit input from key campus partners as needed.
Coordinate campus engagement events and activities related to Northrop Presents, including workshops, discussions, films, and other ancillary events at Northrop, in collaboration with Northrop teams and key campus partners as needed.
Create and manage engagement activities at Northrop outside of the presenting season that welcome the U of M campus community and include students’ and partners' input in program design and implementation.
Work with Northrop building partners in the Institute for Advanced Study and University Honors Program to support the Spotlight Series and Northrop Gallery programs.
Support and participate in a University Honors Program Arts NEXUS experience.
Develop relationships with individual and organizational partners on campus that will help generate and shape programs responsive to their needs.
Participate in visioning and research for a potential Northrop student affinity group.
Attend Northrop presented performances, including staffing Northrop student lounge and coordinating student lobby musicians.
Northrop Across Campus (25%):
Coordinate Northrop Across Campus program that encourages U of M faculty and staff to bring their classes of students to performances in the Northrop Season, incorporating the work performed on stage with the classroom curriculum, creating opportunities for cross-disciplinary dialogue.
Create content for Northrop Across Campus guide for faculty and staff, providing ways for students to connect, discover, and engage with what is presented at Northrop, using a multi-disciplinary approach.
Act as an advocate for Northrop programming across the student body and the larger University of Minnesota community.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position requires weekend and/or evening hours as needed, based on the schedule of Northrop’s events. Some remote work is possible and Northrop staff are expected to work on site 2 days a week and to coordinate their ,schedule with their supervisor.
PAY RANGE: $45,427-$47,000
High School Diploma/GED and four years of related office experience. Training/education may be substituted for some of the years of experience.
Committed understanding and appreciation of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility evidenced through volunteerism and/or work experience.
Demonstrated success working or learning in a collaborative team environment.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and successfully manage and prioritize multiple projects.
Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and constituencies (e.g., community members, faculty, staff, students, alumni, etc.).
Ability to meet goals independently and proactively both remotely and in in-person environments.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications.
A valid driver’s license.
This position requires weekend and/or evening hours as needed, based on the schedule of Northrop’s events
Broad knowledge and enthusiasm for the performing arts in general, with specific knowledge and/or experience in dance and music.
Experience in event planning and execution on a professional or volunteer basis.
Previous experience working with undergraduate students and/or university faculty.
Understanding of best practices in building mutually beneficial partnerships.
Ability to assess themes and concepts from artistic work and apply those ideas in an academic context.
Fluency in a language in addition to English, particularly Spanish, Somali, or Hmong.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.