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Administrative Coordinator, NU-RES Hub

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Administrative Coordinator, NU-RES Hub

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:

This position is Eligible for Alternative Work Location
Northeastern University's Research Enterprise Services (NU-RES) Hub seeks to hire talented, experienced, agile research administrators who are dedicated to supporting investigators secure and manage their extramurally-funded sponsored activities. NU-RES provides leadership and expertise to faculty, investigators and administrators, supporting the research and sponsored programs portfolios of the University and its affiliated research institutes.

The Hub, a shared administrative and business service unit operating within Northeastern's central sponsored programs office (NU-RES), assists faculty and research investigators across the University's global research network by providing department level administrative support. The Hub serves as a critical researcher-NU-RES interface and directly supports faculty throughout the proposal-award life cycle. Team members of the Hub provide direct assistance to faculty and research investigators; cross-function support to Hub and NU-RES team members; and work closely with all units reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Research.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director, NU-RES Hub, the Administrative Coordinator supports the Senior Associate Director and research administrators within the Hub, providing general administrative, compliance, operational and systems support for client portfolios and maintains tracking and reporting systems for the effective workflow of the Hub.

Northeastern University, a dynamic, innovative, and entrepreneurial university with a diverse, complex and growing award portfolio is committed to inclusion and diversity; and hiring and developing personnel who enjoy working in a high-performing culture that rewards excellence. In addition, Northeastern is a global university and NU-RES supports its team working remotely. Remote locations and work schedules are determined based on operational needs and in consultation with NU-RES team members, consistent with University policies and guidance.

To learn more about Northeastern's unique academic environment and generous benefits please see:

Responsibilities include:
Cross-functional responsibilities include administrative, operational and systems support for the smooth and efficient operation of the Hub; intake, data collection and administrative and project management support for client grant & contract portfolios; coordinating meetings, event scheduling, communication and correspondence with clients, data entry, system support and preparing and distributing reports.

Strong interpersonal skills with a strong work ethic. This individual must be self-motivated, able to manage workload independently and as part of a highly accountable team, able to establish priorities and manage multiple ongoing projects with a demonstrated attention to details and outstanding time management skills. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Solution-oriented with a strong commitment to a positive client experience, providing professional, timely, efficient, and courteous service to clients of the Hub and the University's research community. Cooperative, sense of humor and tolerance for ambiguity helpful. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Qualified to hold DOD security clearance and proximity to one of Northeastern' s global research campuses a plus.

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.

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Additional Information:
This position is Eligible for Alternative Work Location
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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