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Experiential Pathways Program Manager

Northeastern University
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 13, 2023

Experiential Pathways Program Manager

About the Opportunity

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Reporting to the Director of Experiential Learning, the Manager of Experiential Pathways will be responsible for developing, executing, and sustaining project-based learning programs, Ph.D. and master's level research opportunities, and summer experiential learning programs at the Roux Institute. This work will be done in conjunction with the Partnerships, Academic, and Research teams. The core mission of this role is to provide learners with opportunities to engage in short-term, academically relevant and applied experiences that align with the Institute's research and learning domains. The person in this role will:
  • Cultivate and develop partner sponsored projects that align with the Roux's academic programs and meet the growing demand for project-based, experiential learning opportunities.
  • Develop and coordinate short-term research opportunities for undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. students that support the work of the academic and research faculty teams and allow learners to engage with faculty on their research in meaningful and impactful ways.
  • Build and deliver immersive summer programs for undergraduate and graduate level learners that are experiential, impactful, and expose learners to the innovative, high-quality programs at the Roux.

The person in this role will:
  • Collaborate with sponsoring partners, Roux faculty, and others responsible for experiential partnerships to identify, scope and integrate industry-inspired projects or opportunities into academic courses or other co-curricular vehicles.
  • Establish, develop, nurture, and sustain relationships with company partners and Roux faculty that facilitate the sponsorship of exceptional, best-fit authentic work opportunities for learners participating in project-based or short term experiential learning programs including but not limited to industry-inspired projects, research opportunities and shorter term explorations or internships.
  • Develop and manage innovative, impactful and immersive summer programs that engage learners in real world, hands on experiences and align with the Roux's learning, research, and entrepreneurship domains. Manage the full life cycle of program events including promotion, recruitment, logistics, teaching, and assessment.
  • Provide monitoring and reporting by tracking sponsor and client interactions using online database(s) and learning platforms such as Salesforce and Canvas to maintain records in accordance with relevant policies and develop other tracking/measuring and assessment resources as needed to support, sustain, and scale the program.

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree strongly preferred along with 3-4 years of professional work experience building, managing, and assessing educational programs that incorporate real world content.
  • Experience with project-based learning preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse constituents in higher education (i.e., various employers, disciplines, students, faculty, and administration).
  • Work effectively with people of varying cultures and diversity.
  • Experience teaching, advising in career development or experiential learning a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite (including Teams), Salesforce, Canvas, database programs and data management and analysis.
  • Excellent skills in relationship building, advising/teaching, event planning, marketing, and data base management preferred.
  • This position requires an individual who is passionate about contextualized learning, experienced in program management, goal oriented, skilled in presentation delivery, extremely organized, professional and has a high level of customer service.

This position is based in Portland, ME

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same comm­­­­­­­itment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

The Roux Institute at Northeastern is designed as an engine of innovation, talent-building, and economic growth for Portland, Maine, and northern New England. Partnerships set our model of graduate education and research apart. With leading companies and nonprofit organizations at the table from day one, we are creating programs that are preparing the workforce to stay agile and thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence. We are nurturing an environment for high-impact research and innovation in computer and data science, digital engineering, the advanced life sciences and medicine, and other tech fields. And we are helping entrepreneurs launch businesses focused on and powered by technology. Together, we envision an innovation corridor that in the coming years will stretch from Boston to Portland and beyond.

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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