Job Search

You will be prompted to create an account when you apply for a position. Already have an account? Log in here.

Position Type




Associate Director for PhD Network Programming

Apply now Job no: 506508
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Provost’s Office

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:

The Associate Director of PhD Programs has primary responsibility of managing and implementing all student facing programming for the PhD Network within the Office of the Provost.


The PhD Network collaborates with academic colleges and the many offices providing support to graduate students including the Center for Teaching and Learning through Research, LEADERs, Global Student Success, Employee Engagement and Career Design, Student Life, and many others to offer research-based programming for PhD students and postdoctoral research associates. This role requires a teaching mindset to design new programming appropriate to research scholars that will prepare them for future research careers in academia and beyond. The Associate Director will convene the STARS PhD Fellows with bi-weekly with structured programming as a mentorship and training toolkit. The Associate Director will be active with national professional societies and develop and implement strategies to promote PhD students and postdoctoral research associates within and beyond the university and will develop an evaluation and assessment process to inform future programming.


A passion to support the graduate education mission. Master's degree required and PhD preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in higher education with specific experience with graduate students and postdoctoral research associates, collaborative environments, and supervision. Applicant must be self-motivated, anticipate problems and demonstrate significant independent judgment – must be able to take initiative and follow through on tasks independently. Demonstrated record of leadership, collaboration, establishment of effective processes, commitment to process and self-improvement, and integrity is required. The position requires the ability to lead through influence, collaboration with colleagues from different disciplines and functions, critical thinking, attention to detail, and excellent communication (verbal and written) skills. Computer skills are essential along with an aptitude to learn new tools. Commonly used software packages include the Microsoft packages, Adobe suite, SharePoint, WordPress, MailChimp, database tools, and PowerPoint.


Salary Grade:


Additional Information:

Please note that candidates with more than three years’ experience in higher education with specific experience with graduate students and postdoctoral research associates, collaborative environments, and supervision would be reviewed as an Assistant Director for PhD Network Programming at grade level 11.


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

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More