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Harvard University Coordinator I in Cambridge, Massachusetts

64857BRAuto req ID:64857BRJob Code:403134 Coordinator I Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Program CoordinatorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications: College background or minimum 2 years working in a professional environment; program management, event or conference management experience in a professional setting required.

Customer-service orientation and experience. Must be able to work overtime hours in the mornings, evenings and on weekends as required for program delivery, predominantly during the summer. Due to our rigorous program schedule, we are generally not able to approve extended time off during our busy operational period from May to mid-August. Must have the ability to lift and move materials and furniture, up to 20 lbs.

Any candidate wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to a resume.

Additional Qualifications and Skills: Strong written communication skills.

Strong interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills. Skill working in a deadline-oriented environment while managing multiple concurrent priorities,working both independently and as a team member. Willingness and interest to contribute to organizational learning and a commitment toenthusiastically support the overall activity of the unit. Familiarity with Harvard and/or the education sector preferred. Comfort with public speaking, specifically in addressing groups of program participants. Ability to work in an open office environment. Fluency in a second language is a plus.

Additional Information: HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows everyone to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school.

We do this by:

Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion Communicating transparently and respectfully; and Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community that values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit:

Department:PPEPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:General Administration Position Description: Conducts the planning and execution of program activities, using a production checklist and timeline, and adhering to programmatic deadlines. Works to anticipate participants' logistical needs and responds to participant inquiries by telephone and email.

Communicates regularly with key program stakeholders including the Assistant Director of Program Operations, Program Managers, Portfolio Directors, Educational Chairs, program faculty and facilitators, other program team members, and Admissions and Finance teams. Develops and disseminates program schedules, material production schedules, mailings, and participant communication in accordance with established program timelines and best practices. Organizes all program material production, including program websites, readings and assignments, digital and printed program materials, signage, evaluations, etc. Arranges and coordinates all program logistics in close collaboration with on- and off-campus partners (Operations, IT, Catering, etc.), including program space and special-event venues, media and IT services, catering, transportation, school visits, tours, and other program-related activities. Regularly collaborates with colleagues on program-related projects and executes other duties in support of PPE’s work. Delegates work to student interns, offering guidance as necessary and ensuring satisfactory completion of assigned tasks. In collaboration with Program Managers, contributes to and works within program budgets; processes all program-related invoices and PCARD transactions, reimbursements in a timely way; monitors and reconciles expenses and reviews contracts as necessary. Assists with other projects and work as necessary.

School/Unit:Harvard Graduate School of Education 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.Working Conditions: HGSE is currently developing dynamic workplace models which will actively support a combination of on-campus and remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and operational needs allow. You and your manager will discuss the best schedule based on your role and operational need. If your role allows for remote work, please note that all remote work must be performed within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA (Only Exempt), CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Please also note that Harvard will withhold each applicable state’s required tax and other withholdings from your paycheck for the time you work there.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

Job Summary: The Program Coordinator (PC) is a member of a fast-paced, customer service-oriented team in the Professional Education (PPE) unit at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), which serves more than ten thousand educators in early childhood, K-12, and higher education around the world each year through a diverse portfolio of professional learning offerings. The PC reports to the Assistant Director of Program Operations

The Program Coordinator is responsible for administrative coordination of an annual portfolio of professional education programs, products, and services in both face-to-face and online formats. Under the guidance of Program Managers, the PC is responsible for partnering with other team members to deliver exceptional customer service to faculty and program participants toward our ultimate goal of producing outstanding professional learning experiences. The PC serves as an ambassador of HGSE Professional Education at all programs.

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.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-SG1Work Format Details:This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.