Staff Position

Program Coordinator (Part-time)

Position Details

Job ID # 19-108
Department Center for Leadership Studies (CFLS)
Reports To CFLS Director

Position Summary

The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate the educational activities of the Center for Leadership Studies. This is a part-time position of approximately 20 hours weekly (.5 FTE).

Essential Functions

  1. Promote program growth by interacting with recruits and assisting Inquirers in applying for CFLS, enrolling in its degree programs, and registering for classes. 
  2. Enhance computer support for CFLS program activities in the form of Power Campus, Target X, word processing spreadsheet applications and other technologies. 
  3. Maximize student success by timely communication, proactive student engagement, accurate record keeping, and quality control of the student facility experience. 
  4. Expand recruiting by working with Marketing to develop and implement social media and website marketing strategies for the Center. Maintain the CFLS intranet (Eagle) webpage.
  5. Optimize the class experience for students and faculty by facilitating room scheduling, faculty travel, hospitality, technology requests, and online course development. 
  6. Manage the general office activities of the Center for Leadership Studies. Prepare reports, create calendars, schedule meetings, help with purchasing and budget monitoring.
  7. Perform other work-related duties as assigned.


  1. Ability to provide a welcoming and genuine customer-service atmosphere to students, callers, guests and faculty.
  2. Effective verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  3. Successful experience in utilizing general office skills and knowledge of office technology, including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.) and basic web-page management (WordPress). Familiarity with Salesforce software preferred.
  4. Education and/or experience equivalent to a BA degree.
  5. Capacity to work under timelines with emphasis on details and accuracy.
  6. Self-motivated and able to work without supervision: ability to use initiative
  7. Demonstrated capability to maintain confidentiality.
  8. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  9. Flexible approach and teachable attitude.
  10. Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  11. Ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.

Working Environment:

  1. Work is generally performed indoors in a typical office setting.
  2. Some weekend/evening work may be required.
  3. Position works with strictly confidential information.
  4. Frequently required to be in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.

Physical Demands:

The functions are usually performed while seated, but may involve some amount of time sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting (max. of 40 lbs.), walking, carrying, reaching, stretching, climbing, perform repetitive motions of the hands or wrists and other movements. The abilities of seeing, hearing and speaking are also required. 

Lifestyle Standards

Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the spiritual, moral, and ethical standards of Northwest University, as outlined in the Employee Manual.

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (, or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.

You may submit your package by mail, scan and email, or fax.

Northwest University
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Fax: (425) 739-0695

Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-5749
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Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.

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