Experiential Pathways Program Manager
About the Opportunity
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list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of
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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
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
- Experience with project-based learning preferred.
- Experience working with diverse constituents in higher
education (i.e., various employers, disciplines, students, faculty,
- Work effectively with people of varying cultures and
- 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
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 https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/
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
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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