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Associate Director, Student and Alumni Engagement

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

53896BRAuto req ID:53896BRJob Code:361058 Administrative Manager Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Associate Director, Student and Alumni EngagementSub-Unit: Appointment End Date:30-Jun-2023Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Bachelors degree with 5 7 years relevant general management experience is required.Additional Qualifications and Skills:The ideal candidate will have a proven record of accomplishment within a complex environment, with excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as evidence of excellence in a mission-driven, environmentally-focused setting and of accomplishment within a complex, multi-stakeholder environment. They will have a proven ability to create networks and connection among key constituent groups. They will be a self-starter and have a passion for and experience in the field of business & environment, with recent experience on the topic of climate change. The candidate should have proven ability as an operational manager who can build on existing strengths and develop new strategies through an action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative approach to operational management. The candidate must be self-motivated and creative and have the ability to work independently while establishing strong, collaborative team relationships. They should be an analytic and decisive decision maker with strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and a customer-service orientation. Advanced degree preferred.Additional Information:This position is approved as a two- year term appointment (with the possibility of renewal/extension) which ends on June 30, 2023. During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice. A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity. Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity. Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here. ( Department:HBS InitiativesPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Monday - Friday 9am - 6pmJob Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:Major areas of responsibility include: + Design, develop, and implement a comprehensive strategy for alumni networks and engagement, including: + Work closely with the Director of BEI to design, develop, and deliver a comprehensive strategy for alumni engagement. + Mobilize, engage, and connect like-minded alumni leaders in select fields of practice with a significant level of alumni activity, including all sectors related to climate change (e.g. energy, food and agribusiness, cities, buildings, circular economy, policy, and finance). + Identify new program opportunities to build platforms for alumni engagement focused on climate-change-driven career development, online learning, topically- or regionally-focused convenings, etc. + Solidify relationships across alumni clubs to develop a coordinated strategy on climate-related content. + Develop systematic avenues through which to involve alumni in existing BEI and HBS programming and activities to bridge and extend student / alumni engagement opportunities. + Work with BEI Coordinator and the HBS Initiatives team to continuously improve CRM capabilities (e.g., Salesforce) that advance and leverage alumni engagement priorities, track our alumni and build a relevant database, and facilitate connections. + Collaborate with Alumni Marketing & Communications to uncover and elevate alumni stories of impact. + Implement infrastructure for formal programs encouraging a range of career opportunities and entrepreneurial endeavors related to climate change + Work closely with the Director to identify and pursue possible company engagement opportunities during the academic year. + Identify potential organizational partners for Summer Fellowship and Leadership Fellows opportunities, develop relationships. + Market and communicate fellowship possibilities in a systematic way to students and organizations to maximize options and uptake. + Seek opportunities to support entrepreneurial efforts through programmatic support and alumni connections. + Work closely with the BEI Coordinator to deepen MBA student engagement with BEI and develop more student networks + Be a primary point of contact for relevant club leads to assist in planning events and relevant activities. + Be a sounding board for student ideas and feedback. + Work closely with the Campus Sustainability group and Student Sustainability Associates to solicit advice, and develop meaningful action together in the context of curriculum and career development. + Work closely with the BEI Coordinator to plan events that engage MBA students and create networks with each other to share ideas, work experiences, and collaborators. + Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. School/Unit:Harvard Business School 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:The Harvard Business School Business and Environment Initiative was founded in 2010 to serve as a hub for environmentally focused research, teaching, and discourse. By connecting world-class faculty, students, alumni, and practitioners, BEI educates, connects, and mobilizes business leaders to address climate change and other environmental challenges. For more information, visit: BEI is part of the Initiatives department. HBS Initiatives are research-fueled communities of engagement where faculty, students, and alumni connect with practitioners in the field to focus on focus on topics that are too complex for any one discipline or industry to solve alone. For more information, visit: The BEI is currently seeking an Associate Director of Student and Alumni Engagement to join the team at a very exciting time for Harvard Business School, the Initiative, and partners across the globe. Reporting to the Director of BEI, and working closely with the BEI Coordinator, the Associate Director will amplify and strengthen engagement with two key constituencies vital to BEIs missionMBA students and alumnito build out opportunities and foster networks that engage these constituencies to address climate change. In this capacity, the Associate Director will oversee the implementation of infrastructure supporting increased career opportunities as well as supporting entrepreneurial endeavors. The Associate Director will also lead the effort to create networks that connect alumni to students, to each other, and to the Lifelong Learning opportunities being developed at the School. A key component of this position will be to develop and manage relationships with HBS internal partners in Alumni Relations, Career and Professional Development (CPD), Campus Sustainability, and other Initiatives, whose support and engagement are critical components of success.

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