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Manager of Engagement Network

Apply now Job no: 507822
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Provost’s Office

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 locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are 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 formats—lead 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:

Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost and Chief Inclusion Officer and working in collaboration with colleagues in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), the Network Engagement Manager (NEM) will develop and manage an ongoing process to collect, curate, and query diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs, activities, events, and initiatives that occur across Northeastern’s global network. Moreover, the NEM will assist with designing and implementing a system to track metrics and other key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with these efforts and document program and performance updates. In addition, the NEM will work with the Senior Vice Provost to develop and coordinate a network of Chief Diversity Officers in higher education in the Boston metropolitan area. Finally, he/she/they will be the staff liaison for the Senior Vice Provost on the national Engineering PLUS Alliance.


Responsibilities include:
• Serve as the primary office liaison for campus, college, and division DEI efforts (recruitment, retention, partnerships)
• Work with IT Services and other collaborators to identify and deploy a system that tracks DEI programs, initiatives, events and KPIs across the network
• Ensure that the database of DEI programs, activities and events remains current and the data are current and easily accessible across the network
• Coordinates regular meetings of a Boston-area chief diversity officer network
• Serve as primary staff liaison for the NSF-funded Engineering PLUS Alliance
• Complete other projects assigned as directed by the Senior Vice Provost and Chief Inclusion Officer and other senior leaders of OIDI.

The Network Engagement Manager will keep abreast of events and activities across the global network, Boston-area institutions of higher education, and members of the Engineering PLUS Alliance in support of institutional diversity and inclusion efforts. The NEM may be required to work before or after normal business hours, including weekends.


• Bachelor's degree plus 3-5 or more years of prior work experience working in networked organizations particularly.
• Knowledge and/or experience with facilitation and event planning.
• Experience in higher education.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to multi-task, take initiative, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to gather and analyze data and develop reports.
• Superior organizational and time management skills, and discretion.
• Project management skills including the ability to manage multiple projects and programs simultaneously.
• Excellent customer service skills, including the ability to resolve problems in a quick, efficient, creative and culturally competent manner.
• Computer skills should include graphs, proficiency with Microsoft Office and database systems.
• Experience with web development tools and social media, including WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
• Knowledge of organizational development, collective impact and/or network improvement models would be a plus.
• Knowledge of cultural competency, diversity and inclusion as higher education issues is preferred.


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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.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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