About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouve, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, opened in 2013, provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.
Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation's premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern's international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation's top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston's historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.
Responsibilities: Reporting directly to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the Bouve College of Health Sciences (BCHS) Dean's Office, the Assistant Director- Academic Operations is an integral position for the management, training and oversight of policy and processes related to undergraduate and graduate academics. The scope of the position includes curriculum, curriculum governance and approval processes, academic program information and accreditation, academic systems and data capture projects.
The Assistant Director- Academic Operations will oversee and guide a wide range of activities supporting the broadly defined areas of academic affairs, including: registration, class enrollments, class size targets, curriculum approval processes, development and implementation of academic-related policies, dissemination of information relating to academic systems and data capture projects, development and community building with departmental academic affairs personnel, and working with other key managers in creating an effective and efficient administrative structure as it relates to academic affairs in the Bouve College of Health Sciences. This position is expected to work independently and in collaboration with the Bouve Dean's Office, academic units across the university within and outside Bouve, curriculum committees, the Provost's Office, The Chancellor's Office and the Registrar's Office.
This position will provide high-level support to uphold the academic policies of the university, will provide exceptional customer service and continuous improvement of processes, and will use data to inform and evaluate academic affairs initiatives. Bouve College of Health Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs as well as several combined majors and minors.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred, or equivalent education and experience, with 4-6 years of high-level academic operations support preferably in academic or healthcare related environment.
Mature, experienced professional, capable of independently leading the administrative and management support activities of the Associate Deans' office in an effective and timely manner.
Expected skills include: - Strong team building skills and open communication with hands-on management; - Ability to interpret complex academic policies and procedures and generate new ideas and solutions (be proactive, creative and innovative); - Ability to deal promptly and effectively with difficult problems and issues, plan and meet critical deadlines and master new situations or information quickly and easily; - Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of privileged information, and perform a wide range of duties that require tact, sensitivity, independent judgment, diplomacy, organizational skills, flexibility and discretion; - Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills which demonstrate the ability to effectively convey and explain information, influence outcomes and tactfully deal with diverse people, situations and ideas; - Excellent written communication skills which demonstrate the ability to draft clear, concise specifications, documentation and reports. - Ability to focus on key issues, research, gather and integrate information and lead or participate with others across organizational and institutional lines. - Demonstrated management skills, including the ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities in managing a wide range of projects; - Exemplary interpersonal skills; Ability to work well in teams and independently and to effectively work with staff at all levels of the organization; - Demonstrated leadership skills, including strategic planning; - Ability to provide guidance and coaching of process and policies to individual academics, unit management, and various committee groups.
- Strong decision making, analytical, problem solving, critical thinking, and resource management skills. - Excellent technical skills with the ability to learn and use University online databases, software applications (Word, Excel, Adobe, PowerPoint, others) and web- based communication platforms (Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, Zoom, etc)
Preferred Qualifications: N/A
Salary Grade: 11
N/A 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.