Duties & Responsibilities
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University seeks a Program Coordinator to support the Executive Director and perform a wide range of administrative, research, and related activities. The successful candidate will join the Berkman Klein Center’s world-class community of scholars and digital architects and work in close collaboration with Center faculty, staff, and fellows to advance a range of interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research related to the study and development of Internet & society.
Specific duties will include: working closely with the Executive Director to draft and edit written materials including research outputs, course materials, and grant proposals; providing substantive and administrative support of various projects and Center-wide initiatives; coordinating correspondence with external partners, funders, and affiliates; integrating the efforts of multiple team members and the faculty board; monitoring timelines, keeping daily to-do lists and tracking outputs; and keeping the Executive Director’s calendar, including managing complex and highly dynamic scheduling tasks.
Additionally, the Coordinator will interface with the Berkman Klein Center’s administrative and communications teams on relevant aspects of the Center’s operations, help to manage events, and maintain online project management tools.
Based on the fast-paced and changing needs of the Berkman Klein Center, the Program Coordinator may be called upon for other tasks at short notice. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. Travel opportunities may arise.
The right candidate will thrive in a committed, collaborative, and tight-knit community that encourages creativity, supports deep inquiry, values novel approaches to solving problems, strives for transparency, continually builds upon best-practices and lessons learned, and supports its community members’ independent and collective goals. This is a great opportunity to delve into a broad range of Internet and policy issues and learn the field.
As with all Berkman Klein appointments, this is a term-limited position ending June 30, 2019; continuation anticipated but contingent upon funding and business needs.
3 years of administrative, research or relevant business and/or academic experience required. Post-secondary education may count toward experience.
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience doing substantive and organizational work for non-governmental or academic organizations is also preferred. Fluency in Internet research and publishing tools are highly desirable.
Applicant must have strong organizational and research skills, including proficient knowledge of online and offline research tools. Ability to work under tight deadlines is a must, and solid writing, editing and proofreading skills are required. Attention to detail is required. Wide-ranging interests and the ability to work on almost any issue or topic that arises is a plus, as is an ability to ramp up quickly on unfamiliar fields or topic areas. The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, self-motivated environment. Must be able to work alone and in teams.
Organization: The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the development of the digitally-networked environment. A diverse, interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, technologists, policy experts, and advocates, we seek to tackle the most important challenges of the digital age while keeping a focus on tangible real-world impact in the public interest. Our faculty, fellows, staff and affiliates conduct research, build tools and platforms, educate others, form bridges and facilitate dialogue across and among diverse communities. More information at www.cyber.harvard.edu.
Commitment to Diversity: The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek and welcome applications from all applicants, including people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities, as well as applications from researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.
This is a term appointment through 6/30/2019, with extension expected, subject to funding and departmental need.