Academic Assistant

Feb 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Academic Assistant

Requisition Number: STFR003554

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Part Time


The Academic Assistant in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences will be responsible for managing and maintaining the Physical Therapy Common Application System database (PTCAS) for the Northeastern University Post-Baccalaureate DPT program. This includes the following: verifying all components of the application and organizing the applications within the database to prepare for reviewing; determine if the applicant has fulfilled prerequisites, by examining the transcripts and/or as needed verifying content at the individual institution; assigning the individual applicants to admission reviewers for evaluation; assist with organization of the data and dissemination of the decisions once the committee review is complete; follow up with applicants from decision through matriculation (i.e. monitoring receipt of required materials). The Academic Assistant
will work collaboratively with the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Administrative Assistant and the Graduate Admissions Committee to accomplish all tasks. Email and phone communication will be required to assist prospective students with questions about the program as well as the application process. This is a part-time, 28 hours per week, benefits eligible position.


Associates Degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred, minimum of 2+ years of experience in database management. Must maintain strict standards of confidentiality. Ability to work under supervision, independently, and as part of a team. Ability to organize work, define priorities, and meet deadlines. Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail. The applicant must have demonstrated competence in key software/computer technologies (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).

Additional Information:
Bouvé 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.

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, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

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.


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