Harvard Business School (HBS) is now accepting applications for the role of Director, Social Enterprise Initiative. The Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) aims to educate, support, and inspire leaders across all sectors—private, public, and nonprofit—to solve society's toughest challenges and make a difference in the world. HBS pioneered the concept of
Bachelor's degree required
7+ years of relevant general management experience is required.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Evidence of excellence in a mission-driven, social-impact-focused setting.
Accomplishment within a complex multi-stakeholder environment.
Have a passion for and experience in the field of social enterprise, with a firm cross-sector understanding of the application of management and leadership skills to advance social change.
They will have a proven record of accomplishment within a complex environment, with excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Familiarity with the management and operation of academic programs within a research environment a plus.
The candidate must be self-motivated and creative, as well as adept at managing up, building collaborative relationships throughout the organization, and driving multi-stakeholder processes forward amidst competing priorities.
Capability to support and engage a diverse community of stakeholders.
Demonstrated experience in managing and leveraging a close-knit, experienced team.
MBA or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA-based campus 2-3 days per week. Specific days and schedules will be determined between you and your manager.
We may conduct candidate interviews virtually (phone and/or via Zoom) and/or in-person for this role.
A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
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Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
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