CEM Program Manager
About the Opportunity
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and
level of work being performed by people assigned to this
classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of
personnel so classified.
Founded in 1922, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at
Northeastern University prepares the leaders that the times demand.
We deliver a curriculum that combines knowledge in technology and
data analytics with uniquely human skills, such as critical
thinking, creativity, and an entrepreneurial mindset. From
undergraduate to MBA-level programs—online, on-site, or hybrid,
full- or part-time, our world-renowned experiential approach
empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create
impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and
for Emerging Markets
(CEM) conducts and disseminates best
practices on how firms can leverage high -growth emerging markets
for global competitive advantage. It is a leading research hub on
issues facing private and public organizations in emerging
economies. The Center for Emerging Markets 's 60+ Faculty Fellows
work within several schools at Northeastern. The CEM organizes
seminars, international research conferences, hosts visiting
scholars from around the world, features distinguished professors
and practitioners in the Nardone Family seminar series, runs
lecture series on India and China, organizes symposia for the
business community, runs competitions to support student immersion
in emerging markets, among other things.
The CEM Program Manager provides direct operational support to the
Director of the Center for Emerging Markets. They are responsible
for managing the Director's administrative needs and for developing
effective systems to do so. This individual manages the logistics
for board meetings and other meetings that support the mission of
the CEM. The CEM Program Manager is responsible for planning and
delivering a range of activities, from minor events such as
breakfast meetings to major events, such as conferences and annual
events for over 100 people. This individual manages the Center of
Emerging Markets website content, social media platforms, and
digital publications. The CEM Program Manager will play a key role
in case writing, strategic planning, grant proposals, and research;
and work on special projects, as assigned.
- Master's degree in Business Administration, Economics,
Marketing, Communications, Program Development, International
Business, or related fields
- Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in program
management, event management, social media management, program
operations, and/or administration.
- Demonstrated ability to assist with marketing, communications,
writing, editing, and research
- Experience with web navigation and social media platforms
- Knowledge of or understanding of the economic and political
context of emerging economies and the challenges of economic
- Solid implementation skills with attention to detail
- High level of skill in working collaboratively with individuals
- Superior communication, planning, and customer (internal and
external) service skills
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Web Application Skills
- Proficiency in computer/technology and database
- Excellent organizational skills
- Experienced in living, working or studying aboard
- Background in international economic development, business, and
emerging markets (such as India or China)
Manage the Director of Center of Emerging Markets administrative
needs, including all aspects of the CEM's operations.
Manage and help facilitate board meetings.
Assist with research, case writing, strategic planning, and grant
Support student services, including assisting student organizations
and student volunteers.
Work closely with the marketing team to develop content that builds
and endorses the CEM brand.
Create and update website content for use across multiple social
media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, and GSPA student blog
Coordinate media and communications efforts with DMSB
Compile and maintain the CEM newsletter current on the CBA website
on an ongoing basis and supervise its production on paper on a
In collaboration with the Director of CEM organize and execute
events, lectures, workshops, research conferences, and outreach
events for the business community including Nardone Family
Prepare, manage, and monitor events budgets.
Orchestrate marketing campaigns and promote events online and on
Work with the development team to assist with fundraising
Implement the Vivek & Vandana Sharma India initiative,
including biannual India Lectures, India @75
summit, student/faculty exchanges, and CEM's
China-related projects, such as China Lecture, China Insight
Coordinate with the CEM's faculty associates on research projects,
mini-grant awards, research seminars/conferences/colloquia, etc |.
Help manage partnerships with other units in DMSB, Northeastern U,
and external organizations, such as USISPF, TIE-Boston,
WorldBoston, AIM, MIT, embassies and consulates, etc.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work
experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit
eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid
time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as
well as commuting & transportation. Visit
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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
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