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Director-Center Student Involvement

Apply now Job no: 507261
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Student Affairs

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

With more than 550+ student organizations and an estimated 19,000+ students involved in learning opportunities outside of the classroom, Northeastern seeks a Director of the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) to guide the organization in the next chapter of its development.


Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Network Initiatives, the Director of CSI is responsible for developing strategies and overseeing a staff of 15 who work in the critical areas of student organization programming and development, fraternity and sorority life, leadership development, and program operations (scheduling, box office operations, marketing and communications). Furthermore, the Director plays a key role in the development and execution of university-wide programs and frequently represents CSI on a variety of campus-wide committees. As a leader of this vibrant organization, the Director is expected to identify new opportunities to engage students and to capitalize on opportunities to enhance the services provided by CSI, including opportunities at global/regional campuses, and opportunities targeted for graduate students. To assist in these efforts, the Director will directly supervise three members of the CSI staff who serve in leadership roles and will work in concert with them to plot a course for CSI that aligns with university and divisional priorities. Northeastern is a global university, and the Director is responsible for cultivating opportunities for our students around the world to engage with our vital student life program. Central to the success of the Director is the ability for CSI to maintain important partnerships. As such, the Director will frequently engage staff members in the areas of Northeastern University Police, Dining Services, Student Center Operations, External Events and Conference Housing, Residential Life, Risk Management, Facilities, General Counsel, Student Conduct, Alumni Relations and New Student Orientation to name a few.


Master's degree in higher education or related field, and 6-8 years of progressively responsible experience in the field. Preference will be given to candidates who have direct experience in student activities and program management with a proven record of change management in this area. The candidate must come with at least 3-5 years of full-time staff supervisory experience. The Director will be called upon to manage high-profile matters and must be comfortable working both independently and as a team. The incumbent must be able to manage multiple, competing priorities and will demonstrate the ability to be successful in a fast-paced, diverse and global institution. This position may require frequent evening/weekend responsibilities as needed.

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Additional Information:

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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