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Assistant Coop Coordinator

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Khoury College of Computer Sciences

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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:

Northeastern University is a national leader in cooperative education in which students alternate between academic study and work experiences. The Khoury College of Computer & Information Sciences is seeking a Co-op Education Coordinator to work with our undergraduate student population.

This position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position, working with students in the Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences. You will join a team of 13 highly motivated, professional, collaborative individuals who provide an outstanding cooperative education program to Computer and Information Science students.



Student Preparation.
The Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator is responsible to develop and deliver effective teaching and counseling programs that focus on educating students about careers, and enabling students to develop strategies to be successful in today’s global business environment. The coop coordinator will prepare students for the co-op assignment, maintain contact with students during the assignment, and reflect on the assignment upon student’s return to the University. Coordinators work with students in many venues including one-on-one, workshops and in the classroom. Coordinators work with students on interviewing skills, resume writing, communication skills, professional behavior, transitioning to the workplace, ethics, and other relevant learning objectives.

Employer Relations/Job Development.
The Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator is expected to develop partnerships with employers by working with executive, supervisory and human resources contacts. They will develop new and maintain ongoing co-op positions and will develop and maintain an understanding of industry/field, employers, and positions. Coordinators are expected to conduct site visits to new and existing employers and to implement strategies to develop new and enhanced employer connections. Experience with job development, developing client relationships and ability to promote cooperative education are critical for this position.

Integrated Learning.
The Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator is expected to support the goals and initiatives of the Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences. They will collaborate with college faculty,
administration and other co-op coordinators to help students integrate their co-op and academic experiences. Coordinators will also share knowledge of industry with academic faculty to integrate work-based learning with curriculum-based learning.



Master’s degree required and a minimum of three years in high tech industry/higher education work experience preferred. Experience with international students is desirable. Knowledge of cooperative education is a plus and excellent written and oral communication skills expected.

Interest in the field of technology is required. Experience working with a diverse staff/student population, and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace is required. They must have personal transportation and a valid driver’s license, as travel to visit students and employers is required.

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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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