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Serve as primary point person/project manager for incoming faculty, counseling and advising about change of institution and addressing concerns. Primary touchpoint for all emerging issues related to faculty and academic appointees; serves as key liaison with many Harvard and non-Harvard offices including FAS Faculty Affairs, FAS Appointments Office, Office of General Counsel, Harvard International Office, hospital partners, and other entities.
Keep pace with an evolving landscape of academic policies, including such areas as appointments, visas, benefits, etc, and utilize knowledge of the existing requirements to provide faculty and academic appointees with a departmental point person to navigate them to a resolution of various faculty affairs issues in a way that is compliant with University Faculty and Academic Affairs policies, procedures, and requirements.
Coach faculty assistants and other lab representatives on best practices regarding department academic policies and procedures, including appointments, complex visa situations, and benefits as well as counsel on individual academic appointment questions and situations.
Work closely with the Executive Director in creation, coordination, and implementation of academic policies and procedures to address challenges of cross-school department. Additionally, integrate the principles and lens of diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging in all processes and procedures where possible.
Handle highly confidential information (e.g. faculty compensation, benefits and promotion reviews) with discretion.
Ensure compliance with University Faculty and Academic Affairs policies, procedures, and requirements.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Experience in a research-oriented academic environment strongly preferred.
Working knowledge of academic and faculty appointment policies and processes, including U.S. visa landscape.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and flexibly.
Commitment to high standard of customer service.
Must handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
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: 54027BR
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