Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator
Requisition Number: FTFR000374
Division/College: College of Engineering
FT/PT: Full Time
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. Starting in 2006 with a handful of students it has grown to over 200 students participating last year. 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 programs in Telecommunication Systems Management, Information Systems, Engineering Management, and Energy Systems. We are looking for multiple exceptional qualified individuals for this position.
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. Coordinators communicate co-op activity by utilizing the Placepro database.
Preparation of Students: The Assistant Co-op Coordinator will prepare students for the co-op search and work experience, both by teaching and coordinating co-op related courses each semester and through individual career advising meetings. Preparation includes teaching interviewing skills, resume writing, communication skills, professional behavior, ethics, and other relevant topics. He/she will maintain contact with students during their co-op assignment to address any problems that might arise, and will provide an opportunity for students to reflect about their co-op experience when they return to classes. 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 industry with academic faculty to integrate work-based learning with curriculum-based learning.
Service: He/she will also perform co-op, departmental, college, and university service as agreed upon by the Coordinator and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies of the College of Engineering. Further, he/she 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, and a minimum of five years of professional work experience is desired. An academic degree in the profession or related discipline of assigned students (especially Telecommunication Systems Management, Information Systems, Engineering Management, or Energy Systems) or experience in career development and counseling of engineering students is strongly preferred. Knowledge of cooperative education is a plus, and excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Experience working with a diverse staff/student population and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace is required. Applicants must have personal transportation and a valid driver’s license, as travel is required.
Please include 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.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.