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NUin International Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 502608
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Global Experience Office, Student Affairs

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:

This position is a non-benefits eligible, short-term commitment with full work days internationally for the Fall 2020 semester (dates vary by location). This on-site position also requires attendance at a mandatory training period in Boston, Massachusetts for the full month of June 2020.

The Program is a unique opportunity for freshmen accepted for Spring Admission to Northeastern University. Students study at one of our international partner institutions during the Fall semester and enter Northeastern University in the Spring. Partner universities or institutions abroad provide academic courses to the participants while staff provide on-site leadership and support services.

We are hiring for several International Coordinator positions for each program location. The on-site staff support the physical, emotional, social, and academic needs of first-year students. These staff members, in addition to support staff at the host institution, focus on creating positive and valuable experiential learning for students in their academic coursework, host city, and student residences. International Coordinators work in staff teams and are supervised by an on-site professional staff member. Site staff enthusiastically embody the mission and values of the Program and Northeastern University while working and living in close proximity to first-year students.

The International Coordinators are responsible for supporting facets of the Program for one of our locations.


Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Coordinate evening and weekend student programs and excursions
• Encourage student academic success, respond to student concerns and connect students to on-site academic, medical and mental health resources
• Monitor student behavioral policies and protocols, upholding a high standard of student conduct
• Maintain the safety and well-being of the participants by serving in a 24/7 on-call rotation and conducting regular monitoring of student residences

International Coordinators will work collaboratively to ensure the safety and well being of students and contribute to the development and overall success of the program. Responsibilities may vary based on site placement


These highly demanding positions require a significant amount of patience, flexibility, assertiveness, diplomacy, self-initiative, as well as substantial experience living abroad and an ability to excel under challenging conditions while efficiently accomplishing tasks in a fast-paced environment.

• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Master’s Degree preferred in relevant field such as Higher Education, International Education or Student Development
• 1-2 years of demonstrated student service experience or higher education experience in a residence life or student affairs capacity which includes experience living with or working with high school or undergraduate students (in a residence life, student affairs, camp counselor, or related role)
• Experience living, working, or studying abroad with the ability to demonstrate intercultural sensitivity and global awareness
• Demonstrated flexibility and experience with crisis management
• Proven ability to work well as a member of a close-knit team
• Experience managing events for large groups with enthusiasm and attention to detail
• Fluent in English
• Must have the ability to obtain and maintain any required work authorization for the duration of your appointment and work location assignments
• Location/area expertise and local language proficiency preferred (if applicable)

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Additional Information:

This position is a non-benefits eligible, short–term commitment, with full work days in Boston, Massachusetts and internationally (exact dates may vary by location).

Attendance at educational sessions held in Boston, Massachusetts for the full month of June is required.

Site staff international assignment decisions are made throughout the Spring. Our aim is to build a team for each program location that will work well together to fulfill the mission of the university, and as such location assignments are subject to change based on the needs of the program. Cultural and language experience in the regions we operate and location preferences are considered. Careful attention is given to each individual’s skills and experience. The Program seeks individuals who have the personal and professional flexibility to succeed at any of the following 2020 program locations: Montreal, Canada;  London, England; and Dublin, Ireland.

A criminal background check is required for this position.

For best consideration, please submit your application as soon as possible, by March 1, 2020.

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.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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