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Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 4951220
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

Academic Program Administrator

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education administration.

The College's schools, departments, and programs-with disciplines ranging from economics and history to English, urban affairs, international affairs, and American Sign Language Interpreting-form an interdisciplinary environment with global perspectives and a culture of inclusion. Our faculty connects liberal arts education with the challenges of our time, fostering ethical reasoning and critical thought with attention to the enduring significance of history, literature, and culture. Strategic Areas of Focus for the College's education and research throughout its global network are (1) Resilience, Sustainability, Health, and Equity, (2) Cultural Transformations, Governance, and Globalization, and (3) Network Science, Computational Social Science, Digital Humanities, and Information Ethics.

CSSH has long been committed to creating a culture of inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff. Diversity and inclusion, as well as questions of race, racism, and anti-racism, are part of all our programs, all our research centers, and our three areas of strategic focus-and are always works in progress. At the same time, we focus on how modes of constructing social hierarchies, including race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and others, intersect with one another.


The Academic Program Administrator provides academic support for students in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. This includes providing advising and program support for prospective and newly admitted graduate students in the School's master's programs.

The Academic Program Administrator supports the College of Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Office on University and College level on admissions and recruitment. They will support recruitment efforts, graduate admissions, data tracking of admissions and academic progress, and student advising (in collaboration with related faculty).

The Academic Program Administrator is part of a team that plans and participates in student-centered events, including orientation and recruitment events. They also handle general program administration and monitor student progress from admissions through degree completion and clearance.

The Academic Program Administrator reports to the Associate Director of Academic Operations and supports the overall student services model through academic advising, programming, operational support, data collection, and maintenance.

The Academic Program Administrator serves as an integral member of the Policy School and must share a commitment to the School's core values of collaboration, communication, and community.


  • BA/BS degree, and at least two years of experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Degree in higher education administration, career development, or similar preferred, as are strong verbal and analytical skills and experience.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently.
  • Must possess excellent computer skills and experience working with databases.

Documents to Submit:

Resume and cover letter required.

Position Type

Academic Administration

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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