Title: Assistant/Associate Cooperative Education Coordinator (Full Time, Non-Tenure Track)
Organization: Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Summary of Position
The Bouvé College of Health Sciences is seeking a full-time Co-op Coordinator faculty member to work primarily with undergraduate students in the Health Sciences department in their BA in Public Health and BS in Health Sciences program.
Northeastern University is a national leader in cooperative education in which students alternate between academic study and work experiences. This is a full time, non-tenure track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Cooperative Coordinator rank.
At Northeastern University, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. We strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.
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 an opportunity 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 Director of Co-op for the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Further, they 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. They will also share knowledge of industry with academic faculty to integrate work-based learning with curriculum-based learning.
Employer Relations/Job Development: The Co-op Coordinator is expected to develop partnerships with employers by working with practitioners, managers and human resources contacts; develop new and maintain ongoing co-op positions and advise 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.
A master’s degree or its academic equivalent in public health/related health profession, college student development, counseling, education, or psychology, is required, and a minimum of three years of professional work experience is desired by the appointment start date. 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.
An academic degree in a related public health/health profession, higher education, or experience in career development and counseling of students is preferred by the appointment start date. Knowledge of cooperative education is a plus, and excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Experience working with an international student population is preferred.
Interested candidates should apply here with a cover letter and comprehensive curriculum vitae, at least three references, as well as the Diversity and Inclusion Statement (prompt below). Applications will be reviewed beginning on March 18, 2022.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity statement:
Please provide an example of a time when you altered or changed your approach in a teaching/educational situation or involving employer/ employee relationships because of the diversity of the group you were working with or your awareness of marginalized populations. What changes did you make? Did they have the effects that you hoped for at the time? What did you learn from this situation? How would you expect to apply what you learned from this situation as a faculty member in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences? We are interested in how you handled and learned from a past situation, not the identities of the people involved, so please only disclose what you are comfortable with.
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.
To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.