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Assistant Director - Programming

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 27, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director - Programming & Education

About the Opportunity


The Assistant Director will support the programming and education operations of Off Campus Engagement and Support (OCES), which supports Northeastern University learners living off campus while in class, on co-op, and/or participating in co-curricular experiences. The Assistant Director is an integral part of the OCES team and will be responsible for the planning, development and execution of curated community building and educational programs intended to allow Northeastern students to have a successful off-campus experience.

The Assistant Director assists in the creation and execution of OCES programs that provide expertise in housing, education on tenant rights and responsibilities, connection to campus and civic engagement, building and maintaining a sense of community, and creating a network for students in their local area. Educational efforts will include topics on housing in Boston, rights and responsibilities, good neighbor actions, responsibilities, and knowledge of off-campus living. Programming efforts will enhance learners' experience living off-campus, keep learners connected to their peers and Northeastern opportunities and resources, foster pathways for engagement both on and off campus, facilitate community and civic engagement opportunities, and create smooth transition opportunities as learners move throughout the campus network. The Assistant Director will provide direct support to the Director regarding OCES signature programs, Community Ambassadors, student staff professional development, DEI initiatives and goals for student support, creating marketing and promotional materials, and developing newsletter and social media content.

The Assistant Director will be responsible for program assessments, program logistics, such as room bookings and catering orders, etc. Responsibilities will also include attending tabling events, creating and giving presentations at orientation and other welcome events on behalf of the office. The Assistant Director will provide high quality customer support and expert advice to students, parents, faculty and staff in search of safe, affordable off-campus housing in the Boston area. She/He/They will advise students and parents with questions and concerns pertaining to renter's rights, landlord/tenant rights, and off-campus responsibilities, as well as manage the Lease Genius educational program and outreach to expand lease knowledge among students with the Assistant Director of Advising and Support in OCES.

The Assistant Director will collaborate with the offices of Student Affairs, Housing , City and Community Engagement, NUPD, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, WeCare, UHCS, and other University departments to support the work of OCES.

  • Bachelor's degree in Student Personnel or related field, Masters preferred
  • 1-3 years of work experience in student affairs, event planning and/or related field.
  • Comprehensive understanding of student development research and theories.
  • Strong customer service focus, communication, writing skills, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience working in a diverse, fast-paced, student-centered service environment.
  • Innovative problem-solving ability.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and presentation/public speaking skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders and work positively and productively with parents, faculty, staff and community members.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, and Publisher), Adobe Suite, Social Media, and and web-based marketing programs.
  • Travel may be required.

Position Type

Student Services

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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