Program Manager; Boston, MA

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July 25th, 2013

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts seeks a Program Manager for the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (CSDS) also serving as Coordinator for the Social Justice Resource Center (SJRC)

Position Summary: Under the direction and in collaboration with the Executive Director of the Center for Spirittuality, Dialogue, and Service (which oversees the Social Justice Resource Center), the Program Manager will be responsible for the design, implementation, administration, and assessment of dynamic programming that develops within students the ability to work effectively to build healthy and just communities on and off campus, build and maintain relationships, facilitate communication, and mediate conflicts in order to become engaged global citizens.

The Program Manager develops opportunities for students to participate in dialogue, leadership training, and educational programs, as well as experiential learning, service and constructive social action projects on and off campus. Working with CSDS’ Executive Director and Spiritual Advisors, s/he assists with coordination of leadership retreats, seasonal celebrations, intergroup /interfaith dialogue programs, and other new initiatives. The Manager will help mentor/lead/teach/inspire program participants, coordinate events planning, facilitate publicity and recruitment, and help supervise graduate assistants and/or work study students. S/he will help oversee communications, website content development/management, social media, ENEWS publications, assist with scheduling, coordination and support for student groups; budget reconciliation, bookkeeping, contracts and relations with outside vendors, and advancing outreach to international and other underrepresented student groups. As needed, s/he will serve as an advisor to student organizations and Northeastern University Interfaith Council (NUIC).

Specific responsibilities for the SJRC Coordinator role include: Supervise and train Graduate Assistant, SJRC Ambassadors (student leaders), and work-study students working in the resource center; promoting co-sponsorship and collaboration of SJRC programming with diverse, multicultural, and social-justice focused student organizations, spiritual and religious groups and Centers, Residential Life, Cultural Centers, International Student Scholar Institute, Center for Student Involvement, and faculty; work with other Student Affairs offices to promote, educate, coordinate, and encourage diversity on campus; manage office budgets; providing individual student support (advising, mentoring) in consultation with other student support providers on campus; creating and administering educational programming (dialogues, presentations, celebrations, excursions, retreats) for the Northeastern community and in partnership with members; establishing and maintaining relationships with on/off-campus organizations and communities of common interest and commitment throughout the Boston area, developing learning opportunities and utilizing campus resources to increase knowledge of diversity to all students; facilitating and developing vibrant and relevant educational programming to support learning and the experience of diversity.

Qualifications: Include: Bachelors degree required and Masters degree(s) preferred, in Higher Education; Nonprofit or Business; Theology/Religious Studies, Peace Studies, International Relations, Intercultural Relations, or related fields. The qualified candidate will possess a minimum of 4-6 years of experience in higher education and/or related field (nonprofit/Non-Governmental Organizations, service learning, social service agencies working with young adults, religious institutions, interfaith/multicultural organizations, etc.) The position requires significant administrative skills; attention to detail; events planning skills; creative program development skills; group facilitation skills; student leadership development skills; experience working with budget management; excellent oral, written, presentational, social media, and interpersonal communication skills; skills in working with culturally diverse communities on and off-campus; the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and local and global University partners at all levels; a student-centered philosophy of education with interest in cooperative/experiential/creative pedagogies; a commitment to social justice, nonviolent conflict resolution, pluralism, and interfaith/cross-cultural understanding and cooperation. Other helpful skills include web design/development, graphic design, community organizing, mediation/negotiation/conflict resolution skills; and supervision of students and volunteers.

To be considered for this position please visit our website and apply online at the following link: Careers@Northeastern 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.

Application Information

Contact: Northeastern University
Online App. Form:

Alexander Levering Kern

Executive Director

Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service

Northeastern University