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 Arts Media and Design (CAMD) is seeking a Co-op Coordinator Faculty member to work with its coop students and employers. This position will require thoughtful collaboration with CAMD academic faculty who are strong proponents of the cooperative education program and partnership with other cooperative education faculty.
Expectations of the Role Education of Students:
The co-op faculty member will be responsible for preparing students for the co-op search and reviewing their work experiences by advising and coaching students, developing and delivering effective teaching and coaching programs that enable students to be successful in today's global design environment. This includes, but is not limited to, working with students one-on-one, in workshops and in the classroom.
Teaching the co-op related courses each semester and conducting individual career advising meetings with students. Course preparation includes teaching interviewing skills, professional behavior and communication, workplace ethics, as well as leadership skills and self-awareness and emotional intelligence development.
The Co-op Coordinator will also maintain contact with students while engaged in their co-op experience and works with students through their post-co-op reflection.
Collaboration and Service:
The coordinator will collaborate with internal stakeholders for their role. These internal stakeholders will include, but are not limited to, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, the Office of Career Development, the Co-op Directors, other Co-op Coordinators across majors and colleges, and the Global Experience Office.
The coordinator also engages in service to the Cooperative Education department, College of Arts, Media and Design 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.
The coordinator will be expected to participate in professional development opportunities outside of the University to enhance the reputation of the co-op program and the University.
Employer Engagement and Partnership Development:
The coordinator is expected to develop new and maintain ongoing partnerships with employers in the fields of art, media, and design in order to create co-op and other experiential learning opportunities for students.
The coordinator must 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.
The coordinator will also partner with relevant stakeholders across the university to ensure effective development, management, implementation, and growth of both domestic and international employer partnerships.
The coordinator will work with the CAMD Co-Op team in developing and engaging in a strategic approach to employer engagement and continuous improvement of the Co-Op program.
The coordinator must be able to develop strategies to leverage our students expertise and, in doing so, position both the University and the College as a global talent solution provider.
A master's degree in college student development, counseling, education, or a related Art, Media and Design field is required by the appointment start date, as well as a minimum of three years of professional work experience.
Familiarity with technology is essential.
Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary.
Expertise working with a diverse staff and student population, and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace required.
Ability to work well with others in a team-oriented environment is essential
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.
High-level customer-orientation, strong presentation skills, and experience in building and maintaining client relationships is essential. Prior professional experience in industry is preferred.
The coordinator will work with undergraduate and graduate students mainly with a focus in Game Design, Animation and Experience and Interactive Design.
While all candidates will be fully considered, preference will be given to candidates with expertise, interest, and/or an established professional network in Design-related industries. Applicants should submit a resume and a concise cover letter highlighting relevant professional experience
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit www.northeastern.edu/benefits for more 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.