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Harvard University Associate Director, Alumni Programs, Rock Center for Entrepreneurship in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54908BRAuto req ID:54908BRJob Code:361058 Administrative Manager Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Associate Director, Alumni Programs, Rock Center for EntrepreneurshipSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree is required

  • 7+ years of experience with demonstrated exposure to entrepreneurial field is required

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Masters' or other advanced degree in business or related field preferred; HBS MBA highly preferred

  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities and to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Strong understanding of the entrepreneurial climate, participating players and entrepreneurial topics and jargon.

  • Passion for and experience in the field of entrepreneurship, preferably with experience in launching, running or financing high-impact entrepreneurial ventures.

  • Self-motivated and creative, with excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills.

  • Comfort with building collaborative relationships across HBS and the University, as well as with members of the business and venture capital communities.

  • Familiarity with management and operations within an academic environment a plus.

  • A team player who is willing to take initiative/ownership of projects.

Additional Information:During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens.

While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here ( .Department:HBS InitiativesPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm Job Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:The Associate Director supports the core activities of the Rock Center’s alumni and practitioner-based programming, encompassing efforts related to the Rock 100 programming, the Alumni New Venture Competition, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, Venture Partner programs, Rock Entrepreneurial Advisor Program, Joiner Programming and Programs supporting lifelong learning of entrepreneurship. The position reports to the Director. The major areas of responsibility include:

  • Manage the execution of the Alumni New Venture Competition including working with the Alumni Clubs team to communicate program logistics and support clubs in their competitions. Participate in all NVC Finale planning meetings and tasks to support successful execution of the NVC Finale.

  • Project management of Rock 100 Summit, Roundtables, and peer exchange groups including managing event planning and logistics, research and development of the invitation list, faculty engagement, pre- and post-event outreach and communications with alumni, and tracking program metrics. Also, includes interviewing new Rock 100 participants.

  • Development of programs to support underrepresented founders and investors.

  • Collaborate with Young Alumni group to provide entrepreneurial content for young alumni gatherings.

  • Collaborate with Alumni Relations in their new Life Long Learning Initiative by identifying core Rock content and resources to support alumni interested in entrepreneurship.

  • Manage and execute the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program including EiR orientation, evaluation and feedback. Coordinate faculty meet-and-greets with EiRs, EiR Kickoff dinner, and end-of-year dinner.

  • Liaison between new Harvard iLab Alumni director. Coordinate joint programming between the ilab alumni and HBS alumni entrepreneurs where feasible.

  • Manage the Lawyers in Residence, Venture Capital Partner, Alumni Advisor program to provide ample opportunity for students to connect with key industry and subject matter experts.

  • Develop Rock Center Global Insights report on HBS entrepreneurship around the world, including measurement of key metrics and trends. Identify key alumni global entrepreneurship stakeholders and areas of opportunity for HBS.

  • Enhance and helps maintain the Rock database with alumni and company information, including importing and exporting data, updating records, running reports, and coordinating with other offices to maintain data integrity. Updates lists of entrepreneurship-related publications, curriculum elements, etc.

  • Provide reporting to ratings agencies as needed and with administration approval.

  • Take on specific projects based on the needs of the Rock Center and takes responsibility for all aspects, in coordination with the director and faculty co-chairs.

  • Work independently with minimal supervision in a dynamic work environment of multiple and conflicting priorities. Anticipates and resolves problems and updates supervisor on status of projects.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

School/Unit:Harvard Business School 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.Job Summary:Harvard Business School’s Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship ( is now accepting applications for the role of Associate Director, Alumni Programs. The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship supports Harvard Business School’s mission to “educate leaders who make a difference in the world” by infusing this leadership perspective with an entrepreneurial point of view. The Center was founded in 2003 with the support of a generous donation from pioneering venture capitalist Arthur Rock (MBA ‘51). The Rock Center provides entrepreneurial students and alumni with the inspiration, skills, tools, and support needed to create ventures with substantial impact.

The Rock Center for Entrepreneurship is part of the HBS Initiatives: research-fueled “communities of engagement” where faculty, students, and alumni connect with practitioners in the field to focus on focus on topics that are too complex for any one discipline or industry to solve alone. For more information, visit:

Through programming, communication, events, and activities, the Associate Director will build on the Rock Center’s role as a source for relevant and innovative information about entrepreneurship. The Associate Director reports to the Director. They will work closely with the Director and HBS faculty to manage the strategic vision, implementation, and delivery of core MBA-student facing programs and activities.