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Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Boston, MA - Posted: 11/23/16 | SHARE:


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Position Title Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Requisition Number FTFR000845
Division/College College of Engineering
Interdisciplinary Division/College Not Applicable
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Posting Date 11/18/2016

The Northeastern University program is a national leader in cooperative education in which students alternate between academic study and work experiences. Due to increasing student enrollments, we currently have two full time non-tenure track faculty positions available. Faculty in this role will be working with undergraduate students in the College of Engineering majoring in mechanical and industrial engineering.


Employer Relations/Job Development: The Co-op Coordinator is expected to develop partnerships with employers by working with engineering managers and human resources contacts; develop new and maintain ongoing co-op positions and make appropriate referrals for students to apply to these positions; maintain a current understanding of the industry/field, employers, and positions. Activities to support this endeavor include: site visits to new and existing employers, and outreach to potential new co-op employers via alumni contacts, professional networking, etc.

Preparation of Students: The Co-op Coordinator will prepare students for the co-op search and work experience, both by teaching co-op related courses each semester, and through individual career advising meetings. Preparation includes teaching interviewing skills, resume writing, communication skills, professional behavior, ethics, and other relevant learning objectives; additionally the Coordinator will help to prepare the international student population for employment in the United States. The Coordinator will be available to advise students during their co-op assignments, and will provide opportunities for students to reflect about their co-op experiences.

Service: The Co-op Coordinator will also perform co-op, departmental, college, and university service as agreed upon by the Coordinator and Director/Assistant Director(s) of Co-op for the College of Engineering. Further, she/he will be encouraged to engage in service opportunities outside the University to enhance the reputation of the co-op program and the University.

Integrated Learning: Cooperative education is an integral part of the academic experience at Northeastern and our philosophy is that learning in the classroom is enriched by practical experience, and practical experience enriches classroom dialogue. The Co-op Coordinator will collaborate with college faculty, administration and other co-op coordinators to help students integrate their co-op and academic experiences. She/he will also share knowledge of industry with academic faculty to integrate work-based learning with curriculum-based learning.



A master’s degree or its academic equivalent is required, and a minimum of three years of professional work experience is desired. An academic degree in the profession or related discipline of assigned students (mechanical, industrial, or other engineering discipline) or experience in career development and counseling of engineering students is preferred. Knowledge of cooperative education is a plus, and excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Experience working with a diverse staff/student population and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace is required. Proficiency in computer/technology and database maintenance is necessary. Applicants must have personal transportation and a valid driver’s license, in order to travel locally to co-op sites.

Additional Information

Please submit your professional resume along with a cover letter describing your interest in this position, and highlighting your experiences that will contribute to the further development and growth of cooperative education at Northeastern.

To Apply:

Please visit https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/44272 

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