Program Coordinator, Educational Initiatives

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Alumni Affairs
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Full Time

Program Coordinator, Educational Initiatives

About Northeastern:
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 research.

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 careers.

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 opportunities.
(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 alumni;
(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 reporting.

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 time

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Additional 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.

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