Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) with dotted line to the Faculty Director (FD) of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), the Assistant Director will serve as a key leader for the Institute supporting the development and execution of an organizational strategy. S/he will support the development of a fundraising plan, manage key internal and external relationships, oversee all outreach and event planning and facilitate communication across HGHI and its key internal and external partners. S/he will have strong relationship management skills, experience with strategic planning and execution, and advising senior level Faculty and Administration on a wide range of activities.
Oversight and Strategy:
In collaboration with the ED and FD, create and implement strategies in support of HGHI's mission and long-term goals.
Support new partnerships including alumni, institutions, federal and multilateral organizations. In partnership with FD, ED and School and University development offices, help develop multi-year fundraising strategy for HGHI to support its growth and impact.
Support management of HGHI's overall objectives so that its programs are leveraging resources across Harvard's multi-disciplinary groups both internal to Harvard and external to key partners and stakeholders.
Manage HGHI's Steering Committee and overall governance, planning annual meetings and writing routine updates on HGHI's programs and progress for the Committee. Support the FD and ED in the development of an Advisory Committee, helping to advise the role of the committee and strategy discussions and coordinate regular communications and meetings.
Outreach and Partnerships:
Support the FD and ED to manage relationships with Schools and University offices. Facilitate coordination and partnerships with relevant groups to ensure that the Institute is positioned as a University wide entity and key facilitator of University's efforts around global health. Research other Schools and University offices focused on global health and determine best ways in which HGHI can partner and/or support them.
Act as a resource for HGHI's Visiting professors and fellows to help integrate and make connections within HGHI, the University and external partners.
Directly support all HGHI outreach groups including development and management of various networks including but not limited to advisory councils (undergrad and graduate), mentorship programs across the University, Fellowships (Donor and Institutional), and other groups to help fulfill HGHI's mission.
Work closely with senior University partners including but not limited to senior faculty, Alumni Affairs & Development, Office of Global Partnerships and school based development offices.
Serve as key member of HGHI's leadership team responsible for the internal communication flow of activities (operations and planning) and timely flow of information between Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and HGHI initiatives.
Support FD with all initiatives and priorities in collaboration with the ED; remain up to date on all initiatives and prepare materials and briefing documents as needed.
Advise FD and ED on wide range of topics including responding to Senior Faculty, Dean and President/Provost inquiries, managing relationship with partners across schools and disciplines.
Write and edit special correspondence and communication including briefings for meeting and events.
Lead development, planning and execution of all internal and external events. Partner with HGHI leadership to define event objectives and strategy for several high profile events and stay abreast on Institute priorities to ensure they are aligned.
Facilitate communication flow, delegate responsibility for planning and executing of events to ensure seamless implementation of event programming.
Evening and weekend work may be required.
Please note: This is a two year term position. There is a Strong Internal Candidate for this role.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of progressive program management experience.
This position requires a professional with a track record of strong judgment and discretion when representing HGHI internally and externally.
Requires a sophisticated level of professionalism, collegiality, self-motivation and organization. Must be diplomatic and able to work effectively with various internal and external constituencies.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience with tertiary education sector is required as well as the ability to navigate a complex university environment.
Familiarity with goals and objectives of HGHI and Harvard is preferred.
Strategic and flexible thinker able to identify and consider multiple strategies and programs. Experience building consensus and partnerships and developing short and long-term plans based on priorities and available resources.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully under pressure, understand and follow policies and procedures and accommodate change.
Independent worker with ability to prioritize and demonstrate necessary analytical and research skills to gather and process data from a variety of sources.
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: 45740BR
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