Reporting to the Director of Graduate Degree Candidate Advising & Program Administration at the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education and University Extension, the position advises graduate ALM degree candidates, supporting degree program completion of 500+ students. Advises students on course selection that fulfills degree requirements and support candidates' future plans as well as intellectual interests. Keeps abreast of hiring trends in order to identify key skills for competitive employment. Facilitates adult students' capacity to successfully manage the demands of school with professional/personal responsibilities and helps develop realistic academic plans. Maintains accurate degree program records in our student information system. Responsible for keeping students informed about special options as well as numerous School-wide/University-wide student services. Develops, maintains, and promotes academic services to meet the needs of graduate students. Assists in the planning and execution of student events to promote community and career exploration, such as receptions, panel presentations, networking seminars, residency weekends, and Commencement. Contributes to Division-wide alumni data gathering goals by keeping track of graduates' career trajectories. Performs related duties as required.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities serving about 30,000 students annually. The Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement allow Harvard to serve the learning needs of students across their life. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 16,000 students per year in approximately 46 graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and professional fields. More than 1,500 open enrollment courses are offered year-round with over 600 available online are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 450 courses on the Harvard Campus to 10,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering 80 short noncredit courses to almost 4,000 learners annually.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
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.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
2 years relevant experience in student services, academic advising, or career counseling
Bachelors degree preferred
Master's degree in the liberal arts
3 years of experience advising graduate students
Experience with webinar presentation and video capture software
Positive attitude about commitment to outstanding customer service
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Comfort with public speaking and presentation
Fluent in Microsoft Office
Great team player
Familiarity with social media
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: 48653BR
About Harvard University Division of Continuing Education
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.