Director of Administration and Operations, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Harvard University


Harvard Enterprise College


Job Abstract

The Harvard Enterprise College (HBS) Workplace of Range, Fairness, and Inclusion (ODEI) seeks a Director of Administration and Operations answerable for the executive administration and operational facets of this rising staff, reporting to the Chief Range, Fairness, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO). The Workplace performs a lead function in creating and implementing a complete technique for inclusive excellence specializing in problems with range, fairness, and inclusion round race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, incapacity, veteran standing, and age.

The Director will oversee venture administration and the coordination of range, fairness, and inclusion efforts throughout the Workplace’s eight areas of labor: Technique, Studying and Improvement, Recruitment and Retention, Group Engagement, Communication and Analysis, Information and Reporting. The place will develop and implement organizational techniques and infrastructure to make sure an environment friendly, complete, coordinated, and well-aligned strategic method. This place may even be answerable for particular initiatives and different duties as assigned by the CDEIO.

Place Description

Administration and Operations

  • Oversee all administrative and monetary wants together with budgeting, area planning, IT, human sources, and recruiting.
  • In collaboration with the CDEIO, set up and handle key relationships inside HBS and throughout the College.
  • Assess and help the event of a rising portfolio of companies, initiatives, packages, and occasions aimed toward rising inclusive mindsets and behaviors throughout the HBS group.
  • Help the creation of processes to reinforce monitoring and reporting on range, fairness, and inclusion initiatives for each inner and exterior stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with ODEI colleagues, set up processes to create and preserve a calendar of DEI actions.
  • Develop and activate ODEI disaster response administration for native, nationwide, and world crises that will have an effect on group members.
  • Characterize the CDEIO as assigned on HBS or Harvard process forces, committees, working teams, packages, or occasions.
  • In partnership with the CDEIO, work to create and preserve a wholesome, inclusive, and optimistic work tradition.

Initiatives and Initiatives Administration

  •  In collaboration with CDEIO and Senior Advisor for Packages and Initiatives, assessment administrative wants for brand spanking new initiatives and initiatives and handle efficient venture movement.
  •  Oversee a portfolio of distinctive, delicate, confidential, and high-profile initiatives that end in well-developed and sensible options throughout a wide-range of advanced points affecting HBS.

o As assigned, help with ODEI initiatives by way of content material improvement and/or program/occasion administration.

  • Assess and implement a venture administration instrument that enables for venture planning, benchmarking, and monitoring of deliverables to current measurements for fulfillment.
  • In collaboration with ODEI colleagues, develop and help processes to make sure profitable supply of DEI initiatives and packages from preliminary planning phases by way of implementation and evaluation.

Range, Fairness, and Inclusion

  • Possess an understanding of the variability and complexity of points associated to range, fairness, and inclusion in studying, office, and social environments.
  • Keep abreast of rising authorized, cultural, and social developments and traits in range, fairness, and inclusion and search to grasp each optimistic and detrimental impacts for HBS.
  • Companion with Finance and the Harvard Workplace of Financial Inclusion to help the event of HBS-wide range targets for suppliers and monitor progress towards the established targets.
  • Take part within the supply of range, fairness, and inclusion studying, improvement, and dialogue initiatives aimed to extend data and understanding of key ideas associated to inclusion.
  • Have interaction in skilled improvement, convention, and networking actions accessible by way of quite a lot of skilled and academic organizations.
  • Take part in and help group engagement choices and alternatives.
  • This function is answerable for different duties as assigned.

Fundamental {Qualifications}

  • Bachelor’s diploma required.
  • Minimal of 8 years {of professional} expertise in increased training, venture administration, or different associated expertise is required.

Further {Qualifications} and Expertise

  • Ardour and understanding of the significance of range, fairness, and inclusion in an academic setting with need to work with school, employees, college students, and alumni of numerous backgrounds and ranging social identities.
  • Expertise assessing priorities and managing advanced initiatives and actions.
  • Expertise in search of out and implementing finest practices for change administration.
  • Information and sensitivity to racial fairness and intersectionality, together with historic and structural limitations to the development for folks of coloration and different marginalized identities.
  • Experience within the design, improvement, and administration of packages and initiatives that improve range, fairness, and inclusion.
  • Glorious written and oral communication abilities along with robust interpersonal and relationship-building abilities.
  • Capability to translate monetary info into shows and written narratives.
  • Capability to develop, execute, and talk DEI ideas, practices, fashions, and talent to supply evaluation, efficiency measures, and metrics.

Further Data

This function is obtainable as a hybrid (some mixture of onsite and distant) the place you can be required to be onsite at our Boston, MA primarily based campus 3 days per week. Particular days and schedule will likely be decided between you and your supervisor.

We could conduct candidate interviews just about (telephone and/or by way of Zoom) and/or in-person for this function.

A canopy letter is required to be thought-about for this chance.

Harvard Enterprise College is not going to supply visa sponsorship for this chance.

Tradition of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the variety of our community and our variations in background, tradition, nationwide origin, faith, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Discover extra about HBS work tradition right here .


We invite you to go to Harvard’s Whole Rewards web site ( ) to be taught extra about our excellent advantages bundle, which can embody:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued trip time per 12 months (3 weeks for help employees and 4 weeks for administrative/skilled employees), 12 accrued sick days per 12 months, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 private days per 12 months (prorated primarily based on date of rent), and as much as 12 weeks of paid go away for brand spanking new dad and mom who’re major care givers.
  • Well being and Welfare: Complete medical, dental, and imaginative and prescient advantages, incapacity and life insurance coverage packages, together with voluntary advantages. Most protection begins as of your begin date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Little one and elder/grownup care sources together with on campus childcare facilities, Worker Help Program, and wellness packages associated to emphasize administration, diet, meditation, and extra.
  • Retirement: College-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to fifteen% of eligible compensation, primarily based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Help Program: Aggressive program together with $40 per class on the Harvard Extension College and decreased tuition by way of different taking part Harvard graduate faculties.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that gives 75% to 90% reimbursement as much as $5,250 per calendar 12 months for eligible programs taken at different accredited establishments.
  • Skilled Improvement: Packages and lessons at little or no price, together with by way of the Harvard Heart for Office Improvement and LinkedIn Studying.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Numerous commuter choices dealt with by way of the Parking Workplace, together with discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking advantages, and extra.
  • Harvard Amenities Entry, Reductions and Perks: Entry to Harvard athletic and health amenities, libraries, campus occasions, credit score union, and extra, in addition to reductions to varied sorts of companies (authorized, monetary, and many others.) and cultural and leisure actions all through metro-Boston.

Job Operate

Common Administration

Division Workplace Location

USA – MA – Boston

Job Code

361059 Administrative Supervisor

Work Format

Hybrid (partially on-site, partially distant)


Workplace of Range, Fairness, and Inclusion


00 – Non Union, Exempt or Non permanent

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Schooling, Identification

Dedication to Fairness, Range, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard College views fairness, range, inclusion, and belonging because the pathway to attaining inclusive excellence and fostering a campus tradition the place everybody can thrive. We try to create a group that attracts upon the widest attainable pool of expertise to unify excellence and variety whereas absolutely embracing people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, views, beliefs, and values.

EEO Assertion

We’re an equal alternative employer and all certified candidates will obtain consideration for employment with out regard to race, coloration, faith, intercourse, nationwide origin, incapacity standing, protected veteran standing, gender id, sexual orientation, being pregnant and pregnancy-related circumstances, or some other attribute protected by legislation.

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