Executive Director, Creative Experience and Digital Engagement

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
May 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Executive Director, Creative Experience and Digital 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:
The Northeastern community has a tradition of giving back, and each day, we witness the impact of our community's remarkable generosity. Our students are pursuing co-ops in all corners of the globe, growing their cultural fluency and preparing to thrive in the world. Our faculty are delivering leading-edge scholarship, teaching and mentoring tomorrow's leaders. And our researchers are pioneering new lines of inquiry, accelerating discovery in emerging fields. Northeastern University Advancement and the Creative Experiences team play an integral role in engaging the Northeastern community to create a strong, more sustainable, and bright future.

The Executive Director, Creative Experiences and Digital Engagement is a strategic and innovative leader and content producer. They will create a comprehensive strategy for the creation of experiences and programs to support the fundraising, donor recognition, and high-level engagement efforts of University Advancement and the wider university. They will take a holistic approach to creating impactful creative experiences and events, with an eye toward rethinking traditional engagement, event, and recognition strategies. The Executive Director will analyze data and trends in order to implement new and innovative ways to expand and enhance experiences and engagement and will make data-driven decisions to inform their work. This will include creating and delivering standout experiences that engage donors, alumni, and friends of the university.

Utilizing best-in-class digital platforms and technology, the Executive Director will produce creative and meaningful virtual or hybrid events, with an eye toward creating the most engaging and impactful experience for all participants. They will act as a functional lead for experiences and maintain an expertise on digital platforms and associated technology in order to ensure flawless production. The Executive Director will oversee content creation, guest management, volunteer management, speaker curation, on-site execution, and post-event analysis and reporting.

The Executive Director will lead the division's efforts in creating engaging and high-impact experiences and events related to the Northeastern's fundraising campaigns and other similar efforts and/or strategic initiatives on behalf of University Advancement and the Office of the President.

This position is not available for remote work.

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience in event management/hospitality in the field with increasing responsibility and proven results.
  • Demonstrated mastery of digital platforms and technologies that enable virtual experiences and event creation.
  • Experience working with business communication platforms.
  • Ability to analyze data and trends and make data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent customer service and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to create strategic and engaging virtual experiences and events.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Understanding of fundraising/development, campaign management, and/or institutional advancement preferred.
  • Ability to travel and work nights and weekends as need be.

    Salary Grade:

    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 www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

    To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/879/cw/en-us/job/506447


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