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EDIB Senior Project Mgr

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

65946BRAuto req ID:65946BRJob Code:360058 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Senior Project and Program Manager for Equity Diversity Inclusion & Belonging (EDIB)Sub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Part-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree and 5 years cross functional project management or consulting experience in healthcare, higher education, or administrative operations or equivalent experience.


Bachelor's degree required with 7-years work experience, preferably in a healthcare or higher education setting or administrative operations or equivalent experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Advanced level proficiency in the use of MS Office (including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Outlook).

Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, ability to influence key decision makers, and a proven record of working collaboratively with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Additional Information:

Harvard University requires a pre-employment reference and background screening.

Harvard University is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.

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

Department:Executive OfficePre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule: The schedule is to be determined. Job Function:General Administration Position Description:


Strategic EDIB Projects and Initiatives:

Directs multiple complex projects simultaneously, including some with event or program components, to meet the current and anticipated strategic EDIB and organizational needs of HUHS.

Provides project management expertise during project initiation, planning, execution, and closing, focused on critical success factors (e.g., project milestones and deliverables) and the development of contingency plans.

In collaboration with the SLT, ensures alignment between strategic plan and investment of resources for projects that will impact it.

Coordinates the prioritization of resources across initiatives and manage alignment between projects and initiatives.

Develops and maintains detailed implementation plans for organization-wide and external committees and task forces addressing critical topics or issues.

Ensures appropriate deliverables are developed, including but not limited to workflows, process analysis, measurement plans, implementation strategies, budget and change management plans.

Develops content and provides well-defined frameworks to facilitate executive level discussions in project meetings and facilitates decision making among a wide variety of stakeholder groups and documents outcomes.

Develops and implements research, project plans, integrated campaigns, roll outs, events, and other activities in support of defined priorities and objectives.

Gathers and reports on quantitative and qualitative data, analyzing trends and information that may be useful in formulating new initiatives or outreach.

Performs research analysis and make recommendations for next steps to advance outcomes based on analytics and key performance metrics.

Exercises judgment and discretion to identify approaches or resolve issues,. Provides guidance, collaboration, and operational support on key projects and issues across the organization.

Serves as a liaison to internal HUHS and Harvard teams as well as external stakeholders, constituencies, and vendors as required by initiatives and project teams.

Maintains relationships with key stakeholders across HUHS and the Harvard community to provide ongoing dialogue and feedback on project and programing needs.

Performs other duties and works on special projects as needed.

EDIB Program Management:

Develops, implements, and manages comprehensive EDIB programs and initiatives.

In collaboration with the Chief EDIB Officer, leads the design and delivery of learning programs and workshops on equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging topics aimed at increasing awareness, understanding, and inclusive and equitable behaviors across the organization.

Collaborates with executive leadership, HR, communications, and other key stakeholders to integrate EDIB principles into all aspects of the organization's operations and culture.

Identifies areas of strength and uncovers opportunities for even greater impact, integrating them into key initiatives, goals, and multi-year priorities.

Establishes metrics and regularly measures and reports on the effectiveness of EDIB initiatives, identifying areas for improvement and implementing strategies for change, tracks, and monitors program budget.

Stays current on industry trends, best practices, and legal developments related to EDIB and incorporates relevant insights into program design and implementation.


Adheres to the expectations and professional responsibilities of the department.

Employs the standards, practices, and procedures of the department.

Completes and complies with HUHS training requirements including HIPAA Privacy and Security.

Reports non-compliance incidents to the supervisor, manager, and/or Compliance Officer.

School/Unit:University Health Services 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.Physical Requirements:

All Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) staff and staff affiliates are considered Health Care Workers and as a condition of employment must provide documentation of the following:

Letter of good health from your personal health care provider.

TB skin test (within past 3 months) or, if known skin test positive, documentation of previous chest x-ray, information about any past treatment.

Documentation of immunity (positive antibody titers) for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella.

Proof of appropriate past immunization for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella.

Hepatitis B vaccine series - required for staff with possible exposure to blood or blood borne pathogens.

A current Flu vaccine (this season) and Covid vaccines to include the Primary series and Bivalent Booster.

The required medical documentation/medical clearances can often be obtained by contacting your Pediatrician, PCP, medical provider. Titers, TB Skin testing can be performed by appointment at Occupational Health facilities.

HUHS continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider community. Being up to date with COVID vaccination, annual flu vaccination and other required medical vaccinations and documentation are required as a condition of employment at HUHS. You may claim exemption from the vaccine requirements for medical or religious reasons.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an office setting

Job Summary: Working in close collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) of Harvard University Health Services (HUHS), the Senior Project and Program Manager plays a crucial role in shaping and executing strategic Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) initiatives identified by the Chief Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer. The Senior Project and Program Manager provides structure and support for the development and implementation of strategic EDIB initiatives, as well as the measurement and tracking of their success. The Senior Project and Program Manager provides organizational support, leadership, and coordination to the project team and is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of complex projects aimed at advancing Harvard University Health Services' EDIB priorities. The Senior Project and Program Manager assists with change management, assures ongoing progress in a timely manner, and facilitates decision-making with key stakeholders. The incumbent will be instrumental in fostering an inclusive culture, driving equitable practices, and promoting EDIB at all levels of HUHS. 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:On-Site Work Format Details:This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.About Us:

Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) is a campus-based health care organization devoted exclusively to members of the Harvard community. Our work includes multi-specialty ambulatory medical care, behavioral and mental health services, and campus public health. HUHS also manages two self-funded health insurance plans, the Harvard University Group Health Plan (HUGHP, for university employees and dependents) and the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP, for students and dependents).

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