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Program Coordinator, University Pathways

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
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Sep 22, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
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Program Coordinator, University Pathways

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, University Pathways Portfolio (UPP) the Program Coordinator-University Pathways will support the management of unique student support services, events, business development and internal communications related to elite, high-priority undergraduate pathway and partnership initiatives such as Foundation Year.

The Program Coordinator University Pathways will respond to unique needs and goals of high-priority partnerships and pathways and will work regularly with the UPP leadership team and members of partner organizations to deliver Northeastern University resources and support based on annual goals. S/he will also be a primary source of information for several CPS units to contact for further information about serving high-priority partners, including admissions, marketing, advancement, academic units, faculty and operations.

The Program Coordinator-University Pathways will work with the Associate Director to assess unique student and operational needs related to high-priority undergraduate partnerships and initiatives including scheduling, tutoring, consulting or other services required for meeting CPS commitment to the partnership or pathway. S/he is responsible for implementing outreach campaigns and events to attract new students in collaboration with designated UPP, partnership, and pathway leadership and internal units such as enrollment management. The successful candidate will contribute to the tracking partnership activity against stated goals of the contract and annual goals.

In addition to College wide initiatives, the Program Coordinator-University Pathways will work regularly across the university to coordinate logistics along with registrar and student support activities on behalf of partnership growth. The Program Coordinator-University Pathways will assist the Associate Director to provide regular impact reports to CPS leadership regarding outcomes associated with high-priority undergraduate partnerships and pathways. The Program Coordinator -University Pathways will coordinate responsibilities that are required for meeting the university's commitment to high-priority undergraduate partners and pathways.

The Program Coordinator -University Pathways will provide support to the Associate Dean, University Pathways Portfolio and perform daily functions related to office administration such as calendar management, event planning, including initiating and coordinating regularly scheduled meetings and events, database management, developing and maintaining files, providing administrative support for various staff and faculty members, and maintaining effective relationships and good rapport with the full University community at all levels. S/he will also hire, train, and supervise work study students and manage program specific email inboxes. Perform additional duties and assist in special projects as needed and requested.

Bachelor's Degree required. Two to five years of progressive responsibility in an administrative support capacity in a fast-paced and service-oriented environment or relative combination of education and experience required.
  • Ability to work in a highly flexible and innovative environment with an expanding role and shifting responsibilities.
  • Superior critical thinking, relationship building skills and willingness to be pro-active, take initiative and ownership.
  • Strong understanding of University systems and priorities; ability to successfully navigate the complexity of large University administration to build internal partnerships and initiatives on behalf of specific external relationships.
  • Effective multi-tasking, priority setting and ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive material, set priorities and work independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent written communication skills; exercise confidentiality, tact and diplomacy in dealing with others.
  • High degree of proficiency with MS Suite Office, Outlook, Power Point, Apple/MAC and PCs, website and database management.
  • Occasional night and weekend work.

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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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