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Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Title Program Liaison
Requisition Number STFR004368
Division/College College of Professional Studies
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Part Time
Grade 10
Posting Date 02/14/2018

The Program is a unique opportunity for freshmen accepted for Spring Admission to Northeastern University. Students study at one of our international partner institutions during the Fall semester and enter Northeastern University in the Spring. Partner universities or institutions abroad provide academic courses to the participants while staff provide on-site leadership and support services.
We are hiring for Program Liaison(s) for each of the following locations (locations are subject to change):
China (Mandarin language skills desirable)
Greece (Greek language skills desirable)

The Program Liaison will oversee all facets of the Program for one of the aforementioned locations. These facets include, but are not limited to: social, academic, service-learning, student conduct, professional and student staff support, as well as serving as a liaison with staff and faculty from the host institution and Boston staff.
The Program Liaison will work collaboratively to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and contribute to the development and overall success of the program. Responsibilities may vary based on site placement.


This highly demanding position requires a significant amount of patience, flexibility, assertiveness, diplomacy, self-initiative, as well as substantial experience living abroad and working under stressful conditions.
• Master’s Degree required in relevant field such as Higher Education, International Education or Student Development.
• Minimum 4 years of demonstrated student service experience or higher education experience in a residence life or student affairs capacity.
• Experience living with or working with students (in a counselor, residence life, student affairs, or related role).
• Demonstrated experience with crisis management.
• Flexibility and demonstrated ability to excel in fast-paced environments.
• Experience living, working, or studying abroad.
• Proven ability to coordinate and manage events for large groups with attention to detail.
• Teaching and classroom management experience, preferred.
• Supervisory experience with students and staff preferred.
• Proven ability to work well under stressful conditions and take actions that satisfy diverse interest while achieving programmatic goals.
• Location/area experience preferred.
• Fluent in English, reading and writing required.

Additional Information

This position is a non-benefits eligible, short–term commitment, with full work days in Boston and internationally.

Attendance at educational sessions held in Boston in June is required.

Departure for an international site placement varies from July – September dependent on location.

A criminal background check is required for this position.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. References
  3. Other

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