Nurture the development of events from inception to implementation. Be a partner to projects and program in creating dynamic and participatory physical and virtual events.
Help event proposers to understand how to make their events most successful, given the resources available, the goals of the particular event, and the current topical themes of the Center.
Oversee the Events Strategy Team, maintaining proactive and responsive process and communication, running Events Strategy meetings, ensuring team documents and follows up on decisions and guiding debriefs and reflections afterwards.
Help to spearhead virtual programs, interactions and events and virtual participation in physical events.
Manage the events logistics staff to enable smooth, efficient planning and implementation processes
With the guidance of the Administrative Director, monitor and oversee the Events budget.
Programs and Training
Lead the student summer internship program. This includes organizing job descriptions and candidate vetting, hiring and onboarding interns, developing the plan for weekly programming, engaging faculty, fellows, and staff to lead the program sessions, and evaluating program success.
Be a community leader among staff, community and beyond, helping our passionate and supportive team and community to improve how we deliver events and programming including virtual programming.
Collaboration across the Center, University and beyond
Work closely with the Communications team to ensure that our programs and community work is shared within our extended community, audiences outside our community and the public at large. Implement consistent and effective communications about all events hosted by the Center including email campaigns, social media, posters, and internal communications.
Conduct outreach to include with other centers, departments and student groups on campus and organizations outside of the university with particular attention to the diversity of voices and opportunities for collaboration.
Communicate with a range of scholars about events and programs
As with all Berkman positions, this is a term appointment currently expected to extend through June 30, 2021, with a strong possibility of renewal based on continued funding and business needs.
We are an interdisciplinary, multimodal, and entrepreneurial research center, and our community addresses issues including, but not limited to: Artificial Intelligence, Freedom of Expression, Internet Freedom, Youth and Media, Surveillance, Security, Privacy, Open Access, Digital Humanities, Law, Transparency, Information Quality, Journalism and Media, Student Privacy, Innovation, Civic Activity and Engagement, and many more. Successful candidates will have awareness of key issues and institutions in the Internet & society space, and be able to quickly learn about scholarship and activities in the areas in which they are not as familiar. Successful candidates will be excited about how to share our efforts in novel, clear, and innovative ways, using compelling storytelling techniques and tools, and considering how the Center will integrate these communications practices into our workflow.
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 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 cyber.harvard.edu.
Commitment to Diversity: The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society are profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, ability, and much more. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree plus 5 years of related experience.
Passion for and experience with running events and programs.
Previous management experience and excellent management skills and processes, with growth mindset toward personnel development.
Excellent communication skills including writing clear and inviting internal and external emails, event planning documents, facilitation guides and similar.
Able to skillfully facilitate peer-to-peer conversations through email discussions, conference calls, online tools, and in-person meetings.
Have a training mindset and be an excellent listener.
Strong project management skills.
Experience with facilitating community events and programs with online tools such as videoconference, online learning platforms, etc. (You may love Slack, Etherpad, Google Hangouts or other community-enabling tools.)
Comfortable getting people set up with presentation and communication technologies.
Online learning tools and programs experience preferred.
Experience running programs for university and graduate students desirable, but not required.
Strong interest in BKC topics and related current events highly desirable.
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: 51480BR
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