The Program in General Education is a central piece of the Harvard College curriculum, required of all 6,500 undergraduates in the College and taught by faculty members across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as well as across Harvard University. Focusing on urgent problems and enduring questions, Gen Ed courses are unusually explicit in connecting the subjects students study to the people they will become and the world beyond the classroom. Transcending disciplinary divisions, they demonstrate the value of embedding what students learn in their concentrations within the broader context of the liberal arts. The Program supports more than 100 courses each year and manages the College's distribution and quantitative reasoning requirements. The Program staff also provide advice to students regarding appropriate courses to complete their degrees, and pedagogical support and training for the faculty and other teaching fellows teaching in the program. All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Demonstrated success in an academic or related environment, ideally higher education, including direct interaction with faculty, staff and students
Experience advising undergraduate students
MA in Higher Ed or related field strongly preferred
Knowledge of undergraduate liberal arts programs strongly preferred
Experience at Harvard a plus
Experience in higher education administration
Experience with performance management preferred)
Self-motivating, able to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously, and excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Familiarity with FERPA and experience handling confidential data
Strong oral and written communication skills, experience with public speaking, and strong interpersonal skills
Strong diplomatic skills and tact, and an ability to adapt to changing circumstances
Ability to build positive relationships and work professionally with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students
Must have enterprising spirit necessary for assisting in the launch of a new academic program.
Availability for occasional events outside regular working hours
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Outlook Suite and website design software
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: 50161BR
About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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.