Program Administrator, Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative and Child Advocacy Program
Harvard University Law School
Location: USA - MA - Cambridge
Internal Number: 59500BR
Jointly, the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) and the Child Advocacy Program (CAP) advocate for the creation of child-serving systems that are trauma-sensitive, healing-centered and antiracist, enabling all children to learn, heal and thrive. We utilize law and policy as tools for transforming public systems like schools that impact children and families. Through our legal clinics and courses, we teach law students the theory and skills they need to become future leaders in systemic change advocacy.
Our program consists of a small, close-knit, interdisciplinary team of lawyers, educators, and social workers, each deeply committed to ensuring that society provides all children what they need in order to thrive. Our team embraces an organizational culture that prioritizes curiosity, humility, and a spirit of perpetual learning and inquiry. Everyone's contributions to the team are equally valued and all team members are essential to accomplishing our mission. This position provides an exciting opportunity to engage in mission-driven systemic change advocacy that directly impacts children and youth.
The Program Administrator is responsible for taking initiative to develop and implement systems and procedures that support the rest of the team and help the program operate smoothly. We encourage those with diverse life experiences or nontraditional educational backgrounds to apply.
As a Program Administrator you will:
Provide administrative support for the various dimensions of the Programs, including multiple courses and legal clinics, client cases, and school-based research and training.
Provide faculty support to TLPI and CAP teaching faculty.
Provide clerical support to the Programs, including responding to communications, photocopying, ordering supplies, managing office and audiovisual equipment, filing, greeting visitors, mail distribution, addressing facilities issues, coordinating meetings, travel and reservations, overseeing paper and electronic files, and calendaring.
Assist with legal cases, including communicating with clients, tracking and utilizing data, providing guidance to student attorneys about office equipment and procedures, directing inquiries and other messages, and other case-related administrative details.
Coordinate logistical components of hosting events such as conferences, speaker series, and student social events.
Serve as the first point of contact for the Child Advocacy Fellows Program and support the Fellowship Directors by scheduling events and meetings and helping to launch community-building activities among the Fellows.
Manage the sale and distribution of the Program's print and online publications.
Assist in creating an alumni database with outgoing communications to law students and alumni.
Assist with the onboarding and orientation of student attorneys, research assistants and teaching fellows.
We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Three or more years of experience in office administration or related field. Education beyond high school may count toward experience.
We are looking for people who have:
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle and prioritize multiple complex tasks simultaneously;
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and utilize problem-solving skills, including the ability to anticipate and act upon programmatic needs;
Lived experience as a member of or professional experience working with historically marginalized groups, including people of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTIA+ community, and other diverse life experiences;
Experience and strong commitment to working on behalf of young people and remedying the harmful impacts of inequitable legal and social systems on their lives;
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and work effectively with team members, faculty, students, fellows, community leaders, funding agencies, and members of the community at large;
Commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment;
Strong verbal and written communication skills with excellent attention to detail;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat, and databases, as well as competency with Web-based programs, including Squarespace, WordPress, and other common digital platforms is a plus;
Proven ability to deal with confidential and sensitive material/information in a professional manner and to handle information with discretion and sound judgment;
Experience working in higher education administration and working with students.
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.
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.