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Director of City and Community Outreach and Programming

Northeastern University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2023

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
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Full Time

Director of City and Community Outreach and Programming

About the Opportunity

Director of City and Community Outreach and Programming (Oakland)

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.



Reporting to the Vice President of Campus Administration and Strategic Initiatives, the Director of City and Community Outreach and Programming will develop, coordinate, administer, and evaluate community programs and special projects for Northeastern Oakland. Working in collaboration with the Community Relations Coordinator (Boston) and other CCE staff, this position will be an active and responsible contributor to our local and campus communities by fostering collaborative relationships and partnerships that connect, educate, and engage people and organizations throughout our network. The Director of City and Community Outreach and Programming will lead programs and partnership initiatives with several focus areas related to community/civic engagement: hosting residents and community groups on campus, managing small business and neighborhood association partnerships, delivering programs and offerings open to the public, both on and off campus, representing the University and campus at Oakland meetings, such as Chamber of Commerce, City Council, Rotary Club, etc.

Collaborates with various stakeholders and cultivates existing relationships to work towards Northeastern's vision of becoming a model institution for community engagement. This position also works closely with Oakland and CCE leadership to set and meet the department's budget and program oriented goals.


Knowledge and skills required for this position are normally obtained through a Bachelor's degree and five year's of relevant experience in program management and strategic planning required; Master's degree preferred
  • Idea-driven with the ability to take creative initiative and demonstrate follow-through.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with different personalities.
  • Able to problem-solve and resolve conflicts and disputes in a professional manner..
  • Relationship-oriented and results-driven.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive manner.
  • Effective abilities in planning and running programs.
  • Effective abilities in organization, supervision, administration, and budget management.
  • Willing and able to work occasional nights and weekends.
  • Have 5-8 years of progressive responsibility and leadership experience in community/civic engagement, community development, public administration, or higher education.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details.
  • Have working knowledge of the Oakland community with special attention to East Oakland.


Generate and facilitate partnerships and programs that respond to the needs, interests, and concerns of the residents, businesses, and other community organizations surrounding Northeastern's Oakland campus.

Refine existing, and/or establish new, internal goals, systems, processes and tools for tracking, collecting and sharing the outcomes, measurements and knowledge that is generated by those programs and partnerships.

Oversee program creation and development, with a focus on establishing new and innovative pathways for internal and external collaboration.

Assist in developing an external identity for Northeastern's community programs.

Assist in developing outreach strategy for the Northeastern Oakland and any future community-specific spaces on campus.

Support CCE staff in planning and implementing new & existing programs.

Perform other duties as assigned.

The expected hiring range is $123,395 to $160,410 based on the position's scope and responsibilities.

Position Type

Marketing and Communications

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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