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Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Engagement

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 3, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Full Time
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Coordinator of Undergraduate Student 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:
Working under the direction of the Director of Undergraduate Advising, the Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Engagement Programs is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing programs to more fully engage CSSH undergraduates in the life and culture of the college. In addition, the Coordinator will work with student groups to brainstorm ways in which to develop more robust opportunities for leadership in the College. The Coordinator will also develop, implement and coordinate programs targeted to specific cohorts of CSSH students, with a goal of encouraging a higher level of engagement in the College and ultimately retention to graduation. This position is responsible for maintaining strong and productive interpersonal relationships with student groups, academic advisors, faculty and co-op coordinators to fully take advantage of ways in which to engage students in all areas of the college. A key piece of the Coordinator's role is to proactively develop the CSSH Student Advisory Council, the peer mentors and the UG TAs into strong student leadership groups within the College.

Coordinate and work closely with CSSH student leadership groups, including: Student Advisory Council, Peer Mentors, and TAs for the freshman seminar (25%)

Development of programs to promote retention through student engagement of CSSH cohorts (30%)

Outreach, messaging and communications (10%)

Manage the college's summer and other orientation programs for new students, including freshmen, transfers, NUin, and other pipeline program students (15%)

Maintain a small advising load in order to maintain contact with students and keep up to date with issues related to advising and ideas about how to engage students in the college, as well as to draw from students CSSH student groups (20%)

Master's degree required with a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in working with cohorts of student leaders in a higher education institution (e.g. peer mentors, student council members, etc.). Very strong project management and organizational skills required. Ability to juggle many projects and deadlines simultaneously is a necessity, as are excellent writing and communications skills and an ability to work collaboratively while supporting multiple internal clients (e.g. faculty members, staff, students). The candidate must also have the ability to interpret data to support the assessment of institutional retention data. Must be a self-starter with demonstrated ability to handle projects from start to finish, reach out and engage students, and ability to work well as part of a team to support the unit's goals. Creativity and thinking outside the box in developing new programming ideas for ways to engage students is essential.

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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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