Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 04, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator

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:
The D'Amore-McKim School of Business generates impactful knowledge and develops leaders who will shape business in domains not yet discovered. Three distinctive mindsets - global, entrepreneurial, and lifelong learning - are at the core of the D'Amore-McKim vision of the future. Cooperative education and experiential learning are central to the experience of every D'Amore-McKim student providing them with the opportunity to apply classroom learning in a real world context.


Employer Relations/Job Development: The Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator develops partnerships with employers by working with managers and human resources contacts; develops new and maintains recurring co-op positions; engages in lifelong learning to develop and maintain a current understanding of the industry/field, employers, and positions. Activities to support this endeavor include site visits to new and existing employers, outreach to potential new co-op employer partners, and engagement in relevant professional development opportunities. High-level customer-orientation, strong presentation skills, and experience in building and maintaining client relationships is essential. Prior professional experience in industry is preferred.

Education of Students: The Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator educates students through the career development process with a specific focus on the students' co-op search. The Coordinator teaches a career education course each semester, and coaches students through group and individual meetings. Classroom preparation includes teaching interviewing skills, resume writing, professional behavior and communication, workplace ethics, and soft skills development with a focus on Northeastern's Self-Authored Integrated Learning (SAIL) framework.

The Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator also maintains contact with students while engaged in their co-op experience, and works with students through their post-co-op reflection.

Service: The Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator also engages in service to the Cooperative Education department, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, and to Northeastern University. Service includes making presentations to prospective students and newly admitted students; participation on committees and task forces; and serving as an advisor to student organizations.

Integrated Learning: Cooperative education is an integral part of the academic experience at Northeastern and our philosophy is that learning in the classroom is enriched by practical experience, and practical experience enriches classroom learning. The Coordinator will collaborate with academic faculty, administration, and the co-op community to guide students in the integration of their co-op and academic experiences. The Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator shares knowledge of industry with academic faculty to integrate employment-based learning with curriculum-based learning.

  • A master's degree or its academic equivalent is required, and a minimum of five years of professional work experience.

  • Experience as a career coach, certification preferable, but not required.

  • Experience teaching in a classroom environment.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and comfort presenting to diverse audiences.

  • Experience working with a diverse staff and/or student population and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace.

  • Proficiency in computer/technology and database maintenance, and strong organizational skills.

  • Personal transportation and a valid driver's license, in order to travel locally to co-op sites.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • An academic degree in a related business profession, or experience in career development and counseling of business students.

  • Knowledge of cooperative education and/or experiential learning.

  • Experience working with an international student population.

    Qualified applicants should submit a resume and concise cover letter highlighting relevant professional experience.

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    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

    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.

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