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Assistant Director - Curricular Pathways

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 23, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
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Assistant Director - Curricular Pathways & Communications, University Honors Program

About the Opportunity

The University Honors Program is comprised of approximately 3,300 academically gifted students. The Assistant Director of Curricular Pathways & Communications is responsible for overall communications strategy development and implementation within the Honors Program, across the Northeastern community, and with external stakeholders. The Assistant Director specifically collaborates with the Director to enhance Honors curriculum opportunities through the recruitment of faculty to teach for Honors through a variety of opportunities. The Assistant Director will also provide holistic advising to a caseload of Honors students and have supervisory responsibilities for undergraduate student workers on Marketing and Communications as well as graduate assistants regarding Honors advising.


Responsibility 1: Curricular Pathways Development and Implementation

  • In collaboration with the Director and others on the Honors team and at the University, support ongoing Honors curricular endeavors and create and implement infrastructure for:
    • Faculty/Course Recruitment & Professional Development
    • Upper-level Honors Inquiry courses
    • Inside the Honors Studio Series

  • In collaboration with the Director, Associate Director of Honors Learning & Curricular Engagement, as well as collaborating offices on campus, support Research/Scholarship Initiatives. This may include work with students on their research-related endeavors in alignment with academic/scholarly background and interests (mentorship capacity, serve on thesis/project committees, etc.).
  • Incorporate and reiterate curricular, advising, and communications pedagogy rooted in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

Responsibility 2: Honors Advising Caseload + Oversight

In collaboration with Honors team, develop and facilitate advising for Honors undergraduate students in service of their curricular pathways, including:

  • Provide developmental advising to Honors students, with special attention to supporting Associate Directors in assessment.
  • Respond to inquiries from Honors students and college advisors.
  • Develop different advising platforms, such as group advising and opportunity-specific informational sessions.
  • Supervise Graduate Assistants in their Advising practice.

Responsibility 3: Communications Strategy Development and Implementation

  • In collaboration with Director and other team members, curate and deploy Honors communications and broad narratives which reflect Honors values and amplify Honors voices, particularly those of students, alumni, and faculty.
  • Take point on external and internal communications demonstrating the impact Honors has on Northeastern's culture and community.
  • Create and maintain communications calendars and strategies based on Honors programming, campus partner collaborations, and admissions and recruitment.
  • With the collaboration of the Administrative Specialist, supervise undergraduate workers on development and creation of communications materials.

Responsibility 4: Honors Programming Management & Collaboration

  • Collaborate with Honors team members and campus and community partners to develop and realize the Northeastern University Honors program vision.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of first-year and upper-class Honors programming, (e.g., competency-based learning, community-building and leadership development programming).
  • Bring ideas and insights to staff meetings and leadership and seek out opportunities to implement and assess the work of Honors.

Maintain a positive attitude and commitment to on-going improvement.


Master's Degree in higher education or related field required and 2 years previous work experience in higher education required; advising experience desirable. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to write to a broad coalition of audiences necessary. Experience with website platforms such as WordPress or OpenScholar and experience with social media content creation and mass mailing platforms highly encouraged. Ability to prioritize tasks and work collaboratively. Previous experience in undergraduate teaching across any discipline highly desired. Previous experience supervising part-time workers helpful.

Position Type

Academic Administration

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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