The Intelligence Project Director leads Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center's programs to prepare next-generation intelligence practitioners and intelligence consumers, promote intelligence study and research, and support examination of intelligence related themes, topics, and history. The Director leads the Intelligence Project team and elements of the role include but are not limited to:
Recanati-Kaplan Fellows Program: Leads the Recanati-Kaplan Foundation Fellows Program, which sponsors at Harvard a cadre of approximately 18 senior US and International intelligence practitioners. The Director supports Fellowship programing, research, administration, and engagement with public and private sectors. The Director nominates and manages a small group Intelligence Project non-resident Fellows.
Intelligence Practice: Supports a program of speakers, events, and related activities on intelligence issues and themes for Harvard and wider public. Serves as resource on intelligence matters for the wider Belfer and Kennedy School ecosystem. Contribute to intelligence learning via publications, briefings, seminars, and conferences. Provides mentorship and support to fellows, faculty and students studying intelligence issues. Builds and maintains relationships across government, private sector, and academic organizations dealing with intelligence.
Intelligence and Policy: Acquaints students, fellows, and wider public with intelligence community history, role, strengths, and weaknesses in supporting policy. Sponsors discussions with active and retired intelligence practitioners, policymakers, and scholars of intelligence history, law, and other disciplines. Explores the nexus between intelligence and policy and examine the relationship between intelligence failure and policy failure.
Elbe Group: Maintains open and continuous channel of communication on sensitive issues of US-Russian relations via the Elbe Group of senior retired military and intelligence flag officers.
Intelligence Study Group: Leads approximately 40 students each semester in study of intelligence organizations, process, and methodology. Develop and update the Study Group curriculum, readings, and guest speakers.
This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending one year from date of hire with a strong possibility of renewal. We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide Visa Sponsorship. Harvard University requires pre-employment references and background checks. Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment. This is a hybrid position based on our campus in Cambridge, MA. As a campus-based institution, we place a high value on the in-person experience, cross-team collaboration, and strong community building in order to create a vibrant campus for our students, faculty, staff, and research fellows. The position is required to work in-person on campus a minimum of three days per week during the academic year. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager. The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's
10 years senior level experience in the intelligence and national security community: DoD, DoS, CIA, FBI, DHS, NSS, or similar government agencies.
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with US and related international security and intelligence organizations to facilitate research and activities.
Ability to lead a team, administer a program, manage a budget, and collaborate widely.
Has a proven track record of effectively engaging numerous stakeholders, producing tangible results, and managing multiple projects within a complex environment.
Possesses vision, creativity, leadership, and flexibility.
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