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Harvard University Director of Faculty Diversity and Pathway Programs in Cambridge, Massachusetts

58886BRAuto req ID:58886BRJob Code:361058 Administrative Manager Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Director of Faculty Diversity and Pathway ProgramsSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required

  • 7+ years of professional experience in higher education, higher education leadership, social justice education, intercultural communication, and/or college student counseling/personnel required

Additional Qualifications and Skills: The following job-specific skills and competencies are preferred:

  • Master’s degree in higher education, higher education leadership, social justice education, intercultural communication, college student counseling/personnel, or relevant discipline

  • Experience supporting educational and career success of postdoctoral fellows and faculty

  • Experience working in higher education

  • Experience working with pipeline programs within institutions of higher education

  • Experience developing and utilizing networks and communities of practice to further efforts

  • Experience in a faculty role at an institution of higher education

  • Experience with: Instruction design, MS Office Suite, Zoom, and Outlook

  • Demonstrated knowledge of tenets of social justice education; ability to effectively understand and adapt to cultural difference within group environment

  • Awareness of group norms/dynamics that stem from identity based difference

  • Skills necessary for creating an environment that allows for inclusion and effective intercultural engagement

  • Experience building strong relationships and foster an integrated team approach with all members of the campus community to advance a truly inclusive culture

  • Demonstrated capacity to conceptualize, build, and continuously improve effective programs and processes across the university

  • Proven experience to inform and influence others through excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written), organizational, mediation, problem-solving, decision-making, and interpersonal skills, combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and students having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives

    The following cultural competencies are also preferred:

  • Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments

  • Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity

Additional Information: Duties and responsibilities continued:

  1. Serve in leadership role with coordination of the Donald Hopkins Predoctoral Scholars Program via collaboration with program’s steering committee
  • Develop plan for, and co-lead Donald Hopkins New Student Orientation session for new students joining program

  • Participate as a member of Donald Hopkins Program student selection process with other program steering committee members

  • Oversee planning and scheduling of program’s developmental workshops during the academic year

  • To help promote academic success of the Scholars, and their retention in the program, hold 1:1 monthly mentoring check-in meetings with each Donald Hopkins Scholar during the academic year

  • Provide guidance on development of communications, informational material, and web content

  • Perform outreach to students in Donald Hopkins Program as needed during the academic year

  • Develop assessment, evaluate program, and capture feedback from Donald Hopkins students to inform strategic planning and action steps within Donald Hopkins Scholars Program

  • Serve as Co-Chair of the Donald Hopkins Steering Committee; and support with agenda planning and development for Yerby Advisory Committee meetings

  • Generate end of year annual report highlighting progress and outcomes associated with Donald Hopkins Predoctoral Scholars Program

    1. Oversee coordination of the Donald Hopkins Scholars Lecture and Alonzo Yerby Diversity in Public Health Lecture events each year
  • Collaborate with CDIBO and key partnering offices in the identification of potential speakers

  • Facilitate outreach to tentative speakers and confirm details for event (e.g. time, day, title

  • Develop marketing and communication content for lecture events

  • Develop itinerary for designated speakers that includes lecture event, pre-lecture preparatory meetings with Help Desk/Information Technology, and additional introductory meetings with key stakeholders (e.g. Dean of Faculty, students, faculty, for example, and as appropriate)

  • Provide assistance with planning and implementation of interdisciplinary faculty diversity hiring initiatives via collaboration with CDIBO, Office of Faculty Affairs, and academic departments

  • Participate in and provide support with ODI signature activities within department, as assigned

    1. Other
  • Supervise assigned EDI Fellow, as appropriate

  • Other duties as assigned

    Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!


  • The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.

  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.

  • This position has a 90 day orientation and review period.

  • ​​​​​​​ Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) .


The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine Requirements (https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/) . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage (http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/) . Department:Office of Diversity & InclusionPre-Employment Screening:Credit, Criminal, Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Position Description: Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Oversee core activities associated Yerby Fellowship Program through collaboration with the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA)
  • Co-lead Yerby Orientation session for new Yerby Fellows in partnership with Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA)

  • Advise OFA on best practice for supporting Yerby fellows during the recruitment process and participate as ex-officio member of the fellowship review committee

  • Lead periodic Yerby cohort meetings with all Yerby Fellows during the academic year

  • Help promote academic success of the fellows, and their retention in the program, via regular 1:1 mentoring check-in meetings with each Yerby Fellow during the academic year

  • Provide guidance on development of communications, informational material, and web content

  • Evaluate and capture feedback of Yerby Fellows to inform strategic planning and action steps within Yerby Fellowship Program

  • Serve as ex-officio member of the Yerby Advisory Committee; and support with agenda planning and development for Yerby Advisory Committee meetings

