Career Opportunities

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer. Submit an on-line application and resume to Human Resources ManagementPolice Officer applicants are also encouraged to submit a letter of application and copies of all supporting documents directly by mailing them to the attention of the Chief of Police. Students interested in employment opportunities at the Police Department should contact their co-op advisor or our Department’s student employment coordinator Todd Kaplan at 617.373.2696

Police officer

Police officer
Patrols university buildings and grounds to enforce the General Laws of the Commonwealth in accordance with Chapter 22C 63 and the regulations of the university and safeguard the property of the institution.
  1. Completion of a full-time Municipal or Massachusetts SSPO academy required.
  2. Previous police experience and/or related college degree preferred.
  1. Knowledge of police practices and investigative procedures; criminal laws and court procedures
  2. Ability to analyze emergency situations and develop effective courses of actions
  3. Strong ability to follow written and oral instructions; to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with University partners.
Legal Requirements:

  1. Must receive authority as a “Special Police Officer” in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 22 s63
  2. Must possess a valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
  3. Must receive and retain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms.

Mental and Physical Requirements:
Appointees to this position must successfully pass such physical and psychological examinations and drug screening as may be prescribed by Chief of Police.

Community Service Officer

Community Service Officer
Perform a variety of patrol duties.
  1. High school diploma required.
  2. At least one year of experience in security preferred.
  3. Strong oral and written communication.
  4. Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment, and act quickly in emergency situations.


  1. A pre-employment personal background investigation
  2. Medical examinations prior to and at least annually following appointment.
  3. Training programs which may be prescribed for appointment or continuing employment.

Student Employment

Student Employment
Patrol the University grounds to ensure the safety and security for buildings, parking areas & people. Unlock/lock buildings, conduct weekly alarm tests and other related duties. Assists with answering the police department phones, greets the public, delivers materials, issues and inventories police equipment, provide transports, types reports and performs other related duties as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Driver’s license
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Background check required
Assist with inspection of University buildings, fire suppression and warning systems, the performance of various alarm system tests and attendant paperwork. Assist with installation, maintenance and inspection of fire alarm system and equipment. Performs special projects as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Dependable
  • Strong communications skills and ability to work independently
Manage payroll and performs clerical duties including answering phones, typing, filing reports and providing general information to the University members and visitors. Assists in the maintenance of various confidential departmental records and performs special projects as appropriate.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Dependable
  • Responsible
  • Able to work independently
  • Strong communications
Assist Detectives and Crime Prevention Officers with special operations functions. Manage Court cases and notify officers of upcoming dates. Conduct criminal background investigations on prospective security employees. Develop and post wanted; information; and recently arrested flyers. Provide the community with public alert flyers and officers with a daily intelligence bulletin. Search, review and process cases generated by other agencies which involve Northeastern University and its community members. Locate and contact owners of lost and found property. Provide fingerprinting services to the community upon request. Write and transmit reports to the Office of Student Conduct, regarding student offenders. Assist in the maintenance of various confidential departmental records and preform special projects as appropriate.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • (Background Check Required)
The International Safety Analyst-COOP/Work Study (ISA) is closely supervised by the International Safety Office (ISO) management. The ISA serves as an intelligence watch officer directly supporting NU’s Emergency Operations Center. The ISA is responsible for monitoring and evaluating all-source intelligence and information; identifying potential domestic or international threats that may impact NU’s safety and security; and rapidly providing time-critical indications and warnings of emerging threats to university’s leadership, emergency managers, and travelers. The ISA provides current strategic, operational, and tactical intelligence, law enforcement information, and analysis that maximize the university’s situational awareness and enhance operational decision-making during incidents and crisis management. The ISA must be able to effectively and expeditiously respond during incidents, leveraging information from NUPD, BRIC, other law enforcement, and WorldAware to support incident management and crisis response and providing relevant data and analysis to support university situational awareness and unified incident response.

DESIRED SKILLS (not required but preferred):

  • Website management using WordPress web development tools and scripting languages
  • Map creation using ESRI ArcGIS software and/or Google Maps
  • Open source analysis and deep dive internet search abilities
  • Data entry and collection
  • Knowledge of Salesforce front and back end

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer. Submit an on-line application and resume to Human Resources Management at: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/Police Officer applicants are also encouraged to submit a letter of application and copies of all supporting documents directly by mailing them to the attention of the Chief of Police. Students interested in employment opportunities at the Police Department should contact their co-op advisor or our Department’s student employment coordinator Todd Kaplan at (617)373.2696, Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Police Officer

Patrols university buildings and grounds to enforce the General Laws of the Commonwealth in accordance with Chapter 22C 63 and the regulations of the university and safeguard the property of the institution.
  1. Completion of a full-time Municipal or Massachusetts SSPO academy required.
  2. Previous police experience and/or related college degree preferred.
  1. Knowledge of police practices and investigative procedures; criminal laws and court procedures
  2. Ability to analyze emergency situations and develop effective courses of actions
  3. Strong ability to follow written and oral instructions; to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with University partners.
Legal Requirements:

  1. Must receive authority as a “Special Police Officer” in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 22 s63
  2. Must possess a valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
  3. Must receive and retain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms.

Mental and Physical Requirements:
Appointees to this position must successfully pass such physical and psychological examinations and drug screening as may be prescribed by Chief of Police.

Community Service Officer

Perform a variety of patrol duties.
  1. High school diploma required.
  2. At least one year of experience in security preferred.
  3. Strong oral and written communication.
  4. Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment, and act quickly in emergency situations.


  1. A pre-employment personal background investigation
  2. Medical examinations prior to and at least annually following appointment.
  3. Training programs which may be prescribed for appointment or continuing employment.

Student Employment

Conduct security checks of buildings, escorts, dispatching, etc.
Assist in conducting fire safety tests around campus and inspecting fire equipment.
Manage payroll and other office clerical duties
Assist detectives unit, manage court cases, collect/disseminate intelligence information, and a variety of other duties.