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Harvard University Director for JD Advising Progr in Cambridge, Massachusetts

62786BRAuto req ID:62786BRJob Code:360059 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Director for JD Advising Programs and ServicesSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

J.D. degree, with five or more years of relevant work experience, including academic programming or student services.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who have:

  • Leadership experience in an educational setting.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and leading cross-departmental initiatives in an educational setting.

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills necessary, as well as organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience with advising and course/program development in an educational setting.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and contribute as a member of a team.

  • A commitment to education and mentoring.

Additional Information:

We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.

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:Harvard Law SchoolPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Faculty & Student Services, General AdministrationPosition Description:

As a Director for JD Advising Programs and Services you will:

  • Develop and implement an integrated academic advising strategy across HLS in collaboration with key departments and student organizations; oversee and coordinate services and resources available across the school.

  • Create and develop new initiatives, programming, workshops, and materials to enhance JD student experience through academic support.

  • Identify and make recommendations for improvements within existing advising programs, policies, and process.

  • Create trainings and materials on HLS’s curriculum and related policies for administrators providing academic support to students.

  • Advise and assist student organizations with academic advising programming, providing guidance and mentorship to student leaders and peer academic advisors.

  • Oversee and advise students on Berkeley Exchange and HLS visit out programs.

  • Meet 1:1 with students seeking academic guidance, making referrals to other departments as appropriate.

  • Create and regularly update resources and materials related to JD advising programs and services.

  • In collaboration with others, support development, review, and improvements in academic programs and supports, to aid students in their academic decision-making.

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:

This position is based primarily on campus with the opportunity for flex work based on business needs and manager approval.

Job Summary:

The Director for JD Advising Programs and Services will have responsibility for the creation and implementation of academic advising programs, resources, and services for over 1700 JD students. The Director will provide leadership and serve as primary strategist in academic advising at Harvard Law School (HLS), designing and leading multi-department, cross-curricular initiatives, developing academic advising materials and resources, and hosting workshops and advising sessions for students. This role functions as a subject matter expert in student academic advising and legal education and in HLS’s curriculum and academic programs and policies. In collaboration with others, the Director ensures compliance with ABA Standards and HLS policies.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)