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Harvard University DIB Administrative Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54816BRAuto req ID:54816BRJob Code:360058 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Administrative FellowSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 7 years professional experience OR an advanced degree with 5+ years of professional experience in a related field required.

  • Experience with diversity and/or inclusion and belonging efforts in large organizations, non-profits, or academic institutions.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s and/or doctoral degrees in related field preferred (e.g., higher education administration, law, student affairs, counseling).

  • Preferred prior work experience within an academic setting in the areas of DEI, Compliance, Ombudsman training, counseling, student affairs, or gender studies.

  • Experience in establishing objectives, leading training, event planning, logistics, and strong oral and written presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated success building effective partnerships, credibility, rapport, and trust with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience transitioning projects from the “start-up” phase to an enduring project.

Additional Information:

Overview of the Administrative Fellows Program

Harvard University's Administrative Fellowship Program is one of the cornerstones of our diversity and inclusion efforts. We seek to attract talented professionals, and in particular members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education. The University encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and others who may contribute to the diversity of Harvard’s leadership. To this end, the Administrative Fellowship Program offers a twelve-month talent management experience complemented by a professional development program. Please visit the program's website ( for more details.

This is a one-year term position, to begin in September 2021 and end in August 2022.

Administrative Fellows Program Requirements

On your cover letter, please write a Statement of Purpose/Interest that briefly describes your professional and academic interests as related to employment with Harvard University, and more broadly, the field of Higher Education and how participation in the Administrative Fellowship Program can help advance these interests. Be sure to explain:

  • Why you are seeking a Fellowship

  • What you hope to gain from the experience

  • How you might contribute to the hiring department

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.Department:Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and BelongingPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:

The DIB Administrative Fellow will gather data from the local level and conduct a needs assessment to inform the development of the equity engagement strategy. The DIB Administrative Fellow will also plan, recommend, and implement training for the Equity Coordinators, providing oversight and guidance for their work.


  • Conduct a comprehensive study of the equity engagement strategy to support the FAS in responding to incidents of harassment, discrimination, and bias-related matters.

  • Oversees the Equity Coordinators (who will be appointed by School Deans), providing training and holding regular meetings

  • Provide coaching, best practices, and support for departmental reviews of culture and climate (i.e., facilitate dialogues, discussions, trainings; develop workshops, slide decks, etc.)

  • Develop departmental data analysis, report findings, and recommendations to measure institutional effectiveness of the equity engagement strategy

  • Assist in the development, coordination, and documentation of equity practices to ensure compliance with government regulations

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences 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:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) Administrative Fellow will be responsible for the implementation of FAS ODIB’s equity engagement strategy, advising on policies and structures for the entire FAS community.