Khoury College of Computer Science is a leader in computing education nationally, ranked number 13 in the US by 2021 CS Rankings. A key aspect of this leadership is the college’s mission of CS for Everyone and its commitment to building pathways into and within computer science for individuals from all backgrounds, races, ethnicities and genders. In the past six years, the college has demonstrated this commitment through the following results:
The total number of students in the college has grown from 1,900 to over 5,000
The percentage of undergraduate female or non-binary computing majors has increased from 19% in 2014 to 31% in 2020.
The percentage of undergraduate domestic BIPOC computer science majors has increased from 12% to 17%.
We have expanded the number of combined majors (a pedagogical hallmark of Northeastern) from 12 to 37, with 39% of computer science combined majors identifying as female or non-binary
We have scaled the Align Master’s in Computer Science – a degree designed specifically for individuals with no background in computing from 11 in 2013 to over 1,100 in 2021
We have hired 69 new faculty members, of which 25% are women/nonbinary
We became the first site in the Northeast for SMASH – a summer residential program for high school students who are low-income and/or first generation
The Business Development Manager plays a key role in leveraging this institutional commitment and expertise to build, expand and nurture strategic relationships with the corporate, philanthropic and public sectors, in particular to augment experiential learning opportunities for students. Experiential learning takes many forms at Northeastern – from co-operative education – which has been a central component of a Northeastern education for over one hundred years -- to summer internships, research opportunities, service learning and real world projects. The Manager is in charge of identifying new partners, developing outreach strategies and then creating appropriate and effective engagement and programming opportunities (these can include: campus events, presentations to student clubs, mentorship circles, guest lecturing, recruitment events, research projects, etc.).
The Business Development Manager is part of a growing team that is located across Northeastern’s network of campuses in the U.S. and Canada. The team will collaborate actively with student services, the co-operative education team, advancement, the research institutes, and the university’s office of employer engagement and career design.