Manager, Academic Partnerships and Programs

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

Manager, Academic Partnerships and Programs

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 to the Director of Partnership Success, the Manager of Academic Partnerships and Programs will plan, develop, and manage the Roux Institute's partnerships and programming with institutions of higher education across Maine, New England and beyond. This is an exciting opportunity to shape, steward, and manage relationships and programs with Maine-based institutions of higher education and to establish new programs with other institutions of higher education in New England. The Roux Institute is looking to develop a strong pipeline of diverse talent to build the future advanced technical workforce in Maine. Partnerships with academic institutions in Maine and beyond are a key component of our strategy to build this future workforce. These partnerships will include educational collaborations such as “4+1” arrangements, “study away” at the Roux programming, pre-baccalaureate access to graduate level coursework, and entrepreneurship programming. These partnerships can also include faculty collaboration and collaborative research.

The Manager of Academic Partnerships and Programs will be responsible for both establishing and managing the ongoing programs associated with our academic partnerships. This role will work closely with counterparts on the enrollment team to establish and drive toward program enrollment goals and colleagues in operations and learner services to ensure that programs are delivering a top-notch experience for participants.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills, dispositions, experience, and qualifications.

  • B.A. required; master's degree preferred; this role may also be appealing to a recent graduate of a professional terminal degree (e.g. EdD)
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional work experience
  • Experience working in program management, academic operations/administration, enrollment, learner services or special projects is preferred
  • Experience working in a higher education setting is preferred
  • A generalist who can work across a variety of teams and functions
  • A strong sense of personal accountability to take projects across the finish line
  • The ability to manage up to senior leaders and across to colleagues to accomplish critical, time-sensitive objectives
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely (e.g. a program overview document)
  • Strong project management skills paired with the ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources
  • The ability to present to external audiences and be an ambassador for the Roux Institute with a diverse set of stakeholders within partner institutions (program directors, administrators, students)
  • Acute attention to detail and a focus on efficiency
  • A culturally responsive mindset
  • The ability to cultivate positive relationships across lines of difference
  • A commitment to Maine and its people
  • A sense of humor and enthusiasm

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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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