The Program Assistant will be responsible for supporting three significant elements of the Galante Program: (1) Program event coordination and support; (2) marketing and student engagement support; and (3) managing and maintaining candidate and Fellows' records as they pertain to Program involvement. As the project leader and main point of contact during Galante Engineering Business events, this position will assist with setup, hosting, and facilitation, as well as technical and physical support. The Program Assistant is the liaison for guest speakers, and is responsible for booking event space for dining and speaker/workshop events, managing catering orders, customizing tent/name cards and signage, and designing flyers and other advertising and marketing elements. The overall position also entails working with the Program Director to schedule, promote, execute and finalize records for all Galante Engineering events.
The Program Assistant will support the creation of a marketing plan for the Galante program in collaboration with the Director and the College marketing that will include utilizing social media channels, newsletters, and other platforms to communicate to internal and external shareholders. The Program Assistant will establish a partnership with COE student chapters and other COE student entities to effectively promote the Galante program.
The Program Assistant will assist in initial intake of Fellows' information upon their acceptance into the program, and thereafter managing and maintaining their records as they pertain to the program. Will also serve as a liaison with undergraduate and graduate academic advisors, as appropriate, to assist Fellows with ensuring their status is correct within their academic program and the Galante Program. The Program Assistant will also coordinate other milestones in the academic progress of the Fellows such as participation in Commencement, as well as track Fellows' post-graduate career progression.
Bachelor's degree required
Preferred interest in program management, particularly in higher education
Excellent organizational, planning, communication, and interpersonal skills
Desire to engage with students, faculty, administration, alumni, and guests
Develop the ability to navigate the administrative and logistic network at Northeastern
Flexible, creative, and agile with task management
General familiarity with budgeting and purchasing systems
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Basic graphic design skills with experience with Photoshop or similar software.
Superior written, verbal, and analytic skills.
Some technical background is helpful: possible familiarity with basic engineering concepts.
The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and troubleshoot as needed and will be equipped with strong organizational, planning, creative and interpersonal skills.
The Galante Engineering Business Program at Northeastern University, which comprises a Program Director and up to 50 Galante Engineering Business Fellows. The Fellows each have made the application and have been selected to participate in the Program, which has academic and co-curricular elements. Following acceptance, each Fellow is involved in the Program for the duration for their academic career in undergraduate engineering with a Masters in Engineering Management. The program offers multiple events per academic year for the Fellows for professional development, skill-building for engineering management careers, and program community-building; these events are often open to students from the NU College of Engineering and the D'Amore-McKim School of Business.
Requisition Number: STFR005697
Internal Number: 62971
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