Reporting jointly to the Division of Social Science and Department of Economics, and working in partnership with the Faculty Directors, the Executive Director of Opportunity Insights is responsible for administrative leadership of a complex and high-profile academic research lab.
The position provides administrative management of more than ten active research projects, with an annual operating budget of $7M and more than 30 staff and research affiliates. The Executive Director is responsible for?oversight of all administrative and financial activities including grants management, fundraising logistics, budgeting, space planning, human resources, internal communications, and risk management, and manages a team of 3-4 staff..?In partnership with the Faculty Directors, the ED manages relationships with stakeholders including key stakeholders in the University (e.g. .HUIT, OGC, OSP, HR, IRB), reviews administrative needs for new projects and proposals, allocates staff, and implements effective project management. The position will develop and implement an organizational structure that supports the research and policy goals of the Faculty Directors, and will create systems and infrastructure to support efficient administrative operations and ensure compliance with all applicable university and departmental policies and procedures. In partnership with the Directors, will work to create and maintain a healthy, inclusive, and positive work culture that engenders trust and open feedback.
This is a term position ending approximately December 2022 with the strong likelihood of renewal based on performance and funding availability. Visa sponsorship is not available for administrative positions.
We strongly encourage applications from minority candidates. Harvard is 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Situated within the Harvard Department of Economics, Opportunity Insights (OI) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization based at Harvard University and directed by Raj Chetty, John Friedman, and Nathaniel Hendren. OI conducts scientific research using big data on how to improve upward mobility and work collaboratively with local stakeholders to translate these research findings into policy change. They also train the next generation of social scientists and practitioners to improve opportunity for all.
Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's Degree Required. Minimum of 10 years professional experience in an academic organization and/or in a management position. Demonstrated progressive supervisory experience.
Proven track record of managing institutional change, leading staff, and developing partnerships with key stakeholders within and outside the organization. Extensive experience in general management, strategic planning, sponsored research administration, financial analysis and reporting, and organizational design. Demonstrated leadership, supervision, coaching and strong communications skills.? Experience serving as an expert source of information, with a collaborative and flexible style. Experience developing trusting long-term relationships with constituents and creating and maintaining a team culture. Strong problem-solving skills that support and enable sound decision-making and reinforce highly ethical behavior. Ability to work collaboratively across all levels of an organization.
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: 52859BR
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