About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity:
Responsibilities: The Research Development Specialist serves as a member of the research development team in the College of Engineering (COE), reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. Our team works with faculty, staff, and leadership to improve funding success and grow the research enterprise. We accomplish our mission through targeted activities to build long-term capacity and provide tactical support, working closely with key offices in the college and university. The specialist will be an integral member of the team, helping researchers to (1) identify and analyze funding opportunities and connect with funders, (2) ideate, develop and edit proposals to funders, and (3) facilitate interaction with administrative structures within institution, as well as managing various internal projects. The position requires extensive interaction with many internal/external stakeholders. Principally this will include Northeastern faculty and other staff, but also includes external groups (outside faculty, industry/government collaborators and funders, etc). The job provides a unique challenge in that the multiple constituencies have simultaneously different and overlapping needs which must be anticipated and accommodated. In addition to outstanding communication, writing and editing skills, this job requires superior organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to effectively prioritize to integrate and balance the various ongoing efforts under strict deadlines.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required in technical communication, English, journalism, STEM fields or another job-related major. A minimum of three years related prior experience required, experience in higher education strongly desired; Outstanding writing and editing skills, particularly of technical documents; Superior organizational capabilities; Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel); knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus; Must be flexible, work well in a team and in a fast paced environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree is preferred but not required.
Salary Grade: 11
Additional Information: 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.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.