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: Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Student Engagement within the Center for Student Involvement, the Assistant Director of Leadership Development and Collaborative Initiatives serves as a key member of the Center's team by supporting two major components of the University's mission: learner-driven leadership and inclusion through collaborative programming.
Responsibilities: To support these priorities, the Assistant Director will offer strategic influence over the following areas:
Learner-Driven Leadership Initiatives: The Assistant Director will assume responsibility over a comprehensive leadership program (LEAD360) grounded in a unique competency-based model and circular framework for leadership development. To support identity-based leadership programming at the University, the Assistant Director will supervise a team of faculty, staff, and students to create, sustain, and support the LEAD360 program. Furthermore, the Assistant Director will work to develop leadership curriculum and pathways routed in access, interdependence, justice, and experiential learning. They are responsible for continued management of the leadership model as a mirror to the design of the academic experience and will continue to establish the circular leadership model as the foundation for divisional leadership education through workshop facilitation, partnership building, and curriculum design. As an institution committed to experiential and global education, the Assistant Director will consistently evaluate and modify programs to ensure they are innovative, accessible, and developmental for all learners throughout Northeastern's network.
Collaborative Initiatives: To support the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Assistant Director will play a key role in the growth and management of programs and experiences designed for learners to explore their own identities as well as the identities of others through a variety of social, academic and cultural programs and services. With an emphasis on exploring intersectional programs, the Assistant Director will work closely with a network of colleagues as well as the Center for Inclusivity and Intercultural Engagement to promote cross-cultural understanding and the development of global citizens.
Qualifications: A master's degree in higher education/student affairs (or related field) is required with at least 3 years of demonstrated experience working in leadership programming, inter/cultural education and/or student activities. The Assistant Director must be able to work independently on a fast-paced, global campus and possess a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate must have excellent problem-solving skills and exceptional interpersonal, organizational, verbal/written communication skills as well as demonstrated skills and knowledge in social media platforms and strategies. As a member of the Division of Student Affairs, the Assistant Director will align their work with the established mission, vision, and literacies of the division. Frequent nights and weekends are a must to ensure the success of divisional initiatives.
Salary Grade: 11
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.
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.