The Harvard Education Publishing Group publishes books on education practice, policy, and scholarship under the imprint Harvard Education Press and the Harvard Educational Review, a generalist scholarly journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for innovative thinking and research in education.
Our mission is to contribute to the knowledge and greater understanding of educational issues that are of central importance in our society today. We are committed to serving as a forum for different perspectives within the field of education and to participating in current debates through a variety of media.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships, the Executive Director will:
Oversee all aspects of the HEPG operations, including production and marketing of the Harvard Education Press books and the Harvard Educational Review
Develop and implement a strategic vision and plan for the future of HEPG that serves the field, builds on current strengths, responds to the rapidly-changing market, and aligns with the strategic direction of HGSE
Oversee the editorial and publishing policies at HEPG, working closely with the Editor in Chief of the Harvard Education Press and the student leaders of the Harvard Educational Review
Collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief and the Acquisition Editor(s) to support current Harvard Education Press authors and create relationships with new authors
Manage the finances of HEPG, including an annual budget of approximately $3 million
Assess and implement opportunities for HEPG to globalize its content and outreach
Increase HEPG's service to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all aspects of its operations
Leverage social media and other channels to increase the visibility of HEPG's publications, working collaboratively with HGSE's Marketing & Communications team
Extend and deepen connections across HGSE in mutually beneficial collaborations that advance the mission of the school and create new opportunities for HEPG, especially in partnership with Professional Education
Explore opportunities to collaborate more deeply with Gutman Library
Forge strong relationships with HGSE faculty as authors, editors, members of the Editorial Advisory Board, and experts in the field
Seek opportunities to innovate across all of HEPG's activities
Capitalize on HEPG's membership in national associations
Partner with colleagues across HGSE (e.g., Professional Education, Gutman Library, Marketing & Communications) and Harvard
Lead the HEPG team and creative an inclusive working environment
Build and retain a diverse team, providing exceptional leadership and effective supervision of the HEPG team
Model inclusive leadership in team meetings, hiring actions, performance management, opportunities for growth, and mentorship
Through the supervision of the team members, oversee the carrying out of all administrative and operational activities related to HEPG.
Serve as a resource to all direct reports, stepping in as needed to provide additional support and/ or coverage
HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.
HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms, and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows each individual to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school. We do this by:
Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;
Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged;
Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation;
Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;
Communicating transparently and respectfully; and
Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment
We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.
About the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community that values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu
Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Minimum 10 years experience in publishing
Experience managing a team
Background with academic publishing
Experience in publishing for practice and policy
Experience in publishing production processes and sustaining an efficient operation
Experience managing a budget of a commensurate size to that of HEPG
Experience in innovating in product development and/or marketing, including strategic use of social media
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
All candidates wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to a resume and indicate meeting basic qualifications.
Once Harvard resumes regular operations this position will no longer be remote and work will be performed on campus in Cambridge MA.
Proven ability to build relationships with a diverse group of authors/scholars
Example(s) of building partnerships and cultivating networks
Exceptionally strong writing and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Building mutually-beneficial relationships
Leveraging networks, internally and externally
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: 53939BR
About Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.