Academic Coordinator

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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Employment Type
Full Time

Academic 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:
Founded in 1922, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University offers a unique model of business education that purposely blends innovative classroom learning with real-world business application. At the undergraduate level, both the BS in Business Administration and the BS in International Business programs offer students the opportunity to develop into highly motivated business leaders. Graduate students and corporate learners can choose from several different certificate and full-time and part-time MBA and MS programs designed to enable motivated professionals to accelerate their success in business. The school is committed to embedding a global mindset into all of these programs, as well as in its research and outreach activities.

The Academic Coordinator in the Undergraduate Programs Office in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business serves as administrative and operational support for students and the academic advising team. The Academic Coordinator will inform students about routine college curricula, policies and procedures, while directing more complex situations to the assigned Academic Advisor. They serve to enhance communication between students, the college and advisors, and ensure that timely and accurate referrals are made when appropriate. To make accurate referrals, the Academic Coordinator must be knowledgeable in College and University policies, course selection, pre-registration, registration, co-op scheduling and degree completion. The Academic Coordinator provides registration guidance and support to students pursuing business minors and combined majors housed outside of D'Amore-McKim School of Business. Through completion of administrative tasks, the Academic Coordinator facilitates student-centered support and guidance to undergraduate students. They are also tasked with updating and assuring the accuracy of student records based on academic advising data.

The Academic Coordinator will create and prepare materials that support orientations, as well as prospective and admitted student events. They will assist the academic advising team with the implementation of student developmental programs. The Academic Coordinator will support Directors and Advisor with projects as needed.

The Academic Coordinator will utilize a variety of University systems. Due to the complex and sensitive issues that can arise, a high emphasis is placed on confidentiality and privacy. The Academic Coordinator needs to be familiar with and adhere to applicable guidelines laid out by ADA, FERPA, SEVIS and other state, federal University and College regulations. The Undergraduate Programs Office, D'Amore-McKim School of Business and Northeastern are fast-paced environments. The student Academic Coordinator is expected to successfully manage administrative responsibilities during high traffic times. Work hours include some evenings and weekends.

The successful candidate will:

  • have excellent computer (Excel and Word), written and oral communication skills.

  • be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with precision.

  • have the ability to keep calm under pressure.

  • be able to communicate and interact effectively with diverse backgrounds and across multiple levels.

  • demonstrate qualities that facilitate collaboration in a team-oriented environment.

  • value and provide confidentiality around sensitive issues and have the ability to determine appropriate levels of communication around sensitive information.

  • effectively set goals, multitask and manage time.

  • ability to complete projects with autonomy.

  • display self-motivation and initiative.

  • be motivated to gain a broad knowledge base of the portfolio of academic programs offered.

    Knowledge and skills required are typically acquired through a bachelor's degree. Previous college/university experience within an academic setting is a plus. Should enjoy working with students. Knowledge of student development theory is a plus.

    Preferred Qualifications:

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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.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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