Associate Director of Education

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS

The Center for Bioethics's mission is to bring together the rich intellectual resources of the medical school faculty with health professionals and scientists from our affiliated teaching hospitals, departments across Harvard, and colleagues from other institutions worldwide to ensure that scientific progress, medical therapeutics, and health care practices proceed hand-in-hand with reflection about the profound moral questions raised by advances in the life sciences.
The Associate Director of Education will:
  • Hire, train, and supervise the Education staff, beginning with an Education Coordinator and Staff Assistant with responsibility for administrative and program support of the Master of Bioethics degree, Fellowship in Bioethics, and Responsible Conduct of Research program.
  • Serve as an Associate Director of the Master of Bioethics program with responsibilities for:
    • Student experience from on-boarding and orientation through alumni management
    • Academic progress oversight, counseling, and planning with students on conduct and other issues and APRB process and reporting. Meets with students and faculty to discuss program expectations and policies. Ensures follow-up and resolution.
    • With the Master's Program Director, prepares and updates the Master of Bioethics section of the HMS Graduate Student Handbook, including program-specific policies and procedures.
    • In conjunction with Capstone Director, will oversee and manage capstone placements, milestone monitoring, and mentor engagement
    • Develops and offers faculty professional development opportunities with Center faculty directors and other colleagues at Harvard Medical School and Harvard University.
    • In conjunction with Program Director, oversee recruitment and admissions
    • Student resources and compliance oversight
    • Oversee Writing Support utilization and other program offerings
  • In conjunction with the Fellowship Director, oversees the Fellowship experience to ensure smooth operation and integration of the program into the Center's many other activities.
    • Participate in the Fellowship at no cost in the first full year of the position in preparation for assuming advising, mentoring, and teaching roles commensurate with experience
    • After completion of Fellowship year, in conjunction with Fellowship Director, oversee recruitment and admissions.
  • Work with Faculty Directors of monthly consortia to develop learning objectives and evaluation each academic year. Serve as a resource and bridge between the event staff and the faculty.
  • Manage the Center for Bioethics partnership in the Responsible Conduct of Research program offered in conjunction with the Office for Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Oversee program evaluation and assessment for all educational programs. Ensure data-informed decision-making and a culture of continuous improvement within the Center programs at the Core leadership and staff levels.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary


Masters degree plus 7+ years of progressive program management experience.
Project and staff management experience preferred. Experience in strategic planning, and strong organizational and managerial skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Experience working with a variety of constituents. The applicant should be trustworthy and diplomatic, with a high energy level, and with excellent leadership, management and organizational skills. They should be able to work effectively with other directors and faculty, anticipate and resolve problems.
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: 51199BR
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