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Under the leadership of President Joseph Aoun, Northeastern has redefined the global university by expanding its hallmark co-op program and other experiential learning opportunities to 128+ countries and creating new educational and research partnerships that align with the increasingly global nature of higher education. As Northeastern's footprint has expanded, so have its prospects to design novel enterprise solutions and tailored, innovative programming for regions around the world.
Reporting directly to the Senior Vice Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor, Dr. Mary Ludden, the Vice Chancellor will assume a hands-on, executive-level role serving as chief strategist and advisor, ensuring that expansion initiatives are aligned with the priorities of the university. They will orchestrate the strategy, development, and launch of new programs for existing campuses as well as the expansion into new global markets-centering Northeastern's mission objectives of lifelong learning, experiential education, and use-inspired research to create business development strategies contextualized to the realities and opportunities of each respective region.
Responsibilities will range from promptly assessing and responding to emerging business opportunities, monitoring market trends to identify new opportunities, and scouting potential locations through to understanding local regulations and compliance requirements to actualize a new site, providing on-going support to existing campuses, and collaborating with internal colleagues and external stakeholders to advance initiatives and steer conversations.
To accomplish this, the Vice Chancellor will be expected to maintain an on-location presence to create relationships, build partnerships, and assemble and/or guide local team members. Accordingly, the Vice Chancellor must be willing to embrace a mobile lifestyle, temporarily relocating as the work requires. While this is initially an individual contributor role, we expect the Vice Chancellor to arrive at a point where they will build their own team of direct reports. Until that time, they will rely on and collaborate with colleagues in the Office of the Chancellor.
The ideal candidate brings top-level strategic insight and the ability to assist and lead in the hands-on implementation of global network initiatives. A true global citizen, this candidate offers a high degree of cultural fluency and competence; is unencumbered by traditional notions of boundaries and place; and can envision a world of opportunity. They are a consummate advisor, facilitator, collaborator, and coordinator, able to anticipate and resolve business challenges and needs, and gently influence peers to reach appropriate conclusions about the work at hand.
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.