Assistant Coop Coordinator

Feb 06, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Assistant Coop Coordinator

Requisition Number: FTFR001074

Division/College: D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinators are responsible for the development of quality co-op programs with businesses and organizations, and educating and preparing students to be able to be successful when participating in appropriate cooperative education positions. Co-op Coordinators work with students, academic faculty members and employers to promote the integration of a practice-based component with the liberal learning and discipline-based components of student education. He/she will also work with employers to develop jobs commensurate with student interests and abilities. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position working with students in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. 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. He/she will develop new, and maintain ongoing, co-op positions; with regard to co-op positions and permanent recruiting; maintain understanding of industry/field, employers, and positions. Activities to support this endeavor includes: site visits to new and existing employers, maintaining understanding of the industry/field, and positions, and continued efforts to develop new and enhance current relationships with employers. Experience with sales, job development, developing client relationships and ability to promote cooperative education are critical for this position.

Student Preparation.
The Assistant Co-op Coordinator co-op coordinator is responsible to develop and deliver effective teaching and counseling programs that focus on educating students about careers, and enabling students to develop strategies to be successful in today's global business environment. The co-op coordinator will prepare students for the co-op assignment, maintain contact with students during their co-op assignment, and discuss the assignment upon student's return to the University. Coordinators work with students in many venues including one-on-one, workshops and in the classroom. Coordinators work with students during all aspects of co-op, including preparing for the co-op, assisting with issues and periodic check-in while on-the-job and reflection and goal setting after the co-op has ended. Coordinators work with students teaching interviewing skills, resume writing, communication skills, professional behavior, transitioning to the workplace, ethics, and other relevant learning objectives.

Integrated Learning
The co-op coordinator is expected to support the goals and initiatives of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. He/she will collaborate with college faculty, administration and other co-op coordinators to help students integrate their co-op and academic experiences. Coordinators will also share knowledge of industry with academic faculty to integrate work-based learning with curriculum-based learning.


Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator appointments are made of those individuals who have special skills and/or academic and work experience that qualify them to fulfill the goals of the Cooperative Education program. Relevant industry experience is critical, along with demonstrated experience with sales, job development and developing client relationships. Must have Master’s degree or comparable credential and licensure, as appropriate, and qualifications in the discipline desired. Five years’ experience working in industry is desired. Familiarity with technology is essential, and knowledge of cooperative education is a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Must have experience working with a diverse staff/student population, and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace required.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

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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