The inaugural office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at the GSD is looking to develop and implement a school-wide strategy to increase diversity, deepen inclusion and advance a sense of belonging among the full GSD community (students). The preliminary focus areas of our office are Recruitment & Retention, Community Engagement, Representation, and Assessment. Please note this is a one-year term appointment and will end in August 2020
Objective This fellowship is designed to provide administrators with experience in the field of diversity in higher education with a focus on the development of inclusion and belonging programming and procedures for the Graduate School of Design. Primary responsibilities include working directly with the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in developing, implementing, and assessing school wide programming and office supported events, advising student programs for underrepresented populations, facilitating special projects to promote community engagement and increase representation, recruitment and retention for diverse populations including women, underrepresented minorities, first generation community members, and BGLTQ community members at the GSD.
Duties & Responsibilities Overview of Administrative Fellowship Program: 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 [https://hr.harvard.edu/administrative-fellows-program] for more details.
The Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Programming (Administrative Fellow) will be responsible for a variety of programming, partnerships and policy-related projects for the office. This position's work portfolio will include:
Work with the Asst. Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (D.I.B.) to conduct a school wide climate survey
Conduct climate survey analysis to be reported out to the full community
Manage focus group conversations to engage community in survey results
Develop and implement programming for the office including guest speakers, skill-building workshops, films, and panel discussions all pertaining to D.I.B.
Create and manage a toolkit focused on recruitment and retention
Liaise with student leaders regarding advisement, support and possible office partnerships
Oversee and manage online communications and marketing, including the office's weekly newsletter, and various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
Represent the D.I.B. office at relevant campus and community events as needed
Manage office and Asst. Dean calendar
Handles additional items as determined by Asst. Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Develop skills to assess a wide range of student-led and office developed programming
Gain experience on how to organize large scale events
Articulate issues facing student affairs as it relates to diversity, inclusion, and belonging
ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: On 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
Please note this is a one-year term appointment and will end in August 2020
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required with a minimum 5 years experience in higher education setting
Experience working in student activities and programming/events
Proficient in social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Willingness to work some nights
Master's degree in a related field preferred (e.g., higher education administration, student affairs, public policy)
Ability to forge collaborative working relationships with diverse constituencies including students, staff, faculty, fellows and alumni
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
Ability to work independently and effectively on multiple tasks with minimal supervision
Program assessment experience a plus
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: 48822BR
About Harvard University Graduate School of Design
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.