Harvard Business School's Doctoral Programs consist of 130+ students across 8 different programs. Join a small, dynamic and dedicated team, where you will have the opportunity to focus on a range of higher education administration; the Doctoral Programs Office manages admissions, course planning, registration and enrollment, student services, progress tracking, career planning, and commencement. This job is for you if you are interested in many different aspects of higher education and care deeply about the student experience!
This role specifically focuses on registrar services and dissertation support, reporting to the Assistant Director, Doctoral Programs.
Works closely with the Assistant Director on course planning; maintains a detailed multi-year course schedule to ensure students can complete their requirements.
Coordinates and communicates important deadlines, helping students and faculty to navigate multiple academic calendars, policies and platforms.
Maintains confidential academic records, uploads data into student information systems and uses reporting tools to ensure accuracy.
Provides front-line tech support to faculty and students.
Assists with logistics related to dissertation defenses including scheduling, communications and reporting.
Assists with all university-wide commencement preparations and day-of activities.
Supports co-curriculum events, including scheduling and planning.
Supports financial processes for student research and travel fellowships.
Joins the team in supporting all hands-on deck activities such as, admit day, orientation, social events, etc...
Responsible for other duties as assigned
High school diploma, GED or equivalent required.
5 years of experience in project coordination, IT systems, student support, or similar fields is required.
Education beyond high school may count toward experience.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) experience is a must.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Demonstrated initiative and ability to work as part of a team.
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to leverage IT systems and reporting tools to streamline processes.
College degree preferred.
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 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.
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Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
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