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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates residential students, leading both military and civilian lifestyles, and working adults across the globe. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge, Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).

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Special Projects Coordinator


The Office of Communications is responsible for informing and engaging internal and external audiences, and raising the public profile of Norwich University. The Special Projects Coordinator provides leadership and support for outward facing programs and new initiatives that further the university’s mission including the Colby Military Writers Award and Symposium. Within the Office of Communications, he/she serves as the production manager, effectively processing and tracking requests for creative services, website enhancements, and strategic communications.

This is a full-time, 37.5 hour/week position with benefits.


• Supporting the Executive Director of the Colby Military Writers Symposium by developing the schedule and promotional materials, coordinating logistics including reserving campus venues, making travel and catering arrangements, and outreach to donors;
• Coordinating the authors, review readers, publishers, and executive selection committee for the Colby Military Writers Award;
• Designing and maintaining a system to manage and track production projects within the Office of Communications including photography, copy writing, creative design, web services, and strategic communications;
• Overseeing the University Calendar including reviewing and updating listings and training users;
• Managing annual production of War Whoop yearbook including soliciting and supervising student involvement.
• Supporting major event coordination such as the Todd Lecture Series, Homecoming, Parent & Family Weekend, and Commencement as needed.
• Invoicing and expense management.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years experience in special events coordination and/or project management. To thrive in this role, the Special Projects Coordinator must be detail-oriented, love variety, work independently, and possess excellent customer service and communication skills. He/she must demonstrate strong organizational skills, the ability to juggle multiple projects with ease and meet deadlines. Computer skills and budget reporting experience, including proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook is required as well as the willingness to learn special applications such as the calendar tool. He/she must be a team player, delegating responsibility where appropriate and clearly articulating expectations. The Special Projects Coordinator must model professional and positive behavior at all times, and exemplify Norwich University’s guiding values of respect, integrity and accountability.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and Norwich University Employment Application to Special Projects Search, via email:

Sep. 16, 2013

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependant care, a retirement annuity plan and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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