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Harvard University Director of Admissions and Financial Aid in Cambridge, Massachusetts

56331BRAuto req ID:56331BRJob Code:361059 Administrative Manager Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Director of Admissions and Financial AidSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 8 or more years of related experience (law practice or experience in higher education/academia) with an understanding of international legal systems. Candidates holding a JD or equivalent law degree will be considered with 5 or more years’ related experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who are/have:

  • JD (or equivalent law degree) strongly preferred

  • Strong written, oral, interpersonal, numerical, organizational, and supervisory skills.

  • Excellent judgment and discretion. Must be self-directed and able to manage workflow in deadline-driven environment with frequently changing priorities.

  • Proficiency in at least one foreign language strongly preferred.

  • Experience living/working abroad a big plus.

  • The ability to respond with flexibility and imagination to unanticipated situations.

  • Enjoy working with international students and a wide array of constituent groups, representing the Graduate Program at meetings, conferences and outreach opportunities both within Harvard and beyond.

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:Graduate ProgramPre-Employment Screening:Credit, Criminal, Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:

As Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, you will:

  • Oversee all aspects of comprehensive enrollment management for LL.M. and SJD degree programs and the Visitors Program.

  • Direct and manage LL.M. candidate evaluation process, personally reviewing a large number of the 1,600+ applications each year, and supervising other reviewers to ensure consistency and timeliness of review process.

  • Oversee all aspects of Graduate Program financial aid administration, including financial aid budgeting and fund management, evaluation of financial need, billing, compliance, disbursement of funds, and financial aid reporting.

  • In partnership with the Assistant Dean, develop, establish and implement strategic goals for Graduate Program admissions and financial aid.

  • Supervise the following operations: preparation and delivery of information (in all media) to prospective and admitted students; preparation of statistical and other reports to the Graduate Committee and other Harvard offices; collaboration with Harvard International Office on visa matters, ensuring compliance with visa regulations; maintenance and enhancement of admissions and financial aid database and information systems.

  • Support alumni relations and development activities.

  • Perform other duties and tasks as needed.

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.Job Summary:

The Graduate Program is the division of Harvard Law School responsible for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) and the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degrees, and for various aspects of graduate legal studies, including the Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher program. Within the Graduate Program, the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid oversees admissions, financial aid, billing, enrollment, and outreach for all three programs.

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.