Pre-Orientation Programs Oversee the staff, general planning, budgets, and assessment for the six existing pre-orientation programs and any new programs that are created.
Hire, train, and supervise the program directors for the First-Year Arts Program (FAP), First-Year International Program (FIP), the First-Year Urban Program (FUP), and First-Year Retreat & Experience (FYRE). Collaborate with the Manager of Dorm Crew in regards to Fall Clean-Up and collaborate with the Director of the Experiential Learning Center in regards to the First-Year Outdoor Program (FOP).
Ensure a consistent philosophical approach among the programs within the context of orientation goals and the overall College mission.
Create and implement assessments and evaluations to determine the impact of programs.
Collaborate with student leaders and directors to extend the reach of programs beyond the orientation period.
Work with programs to set participant fees, establish financial aid policies, conduct fundraising campaigns, research external funding sources and write grants.
Orientation Develop, implement, and assess an orientation program that is designed to welcome students and to support their initial transition from home and high school to Harvard. Partner with the Advising Programs Office within the Office of Undergraduate Education to develop a holistic and outcomes-based orientation.
Co-Chair a planning committee of undergraduates, faculty, and staff and lead the overall planning process.
Directly manage or oversee all events that are not directly related to academic advising or academic life; collaborate closely with the First-Year Experience team, particularly around Proctor involvement and programs related to residential life
Responsible for planning and implementing First-Year Convocation.
Regularly assess and evaluate orientation to ensure student learning and possible ways to innovate and enhance the program.
Direct and coordinate the College's family engagement including signature programs such as Move-In, First-Year Family Weekend and Junior Family Weekend.
Convene and chair two working groups to contribute to the planning and execution of signature programs.
Collaborate with Residential Life staff to manage the design and implementation of First-Year Family Weekend and parent programming on first-year move-in day;
Collaborate with the Residential Life staff in the Houses to design and implement Junior Family Weekend;
Coordinate with numerous offices and departments across the University including the President's Office, Office of the Dean of the College, and faculty presenters to craft and support the welcome programs and faculty lectures respectively.
Assess and benchmark parent programs and communications in order to develop recommendations specific to Harvard College
Hire, train, manage, and provide professional development for the Fellow for First-Year Programs. Coordinate several key operations of the office including hiring, training, and supervising undergraduate student interns and serving as the point person for the Student Engagement and Leadership website.
Communications Collaborate with DSO staff, Harvard Public Affairs and Communication, and the College communications team to ensure timely and accurate communications to incoming students, families, and University partners
Draft email correspondence for first-years, Proctors, and other relevant constituencies regarding orientation, family programs, and other programming efforts
Review and edit all publications (print and on-line) for first-year students and families published by Harvard College
Develop and maintain content for the DSO website.
Pre-Matriculation Programs Collaborate with the Harvard College Office of Admissions to create, implement and evaluate the annual Visitas Weekend for admitted students.
The position will manage the Fellow for First-Year Programs, an exempt-level professional staff person as well as four adjunct staff who direct the pre-orientation programs. This position also has significant responsibility for communications and publications that are intended to educate and inform students, families, and colleagues as well as responsibility for a substantial budget that supports programmatic efforts.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's degree and four or more years of related experience in an academic setting. Demonstrated track record in contributing to and implementing new student programming
An understanding of how the first-year experience is situated within a highly-selective, four-year residential college environment. Knowledge of high impact practices related to supporting students' transition to college life. Awareness of the concerns of parents of traditional-aged college students. Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with students, faculty, administrators, parents, & external partners. Ability to develop strategies, set priorities and handle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines. Strong project management skills; experience leading meetings; producing/editing publications; excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills. Experience developing and supervising professional or para-professional staff. Proficient in Microsoft Office and related software applications.
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.
Internal Number: 48189BR
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