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Temporary Graduate Academic Assistant

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Position Type: Temporary
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Bouve College of Health Sciences

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.


About the Opportunity:

The Office of Student Services is looking for a team player  who can work a Monday through Friday schedule for 25 to 35 hours per week. There may be some flexibility in the total number of hours work, but daily presence is required.


As a key member of the graduate student services team within Bouve College Office of Student Services, the graduate academic assistant will be responsible for general administrative oversight in support of the director, student services coordinator and academic advisor.


Key responsibilities include:  administering the department email inbox, processing late course registrations, and changes in academic standing, programs, majors, and grades. The assistant will be responsible for the efficient process of transfer credits, course waivers and leaves of absence. This individual will also support the graduate student services team in processing student funding and academic standing including drafting letters, filing, and uploading data and scanning to Share point.




Bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5 years of professional administrative experience required. Experience working in a student services department preferred, although solid administrative experience in a busy office setting will be considered.

Technical skills: Be efficient in using Microsoft Word and Excel.  Knowledge of Banner and Salesforce would be a plus.  Must be proficient with advanced computer knowledge, and competent in using office equipment such as copiers, scanners, fax and multi-line phone.

Organization skills: must have excellent organizational skills and be able to prioritize with multiple tasks and can work independently. Due to the varying levels at which this role must operate, self-direction, flexibility, a hands-on approach, project management and the ability to manage several initiatives and tasks simultaneously are critical for success.

Interpersonal skills: Should possess excellent communications skills, including verbal and written with editing experience.  Individual will have access to sensitive information including academic probation and dismissal and act within university guidelines regarding confidential information.

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Additional Information:


Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, opened in 2013, provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.



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

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