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Content Development Specialist

Apply now Job no: 503007
Position Type: Staff
Location: Portland, ME Campus
Categories: Digital Learning & Mobility Strategy

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:

Are you an individual who thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and enjoys developing educational solutions on a global scale? Are you a self starter who succeeds in a remote or work-from-home situation? Do you have a desire to help with the creation of customized learning products that focuses on the user experience and addresses the unique needs of various audiences?

If so, Northeastern University has an opening for a Content Development Specialist. This position will work collaboratively as a member of the Online Experiential Learning (OEL) team and a floating member of a product team which includes a Senior Learning Experience Designer (Sr LxD), a Learning Experience Designer (LxD), a Project Manager, a Product Manager, and a Multimedia Specialist to create quality learning products to fulfill the distinct mission and core values of Northeastern University.


In collaboration with the product team, the Content Development Specialist will implement the product design laid out in blueprints created by Sr LxD, LxD, as well as Multimedia specialists in the identified Learning Management System. They will ensure the course structure meets the guidelines outlined at the start of every project.

In addition, this position will offer support to faculty and programs through the management of portfolios, prepping courses before the start of each term, and carrying out basic quality assurance reviews. The Course Development Specialist with work with the OEL Content Architect to incorporate new technologies into the identified LMS and support the Content Architect with training team members and faculty on the use and maintenance of all new technologies.

This is an entry level, 100% remote position with room for learning and growth.


A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, English, Education, Ed Tech, or a related field.

2 - 5 years of experience with Salesforce and Wordpress.

An ability to learn new technology quickly.

Comfort with HTML and CSS.

Strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to collaborate across networks and work effectively in virtual teams. Ability to converse with faculty about educational and technology issues.

Access to high speed internet.

Ability to be flexible and creative when faced with competing priorities.

Experience with one or more learning management systems as well as common software used in the design and development of distance learning courses. Ability to troubleshoot basic educational technology issues.

Should possess a passion for continued professional development in the areas of instructional design, learning experience design, curriculum development, educational technology, teaching and learning, etc.

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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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