The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is an interfaculty initiative with the mission to advance the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide through research and education. Founded in 2005 and based in the Department of Global Health and Population (GHP) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. HHI serves as the humanitarian arm of Harvard University and brings an interdisciplinary approach to building the evidence base of humanitarian studies and professionalizing the field of humanitarian aid. HHI jointly reports to the Office of the Provost and the Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership (NNPHL) endeavors to prepare current and future generations of humanitarians to address today's most salient global challenges. NNPHL provides cutting-edge training to enhance humanitarian professionals' leadership skills and enable them to respond effectively in times of disaster, conflict and crisis.
Reporting directly to the NNPHL Principal Investigator, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day coordination of the NNPHL program, serving as the primary contact for the program to external contacts, faculty and staff affiliated with the program, program participants, and to the consortium of organizations that run NNPHL. The Program Coordinator anticipates problems and regularly provides updates to the supervisor on the status of the project. Donor reports and any publications on the program will be drafted by the Program Coordinator with the assistance of other team staff. The Program Coordinator will be encouraged to research ways to improve the course, similar offerings made by other organizations, and grant opportunities that could support the growth of this program.
Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Coordinate all project activities for the NNPHL program, including preparing presentations, developing work plans, and delegating tasks to team members, including those in the consortium
Serve as principal programmatic contact and liaison with program constituents, faculty, student interns, and partners; principal source of information on established program policies; advise faculty and constituents on programming; prepare biannual narrative donor reports
Facilitate application process for NNPHL program, including reviewing applications and conducting interviews for applicants to the NNPHL program
Provide critical feedback on curriculum development for 2-3 yearly trainings, prepares program materials, schedule and plan meetings, reserve faculty and staff travel; lead bi-annual curriculum debrief meetings
Develop and maintain e-learning content, such as drafting scripts, designing e-learning quizzes, and managing video production with counterparts to further develop the online course
Responsible for monitoring and evaluation of the project activities, including research on methodologies, and summary statistics from survey evaluations from over 150 program participants to date
Execute logistics planning for NNPHL team activities (lodging, flights, meals, space rental) for the in-person courses and other team planning meetings
Compose and edit reports, presentations, and articles
Oversee the efforts of student interns, delegating task and managing schedules
Perform other duties as required
PLEASE NOTE: The application acceptance window will close on July, 17th, 2020 at 5 PM EST.
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of one year from date of hire, with the possibility of extension.
PLEASE NOTE: Once/if normal operations resume, this position will typically require occasional international travel for facilitation of leadership trainings.
PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a communication style assessment.
PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it, which is currently anticipated to be by December 31, 2020.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review (O&R) period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
5+ years of related experience required; a combination of education and experience may be considered
PLEASE NOTE: The application acceptance window will close on July, 17th, 2020 at 5 PM EST. PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a communication style assessment.
Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred
Project management experience strongly preferred
International experience and exposure strongly preferred
Demonstrated interest in education, leadership, or international studies preferred
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite preferred
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required, particularly in cross-cultural communication preferred
Experience prioritizing work in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests preferred
Works well independently with minimal supervision preferred
Highly organized and detail-oriented preferred
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: 52235BR
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