At the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University (CEPR) our mission is to transform education through the power of quality and evidence. We believe that if we want to dramatically improve educational outcomes for all children, evidence must play a critical role. To support education leaders, we generate relevant and accessible research; develop technical and organizational capacity within education agencies to uncover and use evidence; and create a community of schools and systems dedicated to using evidence.
The administrative assistant will be a core member of the Proving Ground's growing team and will be supporting the Proving Ground's Director. Proving Ground, an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research, works with school districts to help them identify and test solutions to challenges that are obstacles to student achievement. The administrative assistant will be responsible for multiple administrative duties including, but not limited to, the following:
Supports the Director of Proving Ground in all administrative functions, including: scheduling travel, arranging and coordinating both internal and external meetings, processing reimbursements, etc.
Provides backup support on scheduling and travel for the CEPR Faculty Director and Executive Director.
Supports other members of CEPR and Proving Ground leadership team, i.e., Assistant Director(s), as needed.
Supports the team in planning and executing meetings and conferences hosted by Proving Ground, including supporting with conference logistics and preparing relevant meeting materials.
Coordinates the scheduling of staff hiring processes.
Maintains spreadsheets of relevant conferences and submission deadlines.
Supports in the maintenance of Proving Ground's website, Canvas site, Asana project management tracking (or equivalent), Quickbase, and Salesforce lead tracking (or equivalent).
Answers phones, takes messages and routes calls and respond to relevant e-mail inquiries regarding Proving Ground and CEPR.
Maintains the outreach / contact database for Proving Ground specifically and CEPR generally.
Supports the on-boarding process for Proving Ground team, especially new team members, ensuring that the team have appropriate resources to work effectively.
Performs basic office functions such purchasing and maintaining an inventory of supplies and submitting maintenance requests.
Take and share notes from relevant meetings.
Conducts basic research to support Proving Ground's recruitment and programmatic efforts, including, for example, background research on potential network partners and identifying third parties.
This is a one-year grant funded position with a strong possibility of continuation.
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
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Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
High school graduate or equivalent and three or more years of related experience; education can be counted towards experience.
Anyone wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter with your resume.
Demonstrated ability to use computer applications, especially MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel.
Demonstrated ability to draft clear, professional correspondence and summarize meeting notes.
Ability to work both independently and with a team.
Ability to conduct on-line research.
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: 50778BR
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