Overall Summary: The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) is seeking an entrepreneurial, creative, forward-thinking, and technically-conversant Manager of Resource Adoption and Impact. This important function will coordinate across offices within the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, members of HILT's Teaching and Learning Consortium, and the broader network of instructors and academic professionals involved in teaching and learning improvement across the University. The incumbent will be passionate about bringing new pedagogical tools, models, and products to the classroom and increasing the portfolio of pedagogical practices available to instructors, departments, degree programs, and Schools. Reporting to the Director of the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (though this reporting line may change as additional programming and staffing transitions take place over the coming year), the Manager of Resource Adoption and Impact will work with a tremendous team of dedicated individuals to reach the mission and goals of the position in a complex organization.
The incumbent will work with the senior leadership within the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning office to identify and prioritize the pedagogical tools, models, and projects that are ready for the classroom and other educational settings, and build bridges to those settings by working with members of the university community in a variety of ways. The Manager of Resource Adoption and Impact will drive, manage, measure, and evaluate progress and costs in a competing-priority environment, including writing compelling documents that keep the leadership, stakeholders, and the community well informed and will capture the interest and influence of faculty, course instructors, and staff in integrating the tools, products, and models that have been developed. The successful candidate will be a highly effective communicator across constituency groups, being able to bridge varying levels of technical understanding. Although not needing the skills to be a developer, he/she will understand the opportunities for and barriers to integration of new tools within existing systems, and be able to problem-solve to optimize the ability for instructors to try out and adopt new tools. The successful candidate will demonstrate careful attention to detail, consistent work effort over time, and the ability to creatively problem solve for short- and long-term outcomes.
The ideal candidate is an exceptional communicator, influencer, project manager, team player, and administrator, who possesses excellent consultative selling skills, project management skills, and the ability to drive value.
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Typical Duties and Responsibilities include:
Outreach and Implementation:
Plans, designs and develops communication of strategic initiatives and goals with multiple stakeholders to ensure consistency with mission and to meet clients' (individual instructors, departments, academic professional staff, and in some cases Harvard Schools).
Creates and manages implementation of marketing and publicity strategies.
Effectively conducts and manages all phases and aspects of consultative
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor's degree required.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant, progressive experience.
Advanced knowledge of project management.
Knowledge of the educational technology landscape.
Preferred advanced degree.
Strong written and verbal communication, relationship management, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated strong track record of building relationships to create new networks and to identify new opportunities and markets
Previous experience working in higher education or a research organization desirable.
Outstanding presentation skills, negotiation and influencing skills.
Ability to network and maintain contacts.
Current market knowledge and experience.
Demonstrated track record of goal achievement.
Familiar with education related technology/digital solutions.
Excellent organizational skills and time management skills with demonstrated ability to meet/exceed deadlines.
Creative problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking skills.
Ability to work effectively in an environment of fast moving targets with minimal oversight in a fluid environment.
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: 44862BR
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