Reporting to the Dean of GSAS, the Dean of Students is the chief student affairs officer in the Graduate School and is responsible for the academic and social welfare of approximately 4,700 students.
Supervises professional and support staff in five offices that provide direct support to GSAS students: Student Affairs, Residential Life, Student Services, GSAS Title IX coordinators, and the GSAS Student Center. Conducts annual performance reviews of staff. Develops and implements new student-service and student-benefits-related policies for GSAS in consultation with faculty, staff and students. Manages disciplinary cases before the GSAS Administrative Board. Counsels faculty, students and administrators on a broad range of complex personal, academic, and administrative issues. Intervenes where necessary with faculty. Oversees GSAS Welcomes events for new students (International Day, Orientation, Parents' Brunch). Responsible for the overall budget of the individual units within the Dean of Students Office. Represents GSAS on various university-wide committees dealing with student-related issues, such as housing, mental health, Title IX, accessibility, international emergency management, and Behavioral Threat and Assessment. Serves as co-leader of the GSAS Local Emergency Management Team. Works closely with GSAS and University staff in handling crisis and emergency situations. Regularly sits on hiring committees for high-level positions across University, such as director of Counseling and Mental Health Services, Title IX Officer, director of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. Close collaboration with the GSAS Alumni Council and the Office of Career Services in developing programming for GSAS students and alumni. Member of the Dean's Senior Leadership Team and involved in decision-making on all strategic planning about policies affecting students and oversees implementation of these policies.
Salary Grade: 061
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of academic administration, with a specialization in student affairs. Master's Degree Required.
Ph.D. is preferred.
Because the position involves collaboration with colleagues across the University, and is responsible for the support, programming and services for GSAS students in interfaculty PhD programs, a deep knowledge of the workings of Harvard is desirable.
Exceptional communication skills: In addition to the Dean of GSAS, this position is the public face of the Graduate School and is regularly called upon to perform public speaking to large and small groups of faculty, student and administrators, such as at Orientation, Commencement, Alumni Council, Admitted Student Welcome and various other events during the year.
Excellent conflict resolution and negotiating abilities to deal with the myriad of interpersonal issues that arise.
Very well-developed supervisory capacities to oversee the highly experienced and varied student affairs team that reports to the position.
Excellent budgeting ability to oversee the various budgets within the student affairs area.
Thoughtful problem-solving skills to resolve the many challenges posed by students and faculty.
Clear ability to prioritize and multi-task as the position has many different and competing facets.
Deep knowledge of Title IX-related issues.
Ability to think strategically and envision programs, issues and concerns related to GSAS.
Excellent leadership capabilities to help move forward the Graduate School's agenda in the many university-wide settings that the role is engaged in.
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: 52295BR
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