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Harvard University Emerging Leaders Program Facilitator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

60572BRAuto req ID:60572BRJob Code:405012 Admin Professional (N) Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Emerging Leaders Program FacilitatorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Part-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Three years’ relevant experience including teaching, facilitating, or conducting workshops with adolescents and young adults .

    Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Track record of interfacing successfully with youth and young adults.

  • Demonstrated commitment to public service, youth, student, and/or community engagement, and experience building strong partnerships with student and/or community groups.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Demonstrated strong analytical, writing, and communication skills. Proven ability to multi-task, plan, and execute complex projects, collaborate effectively, adjust and revise plans as needed, and take initiative and work independently.

  • Passion for/commitment to connecting with, inspiring, and supporting young people on the topics of youth leadership and social change.

  • Proficient with standard workplace technology platforms including but not limited to the following Microsoft applications (and their Google equivalents, if applicable): PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Forms, and Teams.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Graduate studies or professional experience related to youth and student engagement, civic engagement, social justice, work with historically marginalized communities, and equity and opportunity preferred.

  • Experience with curriculum development strongly preferred.

  • Familiarity with online educational platforms, including but not limited to Google Classroom and Remind, preferred.

  • Familiarity with basic design applications (e.g. Canva) preferred.

Additional Information: This is part-time (28 hours per week), benefits eligible position.

Cover Letter:

Please note that cover letters are required for every application for a position at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. Please combine your cover letter and resume into a single document that is uploaded when you are instructed by HARVARD CAREERS, Harvard’s online application program, to "Upload my resume/CV from my computer."

COVID Vaccination:

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . 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: 


We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice and appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process.

Flex Work Note:

We are currently developing hybrid workplace models which will actively support some remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and team needs allow. While a hybrid schedule, supporting some remote work is available for this position, the incumbent will be required to work from campus on days when workshops are scheduled. The department may adjust work location from in-person to hybrid or fully remote as necessary or appropriate.

About the Harvard Radcliffe Institute:

The Harvard Radcliffe Institute is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Fellowship Program ( annually supports the work of 50 leading artists and scholars. Academic Ventures ( fosters collaborative research projects and sponsors lectures and conferences that engage scholars with the public. The Schlesinger Library ( documents the lives of American women of the past and present for the future, furthering the Institute’s commitment to women, gender, and society.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to achieving our goals through the efforts of a highly skilled, diverse workforce.  With outstanding benefits ( , competitive pay ( , extensive learning opportunities, ( and a stimulating and attractive work environment, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University may be exactly the employer you have been looking for.

Department:Academic Ventures and EngagementPre-Employment Screening:Education, Employment, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Position Description:

  • Develops and refines ELP program curriculum throughout the academic year in collaboration with ELP and HRI staff.

  • Co-facilitates daily two-hour ELP program sessions, currently occurring four days per week in the late afternoon/early evening during spring term, each with approximately 25 mentees and 10-13 mentors.

  • Prepares weekly sessions in collaboration with ELP co-facilitator and ELP Program Manager, to ensure best practices in content delivery and different modalities of facilitation to support high engagement from ELP participants.

  • Debriefs with other ELP staff after each session to determine any modifications to subsequent sessions.

  • Reviews and refines course curriculum as necessary to meet evolving needs of program and feedback from ELP participants and staff.

  • Maintains accurate attendance records for all ELP participants and creates appropriate strategies and plans for participants to make up content for any missed sessions.

  • Collaborates with ELP staff, contractors, and HRI colleagues to support development and posting of online program materials for mentors and mentees.

  • Co-designs evaluation surveys for participants, partner schools and organizations, and other facilitators to gather feedback and assess program periodically.

  • Collaborates with Schlesinger Library-designated staff to incorporate materials from the Schlesinger archives into program curriculum and develop mechanisms for content delivery.

  • Leads summer engagement of mentees, mentors, and/or ELP alumni involved with social change projects and internships.

  • Maintains excellent working relationships and effective communication with staff across the Institute, partner schools, and other organizations, as relevant.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

School/Unit:Harvard Radcliffe Institute 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.Physical Requirements:

The demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Employee must have the ability to facilitate a two-hour workshop in a classroom setting. Standing, sitting, talking, hearing, focusing for considerable lengths of time is required

  • The employee is occasionally lift or move up to 40 pounds.

Working Conditions:

  • This job is performed primarily in a temperature-controlled office environment, with the possibility of occasional program activities taking place outside.

  • Frequent movement between campus buildings will be required.

  • Support outside of regularly scheduled hours, including weekends, will occasionally be required

Job Summary:

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a youth leadership development program partnering local high school sophomores with current Harvard undergraduates in a mentoring relationship. Together, mentees and mentors challenge limited conceptions of who can be a leader as they build critical skills to drive positive change. Drawing on Radcliffe’s history—and the vast holdings of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America—the ELP curriculum focuses on the intersection of gender and leadership, social movements (both past and present), and the practical skills necessary for community and civic engagement.  ELP empowers those who might not traditionally see themselves as leaders to build the skills and confidence to drive meaningful change in their communities and beyond.

Reporting to the Emerging Leaders Program Manager, the ELP Facilitator is a year-round position supporting the development and delivery of the Emerging Leaders Program. The ELP Facilitator’s responsibilities fall into two main categories:

1) facilitating daily ELP sessions on Radcliffe’s campus, held in the late afternoon/early evenings during the spring semester.

2) supporting the ongoing development of the program throughout the academic year, including but not limited to, ELP curriculum development and civic engagement projects; mentor recruitment, training, and support; supplemental mentee and mentor campus engagements; meetings and presentations with current and potential partner high schools; summer initiatives and programming; and program administration.

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.