Division/College: College of Arts, Media and Design
Location: Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time: Full Time
Co-operative Education Coordinators work with students, academic faculty members and employers to promote the integration of experiential learning with the liberal learning and discipline-based components of both undergraduate and graduate students' education. The coordinator will also work with employers to develop jobs commensurate with student interests and abilities. This is a full-time, non-tenure track co-op faculty position working with students in the College of Arts, Media and Design across the broad disciplines of communications. The coordinator is expected to: develop partnerships with employers by working with executive, supervisory and human resources contacts; develop new and maintain ongoing co-op positions and make appropriate referrals to other co-op coordinators with regard to co-op positions; maintain understanding of industry/field, employers, and positions; communicate co-op activity by maintaining accurate records in the co-op database. The coordinator will prepare students for the co-op assignment through teaching a co-op prep class and in individual meetings, maintain contact with students during their co-op assignment to maintain connection with the University, and engage in reflection activities with students upon return to the University to reflect upon their co-op experience, enhance it and integrate it with their academic work. The coordinator also collaborates with College academic faculty, administration and other co-op coordinators to help students integrate their co-op and academic education, and share knowledge of industry with academic faculty members to integrate experiential learning with curriculum-based learning. Coordinators work with other co-op coordinators to create a deep reservoir of quality co-op experiences by performing annual reviews of jobs, leveling all co-op positions and conducting annual site visits and job development with employers, with an emphasis on out of state and international employers. Attend group meetings and serve on committees to ensure collaboration and coordination in support of University and College co-op goals, objectives and policies, and perform other duties as assigned.
Masters degree required; however, comparable credentials and licensure may be considered; and qualifications in the discipline desired (experience in Digital Communication, Strategic Communication, Organizational Communication, New Media- analytics, Data Visualization, Data Storytelling, Public Relations, Social Networks, and Production-video, audio, editing). Familiarity with technology is essential. Knowledge of co-operative education a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary. Experience working with a diverse staff/student population, and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace required. Ability to work well with others is essential. Must have personal transportation and a valid drivers license as travel is required.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
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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.