The Senior Program Manager for Leadership Development (LD) will play a vital role in the Leadership Team, leading a variety of complex activities related to the program design and operations of all leadership programs through the year reaching almost 900 students at HKS (90% of the HKS student population); recruitment and selection of faculty and practitioners to teach and facilitate workshops; curriculum design and development with faculty and practitioners; oversee the selection and supervision of an LD intern; co-supervise Fellowships and Leadership Development Assistant; and providing day to day program management for the Rubenstein Fellowship of cross sector leaders.
The Senior Program Manager will be an integral part of the Senior Team exercising high level strategy and policy making, leading team activities and across team sub-committee, representing the LD team and Center for Public Leadership (CPL) in external functions, and in large scale fellowship activities.
This position reports to the Director of Fellowship and Leadership Development Programs.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
Manage the design and operations for leadership development programs for non-CPL fellows:
Design, plan and implement intensive co-curricular programs to at least 900 HKS students for all 4 LD programs.
Provide oversight, facilitation and operational support for LD cohort students to self-organize their sessions and for chosen students and student groups to plan and execute annual field experience trips to a U.S. city on a policy issue of their interest.
Oversee website content on LD programs and work closely with the Associate Director for Events and Communications on call for applications on LD programs, LD cohort bios and Dubin Leadership Field Experience (DLFE) information collection and posting on the website.
Oversee and manage selection process all LD programs and for the LD intern for the next academic year.
Develop metrics and evaluation systems to monitor impact of CPL leadership development programs in shaping student career trajectories and in propelling them to lead their communities with greater impact. Create mechanisms to evaluate outcomes of students attending programs including: whether program objectives are met; satisfaction of the program; the extent to which we are selecting the right population of student leaders who are pursuing careers in public service; selectivity of leadership development programming; the impact of leadership development programs in shaping next steps in students' careers and leadership development; access to key leadership networks in CPL and across Harvard.
Manage programs and provide day-to-day program management for the Rubenstein fellowship
Lead the day to day program management for the Rubenstein fellowships for cross sector leaders, conducting intensive programming for 30 outstanding graduate students in business and public policy/public administration pursuing joint master's degrees at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Provide coaching to students to create individualized learning plans for how they will develop core leadership competencies over the course of the academic year.
Coach and support Rubenstein Fellows to self-organize annual field experience trips to a U.S. city focused on cross sector leadership and social innovation, public service projects, and fellows-led leadership seminars.
Oversee Rubenstein Fellowship program budgets.
Work with the Strategic Partnerships (SP) and Events teams in the selection of fellows for special event opportunities.
Co-supervise Fellowship and Leadership Development Assistant who will provide administrative support to LD operations including student reimbursements from trips and events, flight and hotel bookings for guest speakers, room bookings for LD sessions and programming and their corresponding food orders for sessions, workshops and open DLFE sessions.
This position is a benefits-eligible term appointment ending one year from date of hire with possibility of renewal.
Background on Leadership Development programs at CPL: At the Center for Public Leadership (CPL), our mission is to advance the teaching and practice of leadership at Harvard and beyond. One of our principal efforts within that mission is to provide leadership development (LD) programming for the entire student community at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) especially those who are non-CPL fellows. Our LD programs consist of experiences similar to the fellowship programming including: a per semester LD cohort composed of 15-20 students across HKS degree programs, 2-3 faculty-led workshops per semester on key leadership competencies, 2-3 practitioner workshops conducted by leading practitioner in the public, private and non-profit sectors and the Dubin Leadership Field Experience (DLFE) trips in May. CPL engages will about 90% of HKS students every year. This LD programming consist of a variety of intensive co-curricular programs including experiential learning opportunities, faculty and practitioner led seminars, renowned speakers, and service opportunities to help them gain applied leadership skills, enrich their academic experience, and to build lasting ties that help them become powerful forces for change.
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Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree and 4 years of experience including program management.
Masters Degree is preferred. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and strong attention to detail. Background working in the space of leadership development is required. Experience coordinating complex programs and dealing with high-level constituents in a fast paced environment needed. Demonstrated organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and work independently. Ability to manage a budget and PC skills required. Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed. Occasional travel is required. Background in public/private partnerships, nonprofit work, and/or the field of social entrepreneurship desirable but not required. Ability to attend evening events during the academic year.
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.
Internal Number: 46655BR
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