Associate Director, Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Massachusetts

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 6, 2014
Type Executive
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

JOB REQ # 31282BR

The Associate Director for the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities will be responsible for managing administration, finance, and operations of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities with overall responsibility for effective and timely management of projects and programs.


  • Manages annual budgets and oversees the tracking of monthly budget records; reviews gift, sponsored research, and investment accounts; manages grant proposals and sponsored research contracts; oversees purchasing, expenditures, and other financial processes.
  • Establish and disseminate the Centers policies, particularly focused on new appointments, finances, and general administrative processes. Provide strategy for administration and internal governance (policies and procedures).
  • Work with Faculty Directors in writing annual reports, executive summary and other strategic reports as necessary.
  • Oversee the internal appointment process for post-doc fellows, research assistants, research associates and other academic appointments. 
  • Represent the Center at public events and University meetings as needed. Develop and maintain corporate partnerships. 
  • Oversees the Centers events schedule including conferences, lecture series, and workshops.
  • manages the Center's communications, outreach and external relations programs for expanding constituencies within the university and outside, including newsletters, mailings, publications dissemination, web site development and press releases; writes a wide variety of material used to promote the Center and its programs;
  • Other related duties as needed



B.A. required with minimum of 8 years experience in academic administration and program management required.  Excellent writing skills and the ability to synthesize data in clear written form are required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint and Excel required.



Advanced academic degree or MA in Design, Economics or Business preferred.  Excellent problem-solving, organizational and conceptual skills.  8+ years' increasingly responsible experience in academic administration and fund raising.  Strong administrative and management experience within higher education or not-for-profit organization.  Capable of effectively managing multiple projects and responsibilities.


This is an externally funded, term appointment for two years from date of hire, with possibility of renewal.

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