Program Manager, Global Experience Office, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Deadline: open until filled; posted April 7, 2020.
The Global Experience Office (GEO) is a central office of global education at Northeastern University, committed to ensuring that every Northeastern student has an opportunity to engage in intellectually challenging and culturally enriching experiences throughout the world. To achieve this, GEO partners with Northeastern colleges and units to integrate global experiences into their curricula and to enhance their capacity in operating global programs. GEO’s own signature programs are carefully designed and operated to complement students’ on-campus studies, to deepen students’ knowledge of the world and their chosen field of study, develop intercultural and political sensitivity, utilize and strengthen foreign language skills, and help students explore global career options. Through these programs, GEO facilitates global experiences for over 2,700 NU students and 200 additional foreign incoming students.
With supervision from the Associate Director team, the Program Manager is accountable for the day to day oversight of each assigned off-site location, specifically in relation to first-year international programs such as the N.U.in Program, Global Engagement Program, and Global Quest. This role interacts and manages the onsite staff of the N.U.in Program to ensure that all agreements, promises, and other commitments made via contract and other obligations are fulfilled. The Program Manager should have a working knowledge of higher education student life as well as the trends in international education management. This position requires significant interaction with departments, institutions, and individuals both on and off campus in a fast-paced international environment. As such, the Program Manager possess excellent problem solving, communication, and organizational skills with strong attention to detail. Additionally, this position demands a significant amount of patience, flexibility, and initiative.