Reporting to and working in partnership with the Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), the Executive Director is responsible for the execution of the strategic vision of the Faculty Director and Steering Committee.
The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) is a cross-university institute and collaborates with university and external partners around the world to develop the knowledge that will generate better outcomes for the health of the world's population. The Institute is led by Ashish K. Jha, Senior Associate Dean of Research Translation and Global Strategy and K.T. Li Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
The Executive Director will be responsible for oversight of all administrative and financial activities, including fundraising, budgeting, space planning, human resources, and communications. The Executive Director will work closely with the Office of the President and the Provost (OPP), the University Development Office (UDO), Harvard University IT (HUIT), the Office of General Counsel (OGC), and key leadership at HSPH.
In addition to the overall leadership and management of HGHI, the Executive Director will also be responsible for oversight of several initiatives at HSPH and will work closely with senior leadership at HSPH to ensure that priorities are aligned and closely coordinated. The Executive Director will oversee a portfolio of activities that includes 24 staff members, as well as graduate students, fellows, and junior faculty that sit across various Harvard schools.
The position will be funded both by OPP and HSPH.
The Executive Director will:
Implement HGHI's intellectual vision through delivery of new programs and symposia, strategies, and initiatives to advance the academic, research, and programmatic agenda.
Has overall operational responsibility for the Institute including budget and finance, communications, development, events, human resources, and publications.
Ensures on-going communication, coordination, and financial affairs with the Office of the President and the Provost and other Schools and research centers, ensuring compliances with Harvard policies and procedures;
Develop plans and implement organizational structure for new initiatives.
Work closely with the faculty director and associate faculty director and development staff to fundraise for the Institute.
Steward Institute funds appropriately and in keeping with donor terms.
Link medium and long-term strategies to on-going activities and resource allocation decisions.
Work closely with schools and centers to advance HGHI's initiatives and oversee the student field experiential learning opportunities.
Work closely with affiliate hospitals to ensure grants are managed and monitored in compliance with the University's policies and procedures.
Represent the Institute in interactions with grantors and donors, government entities, and other units at the University.
Serve as an ex-officio member of HGHI's Steering Committee.
Oversee a portfolio of activities that includes 23 additional staff members, many of which are grant-funded positions, as well as graduate students, fellows, and faculty that are based at various Harvard schools.
Other duties as needed.
Please note that this position is a two year term appointment with the possibility of renewal.
Salary Grade: 059
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor degree required.
Minimum of 10 years professional experience in an academic organization and/or in a senior leadership position in an organization focused on research or teaching.
Advanced degree preferred. Demonstrated leadership, supervision, and communications skills, preferably in higher education. Increasing level of responsibility in strategic planning, organizational design and general management.
Must have a successful track record and proven skills in all phases of administration and operations –finance, human resources, strategic planning, organizational communications, academic program management, and program monitoring and evaluations. Demonstrated ability to lead through persuasion; develop, coach, and supervise a diverse staff; and promote collaboration.
Experience serving as an expert source of information, with a collaborative and flexible style; developing trusting long-term relationships with constituents. Ability to work collaboratively across all levels of an organization. The candidate should be well organized, able to prioritize, have a strong attention to detail, and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Must have excellent judgment, highly developed executive talents, strong financial skills, and exceptional oral and written communications skills. A familiarity with Harvard is 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.
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. T...he 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.