25 days old
2018-01-302018-03-01

Assistant Dean for Human Resources

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

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.

Requirements

Basic Qualification: Bachelor’s degree required, and at least 10-years of professional human resource experience, including at least two years in a supervisory role.

 

Additional Qualifications: Advanced degree and experience in higher education are preferred.

Categories

  • Employee Relations
  • HR Generalist
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
  • Organizational Development
  • Administrative

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