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Harvard University Portfolio Director, Executive Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53336BRAuto req ID:53336BRJob Code:S0659P FSS Exec Education Prfsnal V Location:USA - MA - Allston Business Title:Portfolio Director, Executive EducationSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Job requirements include high EQ, intellectual curiosity, and drive

  • Analytical skills, and ability to enjoy and thrive in a highly collaborative and often ambiguous environment

  • Previous experience in executive development and/or educational brand management strongly preferred.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent project management skills

Additional Information:During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens.

While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.

A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS are profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here. ( Department:Executive EducationPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:

Mon-Fri; 8a-5p

Some evenings and weekends required

Job Function:Faculty & Student Services School/Unit:Harvard Business 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:

Oversee the delivery of executive education programming which may include curriculum design and development, logistics management, program analysis and project management.

Typical Core Duties:

  • Oversee the development of program content and materials, analyze program mapping and demand; recommend improvements

  • Oversee and review the assessment of new program proposals, curriculum, and new format designs

  • Oversee the development of marketing and sales outreach strategy; foster and maintain relationships with external clients to increase interest and participation in programs

  • Oversee program portfolio development which may include recommendation and implementation of enrollment processes, program scheduling, and grading processes; establish administrative workflows

  • Develop strong working relationships with faculty, staff, and external clients associated with the program; manage scope of delivery and regularly inform stakeholders of program related activity and/or decisions

  • Oversee vendor relationships and contract negotiations for goods and services

  • May develop, manage, and oversee program budget to achieve financial goals

  • Develop and maintain data and analytical systems to define and evaluate program success and track and comply with any reporting requirements

  • Oversee the strategic direction of program delivery to improve programs and department processes, policies and procedures

  • Act as representative at the department or school level; may represent university to external constituencies

  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience

Working Conditions:Work is performed in an office settingJob-Specific Responsibilities:Portfolio Director is responsible for ensuring overall success of a portfolio of open-enrollment executive education programs. Reports to Senior Portfolio Director, Focused Programs. This program role resembles a product-management position, has P&L responsibility, and collaboratively manages a matrix of Sales and Marketing, Program Delivery, Enrollment and Admissions Services.

  • Works as member of Open Enrollment (OE) team to shape/implement a strategy for assigned program portfolio that maximizes: faculty development, educational impact for participants/sponsoring organizations, and financial contribution.

  • Manages programs through entire life cycle, including: work with faculty on new ideas, collaborate with marketing/sales team, oversee admissions process, partner with program delivery teams, and evaluate effectiveness of program.

  • Working with applicants, corporate contacts, and Executive Education Sales & Marketing team, develops relationships to manage enrollment and understand the needs of our clients (global executives). Develops comprehensive knowledge of School's existing intellectual capital and teaching and learning models; ensures ongoing systematic understanding of new content and methodologies being created.

  • With faculty, creates new programs/refreshes existing ones. Tracks program performance and is involved in creating and analyzing program metrics. Develops strong relationship with Sales & Marketing team to understand market demand issues and with Program Operations to successfully deliver logistical aspects of program.

  • Will also perform other duties as required.