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Harvard University Executive Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53314BRAuto req ID:53314BRJob Code:RS0060 Humanities/Social Sciences Dir Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Executive Director, Environmental and Energy Law ProgramSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :060Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:JD and 10 or more years relevant experience in the environmental and energy law and policy fieldAdditional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who have:

· Experience with senior-level political and/or policy work

· A demonstrated history of supervising staff

· Superb writing and communication skills

· A strong track record of collaboration and strategic thinking

· A strong network of legal and policy experts in environmental and energy law and policy circles, at both the federal and state levels, to draw upon in this work

Additional Information:

Kindly submit a writing sample along with resume and cover letter.

The Executive Director will work under the direct supervision of the Program’s Faculty Director (currently Jody Freeman) and will also work together with the tenured environmental law faculty. (EELP is a research and policy impact program in the mold of a think tank. The ED’s responsibilities will not include the Law School’s Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, which is operated separately.)

This role is a leadership and managerial role, which will require some nights and weekends and a willingness to travel. In addition, the ED will be expected to produce some original research for publication and be active in representing the program in legal and policy debates.

Positions taken on behalf of the program, and the content of publications authored while in this position, will be determined in collaboration with the Faculty Director; HLS will own and hold copyright in all work product.

There may be opportunities to teach or co-teach a reading group or small class during the ED’s tenure, but the focus of the position is not teaching. This position is not a stepping stone to a tenure track position.

Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School ( is a place where you can thrive.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Department:Environmental and Energy Law ProgramPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration, ResearchJob-Specific Responsibilities:

As an Executive Director, you will:

· Develop and execute the strategic vision and establish research priorities, in collaboration with the Faculty Director, with a focus on program growth;

· Supervise and manage all Program personnel, including all program staff, research fellows, affiliated scholars, guest fellows, and guest contributors;

· Oversee the production, publication and dissemination of research and other work products, as well as all media relations and outreach efforts;

· Advance the Program’s public profile through media outreach, the design and maintenance of the EELP website, EELP publications, videos, podcasts and the like;

· Build and manage key strategic relationships with tenured environmental law faculty and support their policy-related work on behalf of the program;

· Assist in the identification and management of funding opportunities and grant management for the Program, participating directly in the fundraising process; and

· Manage all day-to-day operations of the Program, including the preparation of an annual budget, annual reporting, maintaining compliance in conjunction with HLS administrative policies

School/Unit:Harvard Law School 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 Environmental and Energy Law Program (EELP) is seeking an Executive Director who will serve alongside the Program’s Faculty Director, to execute the mission of providing innovative, rigorous legal analysis on environmental issues, climate change, and transitioning to a sustainable future. In collaboration with the Faculty Director, the Executive Director will manage all non-clinical aspects of the program including management of staff and fellows, grant and financial administration, communications and outreach, and overall strategic planning for EELP.