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Harvard University Assistant Provost for International Affairs in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53986BRAuto req ID:53986BRJob Code:360061 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Assistant Provost for International AffairsSub-Unit:Office of the President and Provost Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :061Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

  • Advanced degree required.

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ph.D. preferred

  • Excellent judgment and discretion essential.

  • Must be adaptable, thorough, and able to work with substantial independence, including leading meetings with senior faculty and staff, and speaking on behalf of the VPIA as appropriate.

  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness to meet ever-changing needs

  • Hands-on, leads by example

  • Exceptional writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills essential.

  • Demonstrated experience and success building relationships in a complex and highly collaborative work environment.

  • Higher education experience and non-English language skills preferred but not required.

Additional Information:PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.

We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.Department:Office of the Vice Provost for International AffairsPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours a week.Job Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:This role works closely with the Vice Provost for International Affairs (VPIA) to support Harvard’s global engagement. Consults with and advises faculty and staff across the University to facilitate international activities and to ensure that such activities are consistent with Harvard’s teaching and research missions. In collaboration with the VPIA, serves as the University’s representative on international affairs to external audiences such as potential collaborators, visiting delegations, and peer institutions. Oversees the work of the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. The position reports to the VPIA and collaborates with the full OVPIA team on all day-to-day and project-related activities.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead negotiation of MOUs and other agreements with international partners, or consult with Harvard parties to such agreements, as well as with the Office of General Counsel, Global Support Services, the Trademark Program, and other academic and administrative units as necessary;

  • Consult regularly with faculty and staff across the University to ensure international activities are consistent with Harvard’s teaching and research mission, and with Harvard policies, and to advise on procedures for internal review;

  • Develop on an as-needed basis University-wide policies for managing and facilitating Harvard’s global activity, in consultation with relevant administrative units at Harvard;

  • Manage regular ad hoc projects and requests, respond in a timely manner about Harvard policies and procedures related to international work, and brief or consult with the VPIA on these regularly and as appropriate. Develop relationships with numerous constituents across and outside the University.

  • Manage University Committee on International Projects and Sites (UCIPS); conduct “Provost’s Review” of international research projects with the Vice Provost for Research; consult regularly with Harvard Trademark Program on Harvard’s Use of Name policy; and other oversight tasks;

  • In partnership with FAS Dean’s Office, consult or meet regularly with the leadership of international Inter-Faculty Initiatives;

  • Serve as Provost’s representative in meetings with internal and external audiences; make presentations n Harvard’s global engagement;

  • Work closely with Harvard’s Federal Relations team, the Harvard International Office, OGC, and others as needed on legislative issues that affect Harvard’s international

  • Chair the Board of the Harvard Center Shanghai and meet as needed with the leadership of Harvard’s offices abroad;

  • Oversee staffing and management of the OVPIA, including oversight of budgets, communications strategy, and staff professional development.

School/Unit:University Administration 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.

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