This Project Coordinator supports Secretary Carter and the Director of the Technology and Public Purpose Project by designing, launching, and managing an inaugural fellowship program. The Project Coordinator will also coordinate other project-related programs and events focused on emerging technologies and dimensions of public purpose.The Project Coordinator will also work closely with other members of a small research team and coordinates research reports and background materials; and performs other related job duties as required.
This is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending one year from date of hire, with possibility of renewal.
To Apply: All applicants must submit their resume and cover letter through the Harvard Careers website at: www.hr.harvard.edu/jobs.
Please upload the following materials in a single pdf by December 6, 2019.
(1) Cover letter of 300 words or less (2) One-page résumé (3) Official or unofficial transcript from undergraduate and graduate institution (4) Analytic writing sample of 20 pages or less (focus on technology and/or public purpose is preferred) (5) Names and contact information for three references
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Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience (internships count towards experience).
Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex tasks/events with minimal supervision;
Excellent interpersonal, project management, and organizational skills;
Able to prioritize work under deadline pressure and quickly turn around changes;
Previous experience with event planning and management for high-level officials and executives;
Exceptional analytical, research, writing, and editing skills;
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and creatively problem-solve;
Ability to synthesize large quantities of information into concise memos, reports and briefs
Keen attention to detail;
Knowledge of, and interest in, emerging technologies and their ethical considerations;
At least two years of related work experience is required. Experience in the technology sector is preferred;
Previous program design experience – fellowship program design, launch, and coordination is a plus.
Previous background on the role emerging technologies in policymaking and/or regulation are encouraged to apply, although experience with this topic is not a requirement.
Prior experience with communications, design, publishing, marketing, or related field is a plus.
A master's degree in a relevant field is preferred, though we will consider candidates who have a bachelor's degree with extraordinary academic or professional credentials.
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: 50944BR
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