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Harvard University

Bureau of Study Counsel

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Position Description
The Bureau of Study Counsel is a center for academic and personal development for Harvard students in Harvard College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and doctoral students at the Harvard Business School. Counselors provide a wide range of academic/developmental support services to a diverse student body. Please visit our website at http://bsc.harvard.edu.
Duties and Responsibilities: Provide counseling, workshops, discussion groups, and other programs to undergraduate and graduate students in support of their learning and development. Provide consultation and outreach to members of the Harvard community who work with students (e.g., residence staff, teaching fellows, advisers, deans). Create, coordinate, and deliver programs related to university life and learning, both within the Bureau of Study Counsel and in collaboration with other University offices, such as the Freshman Dean’s Office, Advising Programs Office, Office of Career Services, Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Student Mental Health Services, etc. Teach the Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies (in rotation with other BSC counselors). Other duties as assigned by the director.

Minimum Qualifications
Advanced degree in educational/counseling/clinical psychology or social work. Licensed or immediately license-eligible in Massachusetts as LICSW, LMHC, Psychologist, or other appropriate field.

Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening. Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Desired Qualifications
Experience working with undergraduate and graduate students in support of their academic skills/achievement and personal development. Demonstrated interests in teaching/learning issues in higher education. Strong written and oral communication skills. High value is placed on demonstrated interest and experience in working with a student population that is diverse in terms of, for example, race, language of origin, ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic class, religion, generation to college, sexual orientation, sexual identity, abilities and interests.

University Description
Harvard University, established in1636, currently has a 2,100 faculty members, more than 10,000 academic appointments in affiliated teaching hospitals, 6,700 undergraduates, and 14,500 graduate and professional students. Students come from all 50 states and from over 80 countries; from cities, suburbs, small towns and farms; from public, private and parochial schools; from every ethnic and religious background; and from across the economic spectrum. Based on longstanding tradition and an extensive financial aid program, Harvard is committed to making educational opportunity accessible to all, with over 60% of the undergraduate population receiving financial aid. With an enduring dedication to the pursuit of excellence, Harvard University offers unparalleled student experiences across a broad spectrum of academic environments.

Region Description
New England is made up of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The region includes rivers and lakes, towering forests, mountain ranges with hiking and skiing trails, pastoral farmland and countryside, and dramatic rocky coastline and soft, sandy beaches. New England is one of the most historic and culturally rich regions of the USA. [Adapted from: http://www.discovernewengland.org/about-new-england-usa/new-england-usa-quick-facts/]
Boston is the largest city in New England, [with] an estimated population of 636,000. The substantially larger metropolitan area of Greater Boston is home to 7.6 million people. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, including the Boston Tea Party [and] the Battle of Bunker Hill. Boston’s many "firsts" include the United States’ first public school (1635), and first subway system (1897). The area’s many colleges and universities make Boston an international center of higher education and medicine. [Adapted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_ma]
Cambridge is a city situated directly north of Boston, across the Charles River. Cambridge is home to two of the world’s most prominent universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. According to the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 105,162. [Adapted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge,_Massachusetts]

Required Application Materials
Please submit a cover letter and vita electronically on the Employment@Harvard website; specify requisition ID Number 30809BR in your cover letter. In addition, submit 3 letters of recommendation by regular mail to Bureau of Study Counsel, 5 Linden St., Cambridge MA 02138 (Attention: Counselor Search Committee), or electronically to ychin@bsc.harvard.edu.

Application Deadline
December 4, 2013

Starting Date
October 2013

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