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Harvard University Director of Admin & Ops, ODEI in Cambridge, Massachusetts

64390BRAuto req ID:64390BRJob Code:361059 Administrative Manager Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Director of Administration and Operations, Office of Diversity, Equity, and InclusionSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in higher education, project management, or other related experience is required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Passion and understanding of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational environment with desire to work with faculty, staff, students, and alumni of diverse backgrounds and varying social identities.

  • Experience assessing priorities and managing complex initiatives and activities.

  • Experience seeking out and implementing best practices for change management.

  • Knowledge and sensitivity to racial equity and intersectionality, including historic and structural barriers to the advancement for people of color and other marginalized identities.

  • Expertise in the design, development, and administration of programs and initiatives that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in addition to strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

  • Ability to translate financial information into presentations and written narratives.

  • Ability to develop, execute, and communicate DEI principles, practices, models, and ability to provide analysis, performance measures, and metrics.

Additional Information:This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you will be required to be onsite at our Boston, MA based campus 3 days per week. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

We may conduct candidate interviews virtually (phone and/or via Zoom) and/or in-person for this role.

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 of Diversity, Equity, and InclusionPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Position Description:Administration and Operations

  • Oversee all administrative and financial needs including budgeting, space planning, IT, human resources, and recruiting.

  • In collaboration with the CDEIO, establish and manage key relationships within HBS and across the University.

  • Assess and support the development of a growing portfolio of services, initiatives, programs, and events aimed at increasing inclusive mindsets and behaviors across the HBS community.

  • Support the creation of processes to enhance tracking and reporting on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for both internal and external stakeholders.

  • In collaboration with ODEI colleagues, establish processes to create and maintain a calendar of DEI activities.

  • Develop and activate ODEI crisis response management for local, national, and global crises that may have an impact on community members.

  • Represent the CDEIO as assigned on HBS or Harvard task forces, committees, working groups, programs, or events.

  • In partnership with the CDEIO, work to create and maintain a healthy, inclusive, and positive work culture.

Projects and Initiatives Management

  • In collaboration with CDEIO and Senior Advisor for Programs and Initiatives, review administrative needs for new projects and initiatives and manage effective project flow.

  • Oversee a portfolio of unique, sensitive, confidential, and high-profile projects that result in well-developed and practical solutions across a wide-range of complex issues affecting HBS.

o As assigned, assist with ODEI initiatives through content development and/or program/event management.

  • Assess and implement a project management tool that allows for project planning, benchmarking, and tracking of deliverables to present measurements for success.

  • In collaboration with ODEI colleagues, develop and support processes to ensure successful delivery of DEI initiatives and programs from initial planning stages through implementation and assessment.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Possess an understanding of the variety and complexity of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in learning, workplace, and social environments.

  • Stay abreast of emerging legal, cultural, and social developments and trends in diversity, equity, and inclusion and seek to understand both positive and negative impacts for HBS.

  • Partner with Finance and the Harvard Office of Economic Inclusion to support the development of HBS-wide diversity goals for suppliers and track progress toward the established goals.

  • Participate in the delivery of diversity, equity, and inclusion learning, development, and dialogue initiatives aimed to increase knowledge and understanding of key concepts related to inclusion.

  • Engage in professional development, conference, and networking activities available through a variety of professional and educational organizations.

  • Participate in and support community engagement offerings and opportunities.

  • This role is responsible for other duties 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:The Harvard Business School (HBS) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) seeks a Director of Administration and Operations responsible for the administrative management and operational aspects of this growing team, reporting to the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO). The Office plays a lead role in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy for inclusive excellence focusing on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion around race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and age.

The Director will oversee project management and the coordination of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the Office’s eight areas of work: Strategy, Learning and Development, Recruitment and Retention, Community Engagement, Communication and Research, Data and Reporting. The position will develop and implement organizational systems and infrastructure to ensure an efficient, comprehensive, coordinated, and well-aligned strategic approach. This position will also be responsible for special projects and other duties as assigned by the CDEIO.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) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-MM1