This is a term-limited position with full Harvard University benefits that is funded through June 30, 2023.
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, launched in January 2021, is an innovative youth mentorship program focused on gender and leadership. The program partners current Harvard undergraduates with local high school students through a curriculum focusing on leadership development, history of social movements, and a civic practicum. Participants together challenge limited conceptions of who can be a leader and who belongs in elite institutions of higher education, and build critical skills to drive positive change.
- Reporting to the Associate Director for Pilot Projects, the Emerging Leaders Program Manager is responsible for operational management of the Emerging Leaders Program at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute (HRI);
- Partners with the Associate Director for Pilot Projects and others across the Institute to research, strategically plan, and support the growth and expansion of ELP, including expansion to additional local high schools;
- Works with the Associate Director for Pilot Projects and others to design, plan, and pilot a modified online version of ELP in the summer of 2022 for teens engaged with a positive youth development organization in Massachusetts, including curricular development and implementation;
- Reviews and evaluates pilot summer program upon its conclusion and develops recommendations for potential continuity and growth;
- Manages program timelines; collects, analyzes, and reports on relevant data; communicates outcomes; maintains departmental project and Institute-wide databases, tracking documents, and spreadsheets; raises issues and reports on projects and metrics as needed, orally and in writing. Writes and submits annual reports on ELP program activities in conjunction with the Associate Director for Pilot Projects;
- Manages Harvard student mentor recruitment and training, orientation of mentees from the ELP partner high schools, and the development and implementation of the ELP curriculum and weekly sessions at HRI;
- Collaborates with the Associate Director for Pilot Projects and Student Engagement Specialist to advertise, recruit, interview, and hire lead mentors and other mentors; collaborates with ELP partner high schools to advertise and recruit high school mentees;
- Supervises the ELP lead mentors and coaches them to lead monthly reflection sessions with ELP mentors throughout the program year;
- Works with Schlesinger Library staff to integrate holdings and archives of the Library into the ELP curriculum;
- Partners with the Technology Curriculum Specialist in the review and revision, as needed, of online platform(s) for delivery and retention of ELP program materials;
- Serves as the primary liaison to each ELP partner high school and community-based organization, as well as contractors hired to support the program;
- Collaborates with ELP Facilitator to recruit and manage guest speakers and/or presenters, as needed. Leads ad hoc ELP sessions as needed;
- Assesses current mechanisms to monitor and evaluate ELP and the participants’ experiences, recommends revisions as needed;
- Serves as primary liaison with ELP’s current community-based partners on the social change component of the program. Proposes and evaluates mechanisms to support anticipated growth of the program in relation to social change aspects of the curriculum;
- Represents ELP at HRI and in University-wide initiatives, groups, and organizations with, or in place of, the Associate Director;
- Maintains excellent working relationships and effective communication with staff across the department and Institute, as well as leadership and staff at partner high schools and community-based organizations;
- Other duties as assigned.