Within the Program on Religion and Public Life (RPL), the Religious Literacy and the Professions Initiative (RLPI) advances an ambitious agenda of curricular and programmatic activity to advance religious literacy across a wide range of professional fields of public engagement – including education, journalism, law, government, public health/humanitarian action and media/entertainment. Working across Harvard graduate schools and in partnership with HDS and Harvard faculty as well as a network of professional fellows and professional organizations, the RLPI includes a program of coursework, a practitioner fellows program, student experiential learning opportunities (including internships and field placements), annual symposia, public events, a robust program of online training opportunities, and professional/executive learning opportunities. The RLPI seeks to realize, over time, transformation in the public understanding of religion within both
Bachelor's 's degree in relevant professional field and at least 7 years management experience, including supervisory experience, preferably in academic, public or nonprofit setting.
Administrative experience, with demonstrated accomplishments in strategic planning, program development and evaluation, and budget oversight.
Advanced degree in religious studies or another relevant field preferred.
Familiarity with a range of professional fields, commitment to principles of religious literacy, and vision for the potential of advancing religious literacy in public life.
Demonstrated ability to forge new partnerships and develop new programmatic initiatives in an academic or professional environment that elevates the leadership of others.
Demonstrated accomplishments in developing cultivating donor relationships, grant-writing, and securing funding.
Personal commitment and prior experience as an effective facilitator, coach and supervisor.
Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and anti-racism in all aspects of programming.
Exceptional interpersonal and networking skills.
Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.
Proven ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, including professionals from diverse fields, faculty, administrators, students and alumnae.
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