Work closely with SEI faculty co-chairs to drive SEI's strategy and optimize its progress toward goals. Provide managerial and intellectual leadership to guide strategic planning efforts.
Develop and nurture a deep knowledge of the research and most current thinking in the field on topics encompassing the range of SEI's work including business for social impact, nonprofit strategy and governance, impact investing, K-12 education, and more.
Participate in the design of and support faculty-led efforts to enhance research, course development, teaching activities, seminars, conferences, and knowledge dissemination.
Provide oversight of the portfolio of MBA student-facing programs and activities including the Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship, Social Enterprise Track of the New Venture Competition, HBS Leadership Fellows, and more.
Provide oversight of the portfolio of Social Enterprise Executive Education programs for corporate, education, and nonprofit leaders. Oversee the related scholarship programs.
Collaborate with HBS External and Alumni Relations to develop and expand alumni engagement efforts related to social enterprise.
Develop and oversee a communications and digital marketing strategy to showcase the work of SEI through multiple media to elevate SEI's external presence among thought leaders and key influencers through the dissemination of research, information about related activities, and the work of students and alumni in the field.
Provide staff leadership for SEI Advisory Board meetings, coordinate the board development/nomination process, and oversee ongoing communication with board members.
Oversee the internal operations of the Initiative including staffing, budgeting, and resource allocation.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelors degree with 7+ years relevant general management experience is required.
MBA or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for and experience in the field of social enterprise, with a firm cross-sector understanding of the application of management and leadership skills to advance social change. S/he will have a proven record of accomplishment within a complex environment, with excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with the management and operation of academic programs within a research environment a plus. The candidate must be self-motivated and creative, as well as adept at managing up, building collaborative relationships throughout the organization, and driving multi-stakeholder processes forward amidst competing priorities. Demonstrated experience in managing and motivating a team.
The work of the Social Enterprise Initiative is strengthened by the diversity of our network. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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: 51740BR
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