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Operations and Program Manager

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 12, 2022

Operations and Program Manager

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education administration.

The College's schools, departments, and programs—with disciplines ranging from economics and history to English, urban affairs and international affairs, form an interdisciplinary group of scholars with global perspectives and a culture of inclusion. Our expert faculty connects liberal arts education with the challenges of our time, fostering ethical reasoning and critical thought, with attention to the enduring significance of history, literature, and culture. Strategic Areas of Focus for the college's education and research throughout its global network are (1) Resilience, Sustainability, Health, and Equity, (2) Cultural Transformations, Governance, and Globalization, and (3) Network Science, Computational Social Science, Digital Humanities, and Information Ethics.

CSSH has long been committed to creating a culture of inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff. Diversity and inclusion, as well as questions of race, racism, and anti-racism, are part of all our programs, all our research centers, our three areas of strategic focus—and are always work in progress. At the same time, we focus on how modes of constructing social hierarchies, including race, gender, sexuality, class, caste, and others, intersect with one another.


The Ethics Institute seeks a collaborative, innovative, detail-oriented and responsible Operations and Program Manager. The Operations and Program Manager of the Ethics Institute ensures the excellent implementation and oversight of programs, projects and events of the Institute. This role reports to the Director of the Ethics Institute. The Manager will be part of a collaborative administrative team for the Institute that includes the Director, Associate Director, and marketing and communications manager.

The Ethics Institute is an interdisciplinary unit with a focus on research, education and practice in applied ethics, including AI and data ethics, environmental ethics, social and economic justice, religion and ethics, research ethics and bioethics. The Operations and Program Manager works with the Director, Associate Director, and affiliated faculty of the Ethics Institute in the day-to-day administration and management of the Institute and helps to connect Institute programs, projects and events with partners throughout Northeastern's global network of campuses. The Manager will also work closely with student groups and programs supported by the Institute. Examples of current Institute projects and programs can be found here:

The Manager is responsible for budget preparation and oversight, tracking expenses, multiple accounts, transfers and reimbursements, working with external vendors, and providing monthly reports to the Director of the Ethics Institute, as well as to faculty project leads. The Manager is also responsible for personnel administration for the Institute, including hiring, organizing visiting researchers, ensuring payments, and administrating the Institute's coop and work-study programs. The Manager works closely with the Institute administrative team and project leaders on planning and implementation of events and programs, marketing and communications, and tracking and reporting on Institute activities. They will also provide administrative support for the preparation of funded project proposals and Institute fundraising and development initiatives.


Bachelor's degree required with a minimum of two years of administrative experience, preferably in an academic environment. Master's degree preferred. Experience working with budgets is required. Experience with social media, digital communication or design preferred. Experience organizing and running events is desirable. The Manager must be a quick learner, clear and competent writer, detail-oriented, collaborative, and capable of innovative problem solving. Must have technical skills and background experience with Microsoft Suite. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with students, faculty, vendors, and administrative contacts throughout the university. Must be flexible and highly organized, with the ability to work iteratively and with competing demands. Ability to create and coordinate events, meeting and event timelines, maintain accessible files, and manage multiple events, programs, and projects at once.

Documents to Submit:

Resume and cover letter required.

Position Type

Academic Administration

Additional Information

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 for more 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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