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Harvard University Deputy Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53472BRAuto req ID:53472BRJob Code:361059 Administrative Manager Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Deputy DirectorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

Bachelor’s degree and ten years of related experience required, Fluent (written and spoken) Spanish required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strongly prefer candidate with established record as an effective manager of human and fiscal resources, business development, and program management. Proven experience in successfully managing teams.

  • Knowledge of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Familiar with the role of technology in education.

  • Experience in working with institutions, funding agencies, and governments in Latin America is desired. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, good judgment, and a high level of attention to detail are necessary. Design and creative thinking highly desired. Excellent writing skills and data-driven orientation. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.

  • Keeps current on trends and developments related to higher education in Latin America in the Caribbean.

Additional Information:

All applicants will need to submit their resume and cover letter to Positively Partners ( to be considered. No applications uploaded to Harvard Careers will be reviewed.

PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.

We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.

Department:LASPAUPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week.Job Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees the creation of the strategy and plan execution for the Scholarship Programs area, the University Innovation Area, and special strategic initiatives such as Technological Frontiers.

  2. Manage the Scholarship Programs area – Under our current structure, the Deputy Director is also responsible for business development and overall supervision of the Scholarship Program function of Laspau. She/he directly supervises the Fulbright Program Manager, the Manager of Advising Services, the Manager for Selection and Placement as well as the Associate Director of University Innovation, working with this team to ensure that academic programs are conducted in a professional, efficient and cost-effective manner.

  3. Oversees management of current client relationships. The Deputy Director is responsible for ensuring that contact with clients and program funders is efficient and timely, that reporting schedules and responsibilities to clients are met.

  4. This position will support the Laspau team by acting as a liaison to the Harvard HR department, ensuring smooth communication between the Laspau team and Harvard’s HR department.

School/Unit:LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:

The Deputy Director of Laspau is the second most senior position in the organization and reports to the Executive Director. In conjunction with the Executive Director, the Deputy Director is responsible for overall strategic planning, policy coordination, and management of Laspau and may substitute for the Executive Director in the latter’s absence. The Deputy Director is responsible for the overall strategic, programmatic, and personnel management of

Laspau and its related initiatives in two areas: Scholarship Program Area and the University Innovation Area. This role oversees departments representing more than 50% of Laspau’s 25 staff. He/she maintains close relations with Laspau’s Board of Trustees and, as the deputy executive of the organization, participates in the meetings of the Board and its committees. Along with the Executive Director, she/he serves as a key representative of and spokesperson for LASPAU with senior-level officials in the government, academic, and private sectors in the United States and in Latin America and the Caribbean. Travel in the U.S. and abroad to meet with clients is expected throughout the year.