HBS Hires Firm To Find Dee’s Successor

It lists the following basic qualifications.

“The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies and attributes:

  • Master’s degree is required, and 7-10 years of experience. MBA preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Experience in assessment and selection, marketing, public relations and/or communications.

  • Ability to work effectively with various constituents and stakeholders including students, prospective students, senior alumni, administrators, faculty, the press and corporate representatives.
  • Demonstrated leadership, managerial and supervisory experience managing a complex service organization.
  • Proven ability to foster creativity, promote employee participation. Ability to be open minded, exhibit good judgment and be a thoughtful, but timely, decision maker.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills coupled with excellent presentation and project management skills.
  • Ability to receive and offer constructive criticism.
  • Ability to collect and synthesize large amounts of information, and to communicate relevant material to appropriate constituents in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment and achieve significant results.
  • Willingness and desire to travel domestically and internationally.
  • The successful candidate must be efficient, poised, approachable, and capable of effectively engaging wide-ranging constituents and stakeholders.
  • The successful candidate must be a person of high integrity, who seeks to meet and exceed expectations, and inspires others to do so as well.
  • Additional Information Duties and Responsibilities Continued:Specific responsibilities include:


    • Lead, manage, mentor and motivate a 20+ person highly productive and diverse team.
    • Delegate work assignments and provide direction and support as needed.
  • Recognize and develop talent within the staff, and recruit and retain high performing employees. Promptly attend to performance deficiencies and take quick and appropriate action as needed.
  • Develop and articulate vision and direction for the department, identify objectives and markers of success. Foster and encourage clear, direct and open communication.
  • Effectively collaborate with other departments at the School.
  • Admissions/Financial Aid
    • Oversee and lead the application process. Set direction and maintain the integrity of the evaluation of applications resulting in the selection of a high quality class with the appropriate mix of skills, talents and diversity. Review processes and, where possible, make improvements.
    • Develop a strategic plan for financial aid and for overseeing the deployment and disbursement of financial aid funds. Develop sources of additional support for HBS MBA students. More on the School’s commitment to need-based financial aid can be found here.
    • Understand and adhere to admissions rules and regulations. Ensure that all financial aid rules and regulations are followed explicitly to meet the state and federal laws. Oversee and guide all financial aid and admissions processes.
    • Effectively communicate delicate and sensitive information and decisions to both internal and external senior stakeholders. Consistently utilize solid judgment and discretion.
    • Keep current on the business school and industry environments, and understand the global reach of HBS.
    • Understand and effectively work within a complex, ever-changing, intellectually stimulating environment that includes students, faculty, administrators and a highly engaged alumni community. Recognize the importance of those constituents and the broader business community at large.

    Marketing and Public Relations

    • Develop and execute an effective comprehensive global marketing plan for recruitment across wide ranging cultures worldwide. Develop creative strategies including website and digital marketing. Maintain knowledge of trends influencing global management education and design state of the art strategies for attracting high quality students.
    • Coordinate with other departments to effectively collaborate and develop effective messages to well position HBS and its key attributes in the market.


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