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Director of Intelligence Project

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Intelligence Project Director leads Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center's programs to prepare next-generation intelligence practitioners and intelligence consumers, promote intelligence study and research, and support examination of intelligence related themes, topics, and history. The Director leads the Intelligence Project team and elements of the role include but are not limited to:

Recanati-Kaplan Fellows Program: Leads the Recanati-Kaplan Foundation Fellows Program, which sponsors at Harvard a cadre of approximately 18 senior US and International intelligence practitioners. The Director supports Fellowship programing, research, administration, and engagement with public and private sectors. The Director nominates and manages a small group Intelligence Project non-resident Fellows.

Intelligence Practice: Supports a program of speakers, events, and related activities on intelligence issues and themes for Harvard and wider public. Serves as resource on intelligence matters for the wider Belfer and Kennedy School ecosystem. Contribute to intelligence learning via publications, briefings, seminars, and conferences. Provides mentorship and support to fellows, faculty and students studying intelligence issues. Builds and maintains relationships across government, private sector, and academic organizations dealing with intelligence.

Intelligence and Policy: Acquaints students, fellows, and wider public with intelligence community history, role, strengths, and weaknesses in supporting policy. Sponsors discussions with active and retired intelligence practitioners, policymakers, and scholars of intelligence history, law, and other disciplines. Explores the nexus between intelligence and policy and examine the relationship between intelligence failure and policy failure.

Elbe Group: Maintains open and continuous channel of communication on sensitive issues of US-Russian relations via the Elbe Group of senior retired military and intelligence flag officers.

Intelligence Study Group: Leads approximately 40 students each semester in study of intelligence organizations, process, and methodology. Develop and update the Study Group curriculum, readings, and guest speakers. Basic Qualifications 10 years senior level experience in the intelligence and national security community: DoD, DoS, CIA, FBI, DHS, NSS, or similar government agencies. Additional Qualifications and Skills --- Ability to develop and maintain relationships with US and related international security and intelligence organizations to facilitate research and activities.
--- Ability to lead a team, administer a program, manage a budget, and collaborate widely.
--- Has a proven track record of effectively engaging numerous stakeholders, producing tangible results, and managing multiple projects within a complex environment.
--- Possesses vision, creativity, leadership, and flexibility. Additional Information This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending one year from date of hire with a strong possibility of renewal. -

We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide Visa Sponsorship. -
Harvard University requires pre-employment references and background checks. -
Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment. -
This is a hybrid position based on our campus in Cambridge, MA. As a campus-based institution, we place a high value on the in-person experience, cross-team collaboration, and strong community building in order to create a vibrant campus for our students, faculty, staff, and research fellows. The position is required to work in-person on campus a minimum of three days per week during the academic year. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager. -
T he -University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in - Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements . - 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: . - -
Salary Rang e: $94,300 - $164,500
Note: -Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity. - -

Harvard offers a generous benefits package including: -

  • 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. - Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard Kennedy School's Mission and Commitment to Diversity, - Equity, and Anti-Racism -

    At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership-because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies. -

    Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School's commitment to Diversity Equity, and Anti-Racism. 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.

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