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Harvard University FSS Academic Affairs Oficr III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

50218BRAuto req ID:50218BRJob Code:S0557P FSS Academic Affairs Oficr III Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Poetry in America Pilot DirectorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:057Time Status:Part-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent Communication skills

  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.

Additional Information:This is a 9-month term position starting from date of hire with possibility of renewal.

Possibility of being remote.

The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities serving about 30,000 students annually. The Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement allow Harvard to serve the learning needs of students across their life. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 16,000 students per year in approximately 46 graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and professional fields. More than 1,500 open enrollment courses are offered year-round with over 600 available online are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 450 courses on the Harvard Campus to 10,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering 80 short noncredit courses to almost 4,000 learners annually.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

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

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.Department:Division of Continuing EducationPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:28 hour work week

Work will typically take place within standard business hours (M-F, 9-5pm) with occasional evenings and weekendsJob Function:Faculty & Student Services School/Unit:Division of Continuing Education 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:Independently plan and implement academic affairs operations including faculty support, curriculum management and training.Typical Core Duties:

  • Manage course development which may include recommendation and implementation of course sequencing, scheduling, grading processes and exam sessions

  • Act as an advising resource for faculty and other academics regarding educational strategies and formats

  • Manage events and programs related to academic affairs

  • Review program goals, policy, curriculum, and program requirements and make recommendations for improvement

  • Develop reports and analyze statistics pertaining to course development, teaching effort and student progress

  • May manage administrative processes for faculty and other academics including recruitment, appointment and development

  • May provide ongoing training and documentation

  • Research, resolve, and provide accurate policy guidance to faculty and other academics

  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience

Physical Requirements:

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

  • Lifting (approximately 20 to 30 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Job-Specific Responsibilities:The Poetry in America Pilot Director reports to the Director of Faculty Development. The position has primary oversight over all aspects of the pilot course, Poetry in America. Such responsibilities will include:

  • External partnership management, including establishing and managing relationships with school districts, school leaders, and teachers. Also includes managing relationship with collaborating organizations, such as National Education Equity Lab, to recruit and serve high schools.

  • Leads program evaluation. With stakeholders, determines program goals and evaluation metrics. Leads team in designing and deploying evaluation instruments, conducting analysis of results, and producing an evaluation report.

  • Coordinating curriculum design and course delivery team to ensure quality in content and student and teacher experience. Setting work tasks and objectives for the curriculum design and course delivery staff. These will consist of LHT curriculum designers and a term FTE course manager.

  • Liaison to DCE academic administration and to course faculty member. Provides a single point of contact for managing integration of the course/program with DCE registrarial, financial and academic policy systems. Provides a single point of contact for the FAS faculty member.

This position will be working closely with Harvard senior faculty, the VPAL’s task force, DCE leadership, and prominent external collaborators such as National Education Equity Lab. This person will also be working with DCE staff on implementation and delivery.

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