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Harvard University Admin Fel/ Sr Prg Adm Stud Dev in Cambridge, Massachusetts

62682BRAuto req ID:62682BRJob Code:359057 Admin Dept/Program Admin Department Office Location:USA - MA - Allston Business Title:Admin Fellow/ Senior Program Admin for Student DevelopmentSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • 5+ years' experience in a university environment or other large, complex organization. An advanced degree counts toward years of experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Master’s degree in a related field and experience in a university environment or other large, complex organizational setting is preferred. Familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards and Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Frameworks is helpful. Well-prepared candidates will have a demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively on multiple tasks, proven experience in supervising student staff, and event and project management. Excellent oral and written presentation skills including comfort as a public speaker. Demonstrated experience creating and conducting training and development initiatives. Familiarity with assessment and evaluation methods. Commitment to staying current on issues of diversity and inclusion and STEM education. Willingness and ability to work occasional nights and weekends, as well as travel locally and within the United States required.

Additional Information:


A cover letter must be submitted to be considered for this position. In 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:

  • Why you are seeking a Fellowship

  • What you hope to gain from the experience

  • How you might contribute to the hiring department

  • The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.

  • This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of extension.

  • This position will be based in Allston, MA. An on-campus presence is required. The on campus presence frequency may fluctuate, and will be dictated by the programs and events this position supports. Individual flexible and hybrid work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT).

  • The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines

About SEAS

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard’s teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit

Commitment to Diversity

SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Department:SEAS CommunicationsPre-Employment Screening:CORI, Criminal, Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Position Description:

  • Legacy of Slavery report as they relate to STEM academic and career pathways for historically marginalized students, from K-12 to graduate education, including:

  • Recommendation 1: Engage and Support Descendant Communities by Leveraging Harvard's Excellence in Education.

  • Recommendation 3: Develop Enduring Partnerships with Black Colleges and Universities.

  • Explore, identify, and initiate relationships with schools, districts, and community-based organizations, broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in engineering and applied sciences.

  • Develop and administer culturally competent STEM engagement programming for K-12 students and teachers to support curiosity, critical thinking, and skill building in coordination with the Director of Community Engagement and Diversity Outreach and in collaboration with SEAS research groups, as well as internal and external partners.

  • Assist with the 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates, including recruitment, selection, onboarding, and development and deployment of professional development activities.

  • Collaborate in managing the day-to-day operations of the Post-Baccalaureate program, including oversight of the application and selection process, facilitating the onboarding and departure of scholars, collaborating with SEAS and GSAS partners regarding program logistics, developing and deploying EDIB professional development opportunities for scholars, and serving as a point of contact for scholars in navigating SEAS and Harvard.

  • Establish, deploy, analyze, and report on the assessment of pathway programs.

  • Assist with grant writing to support STEM pathway programs.

  • Support SEAS ODIB’s efforts to create a more inclusive and welcoming community within engineering and applied sciences at Harvard and beyond.

  • Other duties as assigned.

This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal.

School/Unit:Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Physical Requirements:

There are no significant physical demands required in this position.

Working Conditions:

The work is performed in an office environment. This position will travel between our Allston and Cambridge campuses. Shuttle service is available between the two campuses during weekday business hours. Willingness and ability to work occasional nights and weekends, as well as travel locally and within the United States, including travel to Boston area K-12 schools for various outreach events is required.

Job Summary:


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 for more details.

Please see Additional Information section for Application Requirements

The Senior Program Administrator for Student Development will leverage school and university-wide EDIB resources as well as partnerships with Tribal and historically Black Colleges and Universities to develop sustainable pathways, including K-12 STEM outreach, REU, and the post-baccalaureate program, broadening participation in engineering and applied sciences in accordance with the goals of the SEAS DIB Strategic plan and the Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Report recommendations. The Senior Program Administrator will focus on strengthening K-12- to-undergraduate and undergraduate-to-Ph.D. pathways, including programs for K-12 teachers, K-12 students, undergraduates, and post-baccalaureate students. The Senior Program Administrator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and leading the curriculum for the Harvard SEAS K-12 STEM programs, identifying potential partnerships, and building and maintaining relationships with schools, districts, and community-based organizations that support STEM education. The Senior Program Administrator supports SEAS’ Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer programming, supporting recruitment and onboarding. The Senior Program Administrator manages the SEAS’ Post-Baccalaureate program. The Senior Program Administrator for Student Development plans and implements in-person, virtual, and hybrid events to accomplish these goals.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)