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Academic Programs Coordinator

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Job Summary
The Academic Programs Coordinator in the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR) will manage all logistics for program events, faculty initiatives, course coordination, and communications. The staff member will develop and implement processes for academic event planning and guest speakers, and direct faculty and student participation in planning processes. This role will also be responsible for website management, the printed course catalog, designing annual reports, event publicity, and EMR social media accounts. This role has supervisory responsibilities for student workers and temporary or part-time staff.

Position Description
Event Management: Develop and implement processes for event planning, including faculty and working group coordinator involvement; supervise student employees initiating or assisting with events and publicity; consult with faculty on logistics related to their initiatives; manage co-sponsorships; provide on-site management of event logistics.

Course Coordination: Develop and implement processes for compiling course information; manage course scheduling, listing, and cross-listing in my.harvard; ensure EMR's compliance with registrar policies regarding schedule balancing and negotiate conflicts; coordinate faculty classroom requests; assist the Administrative and Program Director with compiling courses to count for EMR, and with updates and troubleshooting in Academic Advising Reports.

Publications: Design semi-annual course catalogs for printed distribution; design annual report layout and coordinate content with Chair and Administrative and Program Director.

Communications: Manage the overhaul of EMR's website and its ongoing content; negotiate with vendors and research policies and best practices for accessibility; direct EMR's social media strategy and presence; compose and send EMR's weekly newsletter; manage EMR listservs (program and Working Groups); publicize events to appropriate audiences within and beyond Harvard.

Supportive Responsibilities: Contribute to program-wide efforts and collaborate with colleagues in running and attending outreach events; faculty coordination and support; grant and prize administration; seeking and managing event co-sponsorships; purchasing/procurement in support of program activities; and training student interns, coordinators, and assistants.

Basic Qualifications
5 years of administrative or other relevant experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills
Experience in higher education administration and/or management, bachelor's degree.
Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to define and structure work for self and others; excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to adapt tone and content for a variety of contexts and audiences.
Experience with graphic or promotional design.

Working Conditions
COVID Vaccine Policy: The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated (primary series) against COVID-, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Information. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement
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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Posted: 2022-11-22 Expires: 2022-12-24

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