Program Manager

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 29, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Program Manager

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
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The Program Manager for the Institute for Experiential Robotics will work with Institute Director and the Director of Administration and Finance. The position provides grant and finance management, prioritize activities and communications, marketing and space management within Institute space. Initiates professional communication on behalf of the Institute Director, Director of Administration and Finance. Provides leadership and guidance with matters regarding financial and budgetary activities. Advises the Institute Director and work with Director of Administration and Finance on budget procedures, available funding, college policies and procedures, financial reporting and training on purchasing.

Bachelor's Degree in business administration with a minimum five years of project management experience. Demonstrated leadership skills with proven ability to motivate and direct others; experience leading teams, multi-functional communication, time and scope management, and coordinating needs. At least five years' experience in financial and operations management is required to include supervisory experience, preferably in research active academic setting. Significant budgeting and quantitative analytical experience. Outstanding organizational skills demonstrated computer literacy with Microsoft Office and a willingness to learn new approaches/programs. Proven ability to manage multiple tasks at once work independently and handle confidential information. Experience with budget review, forecasting and monitoring, as well as experience with program evaluation and quality improvement/organizational improvement. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work well with faculty, staff and students. Demonstrated ability to work with a broad range of clients and stakeholders in a customer-focused environment. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative methods toward tackling technological and financial challenges. Ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks with minimal supervision, creatively solve problems with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Good judgment under pressure, while negotiating competing and often time-sensitive priorities from multiple constituents in a varied and sometimes demanding office environment. Excel at meeting deadlines and following through on projects. Ideal candidates will be high performing professionals with a can-do attitude and team spirit—they will be self-starters who enjoy providing administrative support to dynamic and complex groups of faculty, students, and staff. Must be flexible, enthusiastic, open to and energized by change.

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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