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Administrative Officer

Apply now Job no: 502160
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Arts, Media and Design

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 Department of Art+Design has expanded rapidly in the last couple of years and now encompasses 42 full time faculty, over 500 undergraduate majors, and 70 graduate students.


This position, reports directly to the Department Chair and oversees the daily operations, management and direction of operational aspects of the Art + Design department. This position is responsible for management of the operating budget, human resources, and financial activities of the department. S/he will work with the Department Chair on curricular and departmental initiatives. This position also supports the HRM/Payroll, budget, and office needs for the faculty, staff and researchers of the Department. The position will work to ensure overall effectiveness in the areas of business administration and support to the chair.


Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters preferred. A minimum of 2 to 5 years of relevant administrative experience is required. Experience in academic fields relevant to art, media arts and design preferred. Strong background in business administration and budget management. Solid interpersonal, intellectual, organizational, project management, and communication skills are essential. Ability to multitask and take initiative. Competent in using Microsoft office programs, Banner, PeopleAdmin, EPAF, and Concur.



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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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