Alumni & Development, Career Development, Legal Education, Student Life
Associate Director of Mentoring and Advising Harvard Law School 45869BR
Duties & Responsibilities
The Associate Director of Mentoring and Advising will be a key member in a small team responsible for the successful launch and implementation of a new directory, mentoring and advising platform for Harvard Law School students and alumni. This position will be working against tight deadlines and will be working closely with both business owners and the Information Technology team.
This role will be responsible for the implementation of a new mentoring, advising and directory platform for Harvard Law School students and alumni. This involves revamping and consolidating several existing, but disparate systems as well as creating new programs in a more sophisticated platform. While no technical background is required, must be comfortable navigating online platforms and databases.
Work closely with HLS IT team for project implementation work to understand technical requirements, interfaces with other HLS systems and documentation required.
Collaborate with HLS departments on implementation of strategic goals for the program; collect historical knowledge from departments on prior program successes and challenges.
Create and curate content to help both advisors and advisees make the best use of their connections and relationships.
Communicate with both student-facing offices and alumni relations and development team in order to ensure that the platform is accessible and relevant to all audiences. Demonstrate product at various implementation stages and incorporate feedback from offices and users.
Develop launch and marketing strategy in conjunction with Communications Office, Dean of Students Office and Alumni and Development Office, as well as plan for ongoing communication with community members to drive engagement.
Appropriately segment communication, programming, content for different programs and constituent groups with different levels of engagement advising needs.
Solicit feedback from users in the form of surveys, focus groups, targeted, events, etc. Work closely with key student groups and alumni-led organizations.
Recommend key milestones and metrics for measuring success of programs. Use data from system, user surveys, and focus groups to make recommendations to offices about program changes. Advise on key variables for creating meaningful advising and mentor matches.
Identify new opportunities for program growth.
Manage the Mentor and Advising Program Administrator, also a term position, hired for this project implementation.
Basic Qualifications B.A. and a minimum of 7 years of work experience required. Additional Qualifications J.D., M.Ed. or other relevant degree preferred. Seeking a candidate with extensive knowledge of best practices in mentoring and advising programs either in higher education or in the employment context. Some experience in student services, career advising and/or alumni relations or event management preferred. Prior experience with program/project implementation also preferred (Agile or Scrum process). Harvard or higher education administration experience a plus. Demonstrated ability to triage and prioritize a high volume of time-sensitive tasks and communications. High level of independent judgment, initiative, discretion, collegiality, integrity, professionalism, confidentiality, and attention to detail required. Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills necessary. Additional Information This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to June 30, 2019, subject to funding and departmental need. Possibility for extension exists.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Admissions. This position will also work closely with the Dean of Students and the Dean for Alumni Relations and Development Offices, and other departments as needed, after the initial implementation stage in order to drive student and alumni engagement with the platform.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
All offers to be made by Harvard Law School Human Resources.
EEO Statement 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.