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Director of College Initiatives

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 29, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of College Initiatives

About the Opportunity

The Bouve College of Health Sciences is looking for a Director of College Initiatives who will lead the inception, coordination, program/project management, and product delivery of key College initiatives and strategies from a business development approach. The Director reports to the Associate Dean of Finance and Administration (ADAF) for Bouve College of Health Sciences and is responsible for managing initiatives that advance College strategy and enhance College programs, partnerships, and research across Northeastern's global university system. This will include ensuring that initiatives are aligned with strategic priorities and are properly managed, executed, and implemented. In addition, this role includes initiating and stewarding new ideas and opportunities to full completion and implementation through the strategic planning project management cycles.

  • Master's degree required plus a minimum of 7 years of experience required in strategic oversight, project management, events oversight and relationship building, or business development strategy.
  • Two to three (2-3) years of supervisory management experience required.
  • Experience independently building and managing projects that resulted in the development of successful sustainable deliverables and relationships.
  • Experience working in and being successful in an entrepreneurial start-up environment.
  • Knowledge of business development, partnerships, and project management.
  • Ability to develop and lead strategic initiatives and follow through to completion.
  • Excellent management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the health care education market, educational course creation, health care research as it relates to new offerings and relationships.
  • A high degree of self-motivation and self-direction is essential, coupled with a proven record of accomplishment of collaborative work.
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment of success in sales and/or relationship management.
  • Ability to work in a distributed and matrixed environment to deliver against shared goals.
  • Effective communicator and collaborator with an ability to motivate others towards shared goals.
  • Ability to track activity and report results via CRM system (Salesforce); active use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty and staff across colleges, regions, and units including Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Program Directors, and other administrators within the College and across the university.
  • 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 College and University across ingteranl and external stakeholders; representing the Dean and campus strategic interests when appropriate.
  • Flexibility for travel within the region and as needed.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), including ability to speak with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experienced project manager who can roll up their sleeves, take initiative, think creatively, work independently, and be efficient/productive.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in health science education, research and innovation.

  • Understand Bouve's unique value proposition and how that translates to each partner's needs to provide real, effective, and impactful solutions.
  • Work with other team members, as needed, to propose solutions and to support the closing of deals.
  • Engage with clients, customers, and prospects by delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Bring awareness and support for Bouve's programs and research.
  • Be a team player by sharing knowledge and open dialogue with peers.

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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