Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging

Harvard Law School  |  Cambridge, MA

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Posted July 21, 2021

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging

Job Type: Administrative
Location: Cambridge, MA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit,
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 35249

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred,
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Other
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred,
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Other
Experience:

Position Description

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

Cambridge, MA

 

Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging

 

The Assistant Dean manages the Office of Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging (CEEB). The Assistant Dean serves as a key advisor to all student services offices, supports the missions of Harvard Law School (HLS) student organizations, and provides support and programming that helps ensure that HLS’s 1,800 students feel connected to the larger HLS community and affinity in smaller environments.

 

This position reports to the Associate Dean for Student Services.

 

As Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging you will:

  • Develop, implement, and refine programs supporting leaders of HLS Student Organizations and Journals, as well as oversee compliance of those organizations. with all applicable University and Federal policies, procedures, and
  • Provide student organizations with guidance and advising including training, strategic planning, and financial oversight. Collaborate with leadership in the strategic planning and policy development for all matters related to student organizations.
  • Provide mentoring, support, and programming for historically underrepresented groups and first generation college/low income undergraduates and connects them with the resources necessary to thrive in an elite professional school
  • Collaborate with HLS leadership team on all questions bearing on the overall climate of the school community, including student concerns relating to diversity, equity, and belonging.
  • Collaborate and provide thought partnership to student services team on the best practices and programming to support diversity, equity, and belonging
  • Further develop Amicus, Harvard Law School’s student and alumni directory, community- building platform, and advising network, and opportunities for expansion of this tool among both student and alumni Set strategic vision for continued growth of mentorship programs for all students.
  • Responsible for effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work
  • Develop, manage and oversee departmental budget and oversee financial compliance for staff and projects. Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and

 

Qualifications. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required, with a JD strongly preferred. A minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience, including supervisory responsibility, is required. Candidates should have extensive experience in student services and knowledge of best practices in mentoring programs in higher education. Demonstrated experience in planning and prioritization of projects, programs and activities, using sound judgment while meeting organizational requirements and maintaining accountability are essential. Candidates must demonstrate a high level of independent judgment, initiative, discretion, collegiality, integrity, professionalism, confidentiality, and attention to detail, and have an understanding of how individuals’ lived experiences impact the needs of multiple constituencies. Candidates must have strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills. Candidates should have the ability and readiness to accommodate extended work hours, including evening and weekend professional obligations.

 

Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for five professional references who can speak about the candidate’s qualifications for this appointment. Named referees will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior consent. Chuck O’Boyle of C. V. O’Boyle, Jr. LLC is leading the search. Expressions of interest, applications, nominations and inquiries should be directed to Mr. O’Boyle at chuck@cvoboyle.com.

 

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.


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