The mission of the Office for Student Affairs (OSA) is to enrich and support the student experience at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (SPH) through a wide range of educational, cultural and social programming and resources.
Reporting to the Director of Student Affairs, the Associate Director of Student Affairs shares in the general responsibility for the welfare of 1,000+ SPH graduate students.
The Associate Director meets individually with students to discuss a wide variety of issues and concerns, and is expected to follow up with students, faculty and health providers as necessary and maintain relationships with School and university stakeholders. S/he should have experience developing, executing, and assessing programs, and in working both independently and autonomously.
Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Counseling and supporting students on a variety of personal, medical, and academic issues - Serving as the local Disability Coordinator by connecting students with documented disabilities to resources and services - Liaising with faculty to determine extenuating circumstances warranting extensions or temporary accommodations - Using professional judgment and discretion to determine appropriate follow up with students and faculty. - Assessing the needs of the student body - Identifying, designing and managing educational, social and cultural activities for the campus, particularly those in support of health and wellness, student development, and the academic goals of the School. - Developing and implementing programs and activities that enhance the quality of the student experience in a multicultural academic environment - Supporting new student orientation and assisting with other major OSA activities such as commencement - Budgeting and financial management for OSA-related events - Working on other projects as assigned by the Director for Student Affairs - Other duties as assigned
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
- Bachelor's Degree required - 5+ years of related experience required
- Master's Degree preferred, particularly in higher education administration, counseling, or related field - Experience working in student services and/or counseling with graduate student population preferred - Experience with international, mid-career, and doctoral students preferred - Experience managing projects with deadlines preferred - Experience working with and advising students who are ethnically and culturally diverse preferred - Strong and collaborative working style; excellent oral/written communication skills; experience leading and motivating preferred
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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