Established as a living memorial to President Kennedy in 1966, the Institute of Politics seeks to inspire Harvard students, primarily undergraduates, to public service, politics and a life committed to public purpose. The IOP is a vibrant center with a proud history of bridging the academy with practitioners through an array of programs and events. The Executive Director must ensure that the Institute's programs and events represent a non- partisan and broad spectrum of politics and build upon the IOP's commitment to encourage diversity, inclusion and belonging across the programs.
Reporting to the Director of the Institute of Politics, the Executive Director will work closely with the Director to manage all aspects of IOP programming and to establish and implement the overall strategy and goals of the Institute, including short- and long-term planning and developing new initiatives for the IOP. Additionally, the Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the IOP including budget development and financial operations. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the School's leadership, faculty, students, Senior Advisory Committee, Fellows, alumni and the broader university community and represent the IOP and Harvard Kennedy School to a variety of internal and external constituency audiences.
The Executive Director will manage a professional and administrative team and supervise program directors and teams in respective areas including the JFK Jr. Forum, Resident and Visiting Fellows Programs, Student Programs, National Conferences and events, Communications, Internships and Career Services and the Harvard Youth Poll, New Members of Congress Program and Campaign Managers Conference while ensuring all activities are integrated into the larger mission of the Harvard Kennedy School.
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Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's Degree required. Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible administrative management experience, including experience in public or political service.
Graduate or professional degree preferred. The IOP seeks an individual who has a passion for politics, ideas and providing opportunities for students to be inspired to lead lives engaged in public purpose. Individuals with experience in managing, motivating, supporting and leading a team strongly preferred. Successful candidates will have experience in shaping and sustaining a program in an academic, public or non-profit setting. Experience working with college students is preferred.
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: 51827BR
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