Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students, the work touches on multiple departments throughout the Division of Continuing Education (DCE). This position manages community building initiatives and events for HES students, having direct oversight and responsibility for on-campus and live-streamed events throughout the year, including January and Summer sessions students, Active Learning Weekend students, and commencement-related celebratory events. Initiates and drives needs in consultation with DCE's Academic Programs, Alumni Office, Enrollment Services, and Registrar's Office. This position also chairs the Global Ambassadors Program Committee and the Dean's Community Building Challenge Committee, as well as serving on the Convocation Committee. This position may serve as the Vice-Chair of the Inclusion & Belonging Committee for DCE, addressing matters related to University-wide concerns of diversity, inclusion, and belonging for students, instructors, and staff. In partnership with the Chair, interacts with and influences key stakeholders including the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Dean of DCE to share future plans and roadmaps, and current project status. This work is presented directly to the Edgerley Family Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences. This position has direct oversight as the advisor for all HES student clubs, including the Harvard Extension Student Association. Designs and leads trainings, including the year-long SOLID program (Student Organization Leaders in Development), scheduling guest speakers where relevant. Has budget oversight, ensuring that the students' proposed budget meets Harvard standards. Provides logistical support for student clubs including working with vendors, processing payments, and more. Responsible for managing and forecasting an annual budget related to student activities such as vendor billing, ticket income using Certain, and student club accounts at Harvard University Employees Credit Union. Flexibility to attend evening and weekend events required.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities serving about 30,000 students annually. The Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement allow Harvard to serve the learning needs of students across their life. 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 16,000 students per year in approximately 46 graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and professional fields. More than 1,500 open enrollment courses are offered year-round with over 600 available online are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 450 courses on the Harvard Campus to 10,000 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 80 short noncredit courses to almost 4,000 learners annually.
M-F, 9-5pm. Flexibility to attend event and weekend events required
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
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.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
3+ years of work experience in Student Affairs, student activities/ services, events delivery, and project management.
Master's degree strongly preferred, as well as a keen interest in working with non-traditional students and life-long learners.
Highly-engaged, self-directed individual with ability to direct and manage multiple competing priorities and to drive several projects forward at one time.
Ability to leverage relationships with students, faculty, and staff to promote student success while connecting students to appropriate resources throughout the School and University community.
Strong organizational, problem-solving and negotiating skills and the ability to work with individuals and groups; ability to work under pressure in a complex institutional environment.
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: 51212BR
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. 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. 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.