Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs oversees the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study's (RIAS) programmatic departments, including Fellowship, Academic Ventures & Engagement (AV&E), and the Schlesinger Library. The Associate Dean will work closely with the Dean, Executive Dean, Institute leadership, Institute and University faculty, and other stakeholders to develop and implement academic programs that create and share transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professions.
Collaborate with the Dean on high-level programmatic directions, including initiatives and engagements that advance the mission of the Radcliffe Institute;
Collaborate with the Dean and senior leadership to advance strategic direction, ensuring that Institute initiatives are prioritized within the Institute's program departments, including AV&E, Fellowship, and Schlesinger library.
Oversees program directors; facilitate and drive key programs from inception phase to completion;
Prioritizes shape and facilitate the creation of actionable deliverables across programs by integrating activities;
Ensure collaboration and cross-functional engagement across the Institute and with campus and external stakeholders;
Represent Radcliffe and promote its strategic direction within the University by developing collaborative relationships with colleagues at other Harvard schools and strengthening the Institute's contribution to University-wide priorities and initiatives;
Create strong working relationships with Institute programmatic and administrative leadership, faculty committees, Harvard affiliates and external partners to support execution of programmatic initiatives.
Serve as an advisor, advocate, implementer and resource for strengthening and advancing a diverse and inclusive culture at the Institute; collaborate with the dean and others to expand and deepen discussions about diversity, inclusion, and belonging in programming; identify and implement best practices to create an inclusive campus climate;
In collaboration with the dean, manage faculty advisory board for the Institute;
Coordinate the cross-Institute student advisory board;
Collaborate with colleagues in Finance on budgeting and long-range planning for programs in line with strategic objectives;
Represent the Institute to a variety of audiences across Harvard and beyond.
Supervise direct reports including, but not limited to, the Institute's program directors, including hiring and training, prioritizing work and managing performance.
Please note that cover letters are required for all position applications at the Radcliffe Institute.
About the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Fellowship Program annually supports the work of 50 leading artists and scholars. Academic Ventures and Engagement fosters collaborative research projects and sponsors lectures and conferences that engage scholars with the public. The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America documents the lives of American women of the past and present for the future, furthering the Institute's commitment to women, gender, and society.
Our recently completed strategic plan Radcliffe Engaged, 2019-2024, articulates our goals for the next five years. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to achieving our goals through the efforts of a highly skilled, diverse workforce. With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University may be exactly the employer you have been looking for.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis the interview process will occur virtually using Zoom. After hire the position will have virtual on-boarding and work will be conducted remotely until we return to our Cambridge, Massachusetts campus. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study does not provide visa sponsorship.
Salary Grade: 062
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's degree required. Ph.D. or J.D. preferred.
Ten years' progressively responsible experience in academic leadership, which includes experience managing both individuals and teams.
The incumbent in this position will garner the trust and respect of the dean, senior colleagues and staff, and will serve as a key advisor, advocate, implementer, collaborator and consensus builder; will provide strategic leadership and effectively represent the interests, priorities, goals, and aspirations of RIAS with multiple and varied audiences and stakeholders (university administrators, faculty, practitioners, and other RIAS community members); will demonstrate commitment to multidisciplinary programming and to fostering diversity, inclusion and belonging in all facets of the Institute's programming and among students, faculty and staff. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are critical for success; fundraising experience preferred.
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: 52616BR
About Harvard University Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
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.