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Northeastern University - College of Computer and Information Science
Managing Director - The Align Program

 

ABOUT THE ALIGN PROGRAM 

Align’s mission is to close America’s tech diversity gap. To do so, we are reinventing Computer Science post-graduate education by scaling an innovative Experiential Masters in Computer Science for Non-Computer Science Majors. Scaling Align is a primary initiative of Northeastern University's College of Computer and Information Science. 

The Challenge 

Women represent more than 50% of all bachelor’s degree recipients but only 18% of CS graduates. Similarly, underrepresented minorities represent 25% of all bachelor’s degree recipients but just 10% of CS graduates. By closing these gaps, we will not only address a major economic issue, but also a profound issue of social equity and inclusion. 

Our Solution 

The Align MS in CS program differs from typical MS in CS programs in several key ways. It is: 

Our pilot to date has already demonstrated a graduation rate 91%, with 100% employment and average salaries exceeding $100,000. Unlike code academies, our graduates are prepared for tech leadership career paths. Unlike undergraduate programs, the program takes only 2.5 years to complete. Most importantly, more than half of our graduates will be women and more than 25% will be underrepresented minorities. It is the ideal onramp for bringing a diversity of race, gender and thought to America’s tech workforce.  

Please learn more about the Align program at our website

About Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science 

The College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) has 1500 undergraduate, 1312 MS, and 171 PhD students. The college offers 4 BS, 5 MS, and 4 PhD degrees and has 60 tenure/tenure-track and 35 teaching faculty. CCIS is a rapidly growing college, whose publications put it in the top 20-30 Computer Science research universities in the Nation. In the last 5 years, the faculty and student populations have doubled in size.  As part of Northeastern’s famous co-op program, CCIS works with more than 500 companies, and last year placed nearly 1000 students into co-op positions. 

 

ABOUT THE ROLE: MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE ALIGN PROGRAM 

We are now seeking to dramatically accelerate our growth to keep pace with our goals and demand from our partners. We are looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, process-minded leader with experience scaling an organization to join the team and originate the role of Managing Director. Today, Align serves 260 students per year with an annual budget of $7.6 million.  By 2022, we aim to serve 2,000 students with a budget of $36 million.  

The Managing Director will lead the internal operations of both dedicated Align staff members and College leaders who split time focused on the program.  Additionally, the Managing Director will help with all aspects of external relations and fundraising for the program. This role will report to and work very closely with Carla Brodley, Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science and the de facto CEO of Align (the Managing Director is the de facto COO). 

A successful Managing Director will be able to: thrive in and shape the path of a rapidly scaling organization; build efficient and effective systems to increase productivity while enabling maximum impact; collaborate and communicate cross-functionally to build a strong, aligned organization; empower others to deliver measurable, cost-effective, high-impact results -- all while stimulating loyalty, inspiration, authenticity, and joy across the organization. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for an executive with strong operational skills and a proven track record of change management to join a high-growth, mission-driven organization in a key leadership role. 

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE... 

IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS BENCHMARKS OF SUCCESS WILL INCLUDE…. 

 

WHO YOU ARE? 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED 

 

HOW WILL WE KNOW YOU’RE THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE ROLE? 

Please complete the following very simple application. Priority will be given to those applications submitted by January 5th; therefore, we encourage you to submit yours soon! 

Candidates that meet the minimum experience will be invited to complete a set of short answer questions.   

The overall hiring process will look to follow this anticipated timeline: 

If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email abe.taleb@rework.jobs. We look forward to reading your application! 

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