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Harvard University Portfolio Dir, Fcs'd Pgms, EE in Cambridge, Massachusetts

64761BRAuto req ID:64761BRJob Code:S0659P FSS Exec Education Prfsnal V Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Portfolio Director, Focused Programs, Executive EducationSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:Other Required Qualifications:

  • In addition to the 8 years of experience listed above, we also require additional 2+ years of experience in higher education, executive education, corporate talent and leadership development, or professional service firm.

  • High EQ, intellectual curiosity, and drive

  • Analytical skills, and ability to enjoy and thrive in a highly collaborative and often ambiguous environment

  • Superior written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills

  • Excellent project management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with digital learning platforms, pedagogy and design

Additional Information:This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA based campus 2-3 days per week. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

We may conduct candidate interviews virtually (phone and/or via Zoom) and/or in-person for this role.

A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here EducationPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentityJob Function:Faculty & Student Services, General AdministrationSchool/Unit:Harvard Business School 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.Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience

Position Description:The Portfolio Director at Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education will oversee the delivery of executive education programming, which may include design, development, logistics management, program analysis, and project management.

Portfolio Director is responsible for ensuring overall success of a portfolio of open-enrollment executive education programs. Reports to Managing Director, Focused Programs. This program role resembles a product-management position, has P&L responsibility, and collaboratively achieves desired outcomes within a matrix of Sales and Marketing, Program Delivery, Enrollment and Admissions Services, Finance and Information Technology (IT)/data management contributors.

  • Works as member of Open Enrollment (OE) team to shape and implement a strategy for assigned program portfolio that maximizes faculty development, educational impact for participants/sponsoring organizations, and financial contribution.

  • Manages programs through entire life cycle, including: work with faculty on new ideas, collaborate with marketing/sales teams, work with partners across HBS and/or other entities to leverage relevant resources, oversee admissions process, partner with OE colleagues and program delivery teams, and evaluate effectiveness of program, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

  • Working with applicants, corporate contacts, and Executive Education (ExEd) Sales & Marketing team, develops relationships to manage enrollment and understand the needs of our clients (global executives). Develops comprehensive knowledge of School's existing intellectual capital and teaching and learning models; ensures ongoing systematic understanding of new content and methodologies.

  • With faculty and Executive Education leadership, creates new programs/refreshes existing ones. Tracks program performance and is involved in creating and analyzing program metrics. Develops strong relationship with Sales & Marketing teams to understand market demand, and with Program Operations to successfully deliver logistical aspects of program.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-SA1About Us:Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School ( ( is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. The School offers two full-time MBA and PhD programs, more than 175 Executive Education programs, and certificates and courses through Harvard Business School Online. For more than a century, Harvard Business School faculty have drawn on their research, connection to practice, global expertise, and passion for teaching to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. The School and its curriculum attract the boldest thinkers and the most collaborative learners who will shape the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.