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Director-Strategic Partnerships

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

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

Director-Strategic Partnerships

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Regional Dean of the San Jose and San Francisco Campuses, the Director of Strategic Partnerships will serve as a member of the regional campus leadership team, responsible for the strategy and implementation of new and innovative initiatives and partnerships to better connect the regional campus priorities with the employment and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region. This position plays a key role in realizing the vision of Northeastern University and all the activities that the academic enterprise entails to position the University as a strong asset in the region.

The Director will build and nurture strong relationships with key university administrators and employers and workforce investment boards in the region to unlock exceptional experiential learning and employment opportunities for Northeastern students; partner with the B2B team and the colleges at Northeastern to support the design, launch, and scale of new products and source opportunities. In addition, the director will represent Northeastern at key industry events and conferences with a focus on deepening employer engagement to build brand and secure strategic partnerships.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, Education Administration, or a relevant field. Advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum 8-10 years of relevant experience

  • Proven track record of developing successful strategic partnerships in the field of technology and education, with a strong focus on establishing connections with industry/workforce entities with focus on developing partnerships that lead to co-operative education, student employment and Prior experience preferred

  • Advanced understanding of workforce development trends in the region, existing relationships with employers and workforce related entities, aligned with Northeastern's focus areas, is preferred

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and coordinate multiple tasks while delivering the highest level of customer service

  • Ability to collaborate with faculty and staff across colleges & departments including Deans, Associate Deans, Program Directors and other academic administrators

  • Ability to thrive in an innovative and creative culture in a growth focused organization

  • Self-starter, creative and motivated with exceptional communication skills

  • Action-oriented, with the ability to to adapt in a dynamic environment

  • Proven ability to steward and motivate others

  • Mission driven, fueled by the desire to make education accessible and inclusive

  • Organizational tact and diplomacy; possesses superb interpersonal skills required to develop close relationships with external partners and key influencers around campus and the broader University.

  • Demonstrated ability to build internal and external collaborations, finding solutions benefiting all parties and focusing on long-term success over short-term results.

  • Ability to serve as an ambassador for the University in the region; representing the Dean and campus strategic interests when appropriate

  • Flexibility for frequent travel within the region and as needed to Boston/NU regional campuses.

  • Experience with Salesforce and other key CRM systems and processes, preferred
    The expected hiring range for this position is USD $123,395 to USD $160,410, based upon the position's scope and responsibilities.

    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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