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Special Assistant

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Special Assistant & Project Manager

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:
This position will work closely with the Dean of Khoury College, along with the senior leadership team, on projects and other significant college initiatives across the network.

The position will serve as a member of the Dean's senior leadership team and will attend meetings with direct reports, manage agendas and follow up actions on outstanding projects and events. The position will also project manage various projects and committees within the Dean's Office, draft correspondence, articles, nominations and awards, marketing, and philanthropy. This position will help with administrative functions for the Dean, include overseeing transactional activities - calendaring, answer the phones, coordinate travel, and assisting with Concur.

BS degree with a minimum of 5-7-year work experience, preferably in a higher education setting and supporting upper management. Individual must have strong organizational and communication skills, including writing skills. Must be able to coordinate teams for planning and execution of high-quality project work and oversight. Must have exceptional analytical capacity, discretion and experience handling highly confidential information, the ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure while maintaining a high level of professionalism.

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

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