Assistant Coop Coordinator

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 14, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Coop 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:
Northeastern University is a national leader in cooperative education in which students alternate between academic study and work experiences. The Khoury College of Computer Sciences is seeking an Assistant Co-op Education Coordinator to work with our undergraduate student population. This position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position, working with students in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. You will join a team of 13 highly motivated, professional, collaborative individuals who provide an outstanding cooperative education program to Computer Science students.

Student Preparation:

The Cooperative Education Coordinator will advise, support, and educate students about their career opportunities. The coordinator will develop and deliver effective teaching and coaching programs that enable students to be successful in today's global business environment at every stage, from internships to co-operative education assignments and beyond. The coop coordinator supports students for their cooperative education cycle from initial preparation, search, work placement, and their return to campus. This includes, but is not limited to, working with students one-on-one, in workshops and in the classroom. Areas include interviewing skills, resume writing, communication skills, professional behavior, transitioning to the workplace, ethics, and other relevant career learning objectives. They will also team with other co-op staff to deliver career preparation programs for first year students.

Employer Relations:

The coordinators will conduct site visits to new and existing employers during student placements to assess student success, employer satisfaction and opportunities for additional co-op positions. The coordinators will develop and maintain an understanding of industry/field, employers, and positions available to Khoury students. The coordinators will work closely with the business development team to review new accounts and identify opportunities for deepening employer relationships. The coordinators will work with the business development team, as needed, on employer related on-campus or virtual events.

Integrated Learning:

The Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator is expected to support the goals and initiatives of the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. They will collaborate with college faculty, administration and other co-op coordinators to help students integrate their co-op and academic experiences. Coordinators will also share knowledge of industry with academic faculty to integrate work-based learning with curriculum-based learning.

A master's degree is required by the appointment start date, and a minimum of three years of professional work experience is desired. An academic degree in the computer sciences profession or related discipline of assigned students (is preferred but not required) or experience in career development, recruiting or counseling of computer science students is strongly preferred. Experience in working with computer scientists in a Human Resources setting is also valuable. Knowledge of cooperative education is a plus, substantial use of technology tools is required and excellent written, and oral communication skills are expected. Experience working with a diverse staff/student population, international students and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace is required.

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Additional Information:
There are 3 open positions, 2 new openings due to increased enrollment and college need.

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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