Director, Cooperative Education

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 14, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, Cooperative Education & Employer Engagement

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:
Reporting into the Associate Dean, Student Experience in the College of Professional Studies (CPS), the Director of CPS Cooperative Education and Employer Engagement oversees the strategic vision of maintaining and growing the cooperative education experience for CPS learners, including advising a caseload of students and working with employers to offer opportunities globally for our students.

The Director is responsible for overseeing full time student advisors and taking on the majority of outreach to develop and provide experiential learning opportunities for CPS students (undergrad and graduate) locally, at our networked campuses, and around the globe. The Director will implement and oversee proactive communications with both students and employers to better ensure consistent processes and procedures in collaboration with the Office of Global Services and the Career Design and Employer Engagement Office.

Candidates for the Director position must have a Masters degree from an accredited college or university, with a track record of strong academic performance. Five to seven years of experience in an experiential education setting, and experience working effectively with students and external constituents alike. The ideal candidate will have worked in a student/career focused environment with experiential learning opportunities and insights.
Preferred knowledge of industry trends and experience collaborating with companies and organizations to provide ‘real world' experience for others. Detail-oriented, multi-tasker that can lead projects and work collaboratively across University Divisions. Effective communication skills that can work well with students, staff, faculty, alumni and external partners.

Additional attributes:
  • Forward thinking, in alignment with Northeastern 2025.
  • Up-to-date on industry changes and trends of CPS programs.
  • Outgoing individual who can connect with students and employer community.
  • Passion for networking and making new connections.

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    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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