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Administrative Assistant

Apply now Job no: 502100
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Bouve College of Health Sciences

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.

Northeastern has identified health as one of three major University-wide interdisciplinary strategic initiatives, and the University is making a major investment in interdisciplinary health research, making faculty hires in the last few years in personal health informatics, data science and visualization (with a health data emphasis), environmental health, health systems, health policy, urban health, population health, and health administration.

The Bouvé 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.

About the Opportunity:

The School of Nursing in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University is committed to co-creating an environment conducive to incubating innovative ideas and strategies aimed at creating a more dignified patient-family-centered healthcare system. The wide range of programs offered by the School of Nursing from baccalaureate through DNP and PhD degrees highlights the responsiveness of the School to the healthcare needs of individuals and communities in the state, nation, and globally. The ultimate goal is to advance the School of Nursing’s position to one of the nation’s top research schools of nursing.


The Administrative Assistant will report directly to the Administrative Operations Manager for the School of Nursing (SON). S/he will provide diversified administrative support and activities and is responsible for maintaining administrative systems to ensure efficient operation of the Dean’s Office. The Administrative Assistant will serve as a member of a team-oriented staff providing optimal service to our faculty, staff, and students; school visitors and prospective students; members of the college and other university departments; and external constituents. S/he will manage the SON Dean’s vigorous schedule and travel, keeping the Dean informed of responsibilities for upcoming meetings and events and assist in necessary planning and preparation of same. The Administrative Assistant will provide support for SON faculty and steering committee meetings and work closely with the Dean and Administrative Operations Manager on special projects. The Administrative Assistant will communicate appropriately on behalf of the School of Nursing and use judgment and diplomacy while interfacing with others. This person will work with highly confidential information and must exercise discretion concerning dissemination. S/he must prioritize competing tasks while working in a hectic environment. The primary objective of this position is to assist the school of nursing fulfill its mission and achieve its goals.



Associate's degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred. Minimum of 1-3 years of progressively responsible administrative/customer service work experience required. Excellent computer skills with particular proficiency in Microsoft Office. Strong communication, analytical and organizational skills. Excellent customer service and problem solving skills are essential. Must have excellent planning and time management skills and be able to prioritize and execute tasks in a busy office environment. Must be resourceful, able to work independently, and have evidence of successfully working in a team environment. Proven ability to manage confidential information is required.



Preferred Qualifications:


Salary Grade: N/A for faculty lines


Additional Information:

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. Northeastern University has an enrollment of more than 17,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students and approximately 4,300 faculty and staff. Situated in downtown Boston, it is one of the nation’s most dynamic private educational institutions. Northeastern is recognized as a leader in experiential learning – the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Innovative research and educational efforts have led to a dynamic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and the dramatic changes at the University are reflected in a dramatic rise in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of top 100 U.S. research universities in the last few years.

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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