Massachusetts Jobs

MassHire JobQuest Logo

Job Information

Harvard University Program Coord/Faculty Assi in Cambridge, Massachusetts

60747BRAuto req ID:60747BRJob Code:403134 Coordinator I Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Program Coordinator/Faculty AssistantSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

3+ years of related administrative experience as well as experience with Microsoft Office 365

Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. Related internships will count toward experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills: Any combination of the following skills are preferred:

Zoom Meetings/Webinars, Adobe Creative Suite, Zotero, Google Docs/Sheets, Mailchimp, Salesforce,

and backend webpage management.

The Program/Faculty Assistant will have strong interpersonal communication skills (works and communicates with many people throughout the school), strong writing/editing skills, the ability to work well with people of many different backgrounds, and an eagerness to learn.

This position requires participation in training sessions, as needed (media, IT, human resources,

etc.) in order to improve skills and remain up to date with our administrative policies and

practices. Additional Information:

This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending one year from date of hire with strong possibility of renewal.

We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide Visa Sponsorship.

Harvard University requires pre-employment references and background checks.

Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.

This is a hybrid position based on our campus in Cambridge, MA. As a campus-based institution, we place a high value on the in-person experience, cross-team collaboration, and strong community building in order to create a vibrant campus for our students, faculty, staff, and research fellows. The position is required to work in-person on campus a minimum of three days per week during the academic year. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

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:

Salary Range: $54,340 - $85,675

Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity.

Harvard offers a generous 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.

Department:Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and GovernmentPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule: 9-5 Monday through Friday Job Function:General Administration Position Description:

• Financial management: processing corporate card purchases, purchasing card (Pcard)

purchases, invoices, honorariums, and reimbursements. Adding domestic and

international vendors to Harvard’s vendor management system.

• Website: post content to the HEEP website, update Faculty Director’s website with

publications and updated CV, monitor faculty fellow sites for new discussion paper

opportunities, and assist with newsletter content.

• Course Support: providing course support for faculty-led bi-weekly environmental

economics seminar, (communicating with faculty presenters, student support,

technical/media support, necessary classroom supplies, publicity for seminar, etc.),

providing support to the weekly student-led Ph.D. seminar (including securing rooms,

ordering food, and communicating with the student leadership team); and supporting

the faculty director’s teaching and course schedule (including setting up Canvas sites,

providing support to students, TF’s and CA’s, ordering books, and requesting reserve

materials in the library).

• General Administrative work: PDF formatting, printing, and ordering supplies for team.

Printing name tags and tent cards for events, and producing materials for events.

• Database management: Input data to contact databases (Salesforce, Mailchimp,

Outlook, etc.) and publications database (Zotero), including scanning business cards

from Faculty Director’s meetings.

• Scheduling: day to day scheduling of meetings with faculty, students, and outside


• Supporting Degree Program Chair roles of Faculty Director: working with the Director of

the Ph.D. program and the HBS – HKS Joint Degree Program to schedule student

meetings and events, steering committee meetings, and other events.

• Support for Executive Director and Associate Director: provides general support for the

Executive Director and the Associate Director of HEEP and HPCA.

School/Unit:Harvard Kennedy School 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.Job Summary:

The Program Coordinator/Faculty Assistant supports the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) and the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements (HPCA), based in the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School, as well as Professor Robert Stavins (Faculty Director), as his faculty assistant. This position will report to both the Associate Director of HEEP and HPCA and the Faculty Director.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Harvard Kennedy School’s Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism

At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership—because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.

Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School’s commitment to Diversity Equity, and Anti-Racism. (