Reporting to the Associate Director, University Pathways Portfolio the Program Assistant-University Pathways will assist in the management of unique student support services, events, business development and internal communications related to elite, high-priority pathway and partnership initiatives such as the Boston Ballet and ContiNUe. The Program Assistant-University Pathways will be the CPS liaison to partnerships and pathways deemed high-priority. S/he will respond to unique needs and goals of high-priority partnerships and pathways and will work regularly with the leadership team of partner organizations to deliver Northeastern University resources and support based on annual goals S/he will also be a primary source of information for several CPS units to contact for further information about serving high-priority partners, including admissions, marketing, advancement, academic units, faculty and operations. The Program Assistant-University Pathways will work with the Associate Director to assess unique student needs related to high-priority partnerships and initiatives including scheduling, tutoring, consulting or other services required for meeting CPS commitment to the partnership or pathway. S/he is responsible for implementing outreach campaigns and events to attract new students. The successful candidate will track partnership activity against stated goals of the contract and annual goals. In addition to College wide initiatives, the Program Assistant-University Pathways will work regularly across the university to coordinate advancement, registrar and student support activities on behalf of partnership growth. The Program Assistant-University Pathways will assist the Associate Director to provide regular impact reports to CPS leadership regarding outcomes associated with high-priority partnerships and pathways. The Program Assistant-University Pathways will coordinate responsibilities that are required for meeting the university's commitment to high-priority partners and pathways. The Program Assistant-University Pathways will provide support to Associate Dean, University Pathways Portfolio and perform daily functions related to office administration such as calendar management, event planning, including initiating and coordinating regularly scheduled meetings and events, database management, developing and maintaining files, providing administrative support for various staff and faculty members, and maintaining effective relationships and good rapport with the full University community at all levels. Perform additional duties and assist in special projects as needed and requested.
Associate’s degree required; Bachelor's Degree preferred. Three to five years of progressive responsibility in an administrative support capacity in a fast-paced and service-oriented environment or relative combination of education and experience required.
Ability to work in a highly flexible and innovative environment with an expanding role and shifting responsibilities.
Superior relationship building skills and willingness to be pro-active, take initiative and ownership.
Strong understanding of University systems and priorities; ability to successfully navigate the complexity of large University administration to build internal partnerships and initiatives on behalf of specific external relationships.
Effective multi-tasking, priority setting and ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
Must be able to handle sensitive material, set priorities and work independently or as part of a team.
Excellent written communication skills; exercise confidentiality, tact and diplomacy in dealing with others.
High degree of proficiency with MS Suite Office, Outlook, Power Point, Apple/MAC and PCs, website and database management.
Occasional night and weekend work.
Requisition Number: STFR004795
Internal Number: 56286
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.