Director of Cooperative Education

Boston, Suffolk County / Mission Hill, Suffolk County / Roxbury, Suffolk County / Roxbury Crossing, Suffolk County
Apr 15, 2014

Northeastern University

Director of Cooperative Education

Requisition Number: FTFR000470

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

FT/PT: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Director of Cooperative Education reports to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and will support and implement the administration and college’s overall goals and directions for the cooperative education program. The primary responsibility will be to oversee and manage the cooperative education program and the cooperative education coordinators within the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. The Director will: supervise and evaluate all cooperative education faculty; train new cooperative education faculty and provide mentoring and coaching to team members; set team goals consistent with overall goals of the college and university; assist coordinators and staff in resolving issues regarding students, employers and others in a timely manner; oversee unit funds including co-op work study and other funded positions; ensure that the college’s cooperative education coordinators provide excellent service to students and maintain relationships with employers and colleagues; and help ensure a diverse and extensive pool of positions for co-op students. The Director will have a reduced coordinator student load and as such have a non-tenure track term faculty status. As a co-op faculty member, the Director will fulfill his/her coordinator responsibilities and serve as a role model for his/her peers in carrying out responsibilities which include: job development, student advising/mentoring, teaching the Introduction to Co-op course (as needed), following up with students while the students are on co-op, and helping students reflect after co-op.


Master’s Degree required plus minimum 8 years of experience with increasing leadership and supervisory responsibility. Knowledge and experience in cooperative education, career development, student development and/or human resources is required. Experience related to health care, a health profession and/or higher education is desired. This position requires proven short and long-term management and marketing experience and demonstrated skills in strategic decision-making, negotiation and analytic thinking. Successful candidates must be highly organized, motivated, energetic, and have strong interpersonal and communications skills. The ideal candidate will have strong team-building skills and the ability to work collaboratively. He/she will have a proven ability to interact with diverse groups including students, employers, faculty, and administrators.

Additional Information:

Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 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. The new Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite opened in September 2013 and provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

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

To apply, visit the Bouvé College of Health Sciences website and click on `Faculty Positions’. Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, the names and contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae. For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jeanine Mount, at [email protected]

Northeastern University Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, and an ADVANCE institution. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University embraces the wealth of diversity represented in our community and seeks to enhance it at all levels. Northeastern University is an E-Verify employer.

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