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Harvard University Executive Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54916BRAuto req ID:54916BRJob Code:RS0061 Humanities/Social Sciences Dir Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Executive DirectorSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Jun-2023Salary Grade ( :061Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with 10 or more years’ experience operating in a leadership role in one or more of an academic setting, public or private sector technology-related organization, or research institution.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who might have:

  • Engaged in extensive research and fundraising

  • Managed a dynamic research or innovative technology environment

  • Operated in a not-for-profit or academic institution with variable funding conditions

  • Senior level leadership experience (head of organization or large function within organization)

  • Organized diverse team members toward shared goals while enabling pursuit of independent goals¿

  • A strong academic and/or technology community reputation

  • An ability to weave together disparate or competing means and goals towards a synthetic whole

  • Led (or had a significant role in leading) an organization through an important strategic or programmatic transition with demonstrated keen project or program management skills

Additional Information:

This is a term appointment currently expected to extend through June 30, 2023 with the potential for renewal, subject to departmental funding and need.

Commitment to Diversity

The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society are profoundly strengthened by our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, ability, and much more. We actively seek and welcome applications from people of color and people of diverse backgrounds, including members of Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic, and Latino/Latina/Latinx communities; members of the LGBTQIA+ community; women; people with disabilities; people from across the spectrum of disciplines; and people at intersections of these identities.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

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.

Department:Berkman Klein Center for Information and SocietyPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:

As the Executive Director, you will:

  • Collaborate closely with the BKC Board of Directors, the Faculty Director, the Managing Director, and other key stakeholders to update mission and strategy for the Center.

  • Use established mission/strategy to make critical decisions about Center priorities and communicate that vision broadly to internal and external communities.

  • Serve as an ambassador for BKC and a peer to counterparts in sibling academic centers and public interest organizations, as well as to affiliated faculty whose work may be augmented through BKC.

  • Work with funding and research hand-offs from the BKC board and other senior stakeholders, leveraging BKC’s academic reputation and research capabilities to help complicated projects be not only successful but pathbreaking

  • Develop a keen understanding of BKC’s value and significance to the many people and professions it touches and draws in over time, and work with the Board of Directors, the faculty directors and senior leadership to shape the Center’s next stage.

  • Collaborate with the BKC Managing Director and other senior staff to support an effective and smooth transition of both leadership and Center mission.

  • As the CEO of the Center, oversee the effective leadership of management and resources, both directly funded and externally funded, to deliver research, programming, and community development consistent with BKC’s mission, all while exhibiting a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Engage with supporters and funders of BKC, both to explore and encourage new avenues of support and to ensure stewardship and communication for existing support.

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:

Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (“BKC” or the “Center”) is a University-wide research center and one of the largest and most influential conveners and accelerators of scholars, technologists, activists and makers working on cyberspace and related law and public policy matters in the public interest. The Center now seeks an Executive Director to join our team, appreciate our legacy, and help us shape the next generation of making an impact. The Executive Director leads and directs senior leadership, staff, and our extended community executing development, research, and outreach.

This is a rare and unusual opportunity to join a flourishing, intellectually robust community of faculty, students, fellows, and affiliates from multiple disciplines and backgrounds, committed to studying and improving the digital space by building in it. The Center works on the cutting edge of research and development while operating amid, and benefiting from, one of the most revered educational institutions in the world. We contain legacy and innovation, history and future-vision, ambition and humility. The reach of the Center is global and local, and our passionate, committed community builds, studies, educates and connects. We make a difference in the world. And we are looking for a very special leader.