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Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator - Multidisciplinary Graduate Engineering - Seattle

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 1, 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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Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator - Multidisciplinary Graduate Engineering - Seattle

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 Engineering's Multidisciplinary Graduate Engineering and Departmental Engineering Co-op is seeking a Co-op Faculty member to work with its engineering co-op students and employers. The Coordinator will work with graduate students with a focus in the Information Systems, Software Engineering Systems, Data Architecture & Management, Data Analytics Engineering, Cyber Physical Systems, and Telecommunication majors.


Education of Students: The Co-op Coordinator guides students through their career development and co-op experiences. They educate, advise, and coach students, developing and delivering effective teaching and coaching programs that enable students to be successful in today's global engineering environment. This includes, but is not limited to, working with students one-on-one, in workshops and in the classroom.

The Co-op Coordinator teaches a career education course each semester, and coaches students through group and individual meetings. Classroom preparation includes teaching interviewing skills, professional behavior and communication, workplace ethics, and as well as leadership skills and self-awareness and emotional intelligence development.

The Co-op Coordinator also maintains contact with students while engaged in their co-op experience and works with students through their post-co-op reflection.

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 practical experience enriches classroom learning. The Coordinator collaborates with academic faculty, administration, and the co-op community to guide students in the integration of their co-op and academic experiences. The Co-op Coordinator shares knowledge of industry with academic faculty to integrate employment-based learning with curriculum-based learning.

Employer Relations/Job Development: The Co-op Coordinator develops new partnerships and expands current employer programs by engaging with managers, human resources contacts, and alumni. They engage in lifelong learning to develop and maintain a current understanding of the industry, employers, and positions. Activities to support this endeavor include site visits to new and existing employers, outreach to potential new co-op employer partners, and active participation in relevant professional organizations. High-level customer-orientation, strong presentation skills, and experience in building and maintaining client relationships is essential. Prior professional experience in industry is preferred.

Service: The Co-op Coordinator also engages in service to the Cooperative Education department, College of Engineering, and to Northeastern University. Service includes making presentations to prospective students and newly admitted students; participation on committees and task forces; and serving as an advisor to student organizations.

  • A master's degree in college student development, counseling, education, psychology or a related engineering field is required by the appointment start date, as well as a minimum of three years of professional work experience.

  • Experience as a career coach, certification preferable, but not required.

  • Teaching experience in a classroom environment.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and comfort presenting to diverse audiences.

  • Experience working with a diverse staff and/or student population and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace.

  • Proficiency in computer/technology and database maintenance, and strong organizational skills.

  • Knowledge and appreciation of cooperative education and its impact on an individual's career development.

  • Ability to effectively engage a diverse network of global stakeholders, across time zones.

    Preferred Qualifications:

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    Additional Information:
    Application must include (1) 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 students in the Graduate School of Engineering at Northeastern; (2) resume; (3) a statement outlining activities and support plans for diversity, inclusion, and social justice; (4) names and contact information of at least three references.

    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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