Administrative Fellow for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Harvard University – Cambridge, MA

Job Code

358057 Admin Pro/Indiv Contrib

Duties & Responsibilities

Harvard University s Administrative Fellowship Program is one of the cornerstones of our diversity and inclusion efforts. We seek to attract talented professionals, and in particular members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education. The University encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and others who may contribute to the diversity of Harvards leadership. To this end, the Administrative Fellowship Program offers a twelve-month talent management experience complemented by a professional development program. Please visit the program s website [] for more details.
This position is a one-year term appointment.
As a result of the Universitys work on inclusion and belonging, and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) work on mission, vision, and values, SEAS seeks to increase community engagement around the goal of strengthening our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging. The Diversity and Inclusion and Belonging Fellow, reporting to the Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging is responsible for working with various SEAS offices, including Faculty Affairs, Academic Programs, Human Resources, Communications, and the Senior Administrative Leadership Team, to develop and implement a diversity, inclusion and belonging plan, programming, engagement initiatives, and special projects. The successful candidate will work with constituents from these various areas to assess programmatic needs that support diversity issues and implement appropriate initiatives.
  • Design, develop and deliver a portfolio of programs focused on diversity, inclusion and belonging for all constituents of the SEAS community.
  • Develop in person and e-learning materials promoting diversity and inclusion and coordinate training efforts.
  • Produce documentation around best practices relating to promoting inclusiveness and diversity.
  • Assist in the development and launch of priorities identified in the SEAS Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategic Plan. These priories include a post-baccalaureate program, prospective student visitation program, and K-12 outreach initiatives.
  • Evaluate current diversity and inclusion programming and make recommendations for future initiatives.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree required
  • A minimum of five years experience working with diversity and/or inclusion and belonging efforts in large organizations, non-profits or academic institutions.

Additional Qualifications

  • Master s degree in a related field preferred (e.g., higher education administration, student affairs, counseling).
  • Demonstrated success moving diversity and inclusion goals forward in an organization.
  • At least three years experience working in higher education preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively on multiple tasks.
  • Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends.
  • Commitment to staying current on issues of diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and conducting training and development initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience transitioning projects form the startup phase to an enduring project.

Additional Information

  • Please note that SEAS is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • A cover letter and a resume are required for consideration.

In your cover letter, please include a Statement of Purpose/Interest that briefly describes your professional and academic interests as related to employment with Harvard University, and more broadly, the field of Higher Education and how participation in the Administrative Fellowship Program can help advance these interests. Be sure to explain:
1. Why you are seeking a Fellowship
2. What you hope to gain from the experience
3. How you might contribute to the hiring department

Commitment to DiversitySEAS is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
Many SEAS employees are eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements, which may be explored during the interview process.
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvards teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are: educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit

Job Function

General Administration




USA - MA - Cambridge


SEAS Communications

Time Status



00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade


Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity

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.

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