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Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator - Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Education - Toronto, Canada

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Toronto, ON Campus
Categories: College of Engineering

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:

Northeastern University is a national leader in cooperative education in which students alternate between academic study and work experiences. While the College of Engineering has had a robust program for undergraduates, the co-op program for graduate engineering students is relatively new. This rapid expansion now requires more support to continue developing and growing the program. This is a full time, non-tenure track faculty position, primarily working with students in the College of Engineering’s Masters of Science Information Systems program on the Toronto campus. 

The MGEN Cooperative Education Program at Northeastern University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity and social justice while building a climate of inclusion on and beyond campus.  In research and teaching environments, members of the University community work to cultivate an inclusive environment that denounces discrimination through innovation, collaboration and an awareness of global perspectives on social justice. We welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, socioeconomic background, family education level, ability – and other visible and nonvisible differences. 


Specific responsibilities include:

Employer Relations/Job Development: The Assistant Co-op Coordinator is expected to develop partnerships with employers by working with executive, supervisory and human resources contacts; develop new and maintain ongoing co-op positions, and make appropriate referrals for students to apply to these positions; maintain a current understanding of the industry/field, employers, and positions.

Activities to support this endeavor include: site visits to new and existing employers, follow up communications, and continued efforts to develop new and enhance current relationships with employers. 

Preparation of Students: The Assistant Co-op Coordinator will prepare students for the co-op search and work experience, both by teaching co-op related courses each semester and through individual advising meetings. Preparation includes teaching tools appropriate for co-op search (interviewing skills, resume writing, LinkedIn, professional behavior, and job search tools) as well as career foundations topics (such as ethics, mindset, mindfulness, motivation, and diversity). They will be the primary point of contact for a large group of students in preparing for co-op and while on co-op. The Coordinator will collaborate with college faculty, administration, and other co-op coordinators to help students integrate their co-op and academic education and share knowledge of the industry with academic faculty to integrate work-based learning with curriculum-based learning.

Service: They will also perform co-op, departmental, college, and university service as agreed upon by the Coordinator and Assistant Dean for Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Education of the College of Engineering. Further, he/she/they will be encouraged to engage in service opportunities outside the University to enhance the reputation of the co-op program and the University.


A master’s degree is required by the appointment start date, and a minimum of five years of professional work experience is desired. An academic degree in the engineering profession or related discipline of assigned students (is preferred but not required) or experience in career development, recruiting or counseling of engineering students is strongly preferred. Experience in working with engineers in a Human Resources setting is also valuable. Knowledge of cooperative education is a plus, substantial use of technology tools is required and excellent written, and oral communication skills are expected. Experience working with a diverse staff/student population, international students and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace is required.

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Additional Information:

Application must include (1) a detailed cover letter describing your interest in this position, how your experience relates to it, and how you could contribute to the further development and growth of cooperative education for students in the Graduate School of Engineering at Northeastern; (2) resume; (3) a statement outlining activities and support plans for diversity, inclusion, and social justice; (4) names and contact information of at least three references.

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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