The mission of Harvard Business School (HBS) is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.
Harvard Business School Online is Harvard Business School's vision of business education reimagined for the digital age. While product development is ongoing, our offerings include: CORe, our primer on the fundamentals of business and Certificate Programs, a series of programs intended to showcase faculty ideas. Products are delivered through unique platforms, including 1) our online platform that offers self-paced learning experiences grounded in interactive, real world problem solving, and 2) Live, a one-of-a-kind virtual classroom that allows participants worldwide to interact in real-time with one another and a faculty member much as they would in a traditional HBS case classroom.
The HBS Online team, dedicated to delivering high quality business education through these innovative online concepts, is in a period of growth and expansion. Benefits include being part of the HBS culture of learning and exposure to the larger University setting, while enjoying a fast-paced and high-energy start-up environment.
The Content Developer works as part of a matrixed team to develop novel online learning experiences for HBS Online. Each individual's specific portfolio of responsibility will evolve with organizational need and as new courses are initiated.
Duties & Responsibilities Include:
Work as an integral part of the HBS Online team to develop courses with HBS faculty members
Provide expertise to faculty and other stakeholders through the development of a comprehensive understanding of HBS Online course platform capabilities, user experience guidelines, and pedagogical possibilities.
Work with faculty to articulate learning objectives that fit the product/go-to market strategy and create HBS Online course blueprint.
Draft a wide variety of written content, including expository text, scripts for faculty video recordings, question prompts, and exercises.
Serve as HBS Online point-person for faculty member(s) content development
Analyze large amounts of existing academic material, synthesize concepts and propose how they will be integrated into the course.
Develop cases and expert practitioner stories. Shape the integration of the resulting material into the course.
Partner with colleagues in creative development to record, edit, and animate video content.
Work with User Experience to define new platform functionality as needed.
Provide regular updates to project manager and team
Provide course knowledge to product managers in support of go to market strategy
Consult with marketing team as they develop subject-specific, short-form content, including blog and social media posts.
During the inaugural cohorts of a new course, the Content Developer will:
Respond to content-specific inquiries from current students.
Aid the platform development team in troubleshooting issues at the intersection of course content and technology.
Maintain course content in the HBS Online platform.
Evaluate student participation in the course.
Articulate priorities for the ongoing refinement and enhancement of course content by studying student activity and feedback; make recommendations to faculty and product management.
Other duties as necessary.
Cover Letter is Required.
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BA/BS and 5 years related experience or Advanced degree with 3 years of experience and coursework
Intellectual curiosity, a passion for education, and a collaborative spirit
Successful completion of coursework, or comparable depth of experience, in finance, economics, business strategy, and/or leadership are helpful
Ability to learn and utilize technical abilities of the course platform
Prior work or research experience that demonstrates:
Capability to identify priorities, balance competing demands, and manage work to deadline
Strong writing skills
Ability to tell a story from disparate pieces of information
Attention to detail
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: 50026BR
About Harvard University Business School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.