University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, Grainger College of Engineering
Urbana, IL

Expires: 09/23/21


$50,000+ Based on Experience Based on Experience

Programming and Experience Manager
Siebel Center for Design
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Siebel Center for Design is unique among design centers in the United States. Our mission: To practice, model, and teach design thinking, using human-centered design to reimagine our campus, community, and collective world.

An industrious and generative team of individuals works collaboratively at SCD to advance this mission. Nestled between the Gies College of Business, the College of Applied Health Sciences, Ikenberry Commons, and the Art + Design building - with the College of Education and the UIUC athletic complexes a short distance away - Siebel Center for Design is at a crossroads on our campus, and is a catalyst for and driver of multidisciplinary collaboration and study. Our 60,000 square foot facility provides space for programming, instruction, prototyping, events, meetings, and more, and serves as a human-centered design focal point bringing together people from all disciplines, cultures, and realities.

To develop and implement SCDs hosted activities and services, working closely with university partners, student groups, and the campus community to coordinate and produce programs that are held in the Siebel Center for Design. This position will also oversee the SCD Concierge service, a help desk and information center focused on connecting students to resources within the Center and across campus.

Program Coordination and Strategy
Maintains relationships with SCD collaborators, resident users, and campus partners, through regular communication, to develop programming and space use plans that provide the most benefit to SDC users and remains focused on the SCD mission.
Works collaboratively with the SCD Team in the development, coordination, and implementation of informational, curricular, co-curricular, campus, and community outreach programming and events.
Coordinates programming needs for activities scheduled in SCD, including the allocation and scheduling of resources, spaces, and access to members of the SCD Team, as requested by resident users and guests.
Program Staffing and Reporting
Responsible for the hiring, training, management, scheduling, and supervision of student staff and volunteers to support activities and services, including the SCD Concierge service and SCD-hosted events.
Provides management with reports, analyses, data, and information on the SCD programs and activities, and assists the SCD leadership team with determining a strategy for future programming and space allocation.
Other Essential Functions
Maintains the scheduling calendar and prepares all booking information for programmed events, including set up drawings, requests for set ups using University services, day-of event procedures and itineraries, and any related resource planning.
Other, related duties to further the mission of the Siebel Center for Design.

Bachelors degree
A total of one year of work experience in administration, event management, or a related field (Note: Masters Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.)
Successful Candidates will Have:
Bachelor's degree in administration, event management, or a related field
2 years of experience in a programming or event coordination role. 1 year of experience working in a university setting and interacting directly with students and campus groups.
Experience with Google Suite and Slack, or similar communication tools.
Knowledge of the methodologies, practices and tools of design thinking, innovation strategy and prototyping.
Experience with scheduling and booking software such as Accruent EMS, EventBooking, or a related product.

This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after September 23rd, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Applications must be received by September 23rd, 2021. Apply for this position using the Apply for Position button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:
Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.
In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the Apply for Position button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Thurman Etchison at 217-300-2193 or tetchis2@illinois.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact 217-244-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and
regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.


Maryellen Simpson

Business Address

1308 W. Green St.

Urbana, IL 61801

Posted: 09/14/2021 14:45:08 EST

Last Updated: 09/14/2021 17:00 EST

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