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Associate Director for Licensure

Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
$105, 000
Date posted
Mar 13, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Any candidate wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume.

Associate Director for Licensure will oversee all aspects of educator licensure programs at HGSE. This role is responsible for maintaining compliance with state licensure regulations, coordinating licensure operations, analyzing licensure data, and supporting students through the licensure process. This role reports to the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services and is part of the unit’s leadership team.


  • Create and maintain centralized systems for all HGSE licensure programs
  • Engage with faculty, administration, students, alumni, and partners to gather licensure data
  • Coordinate with degree programs to communicate and implement licensure policies
  • Analyze and report licensure data for compliance and program improvement
  • Supervise licensure staff including the Fieldwork Administrator and Program Coordinators
  • Stay updated on state licensure regulations and ensure HGSE program compliance
  • Communicate regulatory changes to stakeholders and collaborate on program modifications
  • Submit program approval requests and documentation to the state department of education
  • Maintain licensure data for candidate endorsement and program accreditation
  • Coordinate state program approval site visits
  • Attend national conferences to stay informed of regulatory shifts
  • Provide feedback to the state on licensure policies from an educator preparation perspective
  • Track program completer employment, retention, and evaluations
  • Establish an educator advisory board for continuous improvement
  • Participate in academic program meetings for student success initiatives
  • Verify candidate program completion for licensure or certification
  • Support students with licensure reciprocity in other states
  • Advise students considering licensure outside of HGSE programs

Typical Core Duties :

  • Responsible for effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment
  • Lead course development which may include recommendation and implementation of course sequencing, scheduling, grading processes and exam sessions
  • Act as an advising resource for faculty and other academics regarding educational strategies and formats 
  • Lead curriculum development which may include developing new courses and assessing curricular offerings
  • Establish and monitor administrative systems and lead the implementation of process redesigns
  • Develop specialized reports to analyze statistics pertaining to course development, teaching effort and student progress
  • May lead administrative management for faculty and other academics including recruitment, appointment and development
  • May provide ongoing training and documentation
  • May manage departmental budget
  • May act as representative at the department or school level
  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations


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