Academic Assistant

Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Academic Assistant

Requisition Number: STFR003785

Division/College: College of Engineering

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Academic Assistant will direct and coordinate various administrative operations in the Department of Bioengineering with a focus on providing administrative support to the Department Chair, Business Manager, and faculty. The Academic Assistant will be the first point of contact for all visitors, alumni, faculty and students. The Academic Assistant will order departmental supplies, place work orders, and ensure smoothly run, functioning daily operations in the Department of Bioengineering.

Support to the Chair includes calendar management, drafting communications, daily correspondence and special messages. Support to the Business Manager, and faculty includes coordinating and managing all Bioengineering supplies and capital equipment, reconciling research purchases, providing faculty with a report of purchases on a monthly basis. In addition, the Academic Assistant will need to ensure that there are adequate funds available for the purchases and that the items are allowable expenses depending on the account to be used. The Academic Assistant will be responsible for the appropriate handling of orders received by communicating with either the PI, post-doctoral associates, or graduate research assistants (i.e., biomaterials that require refrigeration upon delivery.) As a rapidly expanding new department with 7 new faculty at present who are setting up labs and research programs, the procurement aspect of the position will be extensive.

The Academic Assistant will assist with additional projects as needed, and provide backup assistance to the Administrative Coordinator who is focused on special events, communications, and academic matters.


• A Bachelor’s degree.
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a professional office setting
• Demonstrated management and leadership skills in an academic environment.
• Must be highly organized, attentive to detail, self-directed with the ability to work as a leader and a team member.
• Must have excellent and customer service skills.
• Computer literacy requirements include a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Windows environment including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the ability to learn new systems independently.
• Requires strong and proven organizational, oral and written communication skills.

Additional Information:

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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