- Doctoral degree and ten years of progressive academic affairs experience; previous management experience in an academic affairs setting.
- Previous experience with teaching college level courses, curricular development, and new pedagogies
- Thorough understanding of adult and nontraditional student market to include continuing education, high school/summer and professional development.
- Experience with a broad range of student audiences from high school students to professional adults
- Experience with budgets
- Experience with various learning platforms including online education
In order to be considered for this role, a resume and cover letter must be submitted with application.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) is the operating unit of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences designed to support lifelong learners. With four key business units including the Harvard Summer School, Professional Development Programs, Harvard Extension School and Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement, DCE is poised to serve part-time, visiting and working adult students, and to extend the resources of Harvard to these nontraditional populations. DCE has a complex, multi-faceted infrastructure, and a strategic goal to consolidate systems and processes to serve diverse students across a wide range of programs with an agile, quality and market-driven approach.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities serving about 30,000 students annually. The Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement allow Harvard to serve the learning needs of students across their life. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 16,000 students per year in approximately 46 graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and professional fields. More than 1,500 open enrollment courses are offered year-round with over 600 available online are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 450 courses on the Harvard Campus to 10,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering 80 short noncredit courses to almost 4,000 learners annually.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
- Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
- Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
- Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
- Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
- Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
- Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
- Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.