Harvard Law School (HLS) is a vibrant, student-centered community that provides a comprehensive educational experience to prepare its graduates for legal practice, public service, and academic teaching and scholarship. Established in 1817, HLS is the oldest continually operating law school in the United States and home to the largest academic law library in the world.
Harvard Law School has approximately:
100 tenured or tenure track faculty and 150+ visiting faculty and instructors
1,990 students – 1,750 students in the J.D. program and 240 students combined in the L.L.M. and S.J.D. programs.
1.2 million sq. ft. of on-and-off campus space across 20+ facilities in Cambridge and Jamaica Plain, including 8 residential facilities which provide housing to over 33% of the students
600 regular, full-time and part-time employees
An annual operating budget of over $270 million and an endowment of $1.8 billion
Scope of Role
The Dean for Administration (Ad Dean) reports directly to the HLS Dean and is the School's chief administrative officer. This key leadership position is responsible for the general oversight and management of all administrative functions, including facilities, faculty support services, finance, human resources, information technology, and other business operations. The Ad Dean serves as a trusted advisor to the Dean and works closely with him to plan and manage the School's strategic initiatives and develop its short and long-term financial and operational plans. As such, the Ad Dean is responsible for coordination of all administrative and business matters with the academic mission and programs of HLS and for ensuring communication across administrative and academic units. The Ad Dean also works closely with Harvard's central administration and other senior leaders and administrators at other schools and affiliated organizations.
Key Responsibilities The Ad Dean also:
Oversees the School's financial portfolio, ensuring that HLS uses resources effectively and efficiently, and keeps a strong financial position while making strategic investments in people, projects, and facilities.
Guides HLS' human resources management, ensuring the School continues to attract, develop, and retain the best employees.
Determines security strategies, significant capital projects, smaller facilities enhancements, regular maintenance, and the management and usage of HLS facilities and physical assets.
Oversees the information technology systems and infrastructure, ensuring faculty, students, and staff have access to current hardware, software, and services that are flexible and responsive to their needs.
Serves as a focal point for a wide range of administrative issues and requests.
Provides information and support and works closely with the senior management team.
Conducts long-range planning for administrative services and capital projects.
Provides leadership for extensive capital, space planning, and construction programs.
Actively participates and may chair a variety of school-wide committees.
Represents HLS on University-wide committees, serving as a liaison to the University on behalf of the School.
Promotes and fosters the sense of community and standards for which the School is recognized.
Outstanding leadership, management, and interpersonal skills.
Strong financial acumen with a thorough understanding of complex budget planning.
Ability to make tough/timely decisions and say “no” when appropriate and necessary.
Impeccable judgment and high personal/professional integrity.
Team player who works well with the Dean and other executives.
Deft crisis manager and communicator who can deal with a wide range of management issues.
Collegiality/Fun to work with
Please note, there is an internal candidate for this position.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. For more information and to apply please visit http://bit.ly/2gRwpIa *Basic Qualifications
Candidates must have a bachelor's degree and at least 15 years of extensive and relevant experience working in progressive management roles.
An advanced degree in business, finance, law or a related field is preferred. The ideal candidate will have well-developed skills in motivating and managing a senior leadership team, the proven ability to work effectively across a complex organization, and a collaborative and consultative interpersonal style. Higher education management experience is preferred, but not required; although, ideal candidates will be called upon to develop a deep working knowledge of the culture, history, and work of the School including the various constituencies it serves: faculty, students, staff, alumni, external stakeholders, industry thought leaders, etc.