The Assistant Director will play a critical role in shaping the future of the management program, including strengthening existing programs, exploring new programs, industry trends, and offerings, and creating opportunities to serve and support faculty, students, and area employers. Together with the Director, the Assistant Director will help run a professional and effective operation to facilitate a high-quality faculty and student experience. The candidate will assist in the following areas; review program strategic goals, policy, curriculum, and program requirements; gather data to investigate, evaluate and implement new programs, course ideas, and certificates; explore opportunities to recruit, onboard, serve, support, develop and evaluate faculty with the goal of continuous improvement. In addition, the Assistant Director will provide administrative support to the Director and Dean of Academic Programs where and when needed such as; scheduling, reviewing and sending communications, event development and management (annual faculty meeting, receptions, etc.), and perform additional related duties as required during evenings.
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.
You must submit a cover letter with your resume
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree or higher in the Arts or Sciences
Minimum of 3 years administrative experience in a higher education setting
Microsoft Office Suite including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Business Objects and other database system required.
Master's level in Higher Education Administration or MBA preferred
Five years of work experience in any of the following settings is strongly preferred - business schools, management or executive education program strongly preferred
Work experience with executive and/or senior managers levels preferred.
Ability to navigate and negotiate across diverse audiences (e.g., faculty, adult learner, administrators) both internally and externally with an emphasis on customer service and professionalism.
Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet requests/deadlines is essential.
Build and maintain infrastructure of communications, policies, and procedures to ensure seamless maintenance of program and projects required.
Experience in event management and/or project management with the ability to design, implement, assess, and analyze outcomes needed.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, contribute as a team member, and pitch in where needed is required.
Framework for management curriculum, teaching, and classroom management experience valued.
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.
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