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 locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare 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 formatslead 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: The Northeastern community has a tradition of giving back, and each day, we witness the impact of our community's remarkable generosity. Our students are pursuing co-ops in all corners of the globe, growing their cultural fluency and preparing to thrive in the world. Our faculty are delivering leading-edge scholarship, teaching and mentoring tomorrow's leaders. And our researchers are pioneering new lines of inquiry, accelerating discovery in emerging fields. Northeastern University Advancement plays an integral role in engaging the Northeastern community to create a stronger, more sustainable, and bright future.
Responsibilities: Based in Boston and reporting to the Executive Director, Leadership Relations, the Assistant Director (AD), Student Leadership Relations is a critical member of the University Advancement team and will maintain close relationships with constituents from students to senior Advancement leadership. They will promote the effectiveness of, and cooperation among, University Advancement, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and appropriate college, student affairs, and academic units, to promote student recruitment, engagement, and advancement.
Alumni, parents, and friends play an important role in maintaining the university's academic excellence by referring talented individuals. The AD will support the referral program, providing in-depth data management, programming campus meetings, and serving as the primary contact to referring parties throughout the enrollment process. As part of this referral and student success program, they will manage the student employees involved in multiple experiential opportunities inclusive of the Presidential Ambassador Program. This program enlists Northeastern University students to serve as representatives of the university at events throughout the year. The AD will be responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, and coordinating Ambassadors during their time in the program. They are key in accurately and positively introducing the university's vibrant and exciting educational opportunities to candidates and their families.
The AD will cultivate relationships with yielded students and their parents in support of advancement strategies. They will identify opportunities and create programming to increase student and parent philanthropic involvement. They will leverage their knowledge and experience in student affairs, academic advising, alumni and parent relations, and/or relationship or volunteer management to advise and collaborate with colleagues throughout the university on matters related to student support and engagement. The position requires strong data management skills, interpersonal skills, the ability to listen, a service-oriented attitude, and a strong work ethic. Knowledge of advancement and/or global experiences are a plus. The AD must be self-motivated and detail-oriented, able to manage workload independently, and manage ongoing projects at the same time. Challenges include juggling multiple responsibilities in a very busy environment as work involves creative and strategic thinking, collaboration, and utmost integrity. Travel is not a requirement of this position.
Qualifications: Strong data management, presentation, process management, organization, short-term and long-range planning, communication, analytic, interpersonal, and student development skills, and the ability to supervise and set priorities are required. A successful candidate will be a team player with a strong work ethic and is highly attentive to detail, who actively contributes to the office welfare in a high volume, fast-paced environment. Proven ability to set priorities and work independently as well as collaboratively across units and is sensitive and responsive to the needs of diverse constituencies required. These skills and knowledge have been acquired through a bachelor's degree or equivalent and at least 3-5 years' relevant experience preferably in Advancement / Development/ Alumni Relations.
Salary Grade: 11
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.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.