International Affairs/Studies, Staff/Administrative
Assistant Director, International Engagement
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: The Northeastern community has a tradition of giving back, and each day, we witness the impact of our community's remarkable generosity. Our students are pursuing co-ops in all corners of the globe, growing their cultural fluency and preparing to thrive in the world. Our faculty are delivering leading-edge scholarship, teaching and mentoring tomorrow's leaders. And our researchers are pioneering new lines of inquiry, accelerating discovery in emerging fields. Northeastern University Advancement and the Office of Alumni Relations play an integral role in engaging the Northeastern community to create a stronger, more sustainable, and bright future.
Responsibilities: The Assistant Director of International Engagement, reports to the Associate Director of International Engagement in the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR).
The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the following topics that are essential to the success of this position: community/chapter assessment and development; volunteer recruitment and relationship building; planning, coordinating, and producing both small and large scale programs and events, and affinity engagement.
As a point of contact for alumni, the Assistant Director will focus on: 1. Supporting the development of a comprehensive engagement strategy through the execution of strategic initiatives, opportunities, and activities that will aid in an engaged and involved global network. 2. Cultivating, training, stewarding and maintaining a network of volunteers, for leadership committees, event planning, speaking opportunities, mentoring, etc., who are eager to serve as ambassadors and support Northeastern's vision of an engaged community. 3. Acting as a resource and a liaison for the members of the global university network and supporting their needs from various sources including OAR, the Advancement division, other university departments, vendors, and external entities. 4. Planning and producing successful events and programs in conjunction with university and division goals from concept to post-mortem, within a given budget and in a fiscally responsible manner, while managing internal and external relationships. 5. Growing social media and messaging networks to keep alumni connected to each other and Northeastern through multiple channels. 6. Working in conjunction with colleagues to develop and implement effective marketing and communication materials, templates, content, and policies to maximize outreach to alumni and continue to foster volunteer interaction and participation. 7. Collaborating with colleagues throughout the university, in various departments and divisions, to create effective partnerships that will aid in expanding Northeastern's global footprint while identifying how internal needs intersect with outreach efforts and ensure a seamless approach.
Additionally, the Assistant Director will perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
The Assistant Director must represent the university, the Advancement division and OAR in a professional and enthusiastic manner with a focus on both internal and external customer service. The Assistant Director must have the ability to speak to audiences of various sizes and in various settings and should be aware of and adaptable to accommodating cultural differences. Evening and weekend work required as needs dictate. Moderate ground and air travel, and a flexible schedule are required.
As a member of the Advancement Division, it is essential for the Assistant Director to understand and actively support the role philanthropy plays in engaging the Northeastern community.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. At least three years of experience in a combination of volunteer management, planning and producing programs and events and/or in alumni relations. Experience working in higher education and demonstrated cultural agility a plus. The ideal candidate has excellent administrative, organizational, communication (written and oral), interpersonal, public speaking, and computer skills; is detail oriented with a high level of self-confidence and enthusiasm. They will be a self-starter with strong customer service and/or volunteer management focus, have the ability to interact professionally and diplomatically with alumni, volunteers, students, parents, staff, faculty, vendors and external entities, with the ability to work independently and in a team environment on several projects at a time. The ability to travel for extended periods of time, including weekends, is necessary.
Salary Grade: 10
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.