This position is an ideal opportunity for someone who is eager to support projects and efforts focused on transforming the field of early childhood by bringing to bear cutting-edge science and innovation.
The Center on the Developing Child (HCDC) is a mission-driven, University-wide Center that aims to drive science-based innovation to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. To learn more about the Center, click here.
We work with diverse teams from around the globe, comprised of scientists, academic researchers, policy makers, practitioners, community members, and social entrepreneurs. Through building partnerships we support teams in applying the latest science to their programs/interventions for young children and their caregivers. The goal of this support is aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of science-based innovation that directly addresses unmet challenges of children and families in order to achieve breakthrough impact at scale.
The Center is also designing a variety of other capacity-building offerings for individuals, organizations, and systems to apply the science of early childhood development to improve their impacts on children and families in a range of contexts.
We are seeking a highly-organized individual who is skilled and passionate about working on projects that are rapidly developing and pushing the boundaries of the field. This position will support multiple work streams, collaborating with a variety of HCDC staff, while reporting to one supervisor. Depending on the mix of projects at any given time, the responsibilities will include:
Performing complex scheduling with partners and staff across HCDC;
Documenting, digitally filing, and tracking meetings and projects;
Providing support to Project Leads during the development and execution of financial contracts and other administrative grant efforts;
Providing support for grant reporting by coordinating and synthesizing information from various sources;
Handling incoming requests for information on Center events.
Organizing and executing on multiple aspects of projects with competing priorities and timelines, while working in tandem with project staff;
Collaboratively planning project-related events (on- and off-campus);
Preparing and distributing meeting and event materials, taking and distributing meeting/event minutes, and working collaboratively on meeting follow-up and action items;
Collecting, managing, and summarizing workshop participants' feedback and surveys;
Participating in frequent project planning meetings with Center staff;
Supporting the Communications team with event marketing efforts;
Drafting summaries of program and team descriptions for HCDC website.
Supporting management of the Center's Salesforce database, including data entry, running and adapting reports, managing requests, and triaging inquiries.
Conducting background research on prospective partner organizations, new geographical opportunities, and/or specific projects.
Other project-related tasks to be assigned.
This is a 2 year term position with possibility of renewal
HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.
HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms, and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows each individual to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school. We do this by:
Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;
Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged;
Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation;
Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;
Communicating transparently and respectfully; and
Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment
We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.
About the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community that values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Minimum 3 years of experience in project coordination or equivalent administrative experience.
Candidates wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to a resume.
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
Experience in logistical planning and/or implementation
Expertise working with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a collaborative team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Flexibility: ability to adapt to changing priorities, cope with ambiguity, and approach problems with a sense of curiosity
Understanding of and commitment to addressing issues affecting communities facing disparities
Bachelor's degree preferred
Willingness to learn
Experience working with databases and/or CRM systems preferred, Salesforce specifically a plus
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: 50201BR
About Harvard University Graduate School of Education
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.