Reporting to the Director of the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT), the Director of Strategic Projects and Innovation Grants will be responsible for several critical activities of the Initiative. One such activity is oversight and management of HILT's grant program – currently with 100 plus projects that have either been completed or are underway, along with management of new grant rounds expected each semester. This includes overseeing and communicating with a team of readers, providing feedback and support to the grant faculty selection committee, and managing a coaching team for awarded projects. It also includes pre- and post- award meetings with applicants and awardees as well as integration of grant deliverables for dissemination and impact reporting.
A second critical activity, for at he first year of the term and perhaps beyond, is management and oversight of up to ten related but independent curricular mapping efforts, from design through delivery. This includes development of project scoping documents, clear and regular communication with key constituencies including faculty, technical developers, HILT's director, and potentially students to create synergies and sharing of best practices across projects. It will also involve analysis to support the needs of a range of curriculum mapping "clients," including identification of data sources that will inform their projects, highlighting challenges and opportunities related to those data sources, collecting and compiling data, and analyzing and summarizing findings. The incumbent will also develop a strategic roadmap for scaling effective curricular mapping activities and integrating them into university systems so that they expand in a sustainable manner.
The Director of Strategic Projects and Innovation Grants will also develop, in collaboration with the Director of HILT and others, a strategic plan for the next three years of the Initiative, to include a roadmap for HILT resource integration and methods for effectively involving students in HILT's activities.
This is a term position for the period of 3 years.
Salary Grade: 059
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor's degree, plus at least ten years' experience in managing complex activities within the higher education sector or similar.
Advanced degree a plus. Strong directorial, written and verbal communications skills as well as careful attention to detail and execution of follow-through on all activities. Relationship building and development. Excellent independent judgment. Understanding of organizational systems. Proactive attitude and willingness to pitch in whenever necessary to meet overlapping deadlines and deliver on multiple projects. Constructive approach coupled with affirmative idea generation. Positivity, energy, flexibility, and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a highly decentralized organization.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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