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Asst Dir Professional Progs

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

61068BRAuto req ID:61068BRJob Code:S0658M FSS Exec Education Mgt IV Location:USA - MA - Allston Business Title:Assistant Director for Professional ProgramsSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • BA/BS in marketing, communications, or related field. Master's degree preferred. STEM orientation is a plus.

  • Strategic outlook informed by broad experience in professional learning.

  • Ability/flexibility to handle multiple projects, deadlines and responsibilities.

  • Experience in higher-education or related educational program development, experience with launch and delivery of new programs preferred.

  • Expertise in online learning, familiarity with learning platforms and modalities, short and long professional programs and/or executive education program delivery.

  • Strong knowledge of and interest in graduate-level professional education.

  • Strong organizational skills, project management skills and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

  • Excellent written and oral communications and presentation skills.

  • Marketing and communications experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and online communication tools.

  • Supervisory experience preferred, with a strong interest in managing and developing staff.

    Additional Information:

    • Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.

    • The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.

    • This position is primarily based on our Allston, MA campus with some remote work possible. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role may be explored during the interview process.

    • Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage:

      About SEAS
      At the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), we work within and beyond the disciplines of engineering and foundational science to address the most pressing issues of our time. We collaborate across academic areas at SEAS and the larger university, and with colleagues in academia, industry, government and public service organizations beyond Harvard.
      We are an inclusive community of dedicated problem-solvers who hold ourselves - and one another - to the highest academic and professional standards. We believe that we can achieve the best teaching, learning, and research outcomes when we invite in individuals from diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. Expanding master's and professional programs strategically is a key goal of the school.
      The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard's teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit
      SEAS Commitment to Diversity
      The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
      Department:SEAS Office of Master's and Professional ProgramsPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Faculty & Student Services School/Unit:Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied 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.Basic Qualifications:

      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required

      • Minimum of 7 years' relevant work experience

        Working Conditions:

        • Work is performed in an office setting

          Position Description:
          Job Summary:
          The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering (SEAS) seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and entrepreneurial self-starter to accelerate and develop professional programs as part of a small new team tasked with expanding educational programs to reach new audiences. The ideal candidate will have experience with launch and delivery of educational programs along with business development experience, strong relationship-building skills, and experience collaborating with partner organizations and/or educational institutions.
          The Assistant Director for Professional Programs will have direct responsibility for a small portfolio of ongoing educational programs and will launch new programs in partnership with schools at Harvard University and/or outside partners. A strategic focus along with operational savvy will be essential. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Professional and External Programs and will supervise one support staff member. May supervise additional staff in response to changing business needs.
          Job Specific Responsibilities:

          • Along with the Assistant Dean for Professional and External Programs, meet regularly with SEAS faculty to learn about research and teaching and cultivate faculty relationships for potential program offerings. Attend related talks and seminars. Develop strong working relationships with faculty, staff, and external clients associated with the program.

          • Support SEAS short course development and pilot projects by working with internal partners (e.g. the Harvard Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and the Harvard Division of Continuing Education) and external partners on the development of blended, online, and in-person programs.

          • Work with Assistant Dean on developing cross-University partnerships and University projects in professional and lifelong learning.

          • Consult with SEAS faculty and SEAS Director of Industry Partnerships to explore and develop custom executive education potential offerings.

          • Inform stakeholders of program related activity and/or decisions.

          • Build and help implement longer-term strategic business plan with portfolio of SEAS offerings with Assistant Dean in consultation with faculty advisors for professional programs.

          • Administer and monitor Harvard Business Analytics Program blended learning program with partners in Harvard Business School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Assess opportunities for additional potential new programs, iterations and spin-offs with these partners.

          • Lead review and assessment of new program proposals, curriculum and new format designs. Research and develop program content and materials, analyze program mapping and demand, recommend improvements.

          • Develop specialized reports and analyze statistics to define and evaluate program success and track and comply with any reporting requirements.

          • Lead the strategic direction of program delivery to improve programs and department processes, policies and procedures.

          • Lead development of marketing and sales outreach strategy.

          • Manage vendor relationships and lead contract negotiations for goods and services.

          • May manage program budget to achieve financial goals.

          • Responsible for effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovation work environment.

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

            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.

Keywords: Harvard University, Cambridge , Asst Dir Professional Progs, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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