Manager Employer Relations

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 12, 2021
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Manager Employer Relations

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 Associate Director, Experiential Network, the Manager of Employer Relations will be responsible for recruiting, sustaining, and facilitating sponsorships in support and service of the Experiential Network (XN) authentic learning program in conjunction with the colleges, courses, faculty, and students it serves.

The core mission of the Experiential Network is to provide Northeastern Univeristy learners, both domestic and international, with opportunities to engage in short-term, academically relevant work experiences aligned with their course of study in order to reinforce academic theory with practical application. S/he will focus on assisting academic programs and campuses in meeting student needs for experiential learning through the cultivation of a rapidly increasing pool of company sponsorships to meet the growing demand for experiential learning opportunities at Northeastern University. He/she is responsible for the following.

  • Working in collaboration with the XN team, university faculty and academic program administrators, and others responsible for experiential partnerships, s/he will establish, develop, nurture, and sustain relationships with company partners that facilitate sponsorship of exceptional, best-fit authentic work opportunities for students participating in an array of experiential learning including but not limited to XN projects, co-op, and internships. He/she articulates and promotes the unique potential of Northeastern University students and facilitates outstanding project sponsor services/experiences that distinguish Northeastern University's Experiential Network program in relation to other institutions.

  • Establish and draw upon strategic relationships with partner companies, alumni, faculty, institutional partners and colleagues, and external partners through outreach, community engagement, and other means to ensure that authentic projects are current, timely, and incorporate a rich variety of distinctive opportunities for students. This includes managing a portfolio of academic programs whose faculty actively embed XN projects and facilitating the match and support of sponsors and projects to faculty and courses within Northeastern.

  • Provide monitoring and reporting by tracking sponsor and client interactions using online database(s) such as Salesforce to maintain records in accordance with relevant policies and develop other tracking/measuring resources as needed to support, sustain, and scale the program.

    Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred along with 3-4 years of professional work experience in employer/company relationships, managing, recruiting or equivalent. Experience working with diverse constituents (i.e. various employers, disciplines, students, faculty and administration). Work effectively with people of varying cultures and diversity. Experience teaching, advising in career development or experiential learning a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite (including Teams), Salesforce, database programs and data management and analysis. Excellent skills in relationship building, event planning, marketing, public relations and data base management preferred. This position requires an individual who is goal oriented, possesses excellent presentation skills, is effective in building partnerships, extremely organized, professional and has a high level of customer service. This position is based in Boston, MA, but may require some travel per quarter to graduate campuses to support students and cultivate employer sponsorship of authentic experiential learning opportunities.

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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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