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Academic Coordinator

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus - Eligible for Alternative Work Location
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:

For more information about the Department of Bioengineering at Northeastern visit,


The Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering is seeking a highly motivated Academic Coordinator (AC) to join their team and provide integral support to this rapidly growing department. Reporting to the Business Manager, the responsibilities will include coordinating administrative leadership, supporting, and providing policy guidance for the Graduate and Undergraduate Committees and Associate Chairs. The AC is involved with all aspects relating to admissions, recruitment, and retention efforts to include tracking student progress and qualifying exams and conducting student exit interviews. The AC is the primary contact to undergraduate and graduate students for all inquiries and assist students with solutions and collect their feedback to analyze trends to continuously improve on department services and processes. The AC works with the Business Manager in various strategic special projects and provides data analysis on above functions. The academic aspects of this role is managing the teaching schedule (undergraduate and graduate), classroom change requests, TRACE evaluations, and updates the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogue. This position also plays a vital role in the coordination of Capstone projects, including Capstone Project Day and is the lead point of contact for communications regarding Capstone to the students. The AC is the liaison between the department and other departments in the College of Engineering such as Undergraduate Advising and Graduate School of Engineering.


Bachelor's degree preferred with minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in an academic or business environment or an Associate’s degree with three or more years of experience with the interest in pursuing a bachelor's degree. A successful candidate is a flexible team player who enjoys a fast-paced and collaborative work environment and possess the following:

  • Strong project management/organizational skills with attention to fine detail, commitment to quality
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple demands from demanding constituencies.
  • Must be able to consistently produce high quality work under tight deadlines.
  • Must demonstrate a professional presence and maturity in dealing with a variety of audiences, external and internal to the university.
  • Responsive to feedback and committed to continuous improvement, and high integrity.


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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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