Soon to be part of the newly announced Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University, the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is an ambitious joint effort of Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School in close collaboration with and funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies to advance leadership, management, and innovation in cities. Now in its fourth full year, the Initiative equips mayors and senior city officials with the skills, tools, and techniques to tackle the leadership and management challenges they face in their cities. The initiative also aims to identify and fill gaps in research on city leadership, to generate new and customized curriculum, and to develop the next generation of city leaders through its work with students.
The City Support and Student Engagement team within the Initiative leads the relationship management with the Initiative's growing network of cities. The team's primary focus is to ensure effective and transferable learning for each cohort of city leaders that enters a program and experiential learning opportunities for students. Key areas of work include:
The team will also lead the development of several new programs in the new Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University, including programming for additional senior leadership positions in city hall, a post-graduate fellowship program, and the 100 Days program detailed below.We are committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive team of staff, students, and faculty and we seek candidates who share our commitment and values.
Reporting to the Senior Director for City Support and Student Engagement, the Program Director for City Support will serve an integral role in working with cities, faculty, and partners to build, manage, and improve yearlong programming and support. Specifically, the Program Director will serve as the owner and product manager for 1-3 programs each year, including programming in one of the three Bloomberg Harvard tracks listed above.
Nurture a Network of Support
Manage Engagements with Cities
To ensure effective and cohesive product outputs for these programs, the Program Director will be responsible for aligning and integrating the work of the research team, the curriculum team, the teaching team, and city support services.
Bachelor's degree and at least 7 years of progressively responsible experience inclusive of supporting cities, working for cities or other similarly complex organizations, or providing technical assistance to cities on innovation, strategy, operations, or service delivery.