Department Operations Coordinator

Job no: 508115
Position type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Division/Equivalent: DIV37 - College of Science
School/Unit: 131100 - Biology
Categories: College of Science

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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 Department Operations Coordinator is a key administrator in an academic department, working under the direction of the Business & Operations Manager. The Operations Coordinator initiates, tracks, and manages a broad range of financial and human resource transactions to ensure that department needs are being met in a timely and efficient manner.


The Department Operations Coordinator will be responsible for initiating financial transactions on behalf of the department, as well as working with the Business & Operations Manager, the COS Finance and COS Post-Award teams to follow up on any issues that may arise. The Operations Coordinator will also be responsible for initiating a broad range of faculty, staff, and student personnel transactions: for full-time and part-time hires as well as operational and grant/research-funded personnel. The Operations Coordinator will also assist with other personnel appointments such as visiting scholars or special research appointments.

Depending on the structure and needs of the department, the Operations Coordinator may also be asked to provide further administrative support on specialized tasks. This may include project assistance for department leadership, assisting with management of a front office location, and/or other duties as assigned


Bachelors degree required. Three to five years experience in accounting, budgeting, operations, and/or grants financial management required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Human resources management experience preferred. Experience working in a nonprofit or higher education setting highly preferred.

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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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