Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Professional Programs in the College of Professional Studies, the Director of the Lowell Institute School leads the School's mission of providing adults in the New England region with an education that prepares them for the jobs of the 21st century in science, technology, and engineering.
The Lowell Institute School opens the doors of opportunity to motivated students by providing flexible learning options—in the classroom and online—to support adult learners who are balancing life, work and education. Focused on employability and career advancement, the Lowell Institute School connects adult learners to the increasing demand of employers throughout greater Boston and the New England region for STEM-based talent with up-to-the-minute capabilities and training. The School exemplifies Northeastern's commitment to experiential education throughout the student life cycle, from course assignments that address current industry challenges to opportunities for experiential projects with employers, co-operative education placements, and innovative educational experiences delivered entirely in the workplace and co-designed with employers.
The Director of the Lowell Institute School at Northeastern University will be a network leader with a passion for connecting adult learners with the needs of employers and the instructional resources of an ambitious, innovative research university. S/he will work with employers across New England to identify their critical skills gaps; with academic leaders and faculty members in Northeastern's College of Professional Studies to design and implement innovative, stackable degree and non-degree educational programs meeting the needs of both employers and students; and with regional schools and nonprofit institutions to recruit and support cohorts of adult learners.
The Director will be assisted by dedicated School staff in designing student experiences that motivate and advance adult learners; will work with marketing, recruiting and communication resources in the College of Professional Studies to spread the School's message of opportunity to regional and national audiences; will develop plans for drawing on the generous gift that founded the Lowell Institute School in support of student scholarships and instructional facilities; and will work with the Dean and the Senior Associate Dean of the College to develop additional philanthropic investments to extend the School's impact.
10+ years of progressively responsible related experience in workforce development, corporate and organizational learning, human resources management, recruiting and marketing, or adult education, preferably in a STEM-focused or manufacturing organization -Excellent presentation, networking and written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge and familiarity with the New England business community and its organizational networks
Knowledge and skills related to STEM-based education program development and management
Ability to work independently as well as collaborate successfully in a team environment
Willingness to travel regionally as needed
Comfortable interacting with both adult learners and hiring managers and supervisors at all levels, from entry-level to senior leadership
Requisition Number: STFR005219
Internal Number: 59408
About Northeastern University
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.