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Program Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives - College of Computing & Informatics (CCI)

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Computing and Informatics

About Drexel

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University is a world-class, comprehensive R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. Serving as the cornerstone of experiential learning at Drexel, our renowned cooperative education program, also known as co-op, enables students to gain up to 18 months of work experience and build an impressive résumé before they graduate that will set them apart from their peers. For more than 100 years, Drexel co-op has positioned students to learn directly from the experts and visionaries shaping the professional world. Our program partners with more than 1,700 employers from around the globe, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups to innovative nonprofits and government agencies.  

In addition, Drexel has committed to becoming the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. Drexel supports engagement along three dimensions: research and academic programs that directly benefit communities, public service by students, faculty and staff, and business practices that support equitable local and regional economic development. Drexel’s engagement is long-term and multigenerational, and is fundamental to the University’s mission, heritage, and future.


The College of Computing & Informatics' (CCI) Corporate Partners program is built on a core of innovation and collaboration. In partnership with industry leaders, CCI is creating a large-scale, sustainable ecosystem for the development, recruitment, and retention of top tech talent.

Job Summary

The Program Coordinator position is mission critical and supports various stakeholders, including, but not limited to, students, external (corporate) partners, alumni, faculty, and professional staff at CCI.  A costumer-centered role, this position will coordinate daily operations that impact relationship management, elevating awareness and increasing participation in various student, corporate, and DEI initiatives.

The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) has a variety of strategic initiatives under the coordination of the Assistant Dean for Operations and Strategic Initiatives, including CCI’s Corporate Partners program (CPP) and college-wide DEI initiatives. The mission of these initiatives is to build collaborative, purposeful, and inclusive relationships and networks while educating, training, and developing CCI community members to be effective, ethical, and engaged leaders in a global community.

Daily, staff will operationalize data-driven, outcomes-focused, engagement and leadership initiatives supported by assessment and informed by current leadership and industry standards and related leadership theories and models.

Essential Functions

Plan and schedule a wide range of events and special programming for students, external customers/partners, faculty, and professional staff.

Provide exceptional customer service to external customers/partners, including communicating with other various stakeholders.

  • Identify opportunities to improve programming, resources, communications, and documentation.
  • Assist in the management of various projects (Co-Lab) and related research for project success.
  • Track information and provide regular reports on related activities.

Coordinate event logistics with the Program Manager, Events and Logistics. Events include Partner talks and information sessions, along with annual events such as the Career Networking Event, Senior Design and Philly Codefest.

Create social media content, collateral, and newsletters, in coordination with the Communications team.

Serve as coordinator for DEI initiatives and other CCI-specific programming.

  • Schedule and attend various meetings, prepare meeting agendas, take minutes, along with other administrative functions.
  • Assist with coordinating training sessions for the CCI community.
  • Assist with reports and presentations.
  •  Work on/assist on special projects as needed.

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent and 2 years of programmatic experience

Ability to build relationships with Partners, and interact via telephone, online, and in person with stakeholders of all levels and backgrounds.

Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaborate with members across a large University community (faculty, professional staff, and administrators) to achieve results.

Exceptional professionalism and customer service acumen. ­­

Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for diverse number of tasks and projects, and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.

Ability to handle confidential matters. Familiarity with social media platforms and marketing.

Experience with Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualification

DEI and higher education experience.

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table


University City – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of J. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.


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