Program Director, Executive Education

Harvard University

About the organization

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.


Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director, Program Management, directs & manages an assigned portfolio of programs. Programs will include a mix of both multiple and single session open enrollment and contract programs. These programs will take place either on-campus, online or offsite.
Responsible for leading all aspects of assigned programs, including coordinating faculty effort, ensuring participant satisfaction, managing operational staff, and achieving financial targets.

General Purpose: To ensure that Executive Education programs are delivered with excellence

Job Code
360058 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Represents the Kennedy School and Executive Education to faculty and program participants; is prepared and professional in public presentations and meetings; organizes reports and data for faculty chair(s) and senior director of program delivery.


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree plus 2-4 years directly related experience. The Program Director is a professional with
supervisory, financial, organizational, and communication skills, both oral and written. Must be comfortable
speaking before a group; must be both a team player and effective in directing the work of others. Experience with
Zoom technology. Must be willing to work long hours and weekends, while programs are in session. Some travel

Essential Competencies: composure, integrity and trust, time management, customer focus, learning on the fly,
technical learning, boss relationships, written communication, approachability, organizing, functional technical
skills, action oriented, peer relationships, perseverance, priority setting, self development, planning, timely decision
making, financial acumen, drive for results, delegation, managing diversity, presentation skills, building effective
teams, organizational agility, directing others, motivating others, dealing with ambiguity, and comfort around higher

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Knowledge/interest in international development, higher education, and/or public policy desirable. Experience with
Harvard financial systems and processes desirable. Experience with Salesforce a plus


79000 - 107000 Yearly Salary

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