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Harvard University EDIB Divisional Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts

63608BRAuto req ID:63608BRJob Code:359057 Admin Dept/Program Admin Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Divisional Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging FellowSub-Unit:Dean Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience in the equity, diversity, and inclusion field or related work experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • EDIB subject matter expertise and professional experience with duties such as event planning, EDIB curriculum and resource development, training facilitation on EDIB subjects.

  • Experience with stakeholder management, particularly, working with faculty and staff in a higher education setting, project management, conflict resolution and problem solving, among others.

  • Master’s degree in relevant field preferred

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced Excel skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong commitment to continuous process improvement

  • Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines and influence change without formal purview

  • Ability to develop and conduct trainings

  • Ability to analyze data and make determinations based upon data

Additional Information:This is a two-year term position from date of hire.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.

We regret that we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.Department:Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and BelongingPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:M-F 9-5

This is a two-year term position from date of hire.Job Function:General Administration Position Description:

The EDIB Fellows act as a primary liaison to Department leadership, Division leadership, and the FAS EDIB leadership team, regarding organizational (department/center level) EDIB obstacles/challenges and support unit/department-level interventions via attendance of various meetings, regular email communications, documentation of efforts, consultation with Divisional/FAS EDIB leadership, and partnership with Divisions/Departments/Centers & FAS EDIB, among others.

Provide direct support to academic departments/units:

  • Meet regularly with Divisional departments and Centers (e.g., EDIB committees) to understand and support EDIB goals and activities, assess progress against existing EDIB challenges, support related programming/efforts, and recommend new or modified programming/efforts as needed.

  • Assist with developing vision and goals for the department that are designed to address equity across multiple domains, cultivate compositional diversity, integrate inclusive practices, and foster a sense of belonging.

  • Identify, coordinate, and implement appropriate training and resources developed by the FAS EDIB and divisional leadership teams to help committees work more strategically and efficiently in reaching mutually beneficial goals, leveraging, and connecting relevant work being done elsewhere whenever possible.

  • Act as a point of contact for departments and units (e.g., Chairs, Department Administrators, Faculty Liaisons for Inclusive Excellence, Departmental EDIB Committees) seeking guidance or consultation on implementation questions or emerging issues and referring to others as appropriate.

Based on input from Division/Department/Center leaders and climate survey results:

  • Assist the academic leadership and FAS EDIB with identifying opportunities/gaps and setting long-term vision.

  • Act as primary liaison among FAS EDIB, Divisional Leadership, and Department/Center leadership to collect data and track unit-level EDIB programs and activities, communication plans, timelines, etc.

  • Using a framework provided by FAS EDIB leadership, in consultation with Academic Division leadership, the Fellow will develop narrative reports of Divisional EDIB progress for school-wide and divisional annual reports.

  • Foster communication between and among Departmental and Divisional committees; identify opportunities for collaboration and training; amplify success stories across the Division, leveraging Faculty Liaisons for Inclusive Excellence as appropriate.

  • Connect Departments/Centers to FAS and university-wide EDIB resources to support their EDIB goals.

The Fellows serve as an additional point of contact within the Division who can bridge to appropriate support when responding to escalating situations related to EDIB matters.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.Certificates and Licenses:


Physical Requirements:

Sitting using near vision use for reading and computer use for extended periods of time

Working Conditions:

Hybrid office environment: Work is performed in an office setting; this position will be based in Cambridge, MA and there is an expectation of two workdays per week on campus. Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Job Summary:

The Divisional Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) Fellow will build relationships and provide support to department and center leadership, e.g., chairs, Director of Administration & Operations (DAO), EDIB Committees, Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), to offer greater support to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Academic Divisions and their EDIB strategy implementation.

The Divisional EDIB Fellow will report to the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and will be a key contributor assisting with the implementation of EDIB Goals at the department level on behalf of the FAS Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (FAS EDIB) and in close alignment with the three academic divisions.

Three Divisional EDIB Fellows will be hired. One fellow will be assigned to each of the academic divisions: FAS Division of Arts & Humanities, FAS Division of Social Sciences, FAS Division of Sciences.

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)