- Harvard University
- General Business
- Cambridge, MA
Harvard's Financial Administration Department (FAD) is responsible for the stewardship of the University's finances, including related business processes and technology. FAD is dedicated to supporting the teaching and research mission of the University by providing outstanding financial services to the Harvard community; by providing support, guidance and consultation; by working to ensure compliance with University and federal guidelines; by mitigating risk; and by promoting the financial health of the University.
Strategic Procurement is a department within Harvard University's Financial Administration that assists the University community in obtaining the best quality and value for the goods and services purchased from third party vendor relationships by leveraging vendor spend and relationships across the University in support of identifying and reducing total costs; sourcing and procuring quality goods and services in support of superior service and growth; and establishing business partnerships and contracts with preferred vendors and contract vendors.
The Associate Director of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion will be responsible for developing, leading, growing, and maintaining Harvard's University-wide Supplier Diversity and Inclusion (SDI) Program. This is a highly visible position with the opportunity for meaningful collaboration with senior leadership across Harvard University.
Reporting to the Director of Strategic Sourcing, the Associate Director will represent Harvard University in the broader diversity community, including building relationships with key organizations, serving on committees and boards, representing Harvard University at major national supplier diversity events, and serving as a primary contact for Harvard University diverse business relationships.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Directly manage a small team including the Sr. Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Analyst and the Sr. Special Assistant for Inclusive Construction. Define the program scope, establish baseline spend, goals, metrics, reporting standards, and growth strategies. Act as Harvard's Supplier Diversity champion, rallying internal and external resources. Develop training and education for the internal community on the importance and impact of supporting our Diverse Supplier community. Ensure alignment between university-wide SDI initiatives and the Capital Projects/SDI in construction initiatives. Understand and manage to sponsored program/grant requirements. Maintain and enhance SDI website content. Execute a multi-year strategic plan to revitalize Harvard's SDI program.
Typical Core Duties:
Minimum 5 or more years of relevant experience developing and managing a supplier diversity program Procurement experience is a plus The candidate should have established relationships in the supplier diversity community and involvement with national or local chapters of major diversity organizations (e.g. MA SDO, NMSDC, WBENC, etc.) Demonstrated track record of success leading supplier diversity programs across a range of indirect/professional services categories Excellent organizational, analytical, time management skills Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, negotiation skills with strong influencing and persuasive talents Self-motivated, takes initiative; ability to effectively organize, multi-task and prioritize a wide array of initiatives Aptitude for innovation High integrity and ethics
Please provide a cover letter with your application and upload as one document.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening. We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship. This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.
More about FAD:
FAD is committed to an engaging and diverse culture, strong values, and client partnership. The department is led by the Vice President for Finance (VPF), is comprised of eight reporting units:
Office of the Controller Office of Finance and Administration Office of Financial Strategy and Planning Office for Sponsored Programs Office of Treasury Management Risk Management and Audit Services Strategic Procurement Capital Planning and Project Services
For more about the Financial Administration Department and its 8 reporting units, see: http://finance.harvard.edu
Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:
Harvard's commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging is rooted in our belief in drawing on the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity. Our community strives to uphold these beliefs by honoring the rights, differences, and dignity of others andembracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. Harvard aims to foster a campus culture where everyone can thrive, a key to which is ensuring that we each experience a profound sense of inclusion and belonging.
Harvard's Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts, including:
Flexible work environment: FAD supports flexible work arrangements where business needs allow.
Time off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Harvard University Employees Credit Union: Our employees credit union provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs. https://huecu.org
Transportation: 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: A variety of programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services.
Access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Learn more: https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards
Harvard University IT plays an important role in supporting Harvard's commitment by seeking to create, procure and deploy technologies that are accessible to all, including and especially those who live with disability. Harvard welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.
Interview and onboarding activity for this position may be conducted via telephone & Zoom video conferencing, based on the department's current presence on campus.
Harvard is an on-campuscommunityandallpositions are basedin Massachusetts.We currently expect thatemployeesinFAD will work remotelyuntilFall, 2021.Effective October 1st,as a condition of continued employment,all workmust be performed in a statewhere Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT,MA,MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT).
FAD is currently developing hybrid workplace models which actively support remote work (within a Harvard registered state) where business and team needs allow. Any remote scheduling of your work, agreed to by your supervisor, will need to be in a state in which Harvard is registered as an employer as a condition of continued employment. Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will may discussed during the interview process.
Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University's COVID-19 Vaccine Information webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.
Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvard's Coronavirus Workplace Policies website: https://hr.harvard.edu/corona-virus-workplace-policies.
USA - MA - Cambridge
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
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.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required Minimum of 10 years' relevant work experience Supervisory experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.
Minimum 5 or more years of relevant experience developing and managing a supplier diversity program Procurement experience is a plus The candidate should have established relationships in the supplier diversity community and involvement with national or local chapters of major diversity organizations (e.g. MA SDO, NMSDC, WBENC, etc.) Demonstrated track record of success leading supplier management programs across a range of indirect/professional services categories Excellent organizational, analytical, time management skills Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, negotiation skills with strong influencing and persuasive talents Self-motivated, takes initiative; ability to effectively organize, multi-task and prioritize a wide array of initiatives Aptitude for innovation High integrity and ethics
Certificates and Licenses
Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) preferred