As a key leader in the organization, the Senior Director will also model and seek ways to:
Foster and contribute to a culture of excellence grounded in learning, problem-solving, and teamwork.
Help team members protect their work-life balance and help managers protect the work-life balance of their teams.
Collaborate with colleagues to identify recommendations for process improvements.
Collaborate and problem-solve with colleagues throughout Harvard and Harvard Kennedy School, ensuring that design decisions are supportive of the larger mission of the school.
Establish standard operating procedures that supports the Center and its staff, and operational excellence, in ongoing operations.
Please note: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with transition to onsite in Cambridge, Massachusetts when the office reopens. We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
Salary Range: $90,200 - $157,200 Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity.
Harvard Kennedy School's Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership—because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies. Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Harvard offers a generous benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide Visa Sponsorship.
Harvard University requires pre-employment references and background checks.
Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.
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
Experience in creating an inclusive, welcoming organizational culture that leverages diversity, and brings out the best in all members of the organization
Understanding of systems, governance, and decision-making in a University environment.
A minimum of three years of experience with finance, controls and budgeting, including the ability to read, understand, and act on complex financial reports.
A passion for internal operations and enabling the success of others.
Demonstrated success in launching, implementing, or improving systems or standard operating procedures.
A strong track record in developing, supporting, and leading teams.
An ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment.
Entrepreneurial with an enthusiasm for doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
An ability to drive to big picture goals while maintaining strong attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills that will resonate with colleagues of diverse backgrounds.
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: 53957BR
About Harvard University Kennedy School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.