Reporting into the Chief of Staff, the Project Manager will coordinate a portfolio of complex projects identified as priorities by leadership within the Office of the Provost and the Office of the President (OPP). Projects will vary depending on the needs of the office and may include:
Developing and maintaining implementation plans for various University-wide committees or task forces formed to investigate a specific topic or issue.
Staffing regular reviews of interfaculty initiatives and other units reporting to the Provost's Office.
Supporting decanal and senior administrative searches.
Conducting research and analysis, and prepare presentations, talking points, memos, and reports.
Administering Provost's Office programs such as grant programs.
Managing events such as academic symposia and conferences including program logistics.
Collaborates with OPP leadership to advance project goals by helping to clarify scope, schedule, and deliverables, and to anticipate needs. Duties include preparing agendas and briefing materials, producing meeting notes, drafting reports, and tracking and completing meeting action items. Responsibilities encompass a broad and varied scope from managing day-to-day logistics to strategic planning. Manages all project details in keeping with overall objectives. Fosters strong working relationships throughout the University including OPP, Central Administration, and the Schools and other units.
Please see Requisition 47429BR (grade 58). We will fill only one of these positions. Please read both descriptions carefully and submit an application for the position most appropriate to your qualifications through Harvard's Recruitment Management System, Harvard Careers.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
B.A. plus a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience, at least part of which has been in an academic setting.
Master's degree preferred.
Must be well-organized, flexible, and able to manage multiple challenging projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work setting.
Commitment to teamwork and strong communication and relationship building skills in order to work effectively with different opinions, objectives, and background.
Must be able to work independently, establish own goals, set priorities and carry out project implementation tasks with limited direction.
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including the ability to coordinate and lead meetings with senior University administrators and faculty.
Must maintain confidential information.
Please note that candidates invited for interview will be expected to provide two writing samples
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47380BR
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