The Project Coordinator supports the daily activities of the Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools project (RIDES) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. RIDES is in the second year of a three year grant that will allow it to scale up innovative school and district integration work it has been doing locally in order to have a national impact. RIDES is developing practices and coaching approaches that help schools and districts go beyond desegregation to real integration, metrics to support and access progress, and a Fellowship to prepare school and system leaders to support diverse and equitable schools. See website for details.
Coordinate the day-to-day running of the project: develop and oversee project timelines, coordinate in-person and virtual meeting logistics, prepare agendas, assemble meeting materials, document meetings, act as the administrative contact to all stakeholders, manage correspondence, manage contact information, develop and maintain methods for organizing information including files, databases and other systems
Serve as a member of the Leadership Team: coordinate the activities of the various project work streams, support and manage logistics of professional development learning opportunities
Support researchers to implement research activities, for example, by scheduling data collection with stakeholders
Manage the project budget and process all expenses and other financial administrative tasks
Manage the logistics of the fellowship program
Coordinate the hiring and temporary payroll of graduate students, staff or temps
Manage external communications systems: maintain and update website, monitor and update social media, develop newsletter
Comprehensively coordinate conferences and events: organize logistics for team meetings and conferences, lead implementation of events, develop and manage relationships with vendors, collaborate on the conceptual planning of project meetings and events
Coordinate the work of support staff, students, interns and temps
This is a term position through 6/30/2020 with possibility for renewal
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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
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Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
3 years administrative support experience in a research, university or educational setting.
All candidate wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume.
All candidates must indicate meeting basic qualifications.
Bachelor's degree in any discipline. Preferably a master's degree related to education and/or work experience related to education
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with faculty, students and administrators at all levels
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, office organization, attention to detail and use of current technologies, proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, basic website updating tools, and Google Apps (Docs, Forms, Slides and Sheets)
Interest and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and integration.
This position demands initiative and the ability to work flexibly on multiple tasks simultaneously under minimal supervision
Interest and/or experience in marketing, public relations, and/or fellowship management a plus
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49632BR
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