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

61383BRAuto req ID:61383BRJob Code:361058 Administrative Manager Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Director of Pathway Programs and Faculty Pipeline InitiativesSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required

  • 7+ years of relevant experience is required

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

  • Master’s Degree, especially in a related field, is a strong plus

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Experience fostering and reinforcing an environment that values unique experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and goals

    Additional Information: PLEASE NOTE: This position may require scheduling flexibility, including some evening and weekend hours. This role may require some travel. This is a hybrid position and this position will be based in Boston, MA. Additional detail pertaining to this position will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, California (exempt staff only), Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington).

    Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3-4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12+ paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: Excellent and affordable medical, dental & vision plans, with coverage beginning as of an employee's start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs: $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School, discounted options through participating Harvard graduate schools, and reimbursement options for accredited schools outside of Harvard.

  • Transportation: 50% discount on MBTA passes, as well as additional options (rideshare, biking, etc.) to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness & Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, hard & soft skills development, career planning, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. Additionally, access to Harvard athletic facilities, libraries, campus events -- and many discounts for various cultural and leisure activities throughout metro Boston.

    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 continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage ( . Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University’s COVID-19 Information Website ( .

Department:Office of Diversity & InclusionPre-Employment Screening:Credit, Criminal, Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Position Description: Job specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Collaborate with Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) and Chief Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Officer (CDIBO) and on faculty diversity pipeline development; planning and implementation of general practices related to faculty recruitment, hiring, & retention.
  • Partner with OFA to develop database of previous and potential doctoral graduates, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities – track communications, outreach, and engagement with prospective candidates.

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

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

    1. Oversee core activities of the Yerby Fellowship Program through collaboration with the Office of Faculty Affairs.
  • Advise OFA on best practices for supporting Yerby fellows during the recruitment process; participate as ex-officio member of the fellowship review committee and support with agenda planning and development for Yerby Advisory Committee meetings.

  • 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.

    1. Oversee core activities of the Donald Hopkins Predoctoral Scholars Program through collaboration with program’s steering committee.
  • Provide guidance on development of communications, informational material, and web content; develop assessment, evaluate program, and capture feedback from Donald Hopkins students to inform strategic planning and action steps within Donald Hopkins Scholars Program; generate end of year annual report highlighting progress and outcomes of the program.

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

  • Participate in the student selection process.

  • Promote academic success and retention of the Scholars via holding 1:1 monthly mentoring check-in meetings and regular communication with the cohort.

    1. Assist CDIBO with coordination of the Career Success Seminars, New Student Orientations, Donald Hopkins Scholars Lecture and Alonzo Yerby Diversity in Public Health Lecture events each year.
  • Identify key issues and interests among faculty to inform seminar topics, themes, and curriculum.

  • 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 events; develop assessments, evaluate activities, and secure feedback from faculty participants on experience and impact of developed seminars.

  • 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).

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

    2. Other

  • Supervise assigned EDI Fellow, as appropriate.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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 Pathway Programs and Faculty Pipeline Initiatives is a new position that will provide leadership for efforts focused on the planning and implementation of activities that support the School's goals of increasing racial, cultural, and gender diversity among our faculty. The role will also be responsible for the establishment of experiences that support the success and retention of faculty from underrepresented backgrounds and historically marginalized identities.

The core priority areas tied to this position center on 1) Faculty pipeline strategy development, and 2) The coordination of two cohort-based pathway programs (i.e. Yerby Fellowship Program, and the Donald Hopkins Predoctoral Scholars Program).

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 ( and our diversity, inclusion, and belonging ( initiatives.