30-Jan-2018 Assistant Dean for Human Resources Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 44670BR
Duties & Responsibilities
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks an accomplished leader to serve in the critically important role of Assistant Dean for Human Resources. This executive will have school-wide accountability for staff human resources policies and practices. As a member of the Dean`s executive team, the Assistant Dean will provide leadership and foster strategic collaborations that drive organizational effectiveness in support of the School`s mission, vision, and values.
Tracing its origins to the establishment of the Lawrence Scientific School in 1847, the SEAS was elevated to School status in 2007. Its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and executive education with total enrollment exceeding 1,500 students. In addition to teaching, a faculty of more than 100 leads world-class research with annual research funding of over $45 million. The School's annual operating budget is over $125 million, with an endowment of $1.3 billion, and a staff of 185 FTE. With an updated mission and vision, and nearing the completion of a major capital campaign, the School is expanding its campus with a stunning 500,000 S.F. complex on Harvard's Allston campus. Combined with its continuing presence on the Cambridge campus, this new facility, the Science and Engineering Complex, located next to the Harvard Business School and Harvard Innovation Lab, will enable the School to continue to thrive and grow.
SEAS Human Resources strives to be strategic in delivering service and solutions that attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce that will advance the School's status as a world-class engineering school. Reporting to the Executive Dean for Administration and Finance, the Assistant Dean will be the principal steward for the School's staff human capital, providing strategic leadership to sustain the School reputation as an employer of choice. The Assistant Dean will establish and promote a vision and strategy that attract, develop, and support a diverse workforce of human resources professionals who will advance the School`s mission. SEAS seeks an Assistant Dean with a successful track record of leadership and management. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity that requires an innovative, highly driven executive who is connected and engaged with faculty and staff, and well versed on contemporary human resource delivery practices. The successful candidate will possess broad human resources knowledge; expertise in strategic, collaborative, and consultative services; a sophisticated approach to organizational leadership; a deep commitment to and experience in developing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community; and technical expertise in key areas of human resources. This leader will also bring experience leading human resources staff and programs in complex and multi-discipline enterprises. The Assistant Dean will demonstrate the core competencies and personal traits necessary for success, including intelligence, sound judgment, strong problem-solving skills, diplomacy, political savvy, a direct and open communication style, decisiveness, tolerance for organizational ambiguity, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and personal confidence, and humility.
Bachelor's degree required, and at least 10 years of professional human resource experience, including at least two years in a supervisory role.
Advanced degree and experience in higher education are preferred.
Note: Both a cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.
SEAS is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Commitment to Diversity
SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
Many SEAS employees are eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements, which may be explored during the interview process.
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard's teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are: educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit www.seas.harvard.edu.
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 or any other characteristic protected by law.