Harvard Business School's Business History Initiative (BHI) promotes, encourages, and facilitates historical research and teaching among HBS faculty and, externally, to build upon the school's established position as a global leader in the field. BHI seeks to enable scholars, educators, and practitioners to better understand the modern business world by studying its past. Areas of faculty focus include the history of innovation, government policy, green business, emerging markets, and the origins of global capitalism.
The Manager, Business History plays a vital role in the Initiative, helping to oversee many of the Initiative's core activities. S/he reports directly to the Director, Business History, works closely with the Initiative's Faculty Chair, and interacts extensively with faculty members affiliated with BHI. The position calls for a dynamic individual with strong organizational skills who has the capacity to work with the BHI leadership and affiliated faculty on several ongoing projects and priorities.
Major areas of responsibility include:
Communications and Outreach: The manager focuses on building a profile of activities at the school, at Harvard, and more broadly, to relevant scholars and students, and the interested public. Oversee the production of scheduled email campaigns, newsletters, and announcements and manage the BHI website and ensuring content remains engaging and up-to-date.
Conference, Seminar, and Course Administration: The manager plays a large role in helping to schedule and host conferences, research projects, and cross-university programs. Additionally, s/he works closely with the Initiative Director and Faculty Chair in communicating with affiliated faculty members at Harvard Business School and Harvard University for meetings, lunches, and seminars. In these capacities, the individual must be proactive and keep in contact with a wide range of university personnel, including faculty and the global research centers.
Fellowship Portfolio: Administrative oversight of the Business History Initiative's fellowship portfolio supporting post-doctoral research, visiting scholars at HBS, and travel fellowships for graduate students. This includes the promotion of the fellowship offerings, the management of the faculty selection process, checking the credentials of candidates, arranging onsite interviews, and working with the Division of Research and Faculty Development in onboarding visiting fellows.
Ongoing Projects and Publications: The manager works closely with the Director and Faculty Chair to support related multi-faculty research projects, as well as the publication of the Business History Review and the monograph series Harvard Studies in Business History. This includes working with the BHI production coordinator to promote the publication and manage the budget and production timeline.
Cover Letter is Required.
Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more.
Harvard Business School is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
BA/BS or equivalent experience required. Requires 5-plus years of related project management, communications, and administrative experience.
Demonstrated professional judgment, problem-solving skills, and ability to manage projects involving internal and external contributors. This position requires a self-starter with excellent writing, research, proofreading, communication, and organizational skills. Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively, juggle multiple tasks with little supervision, and meet deadlines. Interest and experience in history and the social sciences is a plus, but not a requirement.
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: 50435BR
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