Director, Executive Coaching at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:

Harvard University

Position Title: Director, Executive Coaching

Req ID: 65870BR

School or Unit: Harvard Business School

Description: Position Description

Reporting to the Managing Director, Comprehensive Leadership Programs, the Director, Executive Coaching works to create an environment where Executive Education (ExEd) participants from around the globe participate in various forms of Executive and Leadership Coaching as an integrated part of their ExEd program experience.

  • Manage and oversee the Executive Coaching function in Executive Education, which includes the Assistant Director of Executive Coaching and three (3) coordinators.
  • Hire and manage 100+ Executive Coaches (contractors) who will work with approximately 1,600 ExEd participants annually through 1:1 and group level sessions.
  • Source, train, and evaluate pool of Executive Coaches to meet evolving portfolio needs.
  • Nurture relationships with Harvard Business School faculty and ExEd Program Directors to collaboratively innovate and integrate coaching elements across the ExEd portfolio of programs which include: Open Enrollment Programs, Custom Programs, and Regional Programs.
  • Serve as a center of excellence in Executive Coaching for ExEd.
  • Collaborate and establish relationships with other areas of Harvard Business School and Harvard University as needed.
  • Oversight of communications, materials, and evaluations to coaches and participants.
  • Collaborate with team to create, customize, and maintain materials and coaching content of each program.
  • Provide coaching to ExEd participants and guidance to Executive Coaches on a 'as needed' basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 8 years' relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Other Required Qualifications:
  • Certified in Hogan, ESCI, Kantor, ITC, and/or other methodologies.
  • 10 plus years of experience with executive coaching, consulting, and curriculum design required.
  • Team player with an eye for detail and skills to collaborate with multiple teams in fast-paced, high-energy, often ambiguous, environment.
  • Proven track record of fostering collaboration and effectively functioning within team environments and ideally a higher-ed environment or department.
  • Strong leadership skills and great judgment, plus proven track record of bringing innovation and creativity to complex business issues required.
  • Proven ability to develop trusting working relationships with colleagues, business partners, and clients.
  • Skilled in advanced communication techniques to deliver clear and impactful messages to both internal and external stakeholders and diverse management tiers.
  • Some evenings and weekends required.
Additional/Desired Qualifications:
  • MA/MS or equivalent preferred.
  • Previous experience in executive development helpful.

Additional Information

This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA-based campus 3 days per week. Specific days and schedules will be determined between you and your manager.

We may conduct candidate interviews virtually (phone and/or via Zoom) and/or in-person for this role.

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

About Us

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School ( is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. The School offers two full-time MBA and PhD programs, more than 175 Executive Education programs, and certificates and courses through Harvard Business School Online. For more than a century, Harvard Business School faculty have drawn on their research, connection to practice, global expertise, and passion for teaching to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. The School and its curriculum attract the boldest thinkers and the most collaborative learners who will shape the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.


We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • 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.

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Department Office Location: USA - MA - Boston

Job Code: S0659P FSS Exec Education Prfsnal V

Job Function: Faculty & Student Services, General Administration

Work Format: Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)

Sub Unit: ------------

Salary Grade: 059

Department: Executive Education

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status: Full-time

Pre-Employment Screening: Criminal, Education, Identity

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.

EOE Statement: 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.


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