This position assumes academic advising responsibilities for 250+ undergraduate degree candidates and the administrative functions related to academic advising. Facilitates adult students' capacity to successfully manage the demands of school with professional/personal responsibilities and helps develop realistic academic plans for degree completion. Maintains accurate degree program records in the BANNER student information system. Responsible for keeping students informed about undergraduate program special options as well as numerous School-wide/University-wide student services. Develops, maintains, and promotes academic services to meet the needs of part-time, working adult students. Contributes to Division-wide alumni data gathering goals by keeping track of graduates' career trajectories.
Assist in the promoting, planning and execution of student events and services to ensure a complete, well-rounded degree experience including but not limited to advising, webinars, information videos and Commencement ceremonies.
Occasional weekend and evening hours required.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities including the Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 13,000 students per year in approximately 65 liberal arts and professional fields. More than 650 open enrollment online and classroom courses are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 300 courses on the Harvard Campus to 6,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering about 60 two-day, noncredit courses annually.
When applying to this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in out preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by the cover letter).
All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
A minimum of three (3) years of office experience
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, technological and written communication skills are a must. College degree and experience in higher education preferred. Ability to be flexible and work as part of a team with a positive attitude towards customer service. Must be responsible in handling confidential student information. Experience in FileMaker and BANNER student information system is a plus.
Overtime may be required during peak times of the year and with evening events.
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
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and a gen...erous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of our undergraduate students. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.