Harvard University Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib in Cambridge, Massachusetts

47611BRAuto req ID:47611BRJob Code:360058 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Director, Harvard Institutes for Higher EducationSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Advanced degree in a relevant field; 5 years of college or university administrative or other directly related experience.

Demonstrated experience developing, managing, adhering to, and evaluating budgets.

Night and weekend hours required during peak periods. Some travel required.

Any applicant wishing to be considered for this position must indicate that they meet all of the basic requirements in either their cover letter or resume.

Applicants wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume.

Additional Qualifications:Prior leadership experience in higher education strongly desired. Understanding of and experience with the challenges, opportunities, and leadership context of higher education administrators and faculty. Experience creating innovative and dynamic learning experiences for adults, especially higher-ed and other organizational leaders. Experience with instructional technology a plus. A successful candidate must demonstrate effective communication, collaboration and leadership skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication, organization, problem-solving, and analytical skills. Experience leading and managing within a diverse work environment and building positive and productive program cultures. The candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills and experience developing partnerships to achieve strategic institutional goals. Experience working as a team player/leader across departments; experience developing sound operational policies/procedures and administering a large budget and managing to a bottom line; and knowledge of and experience in B2B business development.

Additional Information:Please attach resume and cover letter as one document.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community which values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu

Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) serves more than 9,000 educators around the world each year through more than 80 program offerings for early childhood, K-12, and higher education professionals.


A vital part of the HGSE community, we aspire to provide transformative adult learning experiences by bringing together diverse professionals, connecting them with each other and with HGSE’s leading faculty and research, and engaging them in important problems of practice. Our team of professionals and educators is grounded in our core values and driven by HGSE’s mission: to prepare leaders in education and to improve student opportunity, achievement, and success.


We believe that through exceptional professional education that is responsive and relevant to the challenges practitioners face, we can equip and empower educators and institutions around the world to improve their practice in service of their students, schools, and communities. Through transformative adult learning, we elevate student learning.


At HGSE, we are committed to three strategic priorities: 1) Cultivating Innovators and Leaders, 2) Collaborating on Questions that Matter, and 3) Communicating with the Field. Our Professional Education programs, which are chaired by HGSE faculty and grounded in research, are designed to make a direct impact on the practice of education professionals, the work of schools and institutions, and the lives and learning of students.

Department:PPEPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Duties & Responsibilities:

Serves as the administrative leader of the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education – a portfolio of executive education programs serving higher-education professionals for 50 years – at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Works with HGSE faculty and staff in the Professional Education department to develop and implement outstanding professional learning programs that are responsive to the needs of leaders at multiple levels of administrative responsibility in the higher education sector. Ensures that all programs are aligned with the mission, resources, and objectives of HGSE, and effectively brings the research and teaching of our faculty to professionals from across the sector to strengthen and further develop these leaders’ skills, problem-solving ability, decision-making, and efficacy in their roles.

Working closely with Faculty Educational Chairs, leads program teams (encompassing marketing, admissions, finance, and program logistics functions) in development and delivery of the HIHE portfolio. Seeks to continually innovate and build upon the success of the HIHE portfolio, through ongoing process improvement and leveraging multiple learning modalities including on-campus, customized onsite, blended, and online programs, to create and sustain professional learning communities. As a member of the program management team, contributes to organizational practices including strategic planning, market intelligence and development, and client relationship management, portfolio management, and the overall business model through which HIHE has an impact across the higher education sector. Balances focus on administrative and task-focused management of assigned programs with larger, strategic objectives and activities.

Conducts sector outreach (webinars, conferences, direct relationship-building with clients), engagement, and program alumni relations activities, ensuring that prospective and past participants have ongoing connection to each other and HGSE. Collaborates with marketing and admissions staff to develop, execute, and assess marketing campaigns and admissions processes for multiple higher education audiences. Identifies opportunities and develops plans for new programs that strengthen the higher education portfolio and its impact on higher education leaders, faculty, and other stakeholders in the sector. Works with Faculty Educational Chairs to develop program learning objectives and descriptions and helps to determine the characteristics of target audiences.

Works on School and University-wide committees, task forces, and special projects as assigned.

This is a two-year term position, with the possibility of renewal.

School/Unit:Harvard Graduate School of Education EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.