Program Coordinator, Educational Initiatives
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and
the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our
world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,
faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the
confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;
Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;
Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and
Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through
this network, we expand opportunities for flexible,
student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate
programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to
degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among
these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees
designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and
About the Opportunity:
The Northeastern community has a tradition of giving back, and each
day, we witness the impact of our community's remarkable
generosity. Our students are pursuing co-ops in all corners of the
globe, growing their cultural fluency and preparing to thrive in
the world. Our faculty are delivering leading-edge scholarship,
teaching and mentoring tomorrow's leaders. And our researchers are
pioneering new lines of inquiry, accelerating discovery in emerging
fields. Northeastern University Advancement plays an integral role
in engaging the Northeastern community to create a stronger, more
sustainable, and bright future.
The Program Coordinator will focus on:
(1) Planning, producing and supporting successful live and online
programs and events from concept to post-mortem including, but not
limited to events and programs that will support college
partnerships, educational initiatives, and affinity engagement
within a given budget and in a fiscally responsible manner.
(2) Managing existing programs and events that provide meaningful
engagement opportunities for alumni, parents, students and friends
of the university.
(3) Acting as a resource and a liaison for the members of the
global university community and their needs from diverse sources
such as AR, the Advancement division, other university departments,
vendors, and external entities.
(4) Cultivating alumni volunteers, as necessary, to aid in
connecting constituents through a variety of engagement
(5) Supporting the Young Alumni Advisory Board as needed.
(6) Working in conjunction with colleagues to develop and implement
efficient and effective communication templates, event marketing,
content, and policies to maximize the department's outreach to
(7) Providing administrative support for the members of the
Engagement Initiatives team in their planning and management of
college partnerships, educational, and affinity-based programming.
Support includes but is not limited to: project management,
database administration, event communications, research,
registration management, budget recording, post-event tasks and
The Program Coordinator must represent the university and the AR
team in a professional and enthusiastic manner with a customer
service and team focus. As a member of the Advancement Division, it
is essential for the Program Coordinator to understand and support
the role philanthropy plays in engaging the Northeastern community.
Ideally, the Program Coordinator will have the ability to speak to
audiences of various sizes and in various settings and should be
aware of and adaptable to accommodating cultural differences.
Evening and weekend work required, as needed. Possible ground and
air travel, as needed, and a flexible schedule is required. This
position requires some lifting of heavy items and/or use of a hand
truck for event supplies and equipment. Additional duties may be
assigned as needs dictate.
Bachelor's degree required; Two to three (2-3) years of experience
in all aspects of planning and producing programming and events
and/or in alumni relations; Experience working in higher education
a plus; Excellent organizational, communication (written and oral),
interpersonal, public speaking, and computer skills; Detail
oriented; High level of self-confidence and enthusiasm; Ability to
be a self-starter; Strong customer service and/or volunteer
management focus; Ability to interact professionally and exhibit a
high level of diplomacy with alumni, volunteers, students, parents,
staff, faculty, vendors and external entities; Ability to work
independently and in a team environment on several projects at a
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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