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Senior Director, Content Production Boston, MA

Harvard Business School seeks a visionary and strategic leader who demonstrates a serious commitment to quality and pedagogy to serve as Senior Director for Content Production of HBX, Harvard Business School’s innovative online learning program. This is an exceptional opportunity to build on the successes of a dynamic organization that acts as a startup, but is housed within one of the top business schools in the world. HBX has been on a rapid growth trajectory and is looking to build upon its reputation as a leading online business educator.

HBX was established in 2012 and has provided courses to over 30,000 learners across the globe. Using Harvard Business School’s case study method of solving real-world problems, HBX enables participants to be active learners and interact with their peers in a unique online learning experience. All courses are taught by HBS faculty members and are designed around two learning platforms: HBX Live, where up to 60 participants engage via video, and the asynchronous course platform, where participants are able to log into an online classroom whenever convenient for them. HBX offers a variety of course lengths, ranging from three to 17 weeks and awards a certificate from HBX and Harvard Business School to those who complete and pass each course. It has developed approximately 11 exclusive courses since its inception, with a plan to significantly increase its rate of production and therefore broaden its impact.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director for Content Production oversees course production, content development, the creative team, and pedagogy & institutional research. While the Senior Director provides leadership and direction for four direct reports and an overall team of approximately 20 FTEs, s/he works with a variety of stakeholders to oversee the development of innovative, customer-centric products that provide world-class learning experiences while creating production efficiencies and ensuring processes are scalable and replicable.

Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.

Kate Barry is leading this search with Phillip Petree and Ashton Lange.

Harvard Business School is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, creed, or disability.


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