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Harvard University Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53427BRAuto req ID:53427BRJob Code:360058 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Special Assistant to the Dean's OfficeSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

8+ years of practical experience in the education sector

Master's degree in Education

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience with virtual education support programs and platforms

  • Demonstrated ability to build and support constituent communities

  • Experience with analyzing and synthesizing data to inform recommendations

  • Exceptional organization and project management skills

  • Ability to influence without authority

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate to move project tasks forward

  • Exceptional writing skills

  • Experience in graduate education curriculum preferred

Additional Information:

HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.

HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms, and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows each individual to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school.

We do this by:

• Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;

• Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged;

• Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation;

• Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;

• Communicating transparently and respectfully; and

• Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment

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 that values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit:

Department:Dean’s Office, Learning & TeachingPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:

The Special Assistant to the Dean's Office will be responsible for contributing to and coordinating the planning and logistical support required for the pilot program’s design and successful implementation. These responsibilities will require the Special Assistant to collaboratively work with numerous units across the School including degree program colleagues, offices within Enrollment and Student Services, the Teaching and Learning group, and Information Technology group. The Special Assistant will also be required to lead, analyze, and disseminate a market analysis for the demand for such programs, assessment of the competitive landscape, and ensuring the curriculum design reflects what prospective students desire.

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is firmly committed to student success and a high-quality educational experience, both during degree studies and after graduation. Thus, the Special Assistant not only ensures the program offerings meets these standards but also identifies and recommends potential models and best practices to support and engage current students and alums.

As the pilot online degree program is a new venture for HGSE being developed on an accelerated timeline, the Special Assistant must possess exceptional project organization and execution skills, strong collaboration and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to innovate. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience in digital learning and engagement projects.

This is a 2 year term position.

Please note once Harvard resumes regular operations this position will no longer be remote and work will be performed on campus in Cambridge MA.

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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:

HGSE is hiring a Special Assistant to the Dean's Office to advise, assist and coordinate the exploration of a pilot on-line Master's degree program as an opportunity to further our mission of access and impact in the field of Education. Leveraging the learning, data, and technology from HGSE's experience shifting to online during the global pandemic, the Special Assistant to the Dean’s Office will be the administrative lead managing, facilitating, and coordinating the development and launch of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) pilot online degree program offerings on an accelerated timeline.