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Harvard University Executive Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53939BRAuto req ID:53939BRJob Code:321060 Media/Communica Manager Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Executive DirectorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :060Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years experience in publishing

  • Experience managing a team

  • Background with academic publishing

  • Experience in publishing for practice and policy

  • Experience in publishing production processes and sustaining an efficient operation

  • Experience managing a budget of a commensurate size to that of HEPG

  • Experience in innovating in product development and/or marketing, including strategic use of social media

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

    All candidates wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to a resume and indicate meeting basic qualifications.

    Once Harvard resumes regular operations this position will no longer be remote and work will be performed on campus in Cambridge MA.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

+ + Proven ability to build relationships with a diverse group of authors/scholars

  • Example(s) of building partnerships and cultivating networks

  • Exceptionally strong writing and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Skills

  • Leadership

  • Communication

  • Collaboration

  • Creativity

  • Writing

  • Building mutually-beneficial relationships

  • Using data

  • Leveraging networks, internally and externally

  • Presentation

  • Financial management

Additional Information:

HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.

HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms, and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows each individual to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school.

We do this by:

• Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;

• Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged;

• Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation;

• Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;

• Communicating transparently and respectfully; and

• Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community that values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit:

Department:HEPGPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Communications Job-Specific Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships, the Executive Director will:

  • Oversee all aspects of the HEPG operations, including production and marketing of the Harvard Education Press books and the Harvard Educational Review

  • Develop and implement a strategic vision and plan for the future of HEPG that serves the field, builds on current strengths, responds to the rapidly-changing market, and aligns with the strategic direction of HGSE

  • Oversee the editorial and publishing policies at HEPG, working closely with the Editor in Chief of the Harvard Education Press and the student leaders of the Harvard Educational Review

  • Collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief and the Acquisition Editor(s) to support current Harvard Education Press authors and create relationships with new authors

  • Manage the finances of HEPG, including an annual budget of approximately $3 million

  • Assess and implement opportunities for HEPG to globalize its content and outreach

  • Increase HEPG’s service to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all aspects of its operations

  • Leverage social media and other channels to increase the visibility of HEPG’s publications, working collaboratively with HGSE’s Marketing & Communications team

  • Extend and deepen connections across HGSE in mutually beneficial collaborations that advance the mission of the school and create new opportunities for HEPG, especially in partnership with Professional Education

  • Explore opportunities to collaborate more deeply with Gutman Library

  • Forge strong relationships with HGSE faculty as authors, editors, members of the Editorial Advisory Board, and experts in the field

  • Seek opportunities to innovate across all of HEPG’s activities

  • Capitalize on HEPG’s membership in national associations

  • Partner with colleagues across HGSE (e.g., Professional Education, Gutman Library, Marketing & Communications) and Harvard

    • Lead the HEPG team and creative an inclusive working environment
  • Build and retain a diverse team, providing exceptional leadership and effective supervision of the HEPG team

  • Model inclusive leadership in team meetings, hiring actions, performance management, opportunities for growth, and mentorship

  • Through the supervision of the team members, oversee the carrying out of all administrative and operational activities related to HEPG.

  • Serve as a resource to all direct reports, stepping in as needed to provide additional support and/ or coverage

School/Unit:Harvard Graduate School of Education 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 Harvard Education Publishing Group publishes books on education practice, policy, and scholarship under the imprint Harvard Education Press ( and the Harvard Educational Review ( , a generalist scholarly journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for innovative thinking and research in education.

Our mission is to contribute to the knowledge and greater understanding of educational issues that are of central importance in our society today. We are committed to serving as a forum for different perspectives within the field of education and to participating in current debates through a variety of media.