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Harvard University Associate Director for Student in Cambridge, Massachusetts

55593BRAuto req ID:55593BRJob Code:360058 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Associate Director for Student AdministrationSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who have:

  • J.D. strongly preferred

  • Extensive experience in service-based environments and desire to apply agile principles to the continuous refinement of the provision of student services and to the incorporation of technology tools and platforms

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and prioritization of projects, programs and activities, using sound judgment while meeting organizational requirements and maintaining accountability

  • High level of independent judgment, initiative, discretion, collegiality, integrity, professionalism, confidentiality, and attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills

  • Strong data gathering, data analysis, problem solving and analytical skills

Additional Information:All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School ( is a place where you can thrive.

Department:Dean of Students OfficePre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Faculty & Student Services Job-Specific Responsibilities:

As Associate Director for Student Administration you will:

  • Serve the Secretary of the Administrative Board (a board comprised of faculty, staff, and students who are charged with handling exceptions to academic and administrative rules and student discipline). The Secretary is responsible for communicating with both students and the Ad Board faculty chair, performing investigatory functions, and maintain appropriate records.

  • Advise students on all matters relating to Bar application logistics and questions or concerns about the Bar’s character and fitness process. Work closely with the Registrar’s Office and the Admissions Office on these matters as needed. Maintain relationships with bar preparation company representatives, state bar administrators, and stay abreast of the latest changes in MPRE, UBE, and state bar requirements.

  • Support the general programmatic efforts of the Dean of Students Office including Orientation, Commencement, Wellbeing programming, etc.

  • Manage relationships with external partnerships and vendors.

  • Collaborate with staff across student services and HLS more broadly, promoting an inclusive and innovative work environment.

  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations.

School/Unit:Harvard Law School 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.Working Conditions:

Will require working evening and weekend hours.

Job Summary:

The Dean of Students Office works with faculty and other Harvard Law School (HLS) administrative offices to orient 1,800 students to law school life, and to provide resources and counseling on a variety of matters that may arise in both students’ academic and personal lives.

The Associate Director for Student Administration is a senior leader in the management of the HLS Dean of Students (DOS) Office. Reporting directly to the Dean of Students, the Associate Director executes on key procedural operations and business functions. In addition, the Associate Director works directly with students in an advising capacity.