Under the Director of Strategic Partnerships on the Seattle Campus and in conjunction with the Experiential Learning and Career Development team the Experiential Learning Specialist will create and implement opportunities for Seattle learners to gain practical, career-relevant opportunities to supplement their academic journey. This includes internships/co-ops, projects, events, hackathons, volunteer or service-learning opportunities, company visits, etc. This individual is responsible for helping students access career-building opportunities, serving the broader goal of ensuring students are career-ready at graduation. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but growing regional team that will be helping to build the experiential learning function for Northeastern University in Seattle.
Preferred candidates for the Experiential Learning Specialist position will have:
Experience designing and running large-scale, complex programs, both independently and in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
Worked in a student/career-focused environment and have a professional background in experiential learning, preferably in the technology education space.
An understanding of industry hiring and employment trends relevant to the Seattle degree programs (e.g. computer science, data science, analytics, project management, information systems, etc.) and the ability to conduct independent research in these areas.
A holistic understanding of experiential learning and how to prepare students for careers, and a strong viewpoint on the soft and hard skills that students need to succeed.
Strong communication skills and an interest in working in a highly collaborative role with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and external partners.
Flexibility and an interest in wearing multiple hats; Seattle is a growing campus, so this role will require comfort with evolving priorities.
Excellent skills in relationship building, event planning, marketing, public relations, and database management.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience with at least 3-5 years' experience supporting career development at a higher education institution or job-focused training program (e.g., bootcamp/workforce development).
Forward thinking and innovative, helping us realize the future of education in line with Northeastern's strategic plan.
Can connect with students from different cultures, backgrounds and lived experiences in person and virtually to help them become career ready and progress on their journey.
Passion for networking and making new connections with regional employers.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences and maintain confidentiality around complex and sensitive issues for the purposes of compliance with applicable federal and state laws, as well as Northeastern guidelines.
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.