Harvard University — Director for Teaching and Instructional Leadership Programs

Harvard University

Director for Teaching and Instructional Leadership Programs
Harvard Graduate School of Education
60528BR

Job Summary

As an integral member of the HGSE Professional Education team in our Social Impact and Lifelong Learning (SILL) unit, Portfolio Directors join a dynamic group of colleagues focused onempowering educators tobuild competencies, skills, and networks necessaryto have positive impact in the field of education. Directors build, lead, and cultivate a portion of Professional Education program offerings based on a defined segment of the sector, professional role, competency, and/or topic. All programs are designed to support the SILL and HGSE missions of equipping education leaders, practitioners, and advocates with knowledge and skills to improve student access, opportunity, and success.

The Director for Teaching and Instructional Leadership (TIL) Portfolio is responsible for designing a strategy to build, cultivate, assess, and refine a new portfolio of professional development offerings for teachers instructional leaders in the US and globally. Programs will be delivered in a variety of modalities including on-campus, online live with facilitation, asynchronous online programs, and hybrid models. The Director leads and manages this portfolio in close collaboration with PPE leadership, HGSE faculty, and key institutional stakeholders.
Position Description

Portfolio Development and Management

  • In collaboration with the Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Delivery, research, propose and vet ideas regarding a strategic direction for the overall size and shape of the portfolio with attention to program quality, relevance, accessibility, and sustainability.
  • Serve as an administrative leader of a portfolio of programs and related professional development opportunities as part of HGSE’s Professional Education program designed to support teachers, instructional leaders, and early childhood educators in the U.S. and internationally
  • Collect, analyze, and utilize data to inform PPE decisions about program frequency, updates, and retirements with an eye toward portfolio coherence and reusable assets
  • Build and maintain a deep understanding of the teacher training and professional development sector and proactively cultivate robust relationships with lead organizations and individuals in the field
  • Work with HGSE faculty to explore new Professional Education programs that best serve the needs of the field as informed by data and active discourse with sector leaders and key PPE client organizations
  • Collaborate with faculty on overarching program vision and architecture
  • Inform, monitor, and participate in marketing and admissions processes for assigned programs toward developing optimal cohorts, identifying growth opportunities, and suggesting mitigation strategies for enrollment challenges in partnership with Admissions and Marketing
  • Work closely with the PPE Program Delivery Team to collaboratively plan and execute all aspects of program delivery to ensure a high-quality learner experience in every program modality (residential, live online, asynchronous online, blended)
  • Collaborate with PPE’s Learning Design and Evaluation Team to conduct program debriefs identifying strengths and areas for development

Strategic Outreach and Internal/External Relationship Management

  • Plan and implement strategic outreach to organizations, school systems, government agencies and donors to build robust participant pools for programs in the portfolio
  • Initiate and steward relationships with internal and external stakeholders and expand our network to advance potential new partnerships, programs, with a special focus on enrollment, and funding opportunities
  • Research and document evolving market needs, conduct competitor analysis, and identify subject areas where HGSE faculty bring unique value to the field
  • Negotiate proposals and draft contracts for custom programming where necessary (includes authoring, securing PPE approval, executing, and managing Memoranda of Understanding with partner organizations for custom program delivery and large group enrollments)
  • Liaise with Professional Education teams to support collective design and successful delivery of programs within the portfolio-on time and on budget
  • Lead sector engagement and activities (e.g. webinars, conferences, and direct relationship-building) to ensure field-based constituents and past participants have opportunities for ongoing contact with each other and with HGSE
  • Contribute to organizational practices including strategic planning, market intelligence, pricing and tuition assistance, and the overall business model
  • Other duties as assigned

Resource Management

  • Oversee budgets for programs within the portfolio
  • Ensure that all program iterations meet enrollment targets
  • Manage any grant and/or gift budgets related to the portfolio

Basic Qualifications

  • Graduate degree or advanced certificate in Teaching, Education or related field required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in education sector working with teachers, instructional leaders, and/or organizations that support them
  • Night and weekend hours may be required during peak periods.

Any candidate wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Direct experience teaching or training teachers is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage competing deadlines or priorities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience developing partnerships to achieve strategic goals.
  • Experience working as both a team player and leader across departments.
  • Proven ability to prepare, work within, and manage a budget.
  • Experience in B2B business development a plus.
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and respond effectively to shifting team needs.
  • Experience developing and delivering professional/executive education programs with a leadership or education focus a plus.

Working Conditions

HGSE is currently developing dynamic workplace models which will actively support a combination of on-campus and remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and operational needs allow. You and your manager will discuss the best schedule based on your role and operational need. If your role allows for remote work, please note that all remote work must be performed within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA (Only Exempt), CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Please also note that Harvard will withhold each applicable state’s required tax and other withholdings from your paycheck for the time you work there.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

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.

Job Function
General Administration

Sub Unit
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Location
USA – MA – Cambridge

Department
PPE

Time Status
Full-time

Union
00 – Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity

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.

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.

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