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Co-op Coordinator

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Co-op Coordinator

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:
Northeastern University is a global leader in experiential learning and cooperative education in which students alternate between academic study and work experiences. The College of Science is seeking a Co-op Faculty member to work with our science co-op students and employers. The Co-op Coordinator will work with graduate students with an initial focus within the Biotechnology and Bioinformatics programs.


Employer Relations/Job Development: The College of Science has grown over the last three years, and, therefore, has a large need for the development of new employer partnerships. The Co-op Coordinator is expected to increase partnerships with employers by working with science managers and human resources contacts; develop new and maintain ongoing co-op positions and make appropriate referrals for students to apply to these positions; maintain a current understanding of the industry/field, employers, and positions. Activities to support this endeavor include outreach to potential new co-op employers via alumni contacts, professional networking, research, etc. and site visits to new and existing employers.

Preparation of Students: The Co-op Coordinator will prepare students for the co-op search and work experience, both by teaching co-op related courses each semester and through individual career advising meetings. Preparation includes teaching interviewing skills, resume writing, communication skills, professional behavior, ethics, and other relevant learning objectives. The Co-op Coordinator will be available to advise students during their co-op assignments, and will provide an opportunity for students to reflect about their co-op experiences.

Service: The Co-op Coordinator will also perform co-op, departmental, college, and university service as agreed upon by the Co-op Coordinator and Director of COS Cooperative Education. Furthermore, the Coordinator will be encouraged to engage in service opportunities outside the university to enhance the reputation of the co-op program and the university.

Integrated Learning: Cooperative education is an integral part of the academic experience at Northeastern and our philosophy is that learning in the classroom is enriched by practical experience and that practical experience enriches classroom dialogue. The Co-op Coordinator will collaborate with college faculty, administration, and other co-op coordinators, as appropriate, to help students integrate their co-op and academic experiences.

  • A Master's degree or its academic equivalent in college student development, counseling, education, psychology, or a related science profession is required by the appointment start date, as well as a minimum of three years of demonstrated excellence in the field.

  • Excellent written and oral communication and strong organizational skills. Proficiency in computer/technology and database maintenance.
    • Experience working with a diverse staff and/or student population and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven success in collaborating with a team and in working autonomously; self-starter and independently motivated to achieve goals
  • Experience working with an international staff/student population.

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    Additional Information:

    Please include a resume and a detailed cover letter describing your interest in this position, how your experience relates to it, and how you could contribute to the further development and growth of cooperative education for science students at Northeastern.

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