The Assistant Director of Student Services reports to the Dean of Students for Harvard Summer School. (HSS), which sits within the Division of Continuing Education (DCE).
HSS annually welcomes 7,000 students to the Cambridge campus for intensive course work in sessions of varying length over a seven-week summer term. The student body is traditionally composed of 1,000 residential college-age and older students; 2,000 residential high school students enrolled in selective-admissions programs; and 4,000 students living off campus, either enrolled in online courses or commuting to classes on campus. Thirty per cent of Summer School students are international.
The Assistant Director of Student Services for the Summer School:
Develops and manages a vibrant program of student activities and academic tutoring for Harvard Summer School (HSS) students
Anticipates and represents the interests of both the Summer School and the needs of Summer School students
Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates tutors and activities staff, and assists with hiring residential staff
Manages general student life issues and participates in various committees related to housing, food services, student budget, and other issues pertaining to the quality of student life
Collaborates with Summer School faculty, deans, and others to monitor and enhance student academic performance; advises and counsels students as necessary
Promotes the overall mission and strategic direction of HSS by collaborating with relevant Summer School offices, as well as other DCE departments, to develop and coordinate Summer School policies, procedures, and operations
Maintains and promotes the quality, accessibility and integrity of the educational process and learning environment for Harvard Summer School
Collaborates with DCE, FAS, and other University departments and schools to develop and coordinate Summer School activities; plans events, contracts with vendors, and ensures tickets are purchased in advance
Ensures the safety of participants in Summer School activities
Manages financial matters, including budget and payroll, for Summer School activities and the tutor program
Evaluates staff performance and program results; promotes improvement; maintains program records; prepares statistical and analytical reports as needed
Participates in student orientations and the planning thereof
Provides advice, support and leadership training for various student activities committees
Sets policy and administers student discipline as a member of the Summer School Deans Council
Coordinates the annual summer office setup and breakdown in Harvard Yard for the activities and tutor programs
Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned
When applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter).
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Five + years of progressive students services experience
Knowledge of academic affairs
Graduate degree preferred
Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail, ability to work well under pressure
Experience working with a diverse international public
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Experience working with confidential material
Some experience in secondary education desired
Knowledge of Banner and Business Object preferred
Knowledge of Harvard, desired
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard University Division of Continuing Education
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