    1. Collaborate with OFA professional staff and Chief Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Officer (CDIBO) and on faculty diversity pipeline development, as well as related pipeline tracking and engagement activities; and on the planning and implementation of general practices related to faculty recruitment, hiring, & retention
  • Partner with professional staff from OFA to develop database of doctoral graduates, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities

  • Assist with outreach and engagement activities for prospective candidates in faculty pipeline database

  • Assist with development and implementation of mechanism for tracking communications, outreach, and engagement with prospective candidates

  • Maintain and provide relevant outreach lists, posting locations, and candidate leads to search committees to support increasing diversity of faculty applicant pools

  • Collaborate with OFA on retention strategies for faculty of color and faculty from under-represented backgrounds

  • Provide, in collaboration with OFA, coaching support to faculty search committees on implementation EDIB best practices intended to increase equity and fairness and minimize bias within search process, as needed

  • Facilitate, in collaboration with OFA, learning and development activities centered on understanding unconscious bias during search committee evaluation, deliberation, and decision-making practices

    1. Oversee planning and coordination of developmental and career success seminars for faculty of color and faculty from under-represented backgrounds in the biomedical sciences and public health professions
  • Identify key issues and interests among faculty to inform seminar topics, themes, and curriculum

  • Identify presenters and workshop facilitators for workshops and seminars held during the academic year; and confirm details for workshops (e.g., time, date, program title, etc.).

  • Oversee seminar marketing efforts and perform outreach to faculty of color and faculty from under-represented backgrounds at the Harvard Chan School, as needed

  • Support with development of communications, informational material, and web content

  • Develop assessments, evaluate activities, and secure feedback from faculty participants on experience and impact of developed seminars

  • Conduct periodic check-ins with faculty from under-represented backgrounds during the academic year.

  • Collaborate with OFA on retention strategies for faculty of color and faculty from under-represented backgrounds ensure complementary integration of content and approach between ODI and OFA programming, mentoring, and other professional development activities

    Duties will be continued in the "Additional Information" section.

    School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 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: As a member of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Director of Faculty Diversity and Pathway Programs will provide leadership with respect to efforts focused on the planning and implementation of activities intended to support the School's goals of increasing racial, cultural, and gender diversity among our faculty along with the establishment of experiences that support the success and retention of faculty from underrepresented backgrounds and historically marginalized identities. This individual will also oversee the core operations of the Donald Hopkins Predoctoral Scholars Program via partnership with the Donald Hopkins Steering Committee which includes: selection of the cohort of Scholars, mentorship, and networking with other pipeline programs at the School; and they will also oversee planning and implementation of core components of the Alonzo Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which includes: cohort orientation planning, cohort support & mentoring, and seminar planning, for example. Through research, assessment, and data driven approaches, this individual will engage with key collaborating offices (especially the Office for Faculty Affairs) and academic departments to facilitate growth, progress, and success of the core initiatives within the portfolio.

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health understand the imperative and benefits of creating pathways for academic and career success for all students, postdocs, researchers, and faculty, particularly those of communities and backgrounds that are under-represented in public health. We also seek to address socio-historical inequities with access to the public health profession and education for historically marginalized communities and people of color, with attention to groups most under-represented in our faculty community such as Indigenous, Black/African American, and racially minoritized communities in higher education. In addition, we believe that institutional excellence is attained within learning, research, and scholarship when there is an increased diversity of perspectives, ideas, and life experience informing the practices and policies that shape future directions of the public health profession.

PLEASE NOTE: This position may require scheduling flexibility, including some evening and weekend hours. This role may require some travel.

PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, MA and in order to be on Harvard payroll, you must reside in one of the following states – MA, NH, RI, ME, CT, VT, NY, MD, or CA. Until our return to campus and full operational status, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will take place in a slightly modified manner – including virtual interviews and a combination of remote and on-site onboarding and work. On-campus/in-person work is expected, though, upon start date – in accordance with approved COVID-related guidelines and protocols.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we believe that diversity is integral to the Harvard experience and our mission of improving public health education, research and policy. Diversity of cultural backgrounds, identities, lived experiences, perspectives, and ways of understanding the world enriches our community and enables us to best meet the public health needs of the United States and the world. Ongoing learning and development related to diversity allows for both individual and institutional growth, and is necessary to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion. To achieve this, we are committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities for learning, living, and working at the Harvard Chan School. We maintain an unwavering dedication to diversity, inclusion, and belonging as core to our institutional values and to actively counter, minimize, and address racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, gender bias, and all forms of discrimination.

Learn more about the School’s mission, objectives, and core values (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/about/mission/) and our diversity, inclusion, and belonging (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/diversity/) initiatives.

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