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Senior Assistant Director of Opportunity Scholarship and Outreach Services

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Senior Assistant Director of Opportunity Scholarship and Outreach Services

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:
The mission of this job is to provide excellent services to the students who are assigned to the opportunity scholarship office with the goal of engaging students in the life of the college, and increasing retention and graduation rates.

In addition, this incumbent has responsibilities in the area of outreach to first-generation and underrepresented student populations, Torch Scholar selection including the coordination of Torch Interview Day, and Summer Immersion, responsibility for assisting the director with the $150,000 budget, and supervisory responsibilities for co-op student and office work-study students, and graduate assistants. This position also oversees administrative office duties related to the functioning of the unit.

Bachelor's degree required. Master's in Higher Education, Social Work or Counseling strongly preferred. Strong communication skills, knowledge of higher education, student development, and first-generation students in college recommended. A dedication to equity and inclusiveness, and a willingness to engage in campus issues of access and diversity are important. Strong organizational ability, ability to work autonomously, and to interpret data. A solid detail orientation with an ability to understand the big picture. Strong project management skills and demonstrated leadership skills. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

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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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