About the Opportunity
Northeastern University's Galante Engineering Business Program
offers a progressive opportunity for engineering students to
complement their technical engineering education with business
skills by earning a graduate certificate in engineering business.
Galante is founded on the values of student engagement and
leadership to strengthen interpersonal and professional
This Program Assistant position provides support for the Galante
Engineering Business Program at Northeastern University, comprising
a Program Director and up to 50 Galante Engineering Business
Fellows. These Fellows have undergone a selection process and have
been chosen to participate in the Program, which encompasses both
academic and co-curricular components. Once accepted, each Fellow
remains part of the Program throughout their academic journey,
which could include obtaining a Masters in engineering alongside
their undergraduate studies.
The Program includes various events throughout the academic year,
offering Fellows opportunities for professional development, skill
enhancement for careers in engineering management, and fostering a
sense of community. These events are often open not only to Galante
Fellows but also to students from the NU College of Engineering
(COE) and the D'Amore-McKim School of Business.
The role of the Program Assistant encompasses four key
responsibilities within the Galante Program: (1) coordinating and
supporting Program events; (2) sending weekly newsletters to share
updates with Fellows; (3) assisting with marketing and student
engagement; and (4) managing and maintaining records for candidates
and Fellows involved in the Program.
During Galante Engineering Business events, the individual in this
role will act as the project leader and primary point of contact.
They will oversee event setup, hosting, facilitation, and provide
technical and logistical assistance. This role demands the ability
to thrive in a fast-paced environment and effectively troubleshoot
issues as they arise. The ideal candidate possesses strong
organizational, planning, creative, and interpersonal skills. They
will handle tasks such as coordinating with speakers, reserving
event spaces, managing catering arrangements, designing tent/name
cards, signage, flyers, and other promotional materials.
Additionally, collaboration with the Program Director is crucial to
schedule, promote, execute, and finalize records for all Galante
The Program Assistant will collaborate with the Program Director
and COE marketing to develop a marketing plan for the Galante
program. This plan will involve utilizing various communication
channels, including social media platforms and newsletters, to
reach both internal and external stakeholders. Building
partnerships with COE student chapters and other relevant entities
will also be essential for effectively promoting the Galante
Responsibilities also encompass managing Fellows' information upon
acceptance into the program and subsequently maintaining their
records. This involves liaising with academic advisors and ensuring
Fellows' academic and Galante Program statuses are accurately
maintained. Additionally, the Program Assistant will coordinate
important academic milestones, such as participation in
Commencement, and will track Fellows' career progression after
graduation. The weekly newsletters sent by the Program Assistant
will serve as a consistent means of sharing updates, fostering
engagement, and strengthening the Galante Program community.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Over 3 years of experience in design. Proficient in design
skills, including website design, flyer design, brochure creation,
and engaging slide decks.
- Experience in designing advanced MailChimp campaigns.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint, and
- Ability to analyze data, create summary reports, generate
charts, and provide analysis.
- Superior written, verbal, and analytical skills.
- Preferred interest in program management, particularly in
- Excellent organizational, planning, communication, and
- Desire to engage with students, faculty, administration,
alumni, and guests.
- Developing the ability to navigate the administrative and
logistic network at Northeastern.
- Flexibility, creativity, and agility in task management.
- General familiarity with budgeting and purchasing systems.
- Some technical background is helpful: possibly familiar with
basic engineering concepts.
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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