46373BRAuto req ID:46373BRJob Code:403040 Coordinator II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Project Coordinator, Innovations in GovernmentSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:055Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree and two years of experience through previous positions, internships, or practicums. Additional Qualifications:Evidence of subject matter experience or interest. Ability to work effectively under pressure, adjust to frequently changing work assignments, and remain flexible and positive in the face of changing needs. Professional in oral and written communication, cultural fluency and a courteous, friendly, welcoming attitude. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and take initiative. Collaborative mindset and demonstrated relationship building skills. Pro-active attitude and strong multi-tasking and problem-solving skills. Ability to handle senior-level faculty, government leaders and potential donors with discretion and poise. Proficiency in digital platforms for scheduling and collaboration.
Additional Information:This position is a fully benefits eligible one year term appointment, with the strong possibility of renewal.Department:Ash CenterPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Monday - Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Job Function:General Administration Duties & Responsibilities:The Project Coordinator supports the teaching, research, and other responsibilities of the Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The Program recognizes and promotes creative and effective problem solving by government and citizens. The Project Coordinator is responsible for organizing and synchronizing the Director’s efforts in leading the Innovations in Government portfolio and in his teaching and related obligations as Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard Kennedy School.
The Project Coordinator serves as point of contact and ensures a regular and consistent flow of information between the Director and faculty, staff, fellows, students, and an extensive network of external connections. The Project Coordinator has oversight of the Director’s complex and dynamic calendar including frequent speaking and consultation commitments as well as meetings with donors and important Program stakeholders. Working closely with the Director, the Project Coordinator reviews invitations and other correspondence; understands, evaluates, and prioritizes them; and works with the Faculty Assistant to take appropriate follow-up action steps. In advance of the Director’s speaking and other external engagements, the Project Coordinator prepares briefings and background information, researching audiences, and tailors presentations and talking points accordingly.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for tracking the workflow and helping to produce the writing and research of the Director. Working closely with the Innovations in Government team, in support of the Director’s thought leadership and contributions to the discourse, the Project Coordinator drafts written products including briefings, media pitches, proposals, and articles; monitors the current state of the field; and reviews and translates recent academic literature for practitioner audiences. Related responsibilities include corresponding with research collaborators and publishers; organizing occasional workshops and seminars; and working with the communications team on dissemination and promotion. The Project Coordinator will identify key influencers and new opportunities for speaking engagements, then foster relationships with the relevant organizations and media. The Project Coordinator manages the Director’s online presence: monitoring, updating and advising on key social media.
The Project Coordinator helps manage any course taught by the Director, including revising and updating syllabi, managing course materials and website, helping to prepare presentations and lecture materials. Additional responsibilities include managing research fellow appointments; planning special events and public programs that involve the Director; and conducting other special projects and duties as needed.
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.