About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouve, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, opened in 2013, provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.
Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation's premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern's international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation's top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston's historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.
Responsibilities: Bouve College of Health Sciences (BCHS) is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide high-level, confidential support to the Office of the Dean to proactively manage any and all activities and events for the college. The Executive Assistant provides a broad range of administrative, organizational, and functional coordination of activities and assists the Dean on a broad range of internal and external activities that pertain to the mission of the college, including organizing and managing all facets of any internal and external meetings and communications with/for the college. We are seeking a dynamic, effective and independent individual who can take the lead when necessary in assisting the Dean fully. The Executive Assistant to the Dean will execute a variety of time-sensitive and complex responsibilities including interface with University leaders, alumni, and donors, community members on administrative, substantive and confidential matters. This includes assisting in mobilizing, tracking and completing key projects, report obligations and tasks, monitoring the work of college's standing and ad hoc committees, and providing background data and documents as needed. Administrative responsibilities include the preparation of draft communications, daily correspondence, special messaging on behalf of the Dean, strategically scheduling meetings, travel, proofreading documents, and conducting research for important projects. The Executive Assistant to the Dean will have daily reviews with the Dean regarding the day's priorities and appropriate action required to ensure all goals and support needs of the Dean are met. The Executive Assistant to the Dean is responsible for developing effective systems to manage the Dean's administrative needs. This individual will provide planning and oversight to ensure that the Dean's time is effectively allocated and that information is presented to advance the priorities of the College agenda. This individual must be able to communicate professionally and effectively on behalf of the Deans and will manage relations with key constituents, frequently communicating with staff in the Offices of the President, Provost, and Chancellor, Faculty Senate, Development, Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications, Office of General Counsel, etc.; as well as with the college's leadership (Associate/Assistant Deans, Chairs, Directors, Faculty and Staff Councils, Faculty Senators), staff and students. This individual will also engage with employers, alumni, friends and donors; and will manage Dean's travel, speaking engagements, and time commitments to engage in fundraising activities. This individual will also manage the Dean's travel to conferences.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required, Master's degree preferred. A minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible executive support experience required, preferably in higher education or executive setting. Demonstrated ability to manage priorities in a fast-paced environment on a broad range of issues and to develop options for immediate resolution. Excellent communication and critical thinking skills, project management ability and attention to detail required. Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS Office Suite, presentation, Outlook email, spreadsheet and database software. Individual must have strong organizational, communication (both oral and written), and interpersonal skills. Must be detail-oriented, able to understand complex material to communicate effectively and must be able to work with confidential information and prioritize tasks and demands. Must be able to take initiative and follow through on tasks independently. Must possess a thorough knowledge of professional office procedures, good judgment, discretion and problem-solving skills.
Preferred Qualifications: N/A
Salary Grade: 10
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.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.