Senior Consultant and Instructor, Executive Education

Senior Consultant and Instructor, Executive Education

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 3/15/2024
Full Time


Senior Consultant and Instructor, Executive Education

Harvard Business School


Position Description

This role is central to driving Harvard Business School (HBS’s ) strategy with respect to integrated and enterprise learning solutions, with a focus on creating partnerships with global organizations to design and develop solutions addressing their most strategic leadership and executive development needs. The enterprise learning strategy centers on bringing to bear the full range of HBS’ capabilities to each client engagement: world class in-person residential programs, blended and virtual programs, and in-depth asynchronous courses that offer highly scalable personalized digital learning experiences.

  • Operating at the C-Suite level, responsible for ensuring the overall success of a targeted portfolio of key institutional client relationships and executive leadership development program engagements. Success is determined by metrics established collaboratively with each individual client, as well as financial ROI and profitability.
  • Actively cultivate institutional client relationships at the most senior levels of organizations, identifying opportunities that both have the potential for greatest impact on client success and advance the School’s intellectual agency.
  • Partner with clients to assess strategic challenges and opportunities and design “best-in-class” solutions, drawing on the full range of HBS capabilities.
  • While not a faculty position, this role will have the opportunity to teach and/or facilitate some program sessions for clients in their portfolio and/or co-chair several programs with senior faculty in service of solidifying strategic client relationships.
  • Work closely with individual HBS faculty and administration (program engagement and delivery) in a cross-functional environment, serving as the client’s HBS engagement leader to ensure effective solutions development and execution.
  • As a senior relationship manager for integrated and enterprise-wide client solutions this role will have an expert understanding of HBS’s existing intellectual capital and the extensive range of its current educational offerings.
  • Stay informed of emerging trends in executive/leadership development and envision new areas of intellectual capital investment and capability development.
  • Actively lead small pursuit teams from across the School’s business units in RFP responses and proposal development, often in collaboration with HBS faculty.
  • Participate in or lead special initiatives and/or experiments sponsored by senior level executives in pursuit of new offerings or capabilities.
  • Provide advice and guidance to support and develop staff who sell and lead client engagements.
  • This role is also responsible for other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Other Required Qualifications:

  • MBA or an equivalent advanced degree is required.
  • In addition to the required experience listed above, we also require an additional 5 years of relevant experience in a leading, service-driven organization or institution.

Additional/Desired Qualifications: 
  • An executive who is a strategic thinker, with entrepreneurial spirit and a high degree of familiarity and comfort with an external facing leadership position.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of executive development and learning, and educational program design, delivery, and execution; having one or more relevant areas of subject matter expertise is a plus.
  • A proven track record as a successful strategic business developer, with the ability to cultivate and maintain productive long-term relationships with senior executives (including C-suite) in large organizations across industry sectors, functional areas, and geographies.
  • A team player and strong client partner with a willingness and ability to work collaboratively with multiple external and internal stakeholders to ensure alignment of business activities toward optimal client outcomes.
  • A highly effective communicator and active listener, with outstanding judgment, discretion and keen diplomatic skills.

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 2-3 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 https://www.hbs.edu/employment.

About Us

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School (www.hbs.edu) 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 (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) 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.

Job Function

Faculty & Student Services, General Administration

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Boston

Job Code

S0660P FSS Exec Education Prfsnal VI

Work Format

Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)



Salary Grade



Executive Education


00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status


Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, Education, Identity

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EEO 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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