The Assistant Dean manages the Office of Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging (CEEB). The Assistant Dean serves as a key advisor to all student services offices, supports the missions of Harvard Law School (HLS) student organizations, and provides support and programming that helps ensure that HLS's 1,800 students feel connected to the larger HLS community and affinity in smaller environments. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Student Services.
As Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging you will:
Develop, implement, and refine programs supporting leaders of HLS Student Organizations and Journals, as well as oversee compliance of those organizations with all applicable University and Federal policies, procedures, and regulations.
Provide student organizations with guidance and advising including training, strategic planning, and financial oversight. Collaborate with leadership in the strategic planning and policy development for all matters related to student organizations.
Provide mentoring, support, and programming for historically underrepresented groups and first generation college/low income undergraduates and connects them with the resources necessary to thrive in an elite professional school environment.
Collaborate with HLS leadership team on all questions bearing on the overall climate of the school community, including student concerns relating to diversity, equity, and belonging.
Collaborate and provide thought partnership to student services team on the best practices and programming to support diversity, equity, and belonging initiatives
Further develop Amicus, Harvard Law School's student and alumni directory, community-building platform, and advising network, and opportunities for expansion of this tool among both student and alumni members. Set strategic vision for continued growth of mentorship programs for all students.
Responsible for effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment.
Develop, manage and oversee departmental budget and oversee financial compliance for staff and projects. Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations.
Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 061
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
We are looking for people who have:
J.D. strongly preferred
Extensive experience in student services and knowledge of best practices in mentoring programs in higher education
Demonstrated experience in planning and prioritization of projects, programs and activities, using sound judgment while meeting organizational requirements and maintaining accountability
High level of independent judgment, initiative, discretion, collegiality, integrity, professionalism, confidentiality, and attention to detail
Must have an understanding of how individuals' lived experiences impact the needs of multiple constituencies
Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
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: 53754BR
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