Associate Director, Student Support (Sexual assault & gender-related concerns)
Harvard Business School
October 9, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Mental Health/Social Services
Are you a counselor looking to create an optimal learning and living environment for graduate students? Are you looking to broaden your impact by equipping students to be leaders who ensure gender equity? Are you excited about being part of a collaborative team deeply committed in helping students thrive and overcome challenges? If so, consider the Associate Director role, where you will be a member of the broader MBA Student & Academic Services (SAS) group with a specific focus on sexual assault and gender-related issues, and programming.
In this uniquely blended role, you get the best of counseling and higher education administration – spending about half your day meeting 1:1 with students and the other half collaborating on and leading unique initiatives and projects.
What you’ll do:
Meet with students, helping them:
Successfully address a full range of academic and quality of life issues
Navigate and feel supported after facing sexual assault or harassment, guiding them to the range of resources available and providing a supportive presence throughout the reporting and recovery process as needed
Lead and collaborate on SAS efforts related to Title IX, Gender, and Sexual Assault:
Participate in the development and implementation of the local climate survey to assess awareness of Title IX issues, prevalence of violations, and response capability
Partner with the HBS Title IX Coordinator to inform mitigation and education efforts
Deliver bystander training related to responsibilities and intervention; consider new training tools (e.g. online guides, video shorts)
Develop and deliver a community education campaign on sexual assault and harassment awareness, prevention, and response through programming, on-line training, informational materials, presentations, and related outreach efforts for HBS MBA and Doctoral Students in partnership with MBA faculty, staff leadership, and student groups
Partner with student groups (e.g. Manbassadors) and section leadership to develop a deep understanding of the student experience and issues
Support team efforts:
Manage and participate in the 24/7 on –call sexual assault hotline for students, ensuring team members have the proper training and certification, scheduling the on-call rotation, overseeing documentation, reviewing and assessing protocol
Remain current on and serve as a resource regarding legal guidelines related to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Title IX, Civil Rights and related legislature; act as a resource for other members of the MBA & Doctoral staff
Basic Qualifications: MA/MS in psychology, social work, or related field with 7+ years’ of experience.
Who you are:
You are an advocate who evokes confidence with their constituency, remains balanced, and open-minded
You are comfortable, eager, and able, both in terms of concept-design and implementation of educational programming
You are comfortable in 1:1 meetings with students or presenting in front of larger groups
Why you’ll love this job:
Make an impact by meaningfully engaging with students as they shape their MBA experience- we love our students!
Join a group of talented staff and faculty colleagues committed to excellence in the delivery of our mission to “educate leaders who make a difference in the world”
Grow your career here- be exposed to the inner workings of a world-renowned business school and develop your skills and experience
Experience a truly impressive degree of operational excellence
Have we peaked your interest? Check out more details about the position and submit your resume and cover letter to 46515BR on Harvard Careers. Check out the work culture at Harvard Business School www.hbs.edu/employment. We look forward to learning more about you and considering your candidacy!
HBS MBA Support Services focuses on providing both academic and non-academic support for all students with a goal of ensuring a successful HBS experience. Each team member is responsible for providing academic support, student assessment for well-being, and developing and implementing programming to support the student experience.
Additional Information :
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About Harvard Business School
The HBS community is truly unique: the campus is a workplace that is both beautiful and varied. The faculty and staff are from all over the world and the School is consistently on the cutting edge of business evolution. To work here is an opportunity to be a part of a community that is passionate about what we do. Most employers will say that they are different but at Harvard Business School, we really are. We are fortunate to straddle the worlds of academia and business, so we tend to operate with a more corporate mentality than you might expect in other academic settings. As one of the middle-sized professional Schools within Harvard, HBS is small enough for people to know each other, yet large enough to provide opportunities.