Working in close partnership with the Middle East Initiative's faculty director and MEI program staff, the Associate Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the Initiative. This includes:
Managing and allocating budgets and expenses;
Working with the faculty director to raise funds to support the program;
Managing relations with donors and partners in the United States and in the region.
Ensuring financial and policy compliance with Harvard, the Kennedy School, and Belfer Center's policies and procedures.
Overseeing and mentoring a small permanent staff;
Promoting, leading, and managing the fellowship and visiting scholars programs, including overseeing recruitment and selection of research fellows and participating in mentoring;
Overseeing faculty and student research grants programs and public events and outreach
Managing a weekly internal research seminar and other activities for fellows and staff;
Organizing workshops and conferences in Cambridge and abroad;
Working with the faculty director to conceive and direct high-impact research and policy outreach efforts;
Overseeing preparation of publications; and
Coordinating policies and procedures and identifying opportunities for synergistic activities with the rest of the Belfer Center
Overall, the Associate Director is expected to help build a cooperative, respectful, and energetic community; to maintain the highest standards of excellence; and to identify and take advantage of opportunities for growth.
This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment from one year of date of hire, with the possibility of renewal. Now in its 25th year, the Middle East Initiative is an interdisciplinary research and policy outreach effort to address key policy challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa. For more information visit the program's website: belfercenter.org/mei. Please note: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with transition to onsite in Cambridge, Massachusetts when the office reopens. We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.Salary Range: $67,700-$113,900Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity.Harvard Kennedy School's Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and BelongingAt Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership—because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Harvard offers a generous benefits package including:
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