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Administrative Coordinator and Events Manager

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 29, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Administrative Coordinator and Events Manager

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities 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 Administrative Coordinator and Events Manager for the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will provide professional support to the Director of the School and to the School by assisting with overall administration, reception, and various student related, and human resources activities. The incumbent will provide professional and administrative support to the Director, manage administrative operations of the School's main office, including writing and implementing policies and serving as the main point of contact for all administrative and academic issues within the School. The incumbent will also provide administrative support for the academic programs within the school and manage the convening of events by the School. The Manager will provide front line support for administrative advising functions which include communications to prospective, incoming, and current students.

The incumbent will serve as the front facing staff person, meet and greet students, staff, faculty, and key stakeholders, and enthusiastically support the overall mission of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.


Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of five-seven (5-7) years of experience in an academic and/or research setting required. Knowledge of university administrative procedures required. Experience with sponsored project financial reporting procedures and grant administration policies and regulations preferred.

Experience and interest in working with and supporting students and the front facing staff person for the Office in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.
  • Knowledge of various administrative software applications and programs, including Microsoft Office and Workday
  • Interest in working with and supporting students
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously and balance priorities.
  • Ability to manage complex tasks under time constraints, while maintaining strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team capacity with a broad range of staff to accomplish departmental, program and university goals.
  • Ability to approach the position in a results-oriented sense of responsibility, collegiality and collaboration.
  • Ability to respond tactfully and professionally to the needs of the departments.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and to respond efficiently and effectively to new, last minute and/or revised requests.
  • Ability to work under pressure and under tight timeframes and deadlines.
  • Ability to use independent judgment, work with discretion and be entrusted with confidential information.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the capacity to work cooperatively with a wide range of individuals.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong commitment to supporting constituencies.

Documents to Submit:

Resume and Cover Letter required.

Position Type

General 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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