The Administrative Manager/Director of Administration is responsible for the administrative leadership and organization of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC), a mid-sized interdisciplinary department focused on the languages, history, religions, literary traditions, and film and media of China, Japan, Korea, Inner and Altaic Asia, and Vietnam.
The Director works closely with the Chair on strategic planning, the work of departmental committees, faculty affairs, and visiting committees; oversees core organizational elements such as financial planning, human resources, sponsored research, and facilities management; and coordinates faculty searches and reviews. The Director serves as the department's primary source of FAS policy information and interpretation.
The Director supervises a staff of six direct reports located in three campus buildings. Collectively the staff support 60 faculty, 75 graduate students, and 20-30 undergraduate concentrators, plus a large cohort of 1,000 language students.
All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
B.A. degree and 6+ years of progressively responsible administrative and management experience; demonstrated experience working in a diverse environment; experience supporting and managing staff.
Candidate must possess strong operational, analytical, interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills. Must possess ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Must be experienced working with constituencies that include faculty, staff, and students as well as international guests and scholars. Interest in East Asia and familiarity with Harvard and the FAS are plusses.
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: 53323BR
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