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Harvard University

Student Enrollment Systems Project Director
Harvard Kennedy School

Position Description

Reporting to the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Registrar and Director of Student Enrollment Systems, the Student Enrollment Systems Project Director "Project Director" plans, conducts, and supervises the completion of complex information technology projects in Enrollment Services, requiring high levels of cross-functional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed. May manage several projects and/or programs simultaneously. The Project Director is service-oriented and is expected to incorporate the principles of Inclusive Excellence and Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging best practices to ensure a service approach that reflects cultural competency.

As Project Director, your core duties are:

  • Effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment
  • Assembling and leading a project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project, and resolving team issues
  • Looking across portfolio of projects and identifying issues and dependencies
  • Project discovery
  • Serving as expert regarding scope and project objectives, solution's value and technology, as well as the role and function of each team member
  • Ensuring work completion within schedule, budgetary and design constraints
  • Making decisions about analysis, design and testing; solving complex technical problems; and, when necessary, providing alternative methods for achieving goals
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues to leverage resources for successful project completion
  • Leveraging steering and executive committees for decision-making, change management, and communications
  • Serving as primary contact with user groups and stakeholders
  • Advising Enrollment Services regarding post project operations
  • Acting as an advisor to department managers and staff on data and systems policies
  • Applying Harvard University's IT technical standards and best practices
  • Abiding by and following the Harvard University IT Code of Conduct

Additional Duties:

  • Providing business analyst support for the HKS Student Information System, my.Harvard and backup support for HKS admissions and financial aid systems
  • Providing technical support for the HKS Loan Repayment Assistance Program application
  • Providing Enrollment Services leadership with daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and ad hoc reports for admissions and financial aid, registrar, and enrollment services data analysis
  • Monitoring and responding to Enrollment Services technical support email box
  • Serving as a member of the HKS Data Stewardship Group and HKS IT Affinity Group

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard Kennedy School's Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism

At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership-because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.

Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School's commitment to Diversity Equity, and Anti-Racism.

Job Function
Faculty & Student Services, Information Technology

Sub Unit

USA - MA - Cambridge

Degree Programs & Student Affairs

Time Status

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

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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.

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

  • Minimum of five years' experience post-secondary education or relevant work experience
  • Supervisory Experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

If you have some but not all of the following, we encourage you to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced Excel skills
  • Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipment
  • Knowledge of advanced IT project management principles (e.g. Agile) and software
  • Experience with products by CollegeBoard, Technolutions, and PeopleSoft is a plus
  • Demonstrated cross-functional project leadership experience
  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
  • Attitude that supports an Agile working environment
  • Ability to uphold FERPA and other data privacy regulations and standards

Certificates and Licenses

  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy Project Management Foundations course (or external equivalent) preferred
  • PMP or other relevant certification and experience preferred, e.g., Scrum Master

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 68008024
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Harvard University
  • Position Title: Student Enrollment Systems Project Director
  • Job Function: Admissions Operations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $81,000.00 - $142,800.00 (Yearly Salary)
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