Administrative Assistant

Apr 03, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Administrative Assistant

Requisition Number: STFR004455

Division/College: Undergraduate Education

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Teaching and Learning Group (TLG) seeks to foster transformational learning that equips learners to define and advance the frontiers of their own lives, at and beyond Northeastern. As first point of contact for TLG, the Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of administrative responsibilities to support day-to-day operations for the units within TLG, including: the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), the Student Assessed Integrated Learning Initiative (SAIL), the Academic Assessment Group (AAG), and the Research Institute for Experiential Learning Science (RIELS). Reporting to the Assistant Director for Operations, the individual in this position will work independently and within and across various teams with differing needs to provide general office support to this end, including:

  • Greeting and interacting with University personnel and external contacts and referring them to appropriate resources across TLG and to other University units, as needed;
  • Supporting setup and other logistics for day-to-day, small-scale, and large-scale events (including an annual, University-wide conference);
  • Assisting with schedule/calendar management for TLG leadership;
  • Maintaining minutes for day-to-day and key strategic planning meetings across the TLG units;
  • Monitoring and updating various websites in support of marketing and outreach efforts across the TLG units;
  • Updating various databases through data entry and maintenance;
  • Supporting procurement efforts through purchasing supplies, catering, etc.; and
  • Providing other mission-critical support as needed.


    This position requires a self-motivated, technically competent individual capable of handling a variety of tasks simultaneously. Candidates must have strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, analytic and organizational skills; be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and independent judgment; and perform at a high standard in a demanding and fast-paced environment. The Administrative Assistant must also have experience effectively utilizing Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook (particularly the calendaring function), Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and preferably be familiar with Mac operating systems.

    A bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred, plus two to three years of administrative experience, preferably in a college/university setting.

    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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