Harvard Medical School
Reporting to the Director for Professional Integrity (the Director), the Program Manager will support the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Standing Committee on Rights and Responsibilities (SCRR) in the administration of HMS/Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) professional integrity policies, including evaluations and investigations of allegations related to bullying, discrimination, unprofessional relationships and abuse of authority. This position will further support the Committee’s review of findings under the University’s sexual and gender-based harassment policies and the administration of institutional actions resulting from such findings. The position will collaborate, coordinate and support University-Wide efforts to administer Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Bullying policies campus-wide and will support the SCRR’s anticipated role in facilitating the School-based application of these policies when they go into effect. On an as-needed basis, this position will also provide support to ad hoc HMS faculty panels reviewing allegations of research misconduct.
The Program Manager will work with a high level of independence, collaboration, and diplomacy across offices, Schools, and HMS affiliates to ensure that informal resolution of concerns, interim measures, and supportive measures are appropriately and efficiently executed.
This position will take a primary role in developing and administering educational programming related to professional conduct, including bystander intervention techniques and other strategies intended to mitigate the risk of conflict escalation. In doing so, the Program Manager will stay abreast of evolving institutional policies, processes, and federal and sponsor regulations, and adjust the programmatic approach to education accordingly.
One primary responsibility of the role is to take the lead in drafting reports under the direction of the HMS faculty panels and committees. Professional integrity proceedings are subject to a variety of institutional and sponsor-related policies, as well as federal regulations, and include exposure to and management of highly confidential information. The successful candidate will, therefore, have exceptional writing skills and the ability to synthesize complicated scientific and legal information, operating with professionalism and discretion in a complex and dynamic environment at the interface of legal regulations, academic ethics, and scientific excellence. The role also entails several additional administrative responsibilities related to the rigorous and efficient completion of professional conduct and research misconduct proceedings. This includes the establishment and execution of standard operating procedures for case management, tracking of case deadlines and deliverables, and understanding and incorporating legal advice into drafting.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- Minimum of 7 years’ experience with applicable regulations in areas of professional and/or research integrity, including harassment, Title IX, and research misconduct, or other relevant legal experience. Advanced education may count toward years’ experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
- Advanced degree (science or law) is strongly preferred, and interested candidates are required to submit a cover letter and other written work product to demonstrate exceptional writing proficiency.
- Ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five years of related experience, with direct experience interpreting and applying federal regulations, research policies (including harassment reporting policies), and sexual and gender-based harassment laws.
- Extensive, demonstrated experience handling highly confidential materials.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, with experience navigating sensitive topics with a high level of tact, diplomacy and compassion.
- The successful candidate must be self-motivated, resourceful, and able to work in a complex matrix environment at multiple levels of the University.
This position is based in Boston, but the work may be done primarily remote. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.
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- Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
- Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
- Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
- Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
- Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
- Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
- Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
- Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
- Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Department Office Location
USA – MA – Boston
360058 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib
Academic and Research Integrity
00 – Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Criminal, Education, Identity
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values
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.
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.