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Harvard University Associate Director, AE, SEI in Cambridge, Massachusetts

63540BRAuto req ID:63540BRJob Code:361058 Administrative Manager Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Associate Director, Alumni Engagement, Social Enterprise InitiativeSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • 7+ years experience in social enterprise, higher education or general management required

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will have a proven record of accomplishment within a complex environment with excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • The candidate will be a self-starter and have a passion for and experience in the field of social enterprise.

  • The candidate should have proven ability as an operational manager who can build on existing strengths and develop new approaches through an action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative approach to operational management.

  • The candidate must be self-motivated and creative and have the ability to work independently while establishing strong, collaborative team relationships.

  • The candidate should be an analytic and decisive decision maker with strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and a customer-service orientation.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with Harvard Business School and/or alumni engagement a plus.

Additional Information:This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA based campus 3 days per week. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

We may conduct candidate interviews virtually (phone and/or via Zoom) and/or in-person for this role.

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 is 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 InitiativesPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Alumni Affairs and Development, General AdministrationPosition Description:

  • Work closely with the Director of SEI to design, develop, and deliver a comprehensive strategy for alumni engagement.

  • Undertake market research and analysis to inform recommendations and define key priority areas of focus that leverage SEI’s intellectual capital, its network, and its executional capabilities in support of SEI’s and the School’s alumni engagement goals.

  • Mobilize, engage, and connect like-minded alumni leaders in select fields of practice with a significant level of alumni activity, including impact investing, social entrepreneurship, and K-12 education, among others. Identify new program opportunities to build platforms for alumni engagement focused on mission-driven career development, online learning, topically- or regionally-focused convenings, etc.

  • Develop systematic avenues to involve alumni in existing SEI and HBS programming and activities to bridge and extend student / alumni engagement opportunities.

  • Work with SEI and the HBS Initiatives team to develop technology capabilities (e.g., Salesforce, digital communication tools) that advance and leverage alumni engagement priorities.

  • Collaborate with Alumni Marketing & Communications to uncover and elevate alumni stories of impact.

  • Serve as first-line contact for alumni interested in connecting with SEI

  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.

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:The Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) is accepting applications for the role of Associate Director, Alumni Engagement. SEI applies innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained, high-impact social change. SEI is grounded in the mission of HBS to educate, support, and inspire leaders across all sectors to tackle society’s toughest challenges and make a difference in the world. Since its founding in 1993, SEI has engaged the nonprofit, for-profit, and public sectors to generate and share resources, tools, and knowledge. For more information, visit The Social Enterprise Initiative is one of several Initiatives at HBS – research-fueled communities of engagement where faculty, students and alumni connect with practitioners in the field to focus on topics that are too complex for any one discipline or industry to solve alone. For more information, visit:

The Associate Director of Alumni Engagement role helps SEI develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for alumni engagement that capitalizes on significant levels of alumni interest and activity in social impact-related endeavors.

Reporting to the Director of SEI, this position creates an integrated approach toward alumni engagement by leveraging SEI’s portfolio of programs and leading the effort to create networks that connect alumni to students, to each other, and to the Lifelong Learning opportunities being developed at the School. To advance this agenda, the Associate Director will serve as a liaison to multiple points of contact within HBS and manage relationships with key partners including SEI faculty, External Relations (especially Alumni Relations), Marketing and Communications, Career and Professional Development, and other departments. The Associate Director also serves as an ambassador for the Initiative and HBS among the alumni community.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)