OVERVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM Harvard University's Administrative Fellowship Program is one of the cornerstones of our diversity and inclusion efforts. We seek to attract talented professionals, and in particular members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education. The University encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and others who may contribute to the diversity of Harvard's leadership. To this end, the Administrative Fellowship Program offers a twelve-month talent management experience complemented by a professional development program. Please visit the program's website [https://hr.harvard.edu/administrative-fellows-program] for more details.
Position Summary: The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (ODIB) at Harvard Kennedy School is a new, dynamic unit that brings behavioral, practice, and analytical insights to the design and implementation of diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIB) programs and initiatives. The Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) Analyst is a new role and will engage with the HKS community and external organizations to identify relevant questions, innovative DIB practices and interventions, and ground these using DIB analysis tools. The successful candidate will oversee an exciting portfolio of work to identify and support opportunities for DIB analysis that will inform ODIB programs and initiatives, and fundraising and grant opportunities. The DIB Analyst will play a central role in developing and refining DIB analysis tools in ODIB work with the HKS community. Works in close collaboration with ODIB team members and others in the HKS community. The DIB Analyst reports directly to the Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. The Department is seeking an individual with experience in working within a community of diverse students and colleagues. Successful candidates will by their work, research, or service demonstrate they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
See the additional information section for more details on the duties and responsibilities.
ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS On your cover letter, please write a Statement of Purpose/Interest that briefly describes your professional and academic interests as related to employment with Harvard University, and more broadly, the field of Higher Education and how participation in the Administrative Fellowship Program can help advance these interests. Be sure to explain: 1. Why you are seeking a Fellowship 2. What you hope to gain from the experience 3. How you might contribute to the hiring department
This position is a fully benefits eligible one year term appointment.
DIB Analyst responsibilities include:
Leading efforts to research and evaluate progress toward HKS DIB goals through effective use and analyses of quantitative and qualitative metrics; ensuring close linkage between DIB strategy and results evidenced by measurable outcomes
Analyze operational metrics to identify opportunities for strengthening DIB across HKS and encourage leadership accountability for change. Recommend and develop solutions and programs that address areas of opportunity and support critical HKS and DIB priorities.
Under direction of the Associate Dean, develop external relationships across Harvard University and beyond. to optimize our ability to attract and retains a diversity talent.
Lead efforts to determine best practices to collect, visualize, and report DIB data and metrics to support the development, advancement and integration of DIB strategies across centers, units, and areas at HKS
Developing analytics to evaluate outcomes and progress related to diversity strategic plans, DIB training and education, DIB investment analytics, qualitative and quantitative surveys, and other relevant data
Provide technical consultations and education on how to identify relevant metrics and measures, and how to access and collect appropriate data
Creating reports, as requested, to support HKS leadership decision-making and identify areas of opportunity with relevant forecasting
Provide oversight and management of climate survey data and other relevant climate-related assessments to inform DIB strategic investments and directions
Assist leadership and work units in interpreting results, and assessing gaps and opportunities.
Consult with stakeholders (centers, units, etc.) to define and document current business processes and areas for improvement measures and DIB measures; work with senior leaders to establish metrics and targets to be used to analyze and determine organizational performance
Develops, maintains, manipulates, and analyzes spreadsheets and databases for department, extracting data from other systems, as necessary; develops metrics to track performance plans
Develops briefing materials and presentations, in collaboration with the DIB Communications Analyst, for the Associate Dean and other HKS leadership, as needed
Conducting moderate to complex analysis and projection (financial, performance, operational, and statistical) projects, including compilation and arrangement of data, results analysis, charts and other exhibit creation, report preparation, and data accuracy validation. Identify issues or problems with data and make recommendation to remedy errors.
Synthesis and communication of research findings and relevant communications pieces for outside audiences (grant-makers, potential funders, etc.); identify and support opportunities for DIB analysis that will inform ODIB programs and initiatives, fundraising, and grant opportunities.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Advanced degree with 5+ years of related experience.
Diversity and inclusion analysis experience is a plus.Experience in higher education preferred. Experience with learning analytics is a plus.
Qualities of the successful candidate include:
Organizational efficiency, quality, and rigor
Strong written and verbal skills, presentation, and project management skills; ability to interact well with faculty, staff, and students
Ability to handle highly confidential and often complex information with discretion
Well-organized, able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments simultaneously, with strong attention to detail
Ability to work with senior leadership to establish metrics and targets for use to analyze and determine progress toward DIB goals and improvements to organizational performance
Great sense of humor, passion for social justice, and interest in learning
Skills to translate technical and complex data concepts into easy to understand presentations for a non-technical audience
Demonstrated success building effective partnerships, credibility, rapport, and trust with stakeholders at all levels
Sound judgement and ability to manage through ambiguity, conflict, and competing priorities to achieve goals
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: 49349BR
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