Jobs at Northeastern University – Seattle

Thank you for your interest in working for Northeastern University – Seattle.  At Northeastern University, we strive to create a vibrant and diverse community, characterized by collaboration, creativity and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Our core mission is to educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and to create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer. You can also view Northeastern University Employee Benefits.

Student Jobs

There are currently no open student positions at Northeastern University – Seattle. Please check back in the future as more jobs become available.

Staff jobs

Student Services Representative

Enrollment Management

The Student Services Representative role is located on Northeastern’s Seattle, Washington campus. The Student Services Representative serves as the front line contact (via phone, email, walk-in appointments and web chat) for students and is vital to the successful recruitment, enrollment and retention of prospective and current Northeastern University students. Provide applicants and prospective students with information and guidance on programs, admissions requirements, application directions, course format options, financial aid, registration, College services and other enrollment activities. The Student Services Representative will be expected to demonstrate leadership and problem-solving skills in making sound independent professional judgment to facilitate services for students. The Student Services Representatives duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  •  Guide applicants via phone/chat with the admissions processes, including program requirements, application timelines and submitting all required credentials; with the goal of helping him/her fully complete an application for admission
  •  Support students with the registration processes via phone/chat/email/ walk-in
  • Advise and assist students with basic aspects of financial aid, student account and payment options
  • Advise students of approaching important deadlines
  • Maintain knowledge of veteran’s educational benefits to provide the best possible information to prospective and enrolled student veterans to help them maximize their eligibility
  • Appropriately refer student veterans to the proper University service when applicable
  • Advise the student of available Northeastern student service resources available to him/her and how to obtain these services via phone/chat and scheduled appointments
  • Act as a liaison for the student to those services to assure that student’s questions and concerns are being addressed

This position will require excellent interpersonal skills and phone etiquette, the ability to work in a fast paced, metrics driven environment. The ideal candidate must possess a positive outgoing personality and demonstrate enthusiasm for enrolling and retaining students and willingness to participate in all efforts to do so.

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Business Development Executive

NU Global Network

Under the direction of the Seattle Regional Dean & CEO and the university Business Development Officer, the Business Development Executive will identify, initiate, and develop business-to-business opportunities that leverage the full portfolio of professional programs at the University. The individual in this position will lead relationship-building activities with potential corporate, higher education, non-profit, and government partners that provide opportunities for alignment with the university’s growth initiatives. The Business Development Executive will be responsible for managing on-going relationships with partners and make adjustments to existing partnerships as necessary. This position will require extensive outreach efforts and interpersonal communications, as well as strong relationship-building skills. A successful candidate will be entrepreneurial and strategic and will be adept at identifying and understanding the needs of a potential partner and determining how the university’s educational offerings can be of value to that entity. The primary focus of this position is in creating strategic partnerships along the West Coast, with a home base in Seattle, WA. We view these corporate partnerships as a key means to achieve our student enrollment objectives at our graduate campuses.

The individual in this role must be results-driven and will have daily oversight and accountability of business development activities to meet established enrollment and revenue goals. The Business Development Executive will work very closely with regional campus staff, academic representatives, and leadership from the Northeastern University Global Network to perform ongoing assessments of the educational needs of corporations in the defined region and articulate strategies of how to successfully engage with partners. In particular, this person will be a key member of the overall recruiting team and will collaborate and coordinate their efforts with the Assistant Directors of Admissions at the regional campus and with colleagues in Boston. The individual in this role will be evaluated on quantitative measures related to prospective student, applicant, and enrollment volume; as such, the individual must be motivated to meet established goals but must not risk over-promising and under-delivering. Frequent travel to potential and existing partner sites is anticipated; while travel will largely be regional in nature, candidates should expect periodic travel on a national and global basis in order to support university partners that have a presence beyond the region.

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Full-Time Lecturer

College of Computer and Information Science

The College of Computer and Information Science invites applications for the position of Lecturer(s)at the Seattle campus. Primary responsibilities will be teaching graduate courses in the Computer Science field. Positions will begin in January 2015 and the salary is competitive.

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Part-Time Lecturer

College of Computer and Information Science

Part-Time Lecturer (2014-2015). Teach and develop online/hybrid Computer Science courses in the Computer Science graduate program.

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Part-Time Lecturer – Corporate and Organizational Communication

College of Professional Studies

Teach graduate courses within the Corporate & Organizational Communication graduate degree and certificate programs. Courses include (but not limited to): Ethical Issues in Organizational Communication, Organizational Culture, Climate, & Communication, Inter-cultural Communication, and Negotiating, Mediation, & Facilitation. This position may be asked to teach at multiple locations.

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Part-Time Lecturer-ESL

College of Professional Studies

NU Global is a leader in innovative educational programs for international students. We offer ESL and content courses to help prepare students for undergraduate and graduate studies at Northeastern University.

NU Global is seeking dynamic, academically-focused English language teachers. Semester-based courses include academic listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the upper intermediate and advanced levels, and some content-based instruction. Schedules vary, with teaching loads from three to eighteen hours per week.

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Part-Time Lecturer

College of Engineering

The Graduate School of Engineering at Northeastern University is seeking experienced instructors to teach part time in the M.S. in Engineering Management program or M.S. in Information Systems program at the Seattle, Washington campus.

Serious consideration is given to applicants with the following credentials, skills, and attitudes:

  • Doctoral degree in Engineering Management, Information Systems, or related field (Masters degree in Engineering Management, Information Systems, or related field may be acceptable with 10+ years of work experience)
  • Experience teaching graduate level engineering courses
  • Commitment to teaching excellence
  • Ability to communicate and interact with students in on-ground or online courses
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues across multiple NU campuses

Successful applicants are typically hired as part-time faculty at Northeastern University’s College of Engineering. Instructors will teach for ~ 3 hours per week for the assigned semester. As positions arise, competitive applicants will be automatically considered for extended part-time and full-time positions. 

Courses are offered primarily in the evening during the week. Successful hires need to be available to teach in the evening hours once per week at the Seattle campus.

To apply, please email Dr. Tristan Johnson, Executive Director of Graduate Education Initiatives at Please submit your resume and a cover letter stating the degree program that you would like to be considered for along with potential course topics that you would be qualified to teach.

Part-Time Instructor

Global Pathways

Northeastern University of Boston, Massachusetts is seeking experienced ESL instructors to
staff its Global Pathways Program on the Seattle campus.

  • We are interested in individuals with the following criteria:
  • Master’s degree in ESL or related field
  • Experience teaching ESL at the university level
  • Successful track record working with international students
  • Overarching concern for meeting the educational needs of international students
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating with colleagues in both Seattle and Boston
  • Enthusiasm for contributing to the growth of a new program

Successful applicants will be hired as part-time faculty at Northeastern University’s NU
Global department, which specializes in preparing international students for degree program
study at Northeastern. Instructors will teach between 3 and 6 hours a week from January
through April 2015. Depending on performance, there may be opportunity to extend the
teaching assignment.
Please send resumes and cover letters to Katherine Calzada at