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Associate Director, Honors Program

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 1, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
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Associate Director, Honors Program

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 University Honors Program is comprised of approximately 3,300 high achieving undergraduate students from each of Northeastern's colleges and academic programs. The Associate Director will serve on the Program's leadership team and will play an integral role in supporting the strategic goals of the Program.

The Associate Director will design and implement programs and initiatives that facilitate successful student transition into the intellectual, social, and cultural community of Northeastern University's Honors Program and promote their continued success beyond graduation. They will manage aspects of the Program including enrollment management, oversight of program initiatives, including Honors Living Learning Communities and programming for upperclass students, coordination of Honors advising services, supervision of staff, and university wide relations.

The Associate Director will work directly with the Director and the Senior Associate Director to provide daily management of program initiatives, including student recruitment, new student orientation, mentoring Honors Living Learning Communities, preparing upperclass Honors students for leadership roles, and other initiatives as needed. There are some weekend and evening hours required in this position to support programming.

The Associate Director will directly supervise and evaluate three staff members, who may include fulltime Honors Program Managers and Assistant Directors.

MA/MS degree in higher education or a related field and 6 years of related experience, with at least 5 years of progressive responsibility for supervision and program management experience. Doctoral degree preferred. Experience with high achieving students preferred. Experience in two or more higher education units preferred. A proven record of successfully developing and implementing new programs.

The Associate Director should possess data management skills including experience with Microsoft Excel, Banner, and familiarity with the entire Microsoft Suite. Excellent communication, writing, editing, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and Northeastern University partner administrators. Ability to work with a diverse student population. Ability to manage and multi-task multiple projects, meet deadlines, and stay within budget. Ability to successfully train and supervise staff.

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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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