Thursday, August 8, 2019

Equity and Inclusion Administrative Fellow - Harvard University

Duties & Responsibilities
Equity and Inclusion Administrative Fellow serves as a member of the FAS Dean of Science’s senior leadership team, as well as with partners across FAS and SEAS, acts as the primary dedicated staff member in support of the Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity objectives for departments within the Division of Science at FAS and for the Department of Physics. Will be responsible for developing strategy and advising on policies and structures for Division departments, and also planning, recommending and implementing programming in the Physics department with the goal of recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive community.

  • Take a lead role in the Dean of Science’s senior leadership team and partner with Physics faculty as Co-Chair on the Physics Equity & Inclusion Committee – drives the conversation, establishes the agenda, and ensures the sustainable and timely implementation of strategic policies and programming.
  • Conduct comprehensive survey of Department of Physics culture; take stock of obstacles to community building and make strategic recommendations. Leverage data and methodologies for use across all division departments.
  • Gather benchmarking research and best practices of successful programs at other Harvard schools and establish metrics that serve as guideposts as to whether policies are succeeding.
  • Assist in the production of reports, internal and external documents, presentations and briefs related to diversity, equity and inclusion to maintain consistent communication and transparency within Physics and the greater Harvard community.
  • Monitor the diversity landscape at Harvard Physics, statewide, and nationally to better coordinate existing and evolving committees, task forces, and initiatives.
  • Serve as FAS Division of Science and Physics representative at meetings, University committees, and briefings as needed in support of the development of a long-term diversity plan for the Department of Physics that will have a measurable impact.
  • Determine the appropriateness of and resources required for introducing various initiatives that increase diversity and equity and further inclusion.
  • Leverage efforts of other schools and connect to and partner with the goal of increasing impact where appropriate.
  • Create and promote diversity-oriented events, minority and protected class inclusion programs, and cross-cultural workshops, including activities to educate the Physics community on how to recognize, accommodate, and appreciate individual differences.
  • Establish consistent and comprehensive programming and services that engage the community and promote dialogue and self-examination.
  • Develop a budget for initiatives created in partnership with the Physics Equity & Inclusion Committee.
  • Make recommendations for the design and coordination of educational programs, workshops and learning modules for faculty, staff, students, and researchers that supports inclusive excellence in teaching and research.
  • Research and apply for funding resources to support programs, activities, and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Faculty Affairs, Academic Programs, Human Resources, Graduate Admissions, and members of the Senior Administrative Leadership Team and other school partners to develop strategies for improved recruitment and hiring practices.
  • Serve as a visible resource and partner for Division of Science faculty, staff, students, administrators, and other stakeholders.
  • Supervise a part-time student worker position to support initiatives.
Basic Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 7 years of experience, preferably in large organizations, non-profits or academic institutions working with issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Demonstrated success in moving diversity and inclusion goals forward in an organization.
Additional Qualifications
  • Master’s and/or doctoral degrees in related field preferred (e.g., higher education administration, student affairs, counseling).
  • Preferred prior work experience in a STEM field within an academic setting in the areas of Ombudsman training, counseling, student affairs, or gender studies.
  • Experience in establishing objectives, leading training, event planning, logistics, and strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated success building effective partnerships, credibility, rapport, and trust with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience transitioning projects from the “start-up” phase to an enduring project.

Administrative Fellows Program Requirements:
On your cover letter, please write a Statement of Purpose/Interest that briefly describes your professional and academic interests as related to employment with Harvard University, and more broadly, the field of Higher Education and how participation in the Administrative Fellowship Program can help advance these interests. Be sure to explain:
1. Why you are seeking a Fellowship
2. What you hope to gain from the experience
3. How you might contribute to the hiring department
Please apply at (Job 50034BR).
Harvard University's Administrative Fellowship Program is one of the cornerstones of our diversity and inclusion efforts. We seek to attract talented professionals, and in particular members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education. The University encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and others who may contribute to the diversity of Harvard’s leadership. To this end, the Administrative Fellowship Program offers a twelve-month talent management experience complemented by a professional development program. Please visit the program's website [] for more details.
This position is a one-year term appointment.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises a part-time student worker.
Physical Demands: May be required to lift or move boxes up to 25lbs in weight and relocate furniture for event set-up.
Salary Grade: 058
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm
Harvard University is 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.
Internal Number: 50034BR

About Harvard University, Physics Department
(As if we need to know....) The Department of Physics at Harvard, with 10 Nobel Prize winners to its credit, engages in teaching and research that spans the discipline and defines its borders, and as a result is consistently one of the top-ranked physics departments in the nation. The Department's greatest resources are the people that fill its classrooms, labs, and offices, as well as state-of-the-art facilities and an outstanding onsite Research Library. For undergraduate concentrators, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers, Harvard's Physics Department features a complete range of opportunities to engage in world-class physics from theoretical to the experimental. Research in the Department seeks to explore and explain fundamental questions that range from understanding the origin of the universe, including string theory, cosmology, and astrophysics, to understanding the visible world of colloids and the world on an ever diminishing scale, from the mesoscale to the nanoscale, condensed matter, atomic and molecular and particle physics.