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Exec Asst to SVP & Gen Counsel

Apply now Job no: 508578
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: General Counsel

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 Executive Assistant to the SVP and General Counsel provides direct support for the General Counsel and other designated members of the office.  The EA is the  primary point of contact and a liaison for the General Counsel's Office to both internal and external constituencies. This individual plays an integrating role across the various functions of the office to ensure that the support needs of the SVP and General Counsel are being met.





Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferred; minimum 10 years of progressively responsible administrative experience, with at least 3 – 5 years executive level support; strong managerial and organizational skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills essential. Ability to be flexible while managing multiple responsibilities. Ability to work as part of a team. Position requires an extensive time commitment. Candidates must have experience in or demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive environment and working with diverse populations.



Preferred Qualifications:



Salary Grade: 12


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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