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Harvard University Staff Assistant III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

50264BRAuto req ID:50264BRJob Code:403033 Staff Assistant III Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Project Assistant, Center for Education Policy ResearchSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:


HS Degree or GED

Skills and Experience:

  • 1 year of related experience.

  • Ability to travel 1-2 times per year.

Additional Qualifications:BA preferred along with 1-3 years of prior administrative experience

Meticulous eye for detail; ability to accurately assess problems and develop solutions; and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Prior advanced knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and/or databases.

Passion for improving public education; experience working with finance and/or operations in an education setting; and strong proofreading talents.

Additional Information:

HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.

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 each individual 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

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

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 which values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit:

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Department:CEPRPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Mon-Friday 7Xper day (35 Hours per week)Job Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:The Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University is founded on the belief that if we want to dramatically improve educational outcomes for all children, evidence must play a critical role.

The Strategic Data Project (SDP) is a program run by the Center for Education Policy Research that recruits, selects, and trains researchers and data strategists to make a difference with data in education agencies. The program runs multiple in-person workshops at Harvard and across the country each year, helping education organizations uncover disparities, develop strategies, and measure solutions.

The Project Assistant provides administrative support to the Strategic Data Project team, helping to organize travel booking for our Fellows and Fellow applicants, manage processing of financial transactions, and contribute to the successful organization and execution of workshops and virtual events that are part of the Strategic Data Project programs.

Primary Duties:

(90%) SDP Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to the SDP Education team, who oversee workshop logistics and fellows.

  • Track and oversee travel booking for bimonthly workshops held across the country, including the submission of travel invoices for corporate card payment and reimbursement processing.

  • Provide financial processing and operations support for SDP staff.

  • Arrange regular webinars and working group calls for SDP Fellows.

  • Maintain fellowship access to its Canvas site, and manage SDP contact lists

(10%) Other CEPR Responsibilities

  • Provide general SDP team and CEPR office support as needed

This is a one year term appointment, with the possibility of continuation.

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.