The Assistant Director of Student Outreach, Programs and Services will work to provide support and services to Northeastern students participating in academic experiences out of region including cooperative education and other educational programs both in Boston and out of region. They will serve as an integral part of the Co-op Connections team in supporting the initiatives related to experiential and academic learning initiatives.
The Beyond Boston initiatives support students who are participating in programs outside of the Boston area. The Assistant Director will report to the Director regarding all aspects of Beyond Boston housing and relocation services (locations outside of Massachusetts). Responsibilities will include scheduling, planning and execution of the Beyond Boston Housing and Relocation workshops, assisting with identifying NU Leased housing options out of region, frequent travel to assigned Beyond Boston housing locations to assess conditions of existing properties, and exploration of additional locations. The Assistant Director will support the Director with NU leased Housing move-in/move-out transitions and student outreach throughout the term. The Assistant Director will also share responsibilities with the Associate Director for the planning and execution of Welcome events in cities across the country and internationally. This will include travel planning, hotel arrangements, food and beverage contracts, and venue contracts/vendor contracts. Moreover, they will attend Welcome Events in their assigned cities.
The Assistant Director will provide active support to the Associate Director regarding all aspects of the student volunteer programs, Boston-based and Beyond Boston events, and social media accounts. This will include recruiting students for the Co-op Connector Program (student event planners), Beyond Boston Blogger, and Instagrammer programs. This person will be responsible for training the student volunteers located in their region(s), as well as managing all aspects of these programs respectively. The Assistant Director will also provide a wide range of support during the planning and execution of all Boston area Signature Events including the Beyond Boston Bon Voyage, and the Co-op Spring Break Series. In this capacity they will assist with all event logistics (i.e. hiring internal and external vendors, booking space, coordinating entertainment, arranging caterers, and handling audiovisual requirements).
The Assistant Director will be responsible for developing assorted marketing and promotional materials for various programs and events, maintaining the social media accounts for the office such as Facebook and Instagram, and maintaining various components of the website. The Assistant Director may also be asked to give general informational presentations to co-op classes, attend various university functions and meetings as a representative, or attend an event/tabling/program on behalf of the office. The Assistant Director will collaborate with the Associate Director and Director to implement meaningful programs Beyond Boston, which meet the needs of the learner and align with their current and future pathways. The Assistant Director will also have a working relationship with Off Campus Student Services and support services and programs that speak to the goals of Northeastern 2025.
The Assistant Director will support the office with administrative tasks and projects, including running reports and analyzing data as needed, data entry, record keeping and organizational tasks.
Some evening and weekend hours required. Frequent travel is required.
-Bachelor's degree in Student Personnel or related field, Masters preferred -3 – 5 years of work experience in student affairs, event planning and/or related field. -Comprehensive understanding of student development research and theories. -Strong customer service focus and experience with commitment to diverse populations. -Well-developed interpersonal and public speaking skills/presentation skills; team player. -Innovative problem-solving ability. -Good working knowledge of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, and Publisher), Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and web-based marketing programs such as canva.com and jotform.com -Travel required
Requisition Number: STFR005245
Internal Number: 59571
About Northeastern University
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.