Assistant Director of International Communities

Sep 15, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Assistant Director of International Communities

Requisition Number: STFR004022

Division/College: University Advancement

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Assistant Director of International Communities, reports to the Director of Global Impact and Engagement and plays an integral team role in planning, coordinating, and producing both the small- and large- scale programming and events for the regional engagement efforts of the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR). Volunteers are a vital component of a successful alumni engagement program, therefore the Assistant Director will be responsible for recruiting and stewarding a diverse network of volunteers. The Assistant Director will assist in the development of a strategic plan in order to grow a stronger network of University community members. This position primarily focuses on our international communities. Regional outreach includes, but is not limited to: domestic and international community events; yield, freshmen send -off, and co-op welcome receptions; speaker series; personal and professional development programming; and promotion of University efforts and programs across the globe.

As a primary point of contact for alumni, the Assistant Director will focus on (1) cultivating, training, and stewarding a network of volunteers for various positions and leadership committees as well as developing effective collateral materials to guide and foster continued volunteer interaction and participation, (2) acting as a resource and a liaison for the members of the global University network and their needs from diverse sources such as OAR, the Advancement division, other university departments, vendors, and other external entities, (3) assisting with the development and execution of effective plans and timelines to establish, launch and sustain individual community networks, (4) planning and producing successful events and programs from concept to post-mortem including, but not limited to: domestic and international network events; yield, freshmen send -off, and co-op welcome receptions; speaker series; personal and professional development programming within a given budget and in a fiscally responsible manner, and (5) working in conjunction with his/her colleagues to develop and implement efficient and effective communication templates, content, and policies to maximize the department's outreach to alumni.

The Assistant Director must represent the university and the OAR team in a professional and enthusiastic manner with a special focus on both internal and external customer service. The Assistant Director must have the ability to speak to audiences of various sizes and in various settings and should be aware of and adaptable to accommodating cultural differences. Evening and weekend work required as needs dictate. Moderate ground and air travel, and a flexible schedule are required. While the primary role of this position is to focus on international outreach, it will require some work with domestic networks, affinity programming and other duties, as assigned, including assisting at several OAR events throughout the year.


Bachelor’s degree required. Three to five years of experience in a combination of volunteer management, planning and producing programming and events and/or in alumni relations; Experience working in higher education and demonstrated cultural agility a plus. Excellent management, organizational, communication (written and oral), interpersonal, public speaking, and computer skills; Detail oriented; High level of self-confidence and enthusiasm; Ability to be a self-starter; Strong customer service and/or volunteer management focus; Ability to interact professionally and diplomatically with alumni, volunteers, students, parents, staff, faculty, vendors and external entities; Ability to work independently and in a team environment on several projects at a time; And, ability to travel for extended periods of time, domestically and internationally, including weekends.

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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