Manage the finances, technology and a range of related projects necessary to plan and support large-scale international and domestic field-based learning experiences for 1st and 2nd year MBA students.
Are you a financial or business manager looking for an exciting next step? Do you enjoy developing and supporting systems that create greater efficiency and productivity for yourself and others? Do you want to be part of a team committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in both our workplace culture and in the programs that we support? Do you relish collaborative problem solving in a fast-paced, high-energy environment? Does planning and supporting international and domestic field-based learning experiences for high-achieving graduate business students appeal to you? If so, consider joining the MBA Global Experience Office as our Manager, Business Operations at Harvard Business School.
What You'll Do:
Finance and Budgeting
Collaborate closely with Senior Director and Associate Director on Global Experience Office (GEO) financial planning and reporting, including annual budgeting, quarterly reforecasts, on-demand estimates and historical analysis
Manage invoice and payment tracking for travel providers / destination management companies (DMCs) and other vendors
Oversee expense reimbursement process for students, faculty and staff participating in GEO courses / immersions
Manage term-billing process for student course fees and supplemental charges
Lead QuickBase development, maintenance, and support for all GEO workstreams, ensuring data integrity, compliance with HBS high-risk confidential data protocols, functionality of key reports, and efficiency of critical processes; coordinate with external vendor to create and update customized one-click reports
Manage GEO iPhone program, including planning, deployment, execution, and support of devices for faculty and staff Program Managers (PMs) participating in immersions, assessment travel and emergency coverage
Coordinate biannual Request for Proposals (RFP) process with FIELD Global Immersion (FGI) and Immersive Field Course (IFC) travel providers / DMCs; work closely with Associate Director on travel provider selection
Assist with PM selection, training and resource development; lead creation of PM resources, including QuickBase site content and Essential Info Packs
Maintain GEO staff onboarding processes and documentation; lead training on financial and technical systems and processes
Oversee general office management projects, including purchasing and inventory management
Execute, maintain and track contracts with travel providers and vendors
Coordinate master program insurance policy, mitigating gaps in coverage from individual travel provider policies
Serve as Program Manager annually on IFC or FGI; assist with Operations site assessments and attend trade shows to source travel providers / DMCs and vendors, as needed
Other responsibilities as required
Why You'll Love This Job:
Learn from and contribute to a team of driven staff colleagues focused on planning and supporting international and domestic field-based learning experiences – the complement to the case method – for our MBA students
Work in an office that is committed to challenging racism, inequality and discrimination when we encounter it personally and professionally
Experience a truly impressive degree of operational excellence; collaborate and learn across GEO and other MBA teams
Grow your career here – learn about the inner workings of a world-renowned business school and develop your skills and experience; explore opportunities for MBA-wide committee work
Competitive salary, benefits and professional development opportunities, as well as a commitment to a sustainable work-life integration
Get a first-hand look into the vibrancy of the HBS community and working at HBS here.
Have we piqued your interest? Check out more about the work culture at Harvard Business School and submit your resume and cover letter here.
We look forward to learning more about you and considering your candidacy!
This position is approved as a term appointment with an end date of 6/30/23. There is a possibility of renewal/extension.
During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens.
While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.
A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
4-6 years of professional experience in finance, technology and project management, and or other related work.
Knowledge of financial systems and processes required, and familiarity with project-management software preferred.
Who You Are:
You have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to communicate effectively and diplomatically with others, regardless of their relative position within or outside of the organization
You are highly motivated and detail oriented with strong organizational skills and follow-through
You thrive in a highly collaborative team environment but are equally effective leading projects independently
You find navigating ambiguity more exhilarating than frustrating
You possess excellent judgment and excel at influencing others across the organization
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53840BR
About Harvard University Business School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.