Manager, New Program Development, San Jose
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:
Northeastern University's San Jose Campus seeks a motivated and
adaptable individual to serve as Manager of New Program
Development. Reporting to the Dean and Regional CEO, this position
will direct and support the development and implementation of new,
innovative degree and non-degree offerings to both existing and new
learner communities at Northeastern. This role will work closely
with multiple University offices to drive success across all
aspects of program development, launch and execution.
The program manager supports the management and operationalization
of new programs, thinking through the broad array of services
required to provide an optimal learner experience. A key element of
operationalizing new programs is to track and document for
potential improvement and scalability.
The program manager works cross-functionally with internal and
external stakeholders to align the vision and launch plan for new
programs, propose operational plans, and implement those plans in
partnership with campus, college, university, and external
stakeholders. Highly skilled in the implementation of project
plans, they ensure successful, scalable and sustainable
implementation of new programs that contribute to campus
achievements. Incorporating the University's mission and core
values, the program manager represents the regional team in the
development and execution of the strategies and processes to create
unique program opportunities on the San Francisco and Silicon
Valley campuses for students across the Northeastern network.
The ideal candidate is a self-reflective, self-starter who likes to
work in a dynamic environment with a wide variety of
- Bachelor's Degree plus 5 to 7 years of related project and/or
operations management experience.
- Strong problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to work
independently and make decisions in a timely manner based on
thoughtful analysis and critical judgment.
- Organizational tact and diplomacy; possesses superb interpersonal
skills required to develop close relationships with key influencers
around campus and the broader University.
- Demonstrated ability to build internal and external
collaborations, finding solutions benefiting all parties and
focusing on long-term success over short-term results.
- High level of initiative and drive with a strong sense of urgency
- Demonstrated strong business writing, internet research and
project management/report writing skills.
- Experience as a product, program, and/or project manager
working on launching new initiatives, large scale programs or
- Experience in entrepreneurial environments within or as a
partner to a larger organization (startups, corporate innovation,
and/or higher education institutions)
- Experience in higher education is helpful, but not
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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