Finance & Administration Manager

Northeastern University

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education administration.

The College’s schools, departments, and programs—with disciplines ranging from economics and history to English, urban affairs, international affairs, and American Sign Language Interpreting—form an interdisciplinary environment with global perspectives and a culture of inclusion. Our faculty connects liberal arts education with the challenges of our time, fostering ethical reasoning and critical thought with attention to the enduring significance of history, literature, and culture. Strategic Areas of Focus for the College’s education and research throughout its global network are (1) Resilience, Sustainability, Health, and Equity, (2) Cultural Transformations, Governance, and Globalization, and (3) Network Science, Computational Social Science, Digital Humanities, and Information Ethics.

CSSH has long been committed to creating a culture of inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff. Diversity and inclusion, as well as questions of race, racism, and anti-racism, are part of all our programs, all our research centers, and our three areas of strategic focus—and are always works in progress. At the same time, we focus on how modes of constructing social hierarchies, including race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and others, intersect with one another.


The Finance and Administration Manager will serve as a key strategic partner to the Director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. This position will oversee the financial and administrative operations of the School, ensuring responsible financial stewardship and analysis, oversight, and maintenance of the operational and special project budgets of the School. The Finance and Administration Manager will provide administrative and managerial support to the Director of the School.

At the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, we drive interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving on issues of pressing concern to society at local, state, national, and international levels – from transportation, housing, energy and community development to social and environmental justice, resilience, and sustainability. By educating students in both theory and practice, we prepare them to become effective contributors to social, economic, and environmental change, in careers spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as academic research. For more about this critical work, please check out: Impact Report 2022-2023 – School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (


  • A Masters’ degree in accounting, finance, or a related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of five to seven years of responsible financial/accounting experience, preferably in an academic or nonprofit setting.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and experience with Banner, Concur, and Workday systems.
  • Exceptional analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail; accuracy of finished work is critical.
  • Must be well organized and able to multi-task.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, must be a self-starter, and work independently and with a team.
  • Ability work with little to no supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of personnel records, salaries, and correspondence.
  • Strong communication skills, capable of interacting effectively across various levels within the University.

Documents to Submit:
Resume and Cover letter.

Position Type
General Administration

Additional Information
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.  

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.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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