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Assistant to Sr Associate Dean

Apply now Job no: 502509
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Professional Studies

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:

Working under the direction of the Senior Associate Dean for Academic & Faculty Affairs, the Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean will be responsible for providing comprehensive administrative and project support to the Senior Associate Dean to ensure smooth functioning of their work and contribute to the overall efficiency of the academic area.


This position requires leadership, problem-solving skills and the ability to make independent judgments, particularly during times when the dean and other administrators are not available. This position interacts with other senior level offices at the University, including other Dean’s, as well as members of University committees. Accordingly, the candidate must be able to communicate professionally and effectively on behalf of the dean. This is a customer-facing role; and thus not suited for remote work.


Excellent verbal and writing skills; exercise confidentiality, tact and diplomacy in dealing with others; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to successfully function in a team environment with strong organizational experience. Effective multi-tasking, priority setting, and ability to support the senior level administrator in a fast-paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure. Capable of handling diverse tasks and assignments. Flexibility to accommodate and respond to direction from multiple sources. Ability to maintain confidentiality, make independent decisions, manage multiple projects, and represent the academic dean in a professional manner. Experience with PCs and Apple computers necessary, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and cloud application programs. Administrative and project management experience, preferably in an academic setting. Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 5 years proven experience providing high level administrative support to senior level executive and/or academic managers required.

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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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